Capacity building

2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever
2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever 14 December 2020

We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Protecting the stories of marginalised people in the digital space
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Protecting the stories of marginalised people in the digital space 10 November 2020 EngageMedia

Bishakha Datta, executive director of Point of View, elaborates on how the challenges that marginalised communities face on the internet are parallel to the obstacles encountered offline, as well as how allies in solidarity can protect and amplify these stories in the digital space.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 10 November 2020 Internet Society and APC

Community-owned networks provide alternative, locally driven and sustainable solutions that are critical in addressing connectivity gaps in Africa. To explore these solutions, the next session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa is taking place on 25 November 2020.

Highlights from Kenya IGF Week 2020
Highlights from Kenya IGF Week 2020 03 November 2020 Mwendwa Kivuva for KICTANet

KICTANet, together with partners including APC, is holding the first virtual Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 October 2020. The Kenya IGF is preceded by the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) in what is dubbed the Kenya IGF Week.

Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo
Low-cost, community-based communications network towers: One of many reasons to love bamboo 30 October 2020 Carmen Ferri

APC’s local access and community networks team hosted a webinar called “We ♥ Bamboo: How to grow and construct your own bamboo masts for extending rural connectivity – sharing experiences”. The aim of the webinar was to offer guidance to those who would like to build bamboo community network towers or further develop their work in this area.

African civic tech and COVID-19: Five emerging trends
African civic tech and COVID-19: Five emerging trends 28 October 2020

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa shares a brief on how the African civic tech community has created several innovations or adapted and repurposed existing resources to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Youth and online activism at Thailand protests
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Youth and online activism at Thailand protests 19 October 2020 EngageMedia

Piyanut Kotsan, director of Amnesty International Thailand, enumerates the human and digital rights issues and violations occurring during the recent youth-led protests, from the disproportionate use of laws against dissenting opinions to the increase in online harassment against young protesters. 

30th anniversary: Our member Mitra Ardron shares his vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Mitra Ardron shares his vision for APC in the next 10 years 02 October 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next 10 years of APC from our individual member Mitra Ardron from the United States and Australia, who envisions APC taking a leading role in ensuring everyone has access to the internet in the coming decade.

30th anniversary: Our member Vera Vieira shares her vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Vera Vieira shares her vision for APC in the next 10 years 01 October 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next 10 years of APC of our individual member Vera Vieira from Brazil, who envisions APC continuing to foster a strong network in the fight towards a more equitable and peaceful world. 

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