Join us on Saturday April 21, 9am PST, 17hrs GMT and 18hrs CAT as we speak to the Director General of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) Mrs. Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda about the revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and its vast implications for the developing world. We also discuss the growing gender digital divide in Africa, particularly in Zambia and what ICTs mean to African women. The discussion will include such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change and ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence. Through our discussion we will explores ways in which women in Africa utilize ICTs to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities.
Under Parts III, IV and VI of the Zambia Information and Communication Technologies Act No. 15 of 2009 ( the ICT Act) ZICTA is empowered to prescribe the manner of application for electronic communication licences and assignment of scarce resources as well as prescribing their standard terms and conditions. Pursuant to the mandate referred to above the Authority issues these guidelines.
The authority also seeks to ‘Promote the interests of consumers, purchasers and other users of Information and electronic communications services, including in particular, persons with disabilities and the aged in respect of accessibility, quality and variety of services and equipment.”
Saturday April 21, 9am PST, 12 noon eastern 18.00 Cat
Call 347-237-4270, skype or listen live online at www.zambiablogtalkradio.com.