APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

The potential of community networks for safely managing and limiting crisis in the internet era 26 November 2021 Mohamed Salah

The internet and networks mean a lot to me. I would like to share with you my journey with internet governance, which started in 2019 when I was granted a fellowship to attend the AFRINIC-31 meeting (AFRINIC is the Regional Internet Registry for Africa) where we got to know more about internet go...

Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia 25 November 2021 APCNews

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 Conservan...

Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today
Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today 24 November 2021 David Souter

In my keynote speech to the intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, I discuss how our progress reviews of the World Summit on the Information Society must account for how digital society is now inextricably linked to all aspects of global d...

AfriSIG 2021: “You must know everything!”
AfriSIG 2021: “You must know everything!” 19 November 2021 Zanyiwe Nthatisi Asare

Unless you are an astronomer, architect or engineer, most of us toy with this question: “When will I use the Pythagorean theorem in real life?” In reality, this question is true for most things that are perceived as complex.  

AfriSIG 2021: We can't do it alone!
AfriSIG 2021: We can't do it alone! 19 November 2021 Tshepiso Hadebe

It was June 2010, the schools were about to go on a long break. The eyes of the world were on South Africa. The first African country to host the FIFA world cup. Huddled in the corner of the small and dusty school library, a little girl came across a book that spoke of computers and the internet.

Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis?
Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis? 17 November 2021 David Souter

Facebook-Meta's metaverse might be less Toy Story and more like The Matrix. Either way, here are five reasons we need to be cautious about the ethics of such virtual visions.

AfriSIG 2021: “Oh AfriSIG, where art thou AfriSIG?”
AfriSIG 2021: “Oh AfriSIG, where art thou AfriSIG?” 11 November 2021 Josaphat Tjiho

I remember sitting down writing that application like someone who was writing a state of the nation address speech for a president.

Seeding Change: Pangea on reducing our digital footprint
Seeding Change: Pangea on reducing our digital footprint 11 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Catalonia, Pangea embarked on a research project that resulted in a guide to more environmentally sustainable use of the internet, focused on Spain and Latin America.

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