Training and capacity building

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.

Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective
Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective 06 December 2023 Maja Romano

Advocating for the protection and promotion of digital rights is a continuous challenge faced by civil society organisations. How do we come to establish equality as a baseline?

AfriSIG 2023 assembled stakeholders and parliamentarians from 20 countries to help implement the African Union's Data Policy Framework
AfriSIG 2023 assembled stakeholders and parliamentarians from 20 countries to help implement the African Union's Data Policy Framework 29 October 2023 Maja Romano

This year’s AfriSIG took place from 13 to 18 September in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the course of five days, 53 participants from 20 countries took part in interactive sessions ranging from the history of internet governance in the African context to the digital economy and cyber resilience.

Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders
Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders 21 September 2023 Arsène Tungali

Arsène Tungali, executive director of the DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International, shares his takeaways from this international learning and exchange experience made possible with support from APC's Member Engagement and Travel Fund.

CATAE: Promoting the use of open technologies in education in Venezuela
CATAE: Promoting the use of open technologies in education in Venezuela 03 July 2023 Sandra Benítez, Beatriz Sandia and Edmundo Vitale

With the support of an APC subgrant, Venezuelan member organisation EsLaRed developed a training platform to help foster the use of open technologies in teaching and learning processes, an area that has been little explored in the country until now.

APC policy explainer: What is a gender-sensitive approach to cyber capacity building?
APC policy explainer: What is a gender-sensitive approach to cyber capacity building? 30 June 2023 APC

A gender-sensitive approach to cyber capacity building understands and considers the gendered impacts and implications of cyber threats, and calls for specific steps to address the needs, priorities and capacities of women and people of diverse sexualities, gender expressions and identities.

Our Circular Future: “We don’t want to see the circular economy become a new marketing campaign”
Our Circular Future: “We don’t want to see the circular economy become a new marketing campaign” 29 June 2023 Leila Nachawati and Maja Romano

In this fourth part of the series on Our Circular Future, Colnodo’s Plácido Silva tells us about good and bad electronic waste management practices in Colombia and their impact on education.

Our Circular Future: "We must adopt the circular economy without waiting for the government to say, ‘Hey, this is a time bomb now'"
Our Circular Future: "We must adopt the circular economy without waiting for the government to say, ‘Hey, this is a time bomb now'" 22 June 2023 Maja Romano

In this third part of our special series on Our Circular Future, Syed Kazi of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in India talks to us about how one of the highest-consuming regions of the world needs to urgently adopt circular economy approaches across all sectors.

Our Circular Future: “Our strength comes from addressing multiple needs like the environment, youth employment and using technology for social use”
Our Circular Future: “Our strength comes from addressing multiple needs like the environment, youth employment and using technology for social use” 29 May 2023 Maja Romano

In part two of this special series, we spoke with Florencia Roveri at our Argentina-based member Nodo TAU. From supporting youth with future e-waste projects to exploring the challenges to electronic waste treatment, Nodo TAU has been advocating for better ICT recycling practices in the community.

“The bottom line is to understand that linearity and growth will not go together”: Introducing Our Circular Future, a series on the future of circular economies
“The bottom line is to understand that linearity and growth will not go together”: Introducing Our Circular Future, a series on the future of circular economies 18 May 2023 Maja Romano

In this new series, we reconnect with members who contributed to our guide on the circular economy of digital devices, this time about their vision for the future of these economies. In part one, we speak with CITAD about what is needed in the right to repair movement, emerging trends and lessons learned and missed.

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