Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through their work and in cooperation with others, they contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU). They carry out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The selection of cooperation countries are based on political decisions made by the Swedish government.
Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2016-2019)
Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2013-2016)
Global Information Society Watch (2008-2011)
Internet Rights Are Human Rights (2010-2012)
Placement of trainee staff through Bilateral Associate Expert Training Programme (2010-2011)
Study of Effects and Possibilities of ICT for Enhancement of Democracy with a Focus on Empowerment in East Africa (2008-2009)
What happens to communities in rural and underserved urban areas lacking access to the internet? What happens to those without access to machines and devices or whose lives do not fit into a digital model of e-learning and e-commerce?
In the current scenario of social isolation, the network deployment work stages have been adapted through this specific protocol that guarantees the recommendations for social distancing and prevention of COVID-19.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the importance of connectivity in staying informed has become more evident than ever. As this recent webinar makes clear, 5G is not conducive to reaching those who are currently disconnected, but will probably instead further the digital divide.
This report offers a storytelling journey through the various meetings, forums, peer visits, field experiences and collective exchanges that Common Room, along with APC, Rhizomatica and other peers, were part of in their work towards creating and fostering a local access peer learning community.
We are looking for an organisation to nominate and host the Asia regional coordinator for the “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” project.
AI is receiving unprecedented global attention, but what are its human rights and social justice implications? APC collaborated with Indonesian illustrator Ellena Ekarahendy to produce a set of visual representations of outstanding metaphors in 2019 GISWatch report on AI and human rights.
Zenzeleni Networks and APC jointly submitted a response to the call for comments on the Licensing Process for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Spectrum made by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
The answers, where they exist, on how to build people-centred AI that puts human rights first are certainly complex and often raise further questions. The launch of GISWatch at IGF touched on some of these key issues and it was a special opportunity to gather so many researchers and activists to explore paths for moving forward.
Catalytic intervention grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment. Eleven community network projects from different regions were selected, and we want you to meet them and the organisations and representatives behind them.