Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)

A fair, free and sustainable world – that is what Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, wants to contribute to. Together with local organisations in developing countries, Hivos strives for a world in which all citizens – both men and women – have equal access to resources and opportunities for development. Hivos headquarters are in The Hague.

Hivos first provided support to APC’s Africa Women’s Programme in preparing for Beijing+5, as well as our internet rights work through the Global ICT Policy Monitor project, with a focus on activities in Latin America and Africa. In 2001, 2002 and 2003, Hivos continued to fund the Africa Women’s Programme and the Global ICT Policy Monitor project.

Work supported:

  • Internet Governance in the MENA Region (2013-2016)

  • Core contribution to APC Strategic Action Plan (2013-2016)

  • Disco-tech Internet Governance Forum (2014)

  • Core support for the APC Strategic Action Plan (2009-2012)

  • Global Information Society Watch (2008-2015)

  • Core support for engaging policy and practice (2008)

  • Global ICT Policy Monitor project (core support to CIPP and APC-Africa-Women) (2004-2007)

  • APC-Africa-Women; Global Gender and ICT Forum (2004)

  • GenARDIS (Small Grants Fund to Address Gender Issues in ICTs in ACP Agriculture and Rural Development) project (2006, and 2008-2010)

  • Africa ICT Policy Monitor (2008)

  • Engaging Policy and Practice (CIPP/WNSP – AAW) (January 2005 to December 2008)

  • Strategic Action Plan 2009-2012.


APC Annual Report 2021
APC Annual Report 2021 03 October 2022

Our 2021 Annual Report tells a story made by many stories taking place in the most diverse scenarios but connected through purpose. Here you will find a chronicle of how the APC community lived, worked and thrived through a turbulent but fruitful year.

Disco-tech Paris: Join us in this pre-IGF event on disability and accessibility to the internet
Disco-tech Paris: Join us in this pre-IGF event on disability and accessibility to the internet 01 November 2018

The Internet Governance Forum kicks off on Monday, 12 November 2018, in Paris, France. On the evening of Sunday, 11 November, from 19:30 to 22:00, APC and Hivos/DDP will host the event Disco-tech Paris, under the theme, “Breaking through the walls of an inaccessible internet”.

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