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Anriette Esterhuysen, new chair of IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group, will strive to ensure the global South is part of the conversation
Anriette Esterhuysen, new chair of IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group, will strive to ensure the global South is part of the conversation 05 December 2019

An announcement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin on 26 November made particularly big waves in the APC community: his appointment of Anriette Esterhuysen as the new chair of the IGF’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). The MAG advises the Secretary-General on the programme of the annual meetings of the IGF, which was initially convened by the UN Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robust...

Inside the Digital Society: Where next for the IGF?
Inside the Digital Society: Where next for the IGF? 02 December 2019 David Souter

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) met last week, for the fourteenth time. I’m one of the few, I suspect, that has been to every one. Another of those few, APC’s former director Anriette Esterhuysen, has just been appointed by the UN Secretary General to chair the IGF’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (the MAG), the unwieldy conference arrangements committee that does much to run the show (see picture). Some background – because (its fans don’t realise) not everyone knows about the...

Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs
Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs 01 November 2019

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and partners are hosting their ninth Disco-tech event in conjunction with the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, on the evening of 26 November. We invite you to join us for this peer-learning event about utilising the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in strategies to mitigate and adap...

APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage 23 October 2019 APCNews

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 25 to 29 November in Berlin, Germany. The overall theme of the event is "One World. One Net. One Vision." We are heading to Berlin to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2019, and we hope to see you there. You can start by checking Social Media at the 14th IGF. For specific APC activity coverage, here are some guidelines ...

The importance of the African Internet Governance Forum
The importance of the African Internet Governance Forum 25 September 2019 Amanda Manyame

This blog post was originally published on the website of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). When you think of internet governance, you think emerging technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), young, evolving, borderless. You imagine a room, filled with a plethora of ideas, industry leaders, government representatives, youth, civil society and academics. You,...

Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society
Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society 19 September 2019

Internet-related and ICT policy processes protect the publicness of the internet and are accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018. The 6th African School on Internet Governance built up participants’ negotiation skills The Sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) took place i...

Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group
Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group 05 August 2019 Koliwe Majama

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to develop the leadership skills of Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds to enable them to effectively participate in local, regional and international internet governance structures. This is not only important for shaping the continent’s internet landscape, but also ensures that the African region is adequately represented at ...

Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance
Fostering discussion, learning and participation: The APC community’s work in 2018 to support civil society’s role in internet governance 17 July 2019 Gabrielle Willms

Internet governance is understood as including the development and application of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the internet globally. As the information society continues to expand, so too does the need for effective, rights-based development of cyberspace regulation and structures. APC and its network have been ...

Helping women and non-binary communities gain access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the potential of alternative models of connectivity
Helping women and non-binary communities gain access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the potential of alternative models of connectivity 07 March 2019 Gabrielle Willms

The transformative power of the internet has offered unprecedented access to information, possibilities for socioeconomic growth and the opportunity for increased exercise of a range of human rights, including cultural, social and economic rights and freedom of expression. Global growth in connectivity, however, has begun to slow and, for many, meaningful access to the internet remains elusive....

Can digital technologies accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Can digital technologies accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? 14 January 2019 Loyce Kyogabirwe (CIPESA)

The development and adoption of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and big data have accelerated exponentially in the past few years. These technologies have presented opportunities, but also challenges and risks, to internet users worldwide. During the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, the contribution of these technologie...

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