Strategic use of the internet

APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls
APC members in 2016: Training for a new generation of IT Girls 24 October 2017 One World Platform

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. In June 2016, IT Girls, a UN-sponsored project, approached the One World Platform team with a proposal to become partners along with Microsoft BH and contribute to the project by providing training. IT Girls organised two days of training in five smaller cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the focus was on teaching 15-year-old girls about HTML, CSS and Java Script. ...

APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices
APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices 24 October 2017 Pangea

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. For the last few years Pangea has been involved in the eReuse.org project, dedicated to promoting and facilitating the reuse of computers and other electronic devices. The project’s main goal is to extend the lifetime of these products through repair, refurbishment and reuse, to ensure final recycling. In 2016, one of the activities undertaken within the project was a pil...

APC members in 2016: First digital security school aimed at social movements in Québec
APC members in 2016: First digital security school aimed at social movements in Québec 24 October 2017 Alternatives

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. In September 2016, Alternatives launched a new digital security school, l’École de sécurité numérique (ESN514): the first digital security initiative geared specifically to the social movement in the province of Québec. Developed in association with the Canada Research...

APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure
APC members in 2016: Connected, empowered and secure 24 October 2017 eQualit.ie

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 2016 was a busy and productive year for eQualit.ie, with complex global political shifts, continuous assaults on critical internet infrastructure and software libraries that provide for network privacy, and a growing climate of online censorship spurring our drive on several impor...

APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential
APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential 24 October 2017 ALIN

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. After years of information and knowledge exchange, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) embarked on the incubation of enterprises that show potential for social impact. ALIN believes that young entrepreneurs need good organisational systems to grow to their full potentia...

APC’s Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli join the Internet Hall of Fame
APC’s Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli join the Internet Hall of Fame 20 September 2017

It is a week of celebration for APC, with two of our closest friends and internet pioneers joining the Internet Hall of Fame. Mike Jensen and Ermanno Pietrosemoli are two of the latest recipients of this honorary lifetime achievement award administered by the Internet Society (ISOC), which recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the i...

"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society
"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society 11 September 2017

The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movement for change. The title of this edition – "We cannot be what we cannot see" is taken from Ker...

Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates
Kano Digital Summer Institute trainees urged to utilize acquired skills, receive certificates 25 July 2017

The week long Kano Digital Summer Institute (KDSI) for young women has successfully come to an end with a closing ceremony where the instructors, organizers, associates, trainees, their relations, other stakeholders and the media were present. The summer training has introduced the young women trainees into various important ICT skills aimed at serving as empowerment mechanism to the young ladi...

Campaña de financiación: Infraestructura digital autónoma en Latinoamérica
Campaña de financiación: Infraestructura digital autónoma en Latinoamérica 13 July 2017

Estamos bajo una ardua vigilancia crónica. Los activismos se criminalizan, nuestros bienes comunes digitales se privatizan y la violencia en línea se normaliza. Construir redes autónomas y resilientes es, más que nunca, vital y necesario. En Latinoamérica, el acceso al aborto es crítico y necesario, pero implica un alto riesgo. Tanto online como offline, estas colectivas son acosadas, ata...

7amleh, le nouveau membre d’APC : Renforcer le pouvoir d’action des communautés palestiniennes marginalisées
7amleh, le nouveau membre d’APC : Renforcer le pouvoir d’action des communautés palestiniennes marginalisées 12 July 2017 APC

La création de 7amleh a été motivée par le besoin d’améliorer l’image et la capacité du plaidoyer palestinien en ligne, et pour sensibiliser non seulement le public international, mais aussi les Palestiniens eux-mêmes, aux questions palestiniennes. C’est sur cette déclaration que l’ONG palestinienne 7amleh – Centre arabe pour le progrès des médias sociaux – accueille les v...

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