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.
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.
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 civil societies and citizen-based initiatives participate in the democracy process, and the potential I...
The APC Member Engagement and Travel Fund (METF) aims to support member-driven skills sharing, and planning for collaboration among APC members, as well as members’ participation in events organised by others.