Toolkits & guides

Title Abstract Datesort icon Languages
Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the Use of Mobile Technology in Civic Participation, Education and Health

Oct 2016 English
Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India

Oct 2016 English
Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module May 2016 EXLILA Module Handout, EXLILA Module Slides, EXLILA Module Questions and case studies, EXLILA Module Trainers' notes
Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition)

This kit is a contribution from activists for activists to help us be more secure in our digital practices. It’s designed to help activists deal with the most common security issues that might jeopardise the integrity of our devices and communications. Any at-risk user who encounters security-related problems can use this kit to mitigate the immediate consequences and find guidance to address ongoing security issues. The kit is simply written for computer non-experts. Since security is complex and simple answers might not always be sufficient, this kit also provides links to more exhaustive resources for additional support. The work on this kit has been guided by APC’s many years of work in the area of digital security, particularly its work with human rights defenders, those who deal with digital dangers most frequently as a matter of course in their work.

Oct 2015
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.

Aug 2015 English, Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 2
Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability May 2014
Infographic: What is digital migration? May 2014
Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework

In his 2011 annual report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, focused on the internet.
In doing so, he developed a broad framework for assessing freedom of expression on the internet. Using this framework, General Comment 34 on Article 19 of the ICCPR, and recommendations made by UN special mandate holders, APC’s Internet Rights Are Human Rights project has developed a draft checklist for civil society groups to monitor legislation, raise awareness, defend internet rights, and influence policy.

Jan 2013 English
Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change

We designed this manual based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence. We translated our knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.

Sep 2012 Español, Français, English
Green-my-tech tip sheets

This practical set of tip sheets compiled by GreenNet offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life.

Jun 2012 Green-my-tech tips 1 - Saving energy, Green-my-tech tips 2 - Buying and disposing electronics, Green-my-tech tips 3 - Getting your org to greenIT, Green-my-tech tips 4 - Energy efficiency, Green-my-tech tips 5 - IT for the benefit of the environment
Critically absent: Women in internet governance. A policy advocacy toolkit

The women’s movement has always had the ability to make the invisible visible and grant it a political character. This toolkit encourages women and their organisations to engage in political discussions regarding internet development with a vision of inclusion, fairness and respect for women’s rights. The authors’ visions are that the toolkit be used to raise awareness and encourage participation in a new environment where women cannot and should not be absent.

Apr 2012
GreeningIT inventory

This inventory was developed to identify innovative, appropriate and affordable ICT tools, devices and sustainable practices that could be used in the non-profit sector. The inventory of sustainable tools and practices, and the report on the survey of ICT4D organisations are part of a newly-created APC programme in the field of ICTs and environmental sustainability.

Jan 2012 English
Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector

The Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector is part of a newly-created APC programme in the field of ICTs and environmental sustainability. The survey should be considered an indication of organisation needs and challenges when it comes to ICTs and environmental sustainability. Further areas to research and explore are suggested by the results.

Dec 2011 English
Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution

Choosing the best conferencing platform is hard when online tools change constantly. Here’s help in the form of a practical guide.

Sep 2011 English
Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online

This guide brings together the voices of APC members, partners, consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide.

Jun 2011 English, Español
How to design an online campaign: A toolkit

APC and VNC has just released a guideline with essential and practical information for anyone who need to work online securely. And that’s all of us.

Jun 2011 English
How to avoid becoming a cyberstalking victim

Almost one million adults are the victims of cyberstalkers every year. APC’s new tip sheet gives concrete advice on precautions you can take and what to do if a cyberstalker targets you.

May 2011 English, Español, Français
Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy

The manual guides researchers in finding the appropriate tools through identifying their specific communication needs and strategies. Its structure follows the “context, evidence, links” framework developed by the Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) of the Overseas Development Institute for linking research and policy.

Mar 2011
Mapping internet public policy

The purpose of the presentation is to put forward approaches to mapping the internet public policy space, the decision-making entities and actors participating in it. These are intended to assist civil society organisations (and, potentially, other actors) in thinking through their objectives, areas of focus and actual and potential network partners. The maps presented are intended to be illustrative rather than comprehensive, though an attempt has been made to include the major issues and institutions that affect civil society activity in the internet public policy space.

Feb 2011 Presentation, Slides
How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it

This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the APC in 12 developing countries.

Nov 2010 English, Español, Français

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