Latin America & the Caribbean

Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources
Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources 05 August 2021 APCNews

The COVID-19 pandemic and political setbacks posed multi-layered obstacles for the community network movement over the past year. Within this challenging scenario, numerous community networks took the time to reflect and take specific, locally driven actions within their communities.

Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America 13 July 2021

The open call received 96 applications from initiatives and projects directly engaged with existing or new community networks around the world. Find out more about the 15 initiatives selected to receive the grants from among the many impressive proposals.

Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment”
Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment” 09 July 2021 APCNews

APC is pleased to welcome Acción Ecológica, an organisation based in Ecuador that works to counteract the environmental impacts of destructive economic activities, as a new addition to our growing network of members. 

Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together
Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together 30 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Colnodo made meaningful contributions to the community networks movement by supporting three such initiatives in Colombia while strengthening its own strategy.

HRC47: Joint oral statement on Colombia
HRC47: Joint oral statement on Colombia 28 June 2021 Various

Karisma, FLIP, ILEX, CEJIL, IFEX, Derechos Digitales and APC urge the Human Rights Council to call on the Colombian state to guarantee, respect and protect the exercise of human rights online and offline in the country.

Acción Ecológica
Acción Ecológica 15 June 2021

Acción Ecológica is an organisation based in Ecuador whose work focuses on the impacts generated by activities like oil drilling, mining, shrimp farming, logging and tree plantations, hydroelectric plants, biotechnology, transgenics, bioprospecting and biopiracy. It works to strengthen food sovereignty and the defence of the rights of nature, highlighting issues such as the free circulation o...

Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil
Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil 09 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.

Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil
Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil 09 June 2021 Portal sem Porteiras

The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.

Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina
Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina 02 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Argentina, Nodo TAU has made meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability movements by giving local communities access to e-waste recycling.

Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters
Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters 20 May 2021

From recommendations to reflections on the diversity of communities’ values and principles, this guide offers an important contribution to people, organisations and communities that see training as crucial to promote their communication and telecommunications processes within their territories or regions, especially for community networks.

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