Beyond the support and contributions of our member organisations and their communities, APC’s programmes and projects receive valuable financial support from our funding partners and donor agencies, and in-kind contributions from other institutions that believe in APC’s work.

Financiadores actuales

AmplifyChange (agreement administered by Mannion Daniels Ltd)

  • Building EROTICS networks in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka (2015-2017)

European Union, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 

  • Networking for freedom online and offline: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan (2014-2017)

The Ford Foundation

  • Core support for internet rights and gender justice advocacy at international and regional levels, and core support for institutional strengthening (2017-2018)

  • Support to research a feminist perspective on internet policy issues and build cross-movement collaboration with women’s rights groups in the global South (2016-2017)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

  • Mapping Gender and the Information Society (2016-2017)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

  • Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2016-2019)

Womanity Foundation 

  • TakeBackTheTech! Mexico (2017)

Financiadores desde 2003 a 2016

Abigail E. Disney

  • Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) (2008)

Access Now

  • African School of Internet Governance (AFRISIG) (2015-2016)

Afilias Limited 

  • African School of Internet Governance (AFRISIG) (2013-2016)

Africa Technology and Transparency

  • Strengthening Civil Society Capacity to Combat Gender-Based Violence in DRC and Congo (2011-2014)

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (cgi.br)

  • Internet Governance Forum (2010); Latin America and Caribbean Meeting (2010)

Bread for All

  • Global Information Society Watch (2008)

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

  • Knowledge and Capacity for Civil Society Engagement in ICT Policies: Leveraging the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) (2004-2005)


  • Capacity Building for Wireless Connectivity in Africa (wireless equipment for workshops) (2005)

Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS)

  • CRIS Campaign and Global Governance Project (GGP) Toolkit (2004 and 2005) and CRIS-Kenya (2004)

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

  • ICT Policies and Civil Society project (ICT policy handbook and curriculum (2004)

  • ICT Policy for Civil Society Training in Colombia (2003)

Domain Name Commission Limited

  • Disco-Tech at Internet Governance Forum (2013)

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)

  • FLOW: Women leaders who combat technology-related violence: Defending a safe, secure environment for women and girls (2012-2015)

  • MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women (2009-2011)

  • Core support to APC (2005-2008)

Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst e.V. (EED)

  • National ICT policy portals (2006-2007); Knowledge and capacity for civil society engagement in ICT policy (2005)

  • Mobilising Civil Society for the World Summit on the Information Society (2003-2004)

Food and Agricultural Oganisations of the United Nations (FAO)

  • IMACK module on Web 2.0 and Social Networking for Development (2007-2009)

  • IMARK module “Building Electronic Communities and Networks” (2006)

  • Lessons for IMARK (e-learning initiative) module ‘Building Electronic Communities and Networks’ (2004-2005)

The Ford Foundation

  • Support to research a feminist perspective on internet policy issues and build cross-movement collaboration with women’s rights groups in the global South (2016-2017)

  • Mid-term evaluation of the outcomes resulting from the implementation of APC’s 2013-2016 strategic plan (2016)

  • Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) (2014-2015)

  • EROTICS II: Support to strengthen advocacy work on internet governance and access to SRH and Rights (2012-2014)

  • Strengthening Civil Society Networking and Advocacy on Internet Public Policy in Global Arenas (2009-2011)

  • EROTICS Sexuality and the Internet - An Exploratory Research Project (2008-2011)

  • Global ICT Policy Advocacy for Information and Communications for Social Justice and Sustainable Development (2008)

  • CIPP programme core support (2006-2008); Global Advocacy on Communication Rights (2003)

Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

  • ICT Policy for Civil Society Training in Colombia (2003)

Global fund for women

  • Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) (2008)

Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)

  • GEM consultancy and Gender and ICT Awards (2004-2005)

Google Inc.

  • African Internet Governance School (AFRISIG) (2015-2016)

  • Programme support for APC work in Latin America (2010-2011)

German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ)

  • APC ActionApps Reseller Training in Africa HIVOS APC-Africa-Women (2003)

  • Global ICT Policy Monitor (Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa) (2003)

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)

  • Internet Governance in the MENA (2013-2016)

  • Core contribution to APC Strategic Action Plan (2013-2016)

  • Disco-tech Internet Governance Forum (2014)

  • Core support for the APC Strategic Action Plan (2009-2012)

  • Global Information Society Watch (2008-2015)

  • Core support - engaging policy and practice (2008)

  • Global ICT Policy Monitor project (core support to CIPP and APC-Africa-Women) (2004-2007)

  • GenARDIS (A Small Grants Fund to Address Gender Issues in ICTs in ACP Agriculture and Rural Development) project (2008-2010)

  • APC-Africa-Women; Global Gender and ICT Forum (2004)


  • Policy dialogue and consensus-building workshop on “Expanding Affordable Access in Africa” (2005-2006)

Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA)

  • Betinho Prize 2003 and 2005

Institute of International education (IIE)

  • Decreasing Cost of Broadband in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria (2009-2010)

  • Ford consultancy Workshop on Open, Universal Internet Access (2008)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

  • A Rights-Based Approach to Internet Policy and Governance for the Advancement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2013-2016)

  • Building research and communications capacity for an open, fair and sustainable networked society The APC Action Network (2010-2012)

  • Implementation of a Business Development Strategy for the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM business model) (2010-2011)

  • Capacity Building and Institutional Support Project (INSPRO I and II) (2005-2010)

  • Communication for Influence in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA) (2008-2010)

  • D-Island – online spaces for ICT4D practitioners (2010)

  • Towards Détente in Media Piracy (2008-2010)

  • Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM II) (2006-2009)

  • Communication for Influence in Latin America (CILAC) (2008-2009)

  • GenARDIS project (2005-2009)

  • Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) (2008)

  • Institutional strengthening and assessment of KICTANet (2007)

  • Harambee (2006-2007)

  • GEM workshop in Asia (2006)

  • GenARDIS project evaluation (2006)

  • Making EASSy Easy (2006)

  • Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa (2004-2006)

  • Gender Research in Africa into ICTs for Empowerment (GRACE) (2005-2006)

  • Media and ICT policy meeting (2006)

  • Meeting of all wireless partners (2006)

  • Wireless Going Forward (2006)

  • Wireless Training workshop at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) (2005)

  • Global Gender and ICT Forum (2004)

  • Africa ICT Policy Monitor project (2004-2005)

  • Africa Hafkin Prize (2003–2005)

  • Betinho Prize (2003 and 2005)

  • Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM) (2003-2004)

  • LAC and Africa ICT Policy Monitor Projects (2003)

IDRC Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO)

  • Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change (2010-2012)

  • Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Opening the Internet Governance Debate in East Africa for kICTANeT (2010)

IDRC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO)

  • APC partnership with Fundación Comunica on Impact 2.0: Linking research, advocacy and policy through Web 2.0 practices and tools at national levels in Uruguay, Peru and Ecuador (2010-2011)

International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)

  • GenARDIS (2005, 2008-2009)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • IGF travel grants (2008)

The Internet Society (ISOC)

  • African School of Internet Governance (AFRISIG) (2013-2016)

Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)

  • Internet Governance Forum, Latin America and Caribbean Meeting (2010)

Mozilla Foundation

  • Disco-tech pre-event at the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (2015)

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) - Planning and Coordinating Agency

  • African School of Internet Governance (support originally from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa) (2015-2016)

NonCommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 

  • African School on Internet Governance (2013)

Open Society Foundations

  • Digital Media Policy in Latin America (2014-2015)

  • Surveying Internet Freedoms in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014-2015)

  • Access, Rights and Innovation: Improving Governance and Accountability in ICT Policy and Regulation in Africa, including Television White Spaces (2013-2014)

  • Digital Migration in Africa: Whose Dividend?: Raising Awareness and Building Capacity Access, Rights and Innovation (2012-2014)

  • Improving Governance and Accountability in ICT policy and Regulation in Africa (2012)

  • 10-90 Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa (2010-2011)

  • Television White Spaces Workshop, South Africa (2011)

  • Open Spectrum for Development: Research in Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco (2011)

  • West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) project multi-stakeholder platform for issues relating to the development and governance of the internet in West Africa (2010-2011)

  • Africa Wireless Capacity-Phase II planning meeting (2006-2007)

  • Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa (2004-2006)

  • Ensuring Affordable and Open Access to EASSy consultation for key stakeholders (2006)

  • Secure Online Communications (2004-2006)

  • Creative Commons Southern Africa (2004-2005)

  • Secure Online Communications workshop at Highway Africa (2004)

  • Africa ICT Policy Monitor Project (2003) 

  • ICT Policy for Civil Society Training in Colombia (2003)


  • Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) (2008)

Partnership for higher education in Africa (PheA)

  • Decreasing Cost of Broadband in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria (2009-2010)

  • Decreasing the cost of broadband in South Africa (2008)

Rockefeller Foundation

  • Multimedia Toolkit Project Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Gender and ICT awards (2003)

Sigrid Rausing Trust 

  • Core support for APC Women’s Rights Programme (2015-2016)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

  • Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2013-2016)

  • Global Information Society Watch (2008-2011)

  • Internet Rights are Human Rights (2010-2012)

  • Placement of trainee staff through Bilateral Associate Expert Training Programme (2010-2011)

  • Study of Effects and Possibilities of ICT for Enhancement of Democracy- with a Focus on Empowerment in East Africa (2008-2009)

The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider)

  • Holding government accountable for combating gender-based violence in Cambodia (2012-2013)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

  • Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) Alliance (2008-2009)

  • Global Information Society Watch (2009-2010)

  • Gender and ICT policy advocacy (2007-2007)

  • Core support to APC (2004-2006)

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

  • GenARDIS project (2005-2006, 2008-2010)

UK Department for International Development (DFID)

  • Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) Alliance; Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) Component 1c (2004-2008)

  • ItrainOnline UNESCO Multi-Media Toolkit (MMTK) (2005)

  • Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM) (2003-2004)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

  • Pro-Poor ICT Access Resource Kit (2008-2010)

  • Dialogue and exchange workshop on open access policy and advocacy in Eastern and Southern Africa (2006)


  • African Internet Governance Forum (2015)

  • Multi Media Toolkit (MMTK) (2003-2004)

  • Contributions towards travel expenses for the World Summit on the Information Society (2003)

World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)

  • The Status of Critical Communication Rights 10 years After WSIS (2012-2013)

Financiadores iniciales desde 1993 hasta 2002

We especially wish to recognise those funders that were early supporters of our work – IDRC, The Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, Canadian International Development Assistance (CIDA) and The MacArthur Foundation. We value their commitment and the risks they took in supporting the growth and diversification of our fledgling network and continued to support us into the new century.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC was one of our earliest supporters, providing funds needed to launch the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) activities around the world during the lead-up to the 1995 UN World Conference on Women (UNWCW). IDRC also provided support to some of the earliest work promoting connectivity through a network of store-and-forward notes in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. IDRC has continued to support initiatives of the APC WNSP, as well as the development of our ‘Mission-Driven Business Planning Toolkit’. IDRC also provided start-up support to our internet rights work through the Global ICT Policy Monitor project, with a focus on activities in Latin America and Africa. In addition, APC’s Betinho Communications Prize to recognise socially meaningful uses of the internet was funded by IDRC for the first two years and partial support for the APC Africa Hafkin Prize and, in 1995, for the APC Council Meeting in Brazil.

The Ford Foundation

With trends in donor funding shifting overwhelmingly towards project support and away from institutional support, APC is particularly appreciative of the programme support that the Ford Foundation provided from 1997 to 2002. The Ford Foundation also supported the APC Council Meeting in South Africa in 1997.

Open Society Institute (OSI)/Soros Foundation

OSI’s initial support for APC’s work was focused in Central and Eastern Europe with an emphasis on strengthening the capacity of APC members and partners in the region. OSI provided substantial support to the APC Toolkit project, which has produced the APC ActionApps. In 2000-1 OSI provided support for APC’s Internet Rights work in Europe. Throughout our relationship, OSI has played a key networking role by linking APC to related initiatives, and providing us with valuable critical input.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

CIDA supported APC’s work since the early days through a diversity of partnership projects with Web Networks, APC member in Canada – including cost-recovery systems for email management for emerging African networks; support of APC WNSP’s preparatory work for the 1995 UNWCW; and facilitation of NGO participation in the 1997 Global Knowledge conference in Toronto, Canada. In 2000 and 2001, CIDA supported the development of community radio exchange tools using APC’s ActionApps and Beijing+5 Section J activities to advocate for support of women’s use of ICTs.

The MacArthur Foundation

Like CIDA, the MacArthur Foundation supported APC’s early network development through a grant to IGC Networks in the United States, which enabled the set-up of grass-roots non-profit email providers throughout the Americas, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. MacArthur also made a substantial contribution to the development of APC’s ActionApps.

The World Bank

The World Bank Institute facilitated APC’s participation in the Global Knowledge II conference in 2000. The infoDev program of the World Bank is supporting APC’s Online Resource Centre , which is building an interactive, multilingual Web clearinghouse of internet training-related materials to support and promote strategic use of ICTs for development and social justice.

HIVOS (Humanist Institute for Development Co-operation)

HIVOS first provided support towards the activities of APC’s Africa Women’s Programme in preparing for Beijing+5, and are now supporting our Internet Rights work through the Global ICT Policy Monitor project, with a focus on activities in Latin America and Africa.

Rockefeller Foundation and Novib (Oxfam Netherlands)

Both foundations have contributed towards the activities of APC’s Africa Women’s Programme in preparing for Beijing+5.

EED – Evangelischen Entwicklungsdienst

EMW provided funding to train English and French-speaking African women in how to run internet-based solidarity campaigns.

Contribuciones no-financieras

Both Carnegie Mellon University and Global X Change provided APC with strategic planning consultants to work with us in the development of our Mission-Driven Business Planning Toolkit, funded by IDRC. http://www.globalx.com Lundeen & Associates provided us with multiple free copies of their “WebCrossing” software in the early stages of our APC ActionApps software development.

The Internet Society facilitated the participation of many APC member staff in ISOC Developing Country technical training workshops during the 1990s.

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