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APC's strategic priorities – 2009-2012

MONTEVIDEO 14 May 2009 (APC for APC)

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 social networking and media. They also looked at other factors like climate change, which will have a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. After several days of deliberation, six issues were identified as key strategic areas that APC must tackle to ensure that the internet remains free and open and that more and more people can connect to it and use it to improve their lives and create a more just world.

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Tanzanian telecenters share costs of wireless 'Net'

Computer World Kenya, Zambia
Tanzanian telecenters share costs of wireless 'Net'
07 May 2009

"Telecenters in rural Tanzania have challenged the idea that the ICT needs of rural communities are being met by mobile phone operators, according to a recent report by the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), a network of nonprofit ICT development organizations."

Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer

Radio France International, USA
Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer
07 May 2009

The Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) has come a long way since 1993, when Joseph Sekiku and friends formed an alliance to help overcome poverty in north-western Tanzania. Starting as a network of people sharing an internet connection, the small telecentre eventually became a computer literacy training station, an internet café, and has expanded to an informative radio station reaching two million listeners, many of whom are farmers. Radio France International interviewed Joseph after his story was featured in an APC study called Unbounded Possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs. Listen to the interview (off-site).

What people say about APC

Canada
What people say about APC
07 May 2009

"I could never have anticipated how motivating and inspiring it would be to work at APC."

APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"

OTTAWA, Canada
APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"
07 May 2009

"I consider myself very fortunate to have interned with the encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people who make up APC."

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