What are the most relevant changes in the telecommunications landscape and their implications for achieving universal, affordable access to communication in Africa? This was the focus of a workshop in Durban organised by APC and the Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa.
The Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa took place on 2-7 September 2018 in Eastern Cape, South Africa, with the aim of promoting the creation and growth of community networks on the continent.
Coolab is a cooperative laboratory in Brazil with proven experience in creating autonomous telecommunication infrastructures with communities who have poor or no connectivity at all. This article presents and reflects upon alternatives for funding free networks and why we need them.
Access to the internet for local communities has been a challenge for decades for those working to achieve equal rights for all people. Two milestones on this journey have been telecentres and community networks, the focus of this article.
This toolkit, produced between A4AI, the Worldwide Web Foundation, the GSMA and APC, has been designed for stakeholders who are interested in integrating gender into their research projects in order to better understand this gender gap in internet access and use.