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Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters 20 May 2021

From recommendations to reflections on the diversity of communities’ values and principles, this guide offers an important contribution to people, organisations and communities that see training as crucial to promote their communication and telecommunications processes within their territo...

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit 26 April 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This advocacy toolkit provides an overview of the legal standards concerning the right to privacy and personal data protection in Africa and offers a set of practical tools for stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of data protection frameworks.

Designing with free/libre and open source software
Designing with free/libre and open source software 24 March 2021 Código Sur

Free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) offers us the possibility of escaping from an imposed “reality”: that we need to pay for access to certain proprietary software tools. Código Sur shares an overview of various FLOSS alternatives for different types of graphic design and layout work.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A guide to circular economies of digital devices (A preview)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A guide to circular economies of digital devices (A preview) 16 November 2020 APC

Digital technologies can help us fight climate change, environmental degradation and pollution, but we must significantly reduce their impact on the planet. One of the key strategies in mitigating this impact is to treat the devices as part of circular economies. This edition of this gu...

Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project 23 September 2020

The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the ...

Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators
Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators 16 September 2020 APC, Redes A.C., Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya

Based on recent changes in the telecommunications industry, this paper analyses solutions for the expansion of the telecommunication operator ecosystem.

DEF's COVID-19 relief initiatives as a digitally enabled humanitarian organisation
DEF's COVID-19 relief initiatives as a digitally enabled humanitarian organisation 31 August 2020 Digital Empowerment Foundation

The Digital Empowerment Foundation launched the Digital Emergency Relief Programme through its Community Information Resource Centres (CIRC) in 600+ locations in India, which have been rigorously responding to the crisis by reaching out to the most vulnerable communities.

Protocol for Accompanying Community Network Deployments in Social Isolation Scenarios
Protocol for Accompanying Community Network Deployments in Social Isolation Scenarios 26 May 2020 AlterMundi

In the current scenario of social isolation, the network deployment work stages have been adapted through this specific protocol that guarantees the recommendations for social distancing and prevention of COVID-19.

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