ICT for development
APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the First Draft Outline of the Report by the ITU Secretary-General for WTPF-21. In particular, we welcome WTPF-21’s emphasis on the potential contribution of information and communication technologies to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Between 2017 and 2019, May First’s Technology and Revolution Convergence campaign brought together over 1,400 activists in 25 local and regional sessions held in the United States and Mexico to foster open discussions about the role of technology in revolutionary change.
Organisations representing civil society around the world present their end of session statement at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.
At this year’s Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), as in years past, the APC network was actively engaged, by organising, co-organising, speaking at and participating in sessions and workshops. The theme of SIF 2019 was “Shrinking Democratic Space Online”.
Work on the project to define Internet Universality Indicators was led for UNESCO by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the Internet Indicators Consortium, which included, apart from APC, ict Development Associates, Research ICT Africa and LIRNEasia.
The 43 country reports and eight thematic reports in this year's GISWatch focus on community networks, defined as “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.”
The Internet Universality Indicators have been developed through a process of desk research and global multistakeholder consultation, undertaken by UNESCO with the support of a consortium which has been led by the Association for Progressive Communications.
APC’s year of transition has been a year of learning and change for all of us. We’ve had a good year, made possible by the spirit, hard work and commitment of the APC staff, the engagement of our members, the guidance of our board of directors, and the support of our partners.
Rudi International focuses on education, health, literacy, trauma healing for survivors of gender-based violence, and improved and safe access to ICTs. We talked to co-founder Alain-Daniel R. Wa-Baguma about their work and the future ahead.
The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people- centred information society.