Toolkits and guides

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

A resource kit for making a universal access agenda happen. It has three modules – on policy and regulation, advocacy strategies and community-level projects.    

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

Choosing the best conferencing platform is hard when online tools change constantly. Here’s help in the form of a practical guide.

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, consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide.    

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

APC and VNC has just released a guideline with essential and practical information for anyone who need to work online securely. And that’s all of us.

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

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 well as the economic and political aspects of what is now a valuab...

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

The manual guides researchers in finding the appropriate tools through identifying their specific communication needs and strategies. Its structure follows the “context, evidence, links” framework developed by the Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) of the Overseas Development Institute for linking research and policy.

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.

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

APC launched its first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” in 2003 to critical acclaim. It was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition, available free and online for anyone to download.