ArabDev’s mission is to improve the livelihood of poor people in the Arab region by promoting sustainable community development through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools and skills that incorporate the local culture and language.

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ان مهمة التنمية العربية هي تحسين معيشة الفقراء في المنطقة العربية من خلال تعزيز التنمية المستدامة للمجتمعات المحلية عبر استخدام وسائل ومهارات تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصال التي تتضمن اللغة والثقافة المحلية.

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The Internet Society (ISOC) on the Wikileaks issue

Submitted by arabdev on Mon, 13/12/2010 - 20:48.News

ArabDev supports ISOC's stand on Wikileaks: http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=2706

Violence is not our Culture Global Campaign

Submitted by arabdev on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 16:43.News

ArabDev supports the Take Back the Tech campaign - Take action to stop violence against women!

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch)

Submitted by arabdev on Sat, 27/11/2010 - 23:41.News

ArabDev has been contributing to the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) since 2007. GISWatch 2010 covers 53 countries and six regions including Latin America and the Middle East, with the key issues of ICTs and environmental sustainability explored in ten expert thematic reports. This new report will be launched at the start of the UN Climate Change conference. It questions the assumption that information and communications technologies (ICTs) will automatically be a panacea for climate change. The report spells out the impact the production and disposal of computers, mobile phones and other technology is having on the earth’s natural resources, and the massive global carbon footprint produced by their use.

Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), 27-30 May, 2010, Brussels

Submitted by arabdev on Sat, 27/11/2010 - 17:42.News

ArabDev participated in the exciting Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) in May 2010 hosted in Brussels. The meeting brought together developers and users of free open source (FOSS) graphics software. LGM focused on hands-on training and discussion of cutting edge software and their use in different contexts.

Arab Source Preparatory meeting

Submitted by Leila on Tue, 28/11/2006 - 03:27.News

ArabDev participated in the Arab Source Preparatory meeting in Damascus 16-20 November 2006. The meeting was an event to train people from NGOs in the Arab World on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

ICTs challenging violence against women

Submitted by arabdev on Tue, 28/11/2006 - 00:07.News

'Take back the Tech' campaign http://www.takebackthetech.net/ by APC Women's Programme is calling for us to reclaim technology as a force for progressive change at all levels of our lives with a specific focus on ways that women can use ICTs to challenge violence against women.

Upgrading the school lab

Submitted by Manal on Sat, 18/03/2006 - 12:24.Menia schools project | News

With the help of EGLUG volunteers, ArabDev has upgraded Adeeb Wahba's computer lab in anticipation of having a DSL line installed, and the lab opened for internet services and cultural activities.

The school lab now has 10 PCs with Mandriva 2006 installed in a dual boot setup. Also and as a request of both teachers and students, many games and educational software (although only in English) were installed.

Thanks Sherif Nagy (DarKnesS_WolF) for your help.

upgrading the lab, March 2006
Asmaa Fawzy (teacher) helping the students test the newly installed games. Sherif Nagy (DarKnesS_WolF) in the background configuring the network.

The 2004/5 APC Africa Hafkin Communications Prize

Submitted by Leila on Mon, 13/02/2006 - 17:35.News

The 2004/5 Africa Hafkin Communication Prize selected Kenya's Wundanyi, Global Education Partnership (GEP) as the Winner. ArabDev's Leila Hassanin was on the jury.

Podcast interview with ArabDev

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 13/12/2005 - 14:37.Menia schools project | News

Partha Pratim Sarker from Bytes For All has interviewed ArabDev's repersentative, Manal Hassan on ArabDev's Project with preparatory schools in Abu Qorqas, Menia.

Download the podcast interview from Partha's blog

From APC.org: ArabDev's Youth training with Zabaleen Community

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 13/12/2005 - 14:27.News

APC.org writes about ArabDev's Youth training with APE, Cairo.

(...) After having assessed the community, ArabDev found that the recent generations of Zabaleen are educated - most have finished high school and some have university educations. However, many of these young people have not able to find work due to their lack of marketable skills and the fact that their education is not related to actual market needs. These youths also lack self-esteem and hold themselves back from going outside of their traditional surroundings. (...)

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