Publisher: APCNews 28 March 2018
1. Get involved
1. First-Time Fellows (individuals who have never been awarded an Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF)
2. Calls for grants
1. The ISIF Internet for Development Grants for Community Networks will be allocated to projects/organisations working to achieve affordable, locally owned and managed communication infrastructure, deploying creative low-cost solutions that use wireless technologies, GSM and/or fibre connections. Find all the information needed to apply here. USD 53,000 is available, as follows: a USD 30,000 scale-up grant for one existing project looking to expand, and a USD 23,000 small grant for one new project.
2. The ISIF Internet for Development Grants for Gender Empowerment & Innovation will be allocated to projects/organisations working to achieve gender equality on the internet. Read more here. USD 53,000 is available, as follows: a USD 30,000 scale-up grant for one existing project looking to expand, and a USD 23,000 small grant for one new project.
1. Women empowerment in ICT: New projects from organisations led by female entrepreneurs focusing on practical solution(s) that use technology to address specific challenges faced by women and girls. Three grants, each amounting to USD 11,000, will be allocated in this category.
2. Building community networks: New projects relating to research and implementation of low-cost solutions in the form of locally owned and managed communications infrastructure that uses technologies such as wireless communications/technologies to build community networks. Two grants, each amounting to USD 15,000, will be allocated in this category.
3. Events and conferences
3.1 Upcoming events
3.2 Resources from past events
4. Community networks in news and blogs
5. Relevant articles on technologies related to local access networks
7. Reports and publications
7.1 Reports relevant to community networks and local access initiatives
7.2 Academic publications on community networks
8. Software releases for community networks
9. Previous newsletter editions
This newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática, with support from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
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March 2018. Association for Progressive Communications (APC)