Capacity building

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

This episode was recorded on October 15, 2020, the day the Thai government enacted an emergency decree restricting physical gatherings as part of its response to curb the continued protests in the country. The video version of this episode will be available on October 19.

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 14 October 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 28 October 2020.

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. 

30th anniversary: Our member Open Culture Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Open Culture Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years 25 September 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member Open Culture Foundation from Taiwan who envisions APC creating a closer network of our members in Asia and fostering a greater ecosystem around global communities.

APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020
APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020 24 September 2020

The APC Impact Report 2016-2019 encapsulates the APC network's high level impact over the four years of our strategic cycle, which ended in 2019. While the report looks back at our work, it also brings us forward through the strategic direction that we set for ourselves in the next four years.

Call for solidarity: How the international community can show support for Thai protesters
Call for solidarity: How the international community can show support for Thai protesters 24 September 2020 Sara Pacia for Coconet

On the anniversary of the 2006 Thai coup, protesters will once again gather at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to call for political changes and democratic reforms. Students as young as 14 years old have been at the forefront of the protests, with some groups demanding ten key reforms, among them the revocation of the lese-majeste law and the pardoning of all those jailed due to this...

30th anniversary: Our member VOICE shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member VOICE shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years 23 September 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member VOICE from Bangladesh who envisions APC becoming a more vibrant and connected network.

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