community networks

Colnodo statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on digital inclusion and connectivity
Colnodo statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on digital inclusion and connectivity 19 April 2023 Colnodo

In its statement to the Thematic Deep-Dive session organised to gather input for the Global Digital Compact, APC member organisation Colnodo, based in Colombia, highlighted the contribution that can be made by community networks to connect the unconnected.

Universal service funds as a financing mechanism for community networks in Kenya
Universal service funds as a financing mechanism for community networks in Kenya 12 April 2023 Josephine Miliza

In the COVID-19 era, community networks became increasingly important in meeting the rising demand for affordable connectivity. In Kenya, where community networks are growing in size and number, there was a positive regulatory change in 2021. Read more in this piece from KICTANet.

Diversity in telecoms policy and regulation advocacy spaces
Diversity in telecoms policy and regulation advocacy spaces 04 April 2023 Josephine Miliza

Women have historically been underrepresented in the telecommunications policy and regulation spaces, but there has been a recent push to increase diversity in these fields, as Josephine Miliza of APC member organisation KICTANet reports.

Community networks newsletter: From recognition to action
Community networks newsletter: From recognition to action 30 March 2023 APCNews

Around the world, communities are building alternatives to bridge the digital divide. And their contribution has been recognised recently: in this edition, we can discover tangible examples. Welcome to the 56th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

Community networks in Latin America: Weaving dreams together
Community networks in Latin America: Weaving dreams together 17 March 2023 Débora Prado

A diverse range of people with different backgrounds are building community networks in many countries in the LAC region. They are demonstrating that community networks can be a process in which technologies, communications and access are moulded to meet local realities, dreams and needs.

Cameroon in focus: Community networks as complementary connectivity solutions
Cameroon in focus: Community networks as complementary connectivity solutions 14 March 2023 APCNews

Diverse stakeholders and government representatives are meeting to discuss complementary connectivity solutions and the next steps to address the country's and region's digital divide. To support the dialogue, APC and GIZ Cameroon present a new Policy Brief with recommendations.

Community networks for digital inclusion in rural areas: What are the opportunities for Cameroon?
Community networks for digital inclusion in rural areas: What are the opportunities for Cameroon? 13 March 2023 Sylvie Siyam, Josephine Miliza and Carlos Rey-Moreno

This paper highlights the ever-increasing importance of access to electronic communications services in Cameroon and presents regulatory and operational recommendations to make the national environment more favourable to the development of community networks.

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.

Introductory brief: The Global Digital Compact
Introductory brief: The Global Digital Compact 01 March 2023

This introductory brief produced by APC seeks to provide civil society organisations with an initial understanding of the strategic relevance of engaging in the UN-led Global Digital Compact process by developing inputs based on a long-term vision for what we want the internet to be.

Celebrating groundbreaking achievements led by communities
Celebrating groundbreaking achievements led by communities 23 February 2023 APCNews

Meet community-led initiatives showing how networks can be built recognising the protagonism and autonomy of the diverse people and in support of a worthwhile future. Welcome to the 55th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access and community-based initiatives.

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