Latin America & the Caribbean
This month we want to highlight the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast – now completed and sharing 12 powerful stories of community networks around the world. Welcome to the 64th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
Learn from an inspiring project carried out by Sulá Batsú in partnership with the Alto Pacuare Cabécares Women's Association in Costa Rica. Together, they mobilised technologies and communications to strengthen local women’s voices and agency, while reflecting on the potential impact of being connected to the internet.
The National Schools of Community Networks are a collective capacity-building effort for the creation and development of community networks in five countries. This photo essay provides a glimpse into the special journeys of local communities making change happen to bridge the digital divide.
This month we are highlighting the fundamental role of knowledge exchange and capacity-building in expanding meaningful and community-centred connectivity. Welcome to the 63th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
APC is pleased to announce an open call for subgrants to support women and gender-diverse human rights defenders in developing and implementing holistic safety strategies, including training, research, advocacy and lobbying. This rolling call round is open until 24 November 2023.
In this issue, we celebrate and share the experiences of women who are overcoming challenges and stereotypes of gender, class and race to build more inclusive spaces and experiences to foster community-centred connectivity around the world.
In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
Why has the prospect of a Google data centre further heated the water protests in Uruguay, where half the population has no drinking tap water? The author of a book on technocapitalism's danger to our ecology explains why.
There is a digital crisis in Venezuela combining a lack of infrastructure with surveillance and severe control of information online. Amidst the siege, civil society is mounting a resistance to keep the digital realm and information flow free and alive.
The Universal Service Fund – created precisely to subsidise the promotion of universal access to telecommunications services – should include community-led models, as recommended by ITU on several occasions, and advancing in countries such as Argentina, Malawi and Kenya.