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Breaking barriers : effective communication for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010

October 2006

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This report is a review of the communication challenges to HIV prevention, treatment and care. It acknowledges the existence of multiple informal responses but sees a need for them to be strengthened and supported through a renewed emphasis on communication for social change and a greater understanding of existing cultural and social responses. It makes a number of recommendations to maximise the role of communication in support of universal access by 2010

Development policy guidelines for ICT and the information society

March 2005

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These guidelines are designed to help development cooperation activities achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, through greater accessibility to information and communication technology, and the creation of information societies in developing countries. The document calls for the mainstreaming of ICT into almost all sectors of development policy. The creation of a sustainable information society, it is argued, rests on the development of four complementary areas: political strategies and regulatory framework; information and knowledge; knowledge economy; infrastructure and availability of ICT. Several examples are used to support the claims

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The Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre

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This blog has been created to encourage debate and discussion about pathways to sustainability through research. The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub combining development with science and technology studies. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development. Its work covers agriculture and food, health and disease and water and sanitation


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