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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.

Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together
Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together 30 June 2021 APCNews

In this column we're highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. Colnodo made meaningful contributions to the community networks movement by supporting three such initiatives in Colombia while strengthening its own strategy.

Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil
Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil 09 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.

Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil
Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil 09 June 2021 Portal sem Porteiras

The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.

Seeding change: Fantsuam Foundation mobilises ICTs to fight poverty and disadvantage in northern Nigeria
Seeding change: Fantsuam Foundation mobilises ICTs to fight poverty and disadvantage in northern Nigeria 26 May 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Fantsuam Foundation works on empowering community members, particularly women, to find means of employment and income to meet their own development needs using ICTs.

Seeding change: Zenzeleni provides community-rooted connectivity in rural South Africa
Seeding change: Zenzeleni provides community-rooted connectivity in rural South Africa 28 April 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? Find out how Zenzeleni Community Networks has been growing its capacity to provide internet access while building a local source of income alongside community members in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

Community Networks Stories: How community networks from Latin America partnered up for learning, sharing and caring
Community Networks Stories: How community networks from Latin America partnered up for learning, sharing and caring 17 December 2020 ORCAL

The Latin American Community Networks Organisation for Technological Appropiation (ORCAL) is a joint initiative of Latin American community networks and network builders to reinforce their individual and collective sustainability.

Community Networks Stories: Experiences from co-creating a local knowledge network
Community Networks Stories: Experiences from co-creating a local knowledge network 11 December 2020 Living Labs Network and Forum and Janastu/Servelots

The focus of this project was to explore community-owned Wi-Fi mesh as a decentralised and localised network infrastructure to enable us to co-design frameworks that support archiving at the grassroots in Bidar, India.

Community Networks Stories: Installing community networks, uninstalling gender stereotypes
Community Networks Stories: Installing community networks, uninstalling gender stereotypes 01 December 2020 Digital Empowerment Foundation

As a flag-bearer of digital connectivity in her village in India, Talaria Amruta is helping build community networks through the Digital Empowerment Foundation's “Barefoot Women Wireless Engineers” inititiave.

Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon
Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon 17 November 2020 Isabel Harari for Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)

Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Brazilian Association of Digital Radio (ABRADIG) worked together with local and indigenous communities in Extractive Reserves in Pará, Brazil to co-create an appropriate digital two-way communication system through high frequency or HF radio.

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