Internet governance

Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable
Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable 30 September 2021 APCNews

The first modules of a step-by-step guide that explains the negative impact of digital devices on both people and the planet and how a circular approach to the production, use and disposal of digital devices offers a solution will be launched on 4 October.

Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 2021
Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 2021 21 September 2021 APCNews

Twenty-four digital rights defenders will convene from 20 to 24 September for the “Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia” workshop. Over the course of the week, the participants will explore a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet
Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet 14 September 2021 Various

Joint letter, signed by a coalition of civil society and industry stakeholders, raises concerns about the human rights risks of internet fragmentation and setting out principles for an open, interconnected and interoperable internet.

AFRINIC situation: Case narration and the way forward
AFRINIC situation: Case narration and the way forward 25 August 2021 Sami Salih

At the moment, AFRINIC’s existence is at risk. The organisation is legally and financially targeted and there are repeated calls in the AFRINIC community to migrate the registry service to operate from outside the region.

APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues  (CWG-Internet)
APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) 24 August 2021 APC and Derechos Digitales

APC and Derechos Digitales welcome the opportunity to contribute to the open consultation on “The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics” organised by the ITU's CWG-Internet.

Public Participation: An assessment of recent ICT policy making processes in Kenya
Public Participation: An assessment of recent ICT policy making processes in Kenya 19 August 2021 Grace Githaiga, Sigi Waigumo Mwanzia and Victor Kapiyo

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.

CIPESA: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 set for September
CIPESA: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 set for September 11 August 2021 Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

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.

Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe
Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe 10 August 2021 Various

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.

Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open
Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open 22 July 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

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.

New APC member Pollicy: “We have so much to learn from this beautiful and loving network, and we want to contribute towards this larger movement”
New APC member Pollicy: “We have so much to learn from this beautiful and loving network, and we want to contribute towards this larger movement” 22 July 2021 APCNews

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.

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