gender and community networks

Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series
Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series 30 January 2024 Débora Prado

Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.

Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity
Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity 25 January 2024 APCNews

This is the first edition of our newsletter in 2024 – and it brings encouraging prospects for community-centred connectivity. The year begins with new opportunities, whether in terms of open calls or spaces and materials to strengthen these initiatives through shared knowledge.

Community networks newsletter: 12 stories of people connecting themselves while defending the well-being of their communities
Community networks newsletter: 12 stories of people connecting themselves while defending the well-being of their communities 30 November 2023 APCNews

This month we want to highlight the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast – now completed and sharing 12 powerful stories of community networks around the world. Welcome to the 64th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world
Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world 02 November 2023 Débora Prado

In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities. 

Community networks newsletter: Get inspired by communities building networks through shared knowledge
Community networks newsletter: Get inspired by communities building networks through shared knowledge 25 October 2023 APCNews

This month we are highlighting the fundamental role of knowledge exchange and capacity-building in expanding meaningful and community-centred connectivity. Welcome to the 63th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Community networks newsletter: Women weaving more inclusive spaces and networks around the world
Community networks newsletter: Women weaving more inclusive spaces and networks around the world 28 September 2023 APCNews

In this issue, we celebrate and share the experiences of women who are overcoming challenges and stereotypes of gender, class and race to build more inclusive spaces and experiences to foster community-centred connectivity around the world.

Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind?
Community networks newsletter: Can connectivity enable a worthwhile digital future leaving no one behind? 31 August 2023 APCNews

In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Community networks newsletter: Challenging the digital divide around the world
Community networks newsletter: Challenging the digital divide around the world 27 July 2023 APCNews

Welcome to the 60th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. In this edition, we celebrate these networks’ multiple achievements, discuss the challenges they face, and moot the kind of support they need.

Community networks newsletter: Women connecting a village
Community networks newsletter: Women connecting a village 29 June 2023 APCNews

In this issue, we are inspired by women who are cultivating community networks in their regions. Welcome to the 59th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Communities of practice in community networks: Exchanging knowledge on the Pirania captive portal
Communities of practice in community networks: Exchanging knowledge on the Pirania captive portal 29 May 2023 Natália Lobo

This piece recounts the joint discussions and learning shared among three community networks in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, revolving around the installation and use of the Pirania captive portal, an open source application that works as an internet access control tool.

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