Toolkits and guides

GreeningIT inventory
GreeningIT inventory 19 January 2012 GreenNet

This inventory was developed by GreenNet (UK). The purpose was to identify innovative, appropriate and affordable ICT tools, devices and sustainable practices that could be used in the non-profit sector. The inventory of sustainable tools and practices, and the report on the survey of ICT4D organisations are part of a newly-created APC programme in the field of ICTs and environmental sustainability. This inventory should be a considered starting point as it needs to be further developed in th...

Pro-poor ICT access toolkit
Pro-poor ICT access toolkit 29 September 2011 APC

To reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC produced a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising options, experiences, lessons and opportunities in pro-poor access provision in developing societies. This kit consists of three modules, each focusing on a different topic: Policy and regulation; Advocacy strategies; and community-level projects. Visit the kit which has been produced in English, French and Spanish...

Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution
Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution 28 September 2011 Karel Novotný and Cheekay Cinco

The purpose of this manual is to guide development practitioners in making the right decision when selecting appropriate online conferencing tools (OCT). The guide will not give you suggestions for specific applications and services. It will help you to ask the right questions that will help you navigate the various OCTs that are available so that you can choose the best tool to fit your needs....

Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online
Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online 24 June 2011 Margarita Salas

This guide brings together the voices of APC members, partners (people and groups we work with – online of course), consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide. This guide is organised in a sequence that follows the level of importance that the people interviewed placed on each issue. For exam...

How to design an online campaign: A toolkit
How to design an online campaign: A toolkit 20 June 2011 Cheekay Cinco and Edna Aquino

“Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit” was designed for and by women activists but can be used by everyone. Key chapters include: strategising and planning your online activism; creating your campaign’s identity; social networking and security on the internet. The guide provides practical and accessible step-by-step advice, yet keeping a political and feminist eye. It was developed by ...

Citizens guide to the airwaves
Citizens guide to the airwaves 13 June 2011 APC

What is the electromagnetic spectrum? Definition of spectrum There is no simple definition of spectrum. From a technical viewpoint, spectrum is the range of electromagnetic waves that can be used to transmit information. From a practical point of view, however, the effective management of spectrum embraces not only electromagnetic waves, but the technology used to transmit those waves, as wel...

Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy
Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy 15 March 2011 Cheekay Cinco, Bruce Girard and Karel Novotný

Fundación Comunica, together with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has launched the Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy, a guide designed to help researchers identify the right Web 2.0 tools for establishing links with policy makers, for building their online presence and credibility and for effectively communicating their research. Written by...

Mapping internet public policy
Mapping internet public policy 21 February 2011 David Souter

The purpose of the presentation is to put forward approaches to mapping the internet public policy space, the decision-making entities and actors participating in it. These are intended to assist civil society organisations (and, potentially, other actors) in thinking through their objectives, areas of focus and actual and potential network partners. The maps presented are intended to be illust...

Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops
Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops 17 September 2010 Angela M. Kuga Thas, Chat Garcia Ramilo and Dafne Sabanes Plou

The Facilitators Guide for GEM Workshops contains a collection of examples taken from the experiences and learning insights of GEM facilitators who have led workshops across different regions and various contexts. It was written on the premise of “facilitator as learner” and mirrors the principles of learning that you are encouraged to use in your work. Learning is a continuous process and ...

The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition)
The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition) 15 November 2009 APC/Ed. David Souter

Ask a typical citizen from anywhere in the world about ICT policy and the reply will probably be something like “What’s that?” or “Who cares?” Getting involved in information and communications technology (ICT) policy making has not been a priority for many people, even those who are generally active in other areas of public policy. It seems too remote from our daily lives and too tec...