ICT for development

RightsCon Southeast Asia happening 24-25 March in Manila, Philippines
RightsCon Southeast Asia happening 24-25 March in Manila, Philippines 20 March 2015 Flavia Fascendini

Civil society organisations, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies and governments will join together in Manila on 24-25 March to address the subject of the internet and human rights in this rapidly evolving region, in an effort to protect the open internet and defend the digital rights of its users. This year’s RightsCon Southeast Asia event has been convened by Access, APC member EngageMedia, and local host and APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, in partnership with the W...

Instituto DEMOS
Instituto DEMOS 02 March 2015

Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women, youth and indigenous organizations, committed to democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemalan and Central America region based on social justice, human security and human rights exercise.

APC at the Global Voices Summit – Internet Rights in Your Backyard
APC at the Global Voices Summit – Internet Rights in Your Backyard 25 January 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

In 2015, APC in partnership with Article 19 will be leading the project Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR). Inspired by the principles of the WebWeWant campaign, advocacy initiatives will be supported in nine countries to engage organizations and activists in national campaigns to promote Internet rights, the Web We Want principles and develop an integrated strategy of policy resea...

On being an ISP in Japan
On being an ISP in Japan 27 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them. This interview was conducted during the 12th APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014.

Arturo Bregaglio from Association Trinidad
Arturo Bregaglio from Association Trinidad 27 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them. This interview was conducted during the 12th APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014.

Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship
Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship 14 October 2014 Sarah Escandor-Tomas

APNIC38 fellowsIt’s been two weeks now since I attended the APNIC 38 conference but the good experience lingers ‒ meeting my co-fellows, meeting the network players in the region, relating with the friendly and helpful APNIC team, learning from the network experts, and last but not least, the almost nightly social dinners and daily lunches! If not for the fellowship grant that APNIC pro...

Reaching out to rural NGOs in South Africa
Reaching out to rural NGOs in South Africa 15 September 2014 SANGONeT

SANGONeT’s latest initiatives build capacity for NGOs in rural South Africa. Photo: nrkbeta             The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) has embarked on repositioning itself and making inroads in rural provinces that have never benefited from SANGONeT programmes and products. Most NGOs in rural areas lack the capacity to engage in and participate on IC...

Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013
Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

El equipo de Pangea forma parte de APC desde sus comienzos, ya que comparten valores y un camino a seguir. Foto: Pangea. Hace 20 años que Pangea se dedica a acercarle internet y todas sus posibilidades a los movimientos y organizaciones sociales, promoviendo el uso estratégico de las redes de comunicación y las TIC para contribuir al desarrollo y la justicia social. A través de los años, P...

Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia
Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia 14 August 2014 Colnodo

Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet. Photo: ColnodoThe new web portal En Mi Idioma (In My Language) [www.enmiidioma.org/es], designed by Colnodo, is aimed at increasing the participation of Colombia’s indigenous communities in ...

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon
Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon 14 August 2014 PROTEGE QV

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting. The workshop was organised to fulfil a need expressed by the urban community for the creation of plantations of this ...

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