strategic priorities

ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM)
ICTs and women's equality: APC and the gender evaluation methodology (GEM) 20 August 2009

“With GEM I began to appreciate why sometimes the women that are part of our community resist the empowerment process. I used to be annoyed but now I understand that this is the product of years of conditioning and it will take some effort to reverse the trend. GEM helps you see the situation for what it is, so you can optimise your resources where you can make the maximum impact in creating change,” John Dada has been a GEM user since 2007 in rural Nigeria. GEM is an evaluation tool for ...

From Colombia to social change: APC reviews our journey from 2004 – 2008
From Colombia to social change: APC reviews our journey from 2004 – 2008 20 August 2009

In late 2003 APC gathered in Colombia to define our strategic priorities for the following five years. Like most good APC meetings, the event mixed politics with capacity building, debate and dialogue with dancing, and it was the largest meeting in our history at the time. Looking back over this period in earnest is quite intimidating. We hope that the APC Progress Report for 2004 to 2008 will give you some idea of those challenges and gives us an opportunity to recognise why APC is what it i...

Ensuring the internet is run with rights at the fore: APC and the Internet Governance Forum 2004-8
Ensuring the internet is run with rights at the fore: APC and the Internet Governance Forum 2004-8 20 August 2009

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was set up in 2006 as a kind of “pressure relief valve” for some of the most controversial international discussions on the future of the internet. The IGF provides a space where this type of dialogue, between adversarial opponents, can really move towards deepening understanding and ultimately influencing decision makers to make better internet policy fo...

The strategic use of technology for social change: APC and the women's movement
The strategic use of technology for social change: APC and the women's movement 20 August 2009

As a consequence of our capacity-building work with hundreds of organisations and people from the women’s movement, we believe that we have helped to transform how the women’s movement thinks about technology and the internet, and that their confidence has been built to use technology more and more creatively to further women’s rights. “In the last five years, we have worked...

APC's strategic priorities – 2009-2012
APC's strategic priorities – 2009-2012 14 May 2009

In late 2007, APC members from almost forty countries and five continents met to define the strategic priorities for APC until 2012. They assessed the context faced by APC and civil society organisations using internet and other ICTs for social change. They considered trends in accessing the internet (including the role of mobile phones), in internet and information policy and regulation and in...