Seeding change

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In this section we're highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC sub-granting.

Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network
Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 14 December 2023 Maja Romano

In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.

Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective
Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective 06 December 2023 Maja Romano

Advocating for the protection and promotion of digital rights is a continuous challenge faced by civil society organisations. How do we come to establish equality as a baseline?

Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology
Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology 16 November 2023 Débora Prado

Learn from an inspiring project carried out by Sulá Batsú in partnership with the Alto Pacuare Cabécares Women's Association in Costa Rica. Together, they mobilised technologies and communications to strengthen local women’s voices and agency, while reflecting on the potential impact of being connected to the internet. 

Seeding change: Promoting open educational resources in East Africa, one school at a time
Seeding change: Promoting open educational resources in East Africa, one school at a time 21 August 2023 Leila Nachawati

In many parts of East Africa, lack of connectivity has a big impact on education, especially among the most vulnerable. Addressing this is the goal of Kenya-based organisation Arid Lands Information Network, whose latest project provided teachers and schools with open educational resources.

Seeding change: VOICE is advocating to shift e-waste management in Bangladesh from policy to practice
Seeding change: VOICE is advocating to shift e-waste management in Bangladesh from policy to practice 03 August 2023 Maja Romano

The process of setting up an e-waste management system in Bangladesh has begun but has been slow to develop. By identifying gaps, reviewing manufacturer compliance and engaging in public awareness campaigns, VOICE mobilises collective action for environmental justice and sustainability.

Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform
Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform 30 June 2023 Débora Prado

Discover how a group of Indigenous villages in Brazil built a streaming platform with content focusing on the Indigenous way of life. They used their own intranet within their community network, as an alternative to attention grabbing by large corporations on the internet.

Seeding change: Community-driven solutions to developing a repair ecosystem in India
Seeding change: Community-driven solutions to developing a repair ecosystem in India 13 April 2023 Maja Romano

With mounting global pressure to keep up with the latest technology, the scale of our digital demand is resulting in staggering amounts of environmental waste. DEF responded with an inspiring pilot project to tackle the problem of e-waste in two communities in India.

Seeding change: “Twenty years of dreams were given a breath of life by a pandemic in Kilifi, Kenya”
Seeding change: “Twenty years of dreams were given a breath of life by a pandemic in Kilifi, Kenya” 01 March 2023 Leila Nachawati

“Twenty years of dreams were finally given a breath of life by a pandemic,” founder of Dunia Moja Twahir Hussein says about his work with underprivileged communities in Kilifi, on the coast of Kenya.

Seeding change: The community networks flowering in Argentina during challenging times
Seeding change: The community networks flowering in Argentina during challenging times 02 February 2023 Débora Prado

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentina saw many community networks flourishing and upholding the country to implement unprecedented policies. The key to this was the awareness of where the most valuable knowledge is: within the communities. Find out more through the journey of AlterMundi.

Seeding change in 2022: Reflections on a year of resilience in the APC network
Seeding change in 2022: Reflections on a year of resilience in the APC network 17 December 2022 Maja Romano

Throughout 2022, APC members have worked hard to seed change that is impactful and sustainable. This year we connected with 11 members to explore in-depth stories of their diverse and inspiring projects, undertaken with the support of APC subgrants.

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