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Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology
Seeding change: Celebrating the Indigenous Cabécar women who hacked the white man's technology 16 November 2023 Débora Prado

Learn from an inspiring project carried out by Sulá Batsú in partnership with the Alto Pacuare Cabécares Women's Association in Costa Rica. Together, they mobilised technologies and communications to strengthen local women’s voices and agency, while reflecting on the potential impact of being connected to the internet. 

Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform
Seeding change: How Indigenous villages in Brazil built Nhandeflix, their own streaming platform 30 June 2023 Débora Prado

Discover how a group of Indigenous villages in Brazil built a streaming platform with content focusing on the Indigenous way of life. They used their own intranet within their community network, as an alternative to attention grabbing by large corporations on the internet.

Seeding change: “Twenty years of dreams were given a breath of life by a pandemic in Kilifi, Kenya”
Seeding change: “Twenty years of dreams were given a breath of life by a pandemic in Kilifi, Kenya” 01 March 2023 Leila Nachawati

“Twenty years of dreams were finally given a breath of life by a pandemic,” founder of Dunia Moja Twahir Hussein says about his work with underprivileged communities in Kilifi, on the coast of Kenya.

Seeding change: The community networks flowering in Argentina during challenging times
Seeding change: The community networks flowering in Argentina during challenging times 02 February 2023 Débora Prado

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentina saw many community networks flourishing and upholding the country to implement unprecedented policies. The key to this was the awareness of where the most valuable knowledge is: within the communities. Find out more through the journey of AlterMundi.

Seeding change: Communities mobilise open data to challenge oil industry pollution in Nigeria
Seeding change: Communities mobilise open data to challenge oil industry pollution in Nigeria 13 September 2022 Débora Prado

A groundbreaking project showcases how Nigerian communities are using low-cost, free technologies to monitor air pollution and stand up to hold the responsible accountable.

Seeding change: Rhizomatica’s high frequency radio showcases the power of communication in remote regions of the Amazon
Seeding change: Rhizomatica’s high frequency radio showcases the power of communication in remote regions of the Amazon 11 August 2022 Maja Romano

Imagine you are in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. There is no mobile coverage or internet access. The long distances and rugged landscapes make communication highly challenging. These communities are precisely the ones Rhizomatica aims to support when building new technologies that connect people.

Seeding change: Common Room’s challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic in Indonesia
Seeding change: Common Room’s challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic in Indonesia 08 June 2022 APCNews

When the pandemic challenged the world, the experience of communities in the remote Ciracap sub-district in West Java, Indonesia, showed the importanceof building a local response to the crisis. Common Room fostered the deployment of the "Ciracap Sub-district Community Network", a connectivity infrastructure, in a region where people face many challenges to accessing information.

Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico
Seeding change: Meet Hackers Comunitarias, the women challenging communications, tech and access inequalities in Mexico 01 April 2022 APCNews

In this photo essay we will discover the experiences and learnings from two communities in Mexico – Cherán and Xocoyolo. The women in these communities get together to redefine technologies and develop their networks locally.

Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia
Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia 25 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our partners, supported by APC subgranting. This catalytic project built a digital community network for the Ju|’hoan people living in the remote Nyae-Nyae Conservancy in Namibia.

Seeding change: BAIF partners with community members to create a digital ecosystem in the tribal village of Pathardi, India
Seeding change: BAIF partners with community members to create a digital ecosystem in the tribal village of Pathardi, India 06 October 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? BAIF is partnering with community members to enable a digital ecosystem in Pathardi, a tribal village in India, as a way to archive local knowledge and culture, protect biodiversity, and provide new income alternatives.

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