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International conventions and policy issues : young children affected by HIV and AIDS


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This Key list highlights essential information resources on international conventions and young children affected by HIV and AIDS. At policy levels, young children need to be included in programmes that address children, HIV and AIDS and community development. This was the theme at the international conference on early childhood development (ECD) in Asmara, Eritrea, 2002. In 2003 UNAIDS, The World Bank and UNICEF published guidelines on ECD in multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS programmes in Africa, which serve as a useful tool for policy makers. In addition, UNICEF experience suggests that a good ECD programme should have a broad framework, be developed with and for families and with and for communities, respecting cultural values and building local capacity. Also important is equal access for all children and a programme that is flexible and reflects diversity. It should also take into account the different experiences and needs of the different age groups within early childhood

Strategic thinking on ICT and health


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This is a key list of essential information resources on strategic thinking on ICT and health. Strategic thinking about ICTs in health is developing as an extension of strategic thinking about ICTs in development. Donor support for ICTs in development (ICT4D), and increasingly on mainstreaming ICTs within development activity, is documented in a number of key policy documents. Some donors have also developed information platforms for advocating ICT4D internally and externally, these often present strategic thinking as well as case studies. Key analytical documents commissioned by donor organisations also provide valuable policy guidance

Children, HIV/AIDS and communication in South Africa : a bibliographic review

FOX, Susan
OYOSI, Salome
PARKER, Warren
May 2002

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This list of books, articles and reports covers five topics: Policies, rights and statistics; Community and family impacts; Community and family responses; Children and communication; HIV/AIDS communication. Entries are carefully selected and many include thorough abstracts. It supports a literature review (also available online). It is searchable online through the CADRE website

Information and communication technologies in Africa

ADEYA, Catherine Nyaki

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[From foreward:] This literature review and annotated bibliography explore the evidence for the potential of ICTs (information and communication technologies) to assist in Africa's development, and the extent to which ICTs are changing the 'shape' of Africa. The review begins by introducing ICTs and the information economy in the African context. The literature selected for the bibliography is then reviewed thematically under a number of headings: Overview of ICTs in Africa; Information infrastructure; Information economy; Information management; Socio-cultural and political issues; Education and training; and Gender. The review reveals that, despite many constraints, the use of ICTs is growing in Africa and there have been successful developments in infrastructure, information management, networking and gender-related issues. However, the literature has also revealed considerable variation between different African countries in their adoption and use of these technologies. The literature reviewed relates primarily to anglophone Africa and generally excludes telecommunications issues, as these are already well documented in other publications. In essence it is hoped that this publication will act as a window of opportunity for more nationally and locally focused empirical research and will make a contribution to understanding the research opportunities and challenges that still face most African countries


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