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.
Within the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, APC was invited to be part of the "Empowering Communities" focus area lead. In that role, we have been highlighting the importance of commitment to policy, regulation and financial mechanisms to enable bottom-up and rights-based initiatives.
At the conference that will gather policy makers and regulators from around the world, APC will highlight the importance of policy, regulation and financial support to community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives.
APC's participation at RightsCon will focus on due diligence, environmental and human rights impact assessments in the tech sector, integration of gender perspectives into cyber policies, contributing to the Global Digital Compact process and financing mechanisms for community-owned networks.
Welcome to the 47th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
How are grassroots communities promoting digital inclusion while strengthening their autonomy? By sharing knowledge and thinking together how to build and strengthen community networks. Around 35 communities are joining the national community networks schools, the first of their kind, taking place in five countries.
Join us for the fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which will take place on 18 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC, to dialogue about the role that women play in community networks in the region.
What does it take for communities to make change happen? In this newsletter, discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe. Welcome to the 46th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.
What does it take for communities to make change happen? Discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe.
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.