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Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives
Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives 11 March 2019

The initiative “Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project being implemented by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the development of community networks, with funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). This project builds on APC’s existing local access-related work currently being implemented with Sida’s core support, and the knowledge ga...

Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017
Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017 21 April 2017

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and APC are happy to announce the date and location for the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2017. This year’s edition of the Forum will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 27-29 September. The decision to hold the event here will contribute to expanding the physical footprint of FIFAfrica, which has since its inception in 2014 been held in Kampala, Uga...

Here's what's happening at the seventh African School on Internet Governance in N'Djamena, Chad
Here's what's happening at the seventh African School on Internet Governance in N'Djamena, Chad 06 September 2019 APCNews

Between 3 and 9 September, 60 participants from 26 countries are gathering in N’Djamena, Chad, for the seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), a week of peer learning-based sessions that include hands-on experience which fellows will have the opportunity to apply at the African Internet Governance Forum, taking place right after.  Under...

Chako Armant from Ensemble Pour la Difference: "Women became our first respondents and partners"
Chako Armant from Ensemble Pour la Difference: "Women became our first respondents and partners" 03 September 2019

This is the second in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. We will document their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field. This month we are featuring Chako Armant. Chako is a representative of Ensemble Pour la Diffé...

Seventh African School on Internet Governance to take place in N'Djamena, Chad, on 4-9 September
Seventh African School on Internet Governance to take place in N'Djamena, Chad, on 4-9 September 29 August 2019

The Seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) will be held on 4-9 September 2019 in N’Djamena, Chad, with the aim of promoting and strengthening active multistakeholder participation in internet governance in the African continent. For six days, 60 participants from 26 countries will gather at sessions, lectures and workshops on internet governance processes at the loc...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 21
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 21 29 August 2019

Welcome to the 21st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. 1. Events and conferences [En español] Este 6 y 7 de septiembre tendrá lugar Latinity sobre mujeres en tecnología, organizado por el miembro de APC Cooperativa Sulá Batsú. Habrá un panel sobre redes comunitarias organizado por IBE Brasil y Colnodo. Leer más. From 4 to 9 Sept...

Memory Jere from CYD Malawi: Motivating girls and getting them to push further
Memory Jere from CYD Malawi: Motivating girls and getting them to push further 28 August 2019

This is the first in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. We will document their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field. This month we are featuring Memory Jere. Memory is a representative of the Centre for Youth and Deve...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September 22 August 2019 CIPESA

On 23-26 September 2019, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). This landmark event convenes a spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free exp...

Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender digital divides
Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender digital divides 21 August 2019 Rebecca Ryakitimbo for GenderIT.org

With growing populations, decentralisation of opportunities is important, and the internet is a crucial way to achieve it for both urban and rural communities. In order to bridge the digital divide(s), gender should be at the core of the development circle to ensure equal access to services and opportunities. In Tanzania, slightly over 23 million people are internet users, which is an internet ...

Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa
Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa 12 August 2019

Online spaces and digital technologies have emerged as a critical and influential site for feminist activism and organising in Africa. From trending hashtags such as #BringBackOurGirls in Nigeria and #TotalShutdown in South Africa, to WhatsApp and Signal groups in countries across the region where feminists, activists and LGBTIQ people gather to share, plan and commune, digital technologies hav...

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