Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

One of the main goals of the Swedish International Development Agency is to reduce poverty and empower the poor. As part of its work in ICT for democracy, Sida funded a study to be conducted by the APC on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy, ending in 2009.

Sida has provided core funding to support the implementation of APC's strategic plan for the periods 2012-2015 and continues to support with core funding in 2016-2019.

APC and Hivos launch 2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” during this year's IGF
APC and Hivos launch 2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” during this year's IGF 05 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

On 7 November 2012, on the second day of the IGF, APC and Hivos will launch the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on the internet and corruption. The launch will take place in Room 9 of the Baku Expo Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan, at 12:30 local time.

Submission to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the internet
Submission to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the internet 24 October 2012 APC

APC has developed this submission in response to the request for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, in his research into “the appropriate balance between the protection of freedom of opinion and expression and the control of racist and xenophobic content and incitement to violence through the internet.” Drawing on Articles 21 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and Article 5 of ...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada 16 October 2012 APC, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), OpenMedia.ca, TeleCommunities Canada, Alternatives and Web Networks

In July 2012, Canada, along with 84 co-sponsors at the UN Human Rights Council, confirmed the importance of the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet, and in particular, freedom of expression online. This joint submission follows up on recommendations made in the first Canadian UPR and covers the following topics: - Public oversight and transparency in the context...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia 02 October 2012 Colnodo

Human rights and the internet are referred to in the founding documents on the United Nations World Summit of the Information Society, the Geneva Declaration of Principles and the Internet Governance Forum. During 2011 it became clear that the UPR must include the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the internet, particularly freedom of expression and freedom of...

Human rights most affected by the internet
Human rights most affected by the internet 01 September 2012 APC

This infographic has been developed with the support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.        

ICTs for democracy: Information and Communication Technologies for the Enhancement of Democracy - with a Focus on Empowerment
ICTs for democracy: Information and Communication Technologies for the Enhancement of Democracy - with a Focus on Empowerment 08 October 2009 APC

This study by APC and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) explores the potential that information and communication technologies (ICTs) have for advancing democracy and empowerment, with a special focus on Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy
Study on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy 10 March 2009

APC has been commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to investigate the potential for the use of ICTs for advancing democracy. The study is intended to look beyond the simple “use” of ICTs (mainly internet and mobile phones) for democracy and are digging deeper to find out how ICTs permeate the different levels of society. Among others, the study assesses how civ...

Member Exchange and Travel Fund
Member Exchange and Travel Fund 17 December 2007

The APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF) aims to support member-driven skills sharing, internships, and planning for collaboration among APC members, as well as members’ travel to and participation in events organised by others.

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