Community-centred connectivity

APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum 02 October 2023 APC

APC believes that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) remains at the heart of the internet governance ecosystem. Here we share some basic information about the 2023 global IGF in Kyoto, Japan, as well as highlighting this year's strategic priorities for APC.

Community networks newsletter: Women weaving more inclusive spaces and networks around the world
Community networks newsletter: Women weaving more inclusive spaces and networks around the world 28 September 2023 APCNews

In this issue, we celebrate and share the experiences of women who are overcoming challenges and stereotypes of gender, class and race to build more inclusive spaces and experiences to foster community-centred connectivity around the world.

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 25 August 2023 APCNews

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AprIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on internet governance. This year will be a hybrid event in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 to 31 August. APC staff and members are hosting and involved in key sessions.

Can simply "connecting everyone" enable a worthwhile digital future?
Can simply "connecting everyone" enable a worthwhile digital future? 21 August 2023 Débora Prado

We draw upon the latest edition of our flagship publication Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) to answer the question raised by APC at the UN’s Global Digital Compact (GDC): how can we meaningfully “connect everyone” while keeping local realities in mind?

Including community networks in Universal Service Fund strategies: A step to overcome the digital divide
Including community networks in Universal Service Fund strategies: A step to overcome the digital divide 27 July 2023 Débora Prado

The Universal Service Fund – created precisely to subsidise the promotion of universal access to telecommunications services – should include community-led models, as recommended by ITU on several occasions, and advancing in countries such as Argentina, Malawi and Kenya. 

Community networks newsletter: Challenging the digital divide around the world
Community networks newsletter: Challenging the digital divide around the world 27 July 2023 APCNews

Welcome to the 60th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. In this edition, we celebrate these networks’ multiple achievements, discuss the challenges they face, and moot the kind of support they need.

Regulators from Southern African countries take a deep dive into community networks alternatives for digital inclusion
Regulators from Southern African countries take a deep dive into community networks alternatives for digital inclusion 26 July 2023 Débora Prado

A forum organised by the Communications Regulators' Association of Southern Africa brought together its member states to discuss the importance of community networks in providing universal services, and the policy and regulation measures needed to support them.

Towards the Digital Super Highway: How community networks will shape Kenya’s digital agenda
Towards the Digital Super Highway: How community networks will shape Kenya’s digital agenda 07 July 2023 Catherine Kyalo

Community networks in Kenya are happy to lead the way with Africa's first-ever association of community networks. The association unites community networks in Kenya, amplifies their voices, and prioritises their needs in policy dialogues, fostering a favourable environment for their development.

Community networks newsletter: Women connecting a village
Community networks newsletter: Women connecting a village 29 June 2023 APCNews

In this issue, we are inspired by women who are cultivating community networks in their regions. Welcome to the 59th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Communities of practice in community networks: Exchanging knowledge on the Pirania captive portal
Communities of practice in community networks: Exchanging knowledge on the Pirania captive portal 29 May 2023 Natália Lobo

This piece recounts the joint discussions and learning shared among three community networks in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, revolving around the installation and use of the Pirania captive portal, an open source application that works as an internet access control tool.

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