While the principle of public participation is listed under Article 10 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya as one of the national values and principles of governance, the approach taken by state bodies in the ICT sector to facilitate public participation has been varied.
On 28-30 September, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa will host the eighth annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica), an event that convenes a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and digital rights arenas.
Civil society organisations encourage IGF organisers to continue to privilege the remote modality of meeting until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world, and clear and inclusive rules and practices are adopted concerning vaccination and travel restrictions.
APC, the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to open the call for the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year’s edition will take the form of a two-week online programme between 4 and 19 October. The deadline for applications is 23 August.
Meet Pollicy, a Uganda-based feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology and one of the newest additions to the APC member network.
APC and its partners are delighted to announce the upcoming “Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 2021” workshop, which will be held on a virtual platform from 20 to 24 September 2021. The deadline for applications has been extended until 23 July.
Last year, APC organised the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop. We are preparing a new chapter of this workshop, and we invite you to relive last year’s event through participants' shared vision for digital rights in South Asia.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? For CITAD, this has manifested in the development of numerous projects aimed at bridging digital divides and empowering local communities in Nigeria.
APC is joining a group of organisations in sending letters to regional groups of states at the UN concerning the elections at the Human Rights Council, containing civil society recommendations for ensuring a competitive process and minimum standards for states that want to be elected to the HRC.
Four African digital rights-centred networks have committed to increasing collaboration for the consolidation of their work and avoidance of duplication of activities while ensuring the full attainment and protection of digital rights at national, regional and global levels.