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Talking community networks at AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018
Talking community networks at AfChix TechWomen Summit 2018 12 June 2018 Kazanka Comfort for GenderIT.org

For a one-day event, AfChix 2018 was well attended and really packed full of exciting activities. Among the notable participants were undergraduates from the University of Technology, Dakar. The presence of these young women at this high-profile ICT event for women was a reassuring sign that the future of AfChix is secured. The importance of the event was also underscored by the fact this was the first time the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) was dedicating a day to African women in ICTs. Khoudi...

Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open!
Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open! 16 May 2018

Are you a current or potential leader in internet governance forums and debates in Africa? Do you want to deepen your understanding of the “multistakeholder” approach to internet-related policy making? Whether you are a policy maker, a researcher, a regulator, an engineer, a journalist, an entrepreneur or a gender equality and human rights defender – if you care about internet policy in Africa, AfriSIG is for you! The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Unio...

The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of four rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2016)
The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of four rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2016) 22 March 2018 Debbie Budlender

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is an annual five-day residential knowledge and leadership building event established by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency and from 2015 organised in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). The primary objective of A...

Inside the Information Society: Exploring Africa’s research priorities
Inside the Information Society: Exploring Africa’s research priorities 12 March 2018 David Souter

Last week I participated in / facilitated a workshop on Africa’s research priorities for the Information Society. What follows are some thoughts arising. The workshop was organised by Research ICT Africa, which has published some of the most interesting and in-depth analyses of Africa’s communications sector in the last decade. The findings from one strand of its work, its latest ...

Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt
Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt 23 November 2017

Capacity building on internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the fifth annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG 2017), taking place on 28 November to 2 December 2017 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. The school, organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), received an overwhelming response to its call for applications this year, which was la...

Highlights from the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (#FIFAfrica2017)
Highlights from the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (#FIFAfrica2017) 29 September 2017

Privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online were some of the concerns of this year's Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17). Co-organised by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa and the Association for Progressive Communications, this meeting took place in Johannesburg, South A...

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa to take place in Johannesburg 26 September 2017 APC

Privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online are some of the concerns of this year's Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17). Co-organised by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), this meeting will take place in Jo...

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017 Chenai Chair

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challenges that limit men and women’s experience of the internet and present a barrier to access? In this ...

APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet
APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet 25 May 2017 APC

As the world commemorates Africa Day this week, APC is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting, which will take place between 26 and 28 May 2017 at the SAHRC headquarters, will gather representatives of national human rights ...

Access and beyond: Navigating the gendered cyberspace
Access and beyond: Navigating the gendered cyberspace 17 April 2017 Chenai Chair

Affordability is one of the primary barriers to internet access, and particularly to optimal use. Knowing this fully from our previous research, Research ICT Africa (RIA) conducted focus groups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda in November 2016. The task at hand for this Mozilla-funded research, part of the Equal Rating project, was to obtain qualitative information that refl...

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