Toolkits & guides
|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.
|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||Chapter 3, Chapter 5, Chapter 4, English, Chapter 1, 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.
|Jan 2013||English, English, 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||English, Español, Français|
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
|Pro-poor ICT access toolkit||
A resource kit for making a universal access agenda happen. It has three modules – on policy and regulation, advocacy strategies and community-level projects.
|Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops||
The Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops contains a collection of examples taken from the experiences and learning insights of GEM facilitators who have led workshops across different regions and various contexts. It was written on the premise of “facilitator as learner” and mirrors the principles of learning that you are encouraged to use in your work.
|May 2010||English, Français, Español|
|APC's Recommendations to the WSIS on Internet Governance (2005)||Nov 2005||English, Spanish|