Local access and community networking

APC at RightsCon 2022
APC at RightsCon 2022 30 May 2022

APC's participation at RightsCon will focus on due diligence, environmental and human rights impact assessments in the tech sector, integration of gender perspectives into cyber policies, contributing to the Global Digital Compact process and financing mechanisms for community-owned networks.

Local Access: How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion?
Local Access: How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion? 26 May 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 47th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Meet the national schools empowering grassroots communities to bridge the digital divide
Meet the national schools empowering grassroots communities to bridge the digital divide 26 May 2022 APCNews

How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion while strengthening their autonomy? By sharing knowledge and thinking together how to build and strengthen community networks. Around 35 communities are joining the national community networks schools, the first of their kind, taking place in five countries.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Women in the Africa Community Networks Movement
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Women in the Africa Community Networks Movement 17 May 2022 Internet Society and APC

Join us for the fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which will take place on 18 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC, to dialogue about the role that women play in community networks in the region.

Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen?
Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen? 28 April 2022 APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? In this newsletter, discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe. Welcome to the 46th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable”
Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable” 20 April 2022 APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? Discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe.

Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico
Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico 01 April 2022 APCNews

In this photo essay we will discover the experiences and learnings from two communities in Mexico – Cherán and Xocoyolo. The women in these communities get together to redefine technologies and develop their networks locally.

Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis?
Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis? 31 March 2022 APCNews

In a life-changing global pandemic, community-rooted initiatives became their own powerhouse of resistance against the risks and inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19. Welcome to the 45th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Community networks and women circles: The gift of being in togetherness
Community networks and women circles: The gift of being in togetherness 30 March 2022 Cynthia El Khoury and Bruna Zannoli

In these beautifully illustrated letters, we learn about the methodology of women circles, and women in community networks show us that crafting relationships is as vital as crafting technology.

Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions
Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions 25 March 2022 APCNews

APC's executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, highlighted the importance of community networks in building innovative and community-centred models to overcome access inequalities and foster meaningful connectivity during the launch of the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition Pledging Portal.

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