Local access and community networking
CITAD has just launched the first Nigerian School of Community Networks, where members of rural communities will learn how to create and manage community networks as a means of bridging the connectivity gaps in the areas where they live.
The Local Networks (LocNet) initiative, led by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica, invites you to take part in the premiere screening of these creative and inspiring short videos produced by communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Welcome to the 42nd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our partners, supported by APC subgranting. This catalytic project built a digital community network for the Ju|’hoan people living in the remote Nyae-Nyae Conservancy in Namibia.
The Communications Authority of Kenya adopted a Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks after holding a public consultation in the country and promoting a process that allowed the development of the framework in partnership with multiple stakeholders.
APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.
The online event "Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil" took place on 20 October, featuring the launch of the recommendations from a policy brief, a manual and a video introducing what community networks are and how people who are interested can start one.
We want people affected by exclusion, discrimination and inequality to be able to meaningfully use and shape the internet and digital technologies to meet their specific needs. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.
We want the collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network to be harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.