Local access and community networking

Online launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for community promoters
Online launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for community promoters 16 March 2022 APCNews

On 30 and 31 March, join us for a conversation on participatory training initiatives based on diverse experiences from communities around the world. Find out more and register to participate.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44 24 February 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 44th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. Meet the first ever community network national school in South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Brazil.

Internet shutdowns and human rights
Internet shutdowns and human rights 23 February 2022 APC and Derechos Digitales

This submission was produced in response to the call by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for input to a report on internet shutdowns and human rights that will be presented to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India
Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India 01 February 2022 Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Saisudha Sugavanam and Ritu Srivastava

How have women found self-expression through community radio as a low-cost technology while enabling local communities to voice themselves during the pandemic? The experiences and learnings from eight initiatives in India are the focus of this new research report.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 43
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 43 27 January 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 43rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Online launch: Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India
Online launch: Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India 26 January 2022 APCNews

How have women found self-expression through community radio? On 1 February at 10:00 UTC, IIT Bombay will present and discuss a new research report focusing on diverse experiences in India. 

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Billing solutions for community networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Billing solutions for community networks 21 January 2022 By Internet Society and APC

Join us for the third session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 2021-2022 that will take place on 26 January 2022 at 12:00 to explore strategies and tools for implementing billing solutions in different initiatives.

SPACE: The mentorship programme addressing gendered experiences in access policy and regulation building
SPACE: The mentorship programme addressing gendered experiences in access policy and regulation building 10 January 2022 APCNews

Whose voices are heard in policy and regulatory spaces? What are our gendered experiences in these spaces? How can we build more inclusive, diverse and community-oriented access policies? 

GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis
GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis 15 December 2021 GenderIT

In this second year of living in times of inequality exacerbated by the global health crisis, this special edition of GenderIT.org explores how intersectional approaches in community networks have been transforming these realities by embodying infrastructures of resistance and bringing hope to their communities.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

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