The Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) was able to use the opportunity of participating in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 to learn from others, and also to share its experiences in promoting internet access in Kenya.
On 27-29 September, I took part in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica17), in Johannesburg, South Africa, representing the Fantsuam Foundation of Nigeria.
With support from Facebook and Hivos East Africa, the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) held the first Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) in November 2016. The school aimed at bringing new voices into ICT policy dialogues.
Women in Nigeria are digitally marginalised, especially in the northern part of the country where culture, religion and low female educational levels have combined to shut out women and girls from the internet. As part of the effort to overcome this, the Centre for Information Technology and Development, with the support of an APC project grant, implemented a project aimed at promotin...
APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...
Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi has finally managed to connect its networks to a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet option.
In December 2016, with the support of an APC member small grant, PROTEGE-QV held a workshop to investigate the reasons behind the relatively poor access to and quality of the internet in Cameroon.
On 27-29 September I participated in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica17) as a representative PROTEGE QV. This event was of great interest to us, since it is aligned with PROTEGE QV’s ICT4D programme, which advocates for free, open and affordable internet access for everyone.
After years of information and knowledge exchange, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) embarked on the incubation of enterprises that show potential for social impact. ALIN believes that young entrepreneurs need good organisational systems to grow to their full potential.
Africa is facing a critical crisis when it comes to digital rights. Internet shutdowns are on the rise, breach of privacy is becoming common, but it is possible to strategically litigate for digital rights.