Network and Membership Development
Disco-techs are informal peer-learning events designed to bridge the gap between technical and political solutions to attacks on 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 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.
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, human rights online and ICTs and environment.
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.
A new APC-wide GreeningIT initiative aims to address two critical challenges: How can national ICT policy environments address ICTs, environmental sustainability and climate change; and how can ICTs be used more sustainably by ICTD practitioners, civil society organisations and service providers?
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 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.”
The Rapid Response Network (RRN) is an initiative 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 concerned with trends that show that such rights are being viol...
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 sharin...
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 APC Betinho Communications Prize recognises and documents outstanding examples of how the internet can make a real difference for...
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. APC’s objective is to recognize African ICT efforts, and to extract some of the lessons learned in order to make them accessible to others doing related work.