Hosted by Isis-WICCE and Isis International/Manila, with support from IIAV,
at Makarere University, July 22-27, 2002

1. Introduction

We, the 180 women and men from 46 countries gathered together at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda are a part of the global community of information and communication specialists, librarians, archivists, academics, politicians, activists and media specialists.
The mission of the Know How Conference is to build and consolidate powerful relationships among participating organizations, so as to create new programs to make information on women's issues and concerns highly accessible and visible.
We recognize the enormous effort of women to close persistent global and gender digital divides that disproportionately exclude women. We further recognise the imperative of challenging inequalities in ICT access at the national, regional and international policy levels and the need to hold accountable the private corporations, governments, and civil society organisations in redressing such imbalances.

25 July 2002

A strong message that will be made in the Know-How Conference declaration tomorrow and carried to the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in December 2003 is that new technologies can only become relevant for African women if they are interfaced with what already exists.

24 July 2002

Isha Dyfan, International Women's Tribune centre (IWTC) Programme Coordinator, underscored the the need to create information pipelines for women caught in armed conflict zones to ensure that Resolution 1325 is a reality.

 

24 July 2002

The Know How is a venue for telling stories, of how women's information and communication organisations have made initiatives to reach out to rural women. This was what some 50 women -participants of both the Women's Worlds Congress and the Know-How Conference found out when they visited the Nakaseke Multipurpose Telecentre in Nakaseke Village and Sub-county, an hour's ride outside of Kampala, Uganda-the venue of the two meetings.

Ma. Victoria Cabrera-Balleza

Isis International-Manila's engagement in radio started after the Women Empowering Communication Conference (WECC) co-organised by Isis International-Manila with the International Women's Tribune Centre and the World Association for Christian Communication and held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1994.

One of the recommendations at the WECC was for Isis to conduct a study on the status of women's radio programming in the Asia-Pacific region because at the time, there were no studies undertaken on the status of women working in the medium and the images being portrayed of them.

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