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Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

CITAD promotes community networks to bring internet access to the half of the Nigerian population who are still unconnected
CITAD promotes community networks to bring internet access to the half of the Nigerian population who are still unconnected 28 July 2021 CITAD

As the Nigerian telecoms regulator is reviewing its licensing processes, CITAD is calling for the inclusion of community networks as a special category of licences to help reach the more than 50% of Nigerians who still have no access to the internet, which has become more vital than ever.

Seeding change: La Différence strengthens Pamoja Net, a community-owned network for people living on a remote island in DRC
Seeding change: La Différence strengthens Pamoja Net, a community-owned network for people living on a remote island in DRC 21 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? By working side-by-side with the local community, La Différence builds Pamoja Net, a community-owned network providing internet access, while facilitating technological learning for youth on the island of Idjwi.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks 15 July 2021 Internet Society and APC

The first session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022, taking place on 28 July, will present tools and resources to navigate the stages and processes needed to set up and operate a sustainable community network. Find out more and register to join us. 

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.

Point of View awarded with grant by Omidyar Network India to help women navigate the internet safely
Point of View awarded with grant by Omidyar Network India to help women navigate the internet safely 08 July 2021 APCNews

APC member in India Point of View has been awarded an Omidyar Network Digital Society Challenge grant to create a platform that will provide low-income women access to digital safety information, as well as a helpline to assist women facing issues such as harassment and fraud online.

Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology
Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology 08 July 2021 APCNews

TypeRight is a research-based weekly newsletter published by APC member in India, the Digital Empowerment Foundation. It is a reflection of the advancements at the intersection of society and technology and an analysis of its impacts on people’s lives.

Seeding change: Arid Lands Information Network on using ICTs to achieve food security in East Africa
Seeding change: Arid Lands Information Network on using ICTs to achieve food security in East Africa 07 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? Arid Lands Information Network promotes information and knowledge exchange in rural communities in East Africa so that they can achieve food security. 

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 37
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 37 24 June 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 37th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Gendered impact of COVID-19 on women in Kibera
Gendered impact of COVID-19 on women in Kibera 23 June 2021 KICTANet

Women living in informal settlements deal with everyday economic, political and social burdens that they need to overcome in order to create cohesion in their families and communities. Moreover, women are critical contributors to the survival of their households.

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