UK Government’s Digital Access Programme

The Prosperity Fund cross-HMG 'Digital Access Programme' is a DFID-led partnership with FCO and DCMS. It aims to catalyse more inclusive, affordable, safe and secure digital access for excluded and underserved communities in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia. Increased digital inclusion in the programme countries will form the basis for more thriving digital ecosystems that generate high-skilled jobs, opportunities for local digital entrepreneurship focused on country-specific development challenges, as well as potential partnerships with international and UK business aimed at mutual prosperity. The Digital Access programme will also focus on learning about sustainable models and enablers for digital inclusion. The learnings will be shared with key stakeholders and other partner countries, thereby amplifying the impact of the programme.

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Link: https://devtracker.fcdo.gov.uk/projects/GB-1-204963

Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project 23 September 2020

The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the activities, results and lessons learned from the Pilot Mentoring project.

Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide
Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide 27 February 2020

The initiative is being implemented by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica and aims to develop the models, capacities and sustainability of community networks.

ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK)
ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) 26 December 2007

The ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) is a collection of workshop kits to help trainers working with telecentres, NGOs, community media organisations and the development sector to present effective training courses on a wide range of ICTs and non-ICT topics.

Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA)
Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) 18 December 2007

CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform.

Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) alliance
Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) alliance 28 November 2007

APC is part of the Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) alliance, which is a loose network of experienced organisations in information and communications for development who have made a commitment to learning and collaboration. BCO members, or ‘partners’ as they are referred to, include donor agencies from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK and international non-governme...

ItrainOnline
ItrainOnline 30 October 2007

ItrainOnline is a partnership involving eight organisations with particular experience in capacity building in development contexts. It aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs). In seeking to overcome skills gaps in development, it connects peo...

Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs
Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs 18 October 2007

GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies for social change. GEM provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social l...

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