Past Projects

Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa

There is an increasing trend to make internet intermediaries responsible and legally liable for policing the internet. Outside of South Africa the state of intermediary liability in Sub-Saharan Africa is not very clear and APC will conduct research in six country to assess the situation.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change

The Climate Change and Water (CCW) is a new programme by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2010 – 2015. APC has been brought in to help develop the next steps in the programme in order to help refine its focus in the area.  

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Action Research Network

The APC Action Research Network is a network of researchers who focus on “information society” themes. They are carrying out research for action intended to lead to positive changes in the policy environments in the countries and regions where they live and work in three areas – spectrum, h...

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Internet rights are human rights

Everyone has rights, including online. APC is documenting trends, lobbying for freedom of expression and to info in international forums and training human rights activists to use the internet securely.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: What's the dividend?

African countries committed to migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 – but migration won't be easy or cheap. We work with civil society, broadcasters, policy-makers and regulators to produce the data and tools required to make informed decisions.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners

D-Island is an open development space offered by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and their partners for the international development community.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund

The Take Back the Tech! Fund which is providing small grants of up to USD 5000 USD each to over sixty local, primarily community based organisations to implement projects that use ICTs to end violence against women and building their capacity to do so.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Open access to spectrum for development

Wireless technology could radically transform the lives of millions of people living with poor connectivity — but only if the policy makes sense. Our research critiques the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.