Digital inclusion

Inside the Digital Society: Taking (digital) stock of 2020
Inside the Digital Society: Taking (digital) stock of 2020 07 December 2020 David Souter

We’re nearing the end of a year that has uprooted lives and livelihoods around the world. One that’s seen a global health crisis bring economic recession and set back progress towards achieving the SDGs. A year that’s marked another stage in the emergence of a digital society.

Community Networks Stories: Installing community networks, uninstalling gender stereotypes
Community Networks Stories: Installing community networks, uninstalling gender stereotypes 01 December 2020 Digital Empowerment Foundation

As a flag-bearer of digital connectivity in her village in India, Talaria Amruta is helping build community networks through the Digital Empowerment Foundation's “Barefoot Women Wireless Engineers” inititiave.

Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience
Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience 01 December 2020 Alan Finlay

This report presents the findings of interviews and surveys of APC members and partners who were recipients of funding through its core subgranting programme, supported by Sida, and of subgrants offered through other APC projects, as well as staff working on subgranting in the organisation.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31 26 November 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks
Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks 25 November 2020 Lia Aroeira for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks (LocNet) project team invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories shared about acts of care in communication technologies during the pandemic.

Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy
Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy 25 November 2020 APCNews

With the first day centred around an introduction to basic legal concepts and the ICT law ecosystem, Day 2 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop took on more complex issues of meaningful access to the internet and the many facets of privacy.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon
Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon 17 November 2020 Isabel Harari for Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)

Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Brazilian Association of Digital Radio (ABRADIG) worked together with local and indigenous communities in Extractive Reserves in Pará, Brazil to co-create an appropriate digital two-way communication system through high frequency or HF radio.

Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders?
Feminists are building their own technology to organise, but where are funders? 16 November 2020 Ledys Sanjuan Mejia for GenderIT.org

Feminist activists have played an important role in pointing out how the internet rights of those who are marginalised on account of gender, sexuality and gender expression are particularly precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief
Examining women’s access to digital platforms: A case of mobile broadband connections in Uganda - Policy brief 13 November 2020 WOUGNET

This policy brief presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda. 

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