Strategic use of the internet

Helen Belcastro
Helen Belcastro 11 November 2022

Helen is a Senior Programme Specialist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Her current position is focused on capacity and institutional development for democratic governance, including state institutions, academia, media and civil society. She is highly experienced in human rights and the role of civil society for democratic development, especially in repressive contexts. In her work and studies, including a MA in Communication for Development, Helen has parti...

Muriuki Mureithi
Muriuki Mureithi 06 October 2022

Muriuki has extensive experience as a thought leader in ICT4D consulting in Africa, providing policy, regulatory, strategy and market solutions. He is passionate about e-transformation, inclusivity, responsible AI, cyberspace domain and digital society. He has published on ICT4D issues and was Adjunct Faculty at the Strathmore University Business School – Cyberspace Policy and Strategy. In terms of advocacy for development and relevant memberships, he is a member of The Future...

Jac sm Kee
Jac sm Kee 19 September 2022

Jac sm Kee is an internationally renowned feminist activist, writer and scholar from Malaysia. She led APC’s Women’s Rights Programme, which works to prevent online violence against women, encourages web-based gender research, and facilitates network and movement building on feminism and technology. Jac sm Kee also led the team that facilitated the development of the colle...

Anriette Esterhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen 19 September 2022

Anriette Esterhuysen was the executive director of APC until March 2017. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and ...

Servelots
Servelots 16 July 2021

Servelots was founded in 1999 by a group of computer scientists who wanted to provide a highly cost-effective but user-friendly software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a special focus on organisations working in the social development sectors. Over the years, the opportunity to work with SMEs and the social sector has resulted in a certain awareness of the ground realities, ...

Sylvia Cadena
Sylvia Cadena 18 December 2018

Over the past two decades, Sylvia has worked on strategic use of the internet for development with an emphasis on capacity building. She has worked across the multistakeholder spectrum of organisations with technical and advisory roles, mainly on information systems, access provision and innovation.

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
Social Media Exchange (SMEX) 14 March 2017

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its work encompasses media development programmes as well as internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region. Whi...

Rhizomatica
Rhizomatica 23 June 2016

Rhizomatica works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Its mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over two billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico...

AlterMundi
AlterMundi 23 June 2016

AlterMundi is an NGO based in Argentina that strives to promote the emergence of a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different manifestations of peer-to-peer collaboration from a technological perspective and in particular it has a done a great deal of work in relation to wireless community networks for small towns and rural areas. Projects suc...

eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...

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