Local access and community networking

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 39
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 39 26 August 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 39th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Seeding change: KICTANet proposes a gender lens to promote community-centric approaches during and beyond the pandemic
Seeding change: KICTANet proposes a gender lens to promote community-centric approaches during and beyond the pandemic 26 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? KICTANet works towards network building to bring diverse voices and pieces of evidence to the spotlight and build enabling regulation for ICTs in Kenya.

Community-led approaches to connectivity: How CITAD is bridging the digital divide in northern Nigeria
Community-led approaches to connectivity: How CITAD is bridging the digital divide in northern Nigeria 26 August 2021 Centre for Information Technology and Development

Internet connectivity is becoming part and parcel of humans’ lives all over the globe, but the story in underdeveloped countries is different and not encouraging. With persistent engagement and advocacy visits by CITAD, progress on setting up community networks in Nigeria has been made.

Seeding change: Nupef works with community networks to support the right to communication of traditional communities in Brazil
Seeding change: Nupef works with community networks to support the right to communication of traditional communities in Brazil 12 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Nupef Institute helps to improve communications conditions for traditional communities fighting for their rights in Brazil, mobilising community networks and promoting digital citizenship.

Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources
Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources 05 August 2021 APCNews

The COVID-19 pandemic and political setbacks posed multi-layered obstacles for the community network movement over the past year. Within this challenging scenario, numerous community networks took the time to reflect and take specific, locally driven actions within their communities.

CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide
CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide 05 August 2021 CITAD

The meeting, attended by over 40 organisations from different parts of the country, aimed to highlight the importance of community networks as a tool for addressing the digital divide and explore the possibility of joint advocacy for the government to develop an enabling policy framework.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 38
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 38 29 July 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 38th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Seeding change: Digital Empowerment Foundation on bridging the gender and digital divides in rural India
Seeding change: Digital Empowerment Foundation on bridging the gender and digital divides in rural India 28 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Delhi-based not-for-profit organisation Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) works on bridging the digital divide in rural areas in India.

Seeding change: La Différence strengthens Pamoja Net, a community-owned network for people living on a remote island in DRC
Seeding change: La Différence strengthens Pamoja Net, a community-owned network for people living on a remote island in DRC 21 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? By working side-by-side with the local community, La Différence builds Pamoja Net, a community-owned network providing internet access, while facilitating technological learning for youth on the island of Idjwi.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks 15 July 2021 Internet Society and APC

The first session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022, taking place on 28 July, will present tools and resources to navigate the stages and processes needed to set up and operate a sustainable community network. Find out more and register to join us. 

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