Africa

ALIN making the connection between the internet and human rights at FIFAfrica17
ALIN making the connection between the internet and human rights at FIFAfrica17 01 November 2017 Bob Aston for ALIN

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.

Fantsuam Foundation better equipped to ensure a free and open internet after FIFAfrica17
Fantsuam Foundation better equipped to ensure a free and open internet after FIFAfrica17 01 November 2017 Seyi Johnson for Fantsuam Foundation

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. 

APC members in 2016: First Kenya School of Internet Governance
APC members in 2016: First Kenya School of Internet Governance 26 October 2017 Kenya ICT Action Network 

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.

APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women
APC members in 2016: Pushing the agenda for digital inclusion of women 26 October 2017 Centre for Information Technology and Development 

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 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

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...

APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities
APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities 25 October 2017 Zenzeleni Networks

Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi has finally managed to connect its networks to a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet option.

APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet
APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet 25 October 2017 PROTEGE-QV

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.

FIFAfrica17: A highly valuable experience for PROTEGE QV
FIFAfrica17: A highly valuable experience for PROTEGE QV 24 October 2017 Serge Daho

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.

APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential
APC members in 2016: Award-winning digital farm records system helps farmers reach their full potential 24 October 2017 ALIN

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.

Digital rights strategic litigation: Suing governments when online freedoms are violated
Digital rights strategic litigation: Suing governments when online freedoms are violated 13 October 2017 Françoise Mukuku

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.