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APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery while it is being made, hard to acknowledge and understand while it is happening, but mind-bending whe...

APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities
APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities 25 October 2017 AlterMundi

AlterMundi‘s most significant achievement in 2016 was obtaining a scale-up grant from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) for the LibreRouter project.

APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population
APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population 25 October 2017 Digital Empowerment Foundation

As much as 67% of India’s population lives in rural India. This population is largely dependent on government services for some of their most basic needs and livelihoods. Realising the need to serve India’s rural, remote and marginalised population with relevant information about governments services, schemes and entitlements in a timely manner, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF...

APC members in 2016: Out of sight
APC members in 2016: Out of sight 25 October 2017 Point of View

Sometimes, a tweak to technology can open your eyes. To what you never saw. So in October 2016, when the Mumbai International Film Festival invited Point of View to collaborate, we suggested a special screening: for those without sight.

APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT
APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT 25 October 2017 APC

With the support of an APC member project grant, Colnodo developed a new app, PiensaEnTIC, which uses interactive learning activities to raise young women’s awareness of digital security and their internet rights. The app has been downloaded over 600 times.

APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities
APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities 25 October 2017 Zenzeleni Networks

Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi has finally managed to connect its networks to a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet option.

APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency
APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency 25 October 2017 Asociación Trinidad

Among the highlights of Asociación Trinidad’s work in 2016 were the activities undertaken as part of its ongoing project Mirá: Observatorio Ciudadano, a citizens’ observatory to ensure the effective implementation of Law 5.282/14 on access to public information and government transparency in the Municipality of Asunción, Paraguay.

APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet
APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet 25 October 2017 PROTEGE-QV

In December 2016, with the support of an APC member small grant, PROTEGE-QV held a workshop to investigate the reasons behind the relatively poor access to and quality of the internet in Cameroon.

Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
Call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 11 October 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fifth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 28 November to 2 December.

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, and funds were also used to support the research for 28 national GISWatch 2017 reports.