Community-centred connectivity

How is your digital well-being?
How is your digital well-being? 16 February 2024 Nat Sumon

We all see the the impact of our digital usage but don’t often think about our digital well-being. An innovative Thai project developed workshops for women and LBQ activists on coping better with digital technology and activism, and suggested a new paradigm of using digital tools while also caring about everyone’s well-being.

Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series
Five hopeful stories of community networks rethinking technologies from our podcast series 30 January 2024 Débora Prado

Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.

Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity
Community networks newsletter: New year, new opportunities to strengthen community-centred connectivity 25 January 2024 APCNews

This is the first edition of our newsletter in 2024 – and it brings encouraging prospects for community-centred connectivity. The year begins with new opportunities, whether in terms of open calls or spaces and materials to strengthen these initiatives through shared knowledge.

The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology
The dream of connecting communities through collaboration and technology 15 January 2024 Daniel Mariano de Almeida

In the heart of an urban periphery, an inspiring initiative is developing: the construction of the community network, Novo Futuro. Its objective is to bring quality educational content to local residents who face structural obstacles. Find out more about their journey. 

Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity
Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity 07 January 2024 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative is inviting host institutions in different regions that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for different positions. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2024. Find out more and send your application.

Community network regulation around the world
Community network regulation around the world 15 December 2023 Carlos Rey-Moreno

This paper provides a brief overview of the growing recognition for community networks at the international, regional and national level and the evolution of regulatory frameworks to enable their development.

Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network
Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 14 December 2023 Maja Romano

In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.

Call for organisations to nominate and host regional gender coordinators for the Local Networks initiative
Call for organisations to nominate and host regional gender coordinators for the Local Networks initiative 12 December 2023 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of gender coordinator in the region of their scope.

Call for organisations to nominate and host regional capacity-building coordinators for the Local Networks initiative
Call for organisations to nominate and host regional capacity-building coordinators for the Local Networks initiative 12 December 2023 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of capacity-building coordinator in the region where they work.

Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia policy coordinator for the Local Networks initiative
Call for organisations to nominate and host Asia policy coordinator for the Local Networks initiative 12 December 2023 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Asia* that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of policy coordinator.  Find out more. 

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