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MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund
MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund 13 October 2010

The Take Back the Tech! Fund which is providing small grants of up to USD 5000 USD each to over sixty local, primarily community based organisations to implement projects that use ICTs to end violence against women and building their capacity to do so. Grantees include a project to build the capacity of a group of young black lesbians in South Africa to document violence against lesbian women and monitor court cases where women have reported violence. Hate crimes against lesbians is a huge bu...

Open access to spectrum for development
Open access to spectrum for development 20 May 2010

Every thirty months the amount of information that can be transmitted over a wireless internet connection has the potential to double. Wireless could be the way to provide affordable broadband to millions of people currently living with poor connectivity. However the policy and regulation related to spectrum is often inefficient, secretive and ill-informed. APC’s “open spectrum” initiative aims to provide an understanding of spectrum regulation by examining the situation in Africa, Asia...

Carlos Afonso wins award for work bringing Brazilians online
Carlos Afonso wins award for work bringing Brazilians online 22 January 2009

Carlos Afonso at WSF 2003 Carlos Afonso, executive director of the Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS) was presented with the ARede 2008 Award for the best digital inclusion projects in Brazil. The judges named Carlos Personality of the Year 2008, based on his commitment to connecting Brazilians of all backgrounds and classes by promoting social inclusion through the development of ...

Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef)
Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef) 23 January 2008

Nupef is a private, autonomous, non-profit organisation founded in 2009, whose mission is to generate the conditions for the exercise of digital citizenship, working in the defence of democracy, access to knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and cultural diversity, among other fundamental rights. Presently, Nupef’s works is organised around four main programmes: Advocating, raising awa...

Internet Governance Forum II (IGF)
Internet Governance Forum II (IGF) 30 October 2007

APC’s overriding objective at this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 12 to 15 November, was to promote internet for development. Development of this nature is ultimately about digital inclusion: access, internet governance, financing, human rights, participation in public policy processes, gender equality, ICTs and sustainable development. APC and ...

APC Council Meeting 2007
APC Council Meeting 2007 30 October 2007

The APC Council is made up of two representatives of each APC memeber. They gather together face to face every two years, to set and revise APC strategic priorities. The theme of 2007’s Council meeting is networking for social inclusion through community access to ICTs.Council Meeting 2007 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Getting the group picture.

APC public event on equitable access
APC public event on equitable access 30 October 2007

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising a one-day event called EQUITABLE ACCESS to start a process of consolidating emerging lessons and knowledge on innovative access solutions. This will inform learning, research, policy interventions and access strategies.

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