Network development

Disco-tech: Bringing the “disco” and the “tech” to the IGF
Disco-tech: Bringing the “disco” and the “tech” to the IGF 27 September 2017

Disco-techs are informal peer-learning events designed to bridge the gap between technical and political solutions on issues related to internet rights and freedoms. The topics of this event change annually, but we always call it a “Disco-tech” because the format of the event is very unique: we are connecting policy to tech in a social atmosphere. The Disco-tech is proactive. Presenters and participants share best practices, visionary ideas and make connections that will ha...

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change 26 April 2012

The Climate Change and Water (CCW) is a new programme by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2010 – 2015. The focus of CCW programme is to support applied, policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change. Recognising the rapidly crowding field of climate change, the programme seeks to carve a niche in the area of building research capacity to estimate and respond to risks associated with climatic water stress in developing c...

Action Research Network
Action Research Network 11 April 2011

  We build research capacity to ensure an open, fair and sustainable internet The APC Action Research Network is a network of researchers –occasionally professional researchers but more usually communications activists— who focus on “information society” themes such as internet access and mobile phones, environmental sustainability and technology, privacy and security online, sexua...

D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners
D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners 28 October 2010

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. The following Frequently Asked Questions and answers provide general information about D-Island. What is D-Island? Is D-Island an online game? Who can use D-Island? Why ...

GreeningIT
GreeningIT 04 March 2009

As a network, APC has committed to making technology work to sustain the environment. This means that it is undertaking research in order to better understand the new challenges we face related to electronic waste, climate change and other rising issues, what policy gaps exist, and how ICTs can be used more sustainably by practitioners, civil society and service providers. APC&nb...

Internet Governance Forum
Internet Governance Forum 01 October 2008

  The Internet Governance Forum is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” It provides a kind of “pressure relief valve” for some of the most controversial internet governance issues, allowing actors with quite radically differen...

Rapid Response Network (RRN)
Rapid Response Network (RRN) 28 May 2008

The Rapid Response Network (RRN) is an initiative from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) that is aimed towards ensuring that rights of expression, communication, association and protest on the internet are protected. More specifically, to enable people and organisations to use information and communications technologies for social justice and equality. APC has long been conce...

Web 2.0 tools for development
Web 2.0 tools for development 21 May 2008

  While the media is praising spaces like Facebook and YouTube for online social networking,APC is concerned with what Web 2.0 tools can do for people who don’t have good internet access and equipment. In mid-2007, APC joined a partnership of like-minded organisations with which it organised a large conference around this preoccupation. Two months later, APC co-organised a Web 2.0 skills...

APC Hafkin Communications Prize
APC Hafkin Communications Prize 18 March 2008

The Hafkin prize was established to honour Dr. Nancy J. Hafkin, a true pioneer of networking, and development information and communications in Africa, over the course of a twenty-three year career. Nancy was among the first to enter the field of electronic communications in Africa. She played a central role in facilitating the APC’s work to enable email connectivity in more than ten countri...

APC Betinho Communications Prize 2000-2003
APC Betinho Communications Prize 2000-2003 18 March 2008

  The internet has not yet been converted into a giant online shopping mall. There are thousands of projects big and small working online around the world that prove that the internet can be, and is being used, as a powerful tool for development and social justice. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has been working with non-governmental organisations, activists, and soci...

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