Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
One of the main goals of the Swedish International Development Agency is to reduce poverty and empower the poor. As part of its work in ICT for democracy, Sida funded a study to be conducted by the APC on the effects and possibilities of ICT for the enhancement of democracy, ending in 2009.
Sida has provided core funding to support the implementation of APC's strategic plan for the periods 2012-2015 and continues to support with core funding in 2016-2019.
In July 2012, Canada, along with 84 co-sponsors at the UN Human Rights Council, confirmed the importance of the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet, and in particular, freedom of expression online. This joint submission follows up on recommendations made in the first Canadian UPR and covers the following topics: - Public oversight and transparency in the context of open government data and the Access to Information Act. - Concerns about universal, equitable a...
Human rights and the internet are referred to in the founding documents on the United Nations World Summit of the Information Society, the Geneva Declaration of Principles and the Internet Governance Forum. During 2011 it became clear that the UPR must include the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the internet, particularly freedom of expression and freedom of association. In 2011 the Human Rights Committee noted that freedom of expression (including the rig...
Everyone has rights, including online. APC is documenting trends, lobbying for freedom of expression and to info in international forums and training human rights activists to use the internet securely.
Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.
This study by APC and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) explores the potential that information and communication technologies (ICTs) have for advancing democracy and empowerment, with a special focus on Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
APC has been commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to investigate the potential for the use of ICTs for advancing democracy. The study is intended to look beyond the simple “use” of ICTs (mainly internet and mobile phones) for democracy and are digging deeper to find out how ICTs permeate the different levels of society. Among others, the study assesses how civ...
The APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF) aims to support member-driven skills sharing, internships, and planning for collaboration among APC members, as well as members’ travel to and participation in events organised by others.