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Gender and community networks: Candid reflections 10 years later
Gender and community networks: Candid reflections 10 years later 23 April 2018 Kathleen Diga

In GenderIT.org's new column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. The first column asks a fundamental question: What would be the costs of women not having access? And further how community networks allow for the re-imagining of m...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 4
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 4 28 March 2018

Welcome to the fourth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

APC member Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla Off-the-Grid-Challenge
APC member Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla Off-the-Grid-Challenge 23 February 2018 APCNews

How do you connect the unconnected? Mozilla and the National Science Foundation posed this question to find innovative wireless technologies that connect people to the internet and to each other.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 3
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 3 22 February 2018

Welcome to the third monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Network infrastructures: The commons model for local participation, governance and sustainability
Network infrastructures: The commons model for local participation, governance and sustainability 20 February 2018 Leandro Navarro

In this paper, Leandro Navarro describes a model to develop network infrastructure as common property, governed under the principles of common-pool resources.

Written submission by Zenzeleni Networks, APC and the University of Western Cape on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in South Africa
Written submission by Zenzeleni Networks, APC and the University of Western Cape on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in South Africa 20 February 2018 Zenzeleni Networks, APC and University of Western Cape

This submission is premised on the practical experience of Zenzeleni Networks, which has demonstrated an alternative model to address the universal access and service gap, in rural South Africa in particular.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 2 13 January 2018

Welcome to the second monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people
Community networks: The internet by the people, for the people 09 December 2017 Various

This book reflects many of the ideas discussed by the members of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, between 2016 and 2017.

Leveraging community networks to remedy exclusions in internet governance
Leveraging community networks to remedy exclusions in internet governance 02 December 2017 Alan Finlay, Mike Jensen, Roxana Bassi (APC) and Leandro Navarro (Pangea)

In the 2017 GISWatch edition, several country reports draw attention to the absence of participation by the underserved and unconnected in their national internet governance processes. Community networks can be credible local stakeholders to include in national and regional deliberations on internet governance, and may even be critical stakeholders to consider, as they are a...

Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access
Carlos Rey-Moreno joins APC to coordinate project on local access 01 December 2017

Carlos joined APC's Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) in August as coordinator of the project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?", implemented in partnership with Rhizomática from Mexico and with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). APCNews interviewed him to know more about his history and how and why he joined th...

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