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Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks 15 July 2021 Internet Society and APC

The first session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022, taking place on 28 July, will present tools and resources to navigate the stages and processes needed to set up and operate a sustainable community network. Find out more and register to join us. 

Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America 13 July 2021

The open call received 96 applications from initiatives and projects directly engaged with existing or new community networks around the world. Find out more about the 15 initiatives selected to receive the grants from among the many impressive proposals.

Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil
Community Networks Stories: How Portal sem Porteiras is strengthening its nodes with true human connections among women in Brazil 09 June 2021 Portal sem Porteiras

The Portal sem Porteiras (PSP) community network is bridging gender inequalities within the world of technology in Brazil. Find out more about the impacts of the Nodes that Bond project in this beautiful story collectively created by PSP participants.

Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters
Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters 20 May 2021

From recommendations to reflections on the diversity of communities’ values and principles, this guide offers an important contribution to people, organisations and communities that see training as crucial to promote their communication and telecommunications processes within their territories or regions, especially for community networks.

Guide launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for technical community promoters
Guide launch: Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences – a guide on training programmes for technical community promoters 11 May 2021 APCNews

We are pleased to announce the online launch of this unique publication on the participatory implementation of training initiatives. Find out more and be sure to save the date on 20 May 2021 to join us for a conversation on training experiences from communities around the world.

Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South
Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South 07 April 2021 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative announced its 2021 grant programme for projects involving existing or new community networks linked to technological innovation and appropriation, gender and women’s participation, community-led processes and policy-related aspects. The call is open until 30 April.

The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks
The contribution of bell hooks and Paulo Freire to the construction of community networks 31 March 2021 Daiane Araujo dos Santos for GenderIT.org

Daiane Araujo dos Santos discusses the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.

Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021
Community networks recognition: Local Networks initiative and projects from Tosepan and IBEBrasil nominated for the WSIS Prizes 2021 11 March 2021 APCNews

The voting period is now open and will close on 31 March 2021. Find out how to vote and help us to support the global recognition of community networks initiatives.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Inside an African community network 12 February 2021 Internet Society and APC

The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 32 29 January 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 32sd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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