Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through their work and in cooperation with others, they contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU). They carry out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The selection of cooperation countries are based on political decisions made by the Swedish government.

Work supported:

  • Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2020-2023)

  • Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives

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

  • 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)

Link: https://www.sida.se/Svenska/

GISWatch 2020 launch: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world
GISWatch 2020 launch: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world 07 April 2021 APCNews

The new edition of GISWatch on "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South" is launching! Be sure to save the date – 22 April – and join us as we explore the constructive role that technology can play in confronting environmental and climate crises.

Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South
Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South 07 April 2021 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative announced its 2021 grant programme for projects involving existing or new community networks linked to technological innovation and appropriation, gender and women’s participation, community-led processes and policy-related aspects. The call is open until 30 April.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 34
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 34 25 March 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 34th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Uganda's digital identification systems and processes in a protracted crisis: What can be done?
Uganda's digital identification systems and processes in a protracted crisis: What can be done? 24 March 2021 Unwanted Witness

This brief was informed by a systematic document review of published documents, including the Registration of Persons Act 2015, parliamentary reports, news articles and other reports on digital identity system processes, as well as key informant interviews and site visits.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 33 25 February 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 33rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

COVID-19 and the Right to Privacy: An analysis of South Korean experiences
COVID-19 and the Right to Privacy: An analysis of South Korean experiences 09 December 2020 Byoung-il Oh, Yeokyung Chang and SeonHwa Jeong

This new report jointly published by the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and the Institute for Digital Rights summarises digital rights violations during the response to COVID-19 in South Korea.

Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience
Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience 01 December 2020 Alan Finlay

This report presents the findings of interviews and surveys of APC members and partners who were recipients of funding through its core subgranting programme, supported by Sida, and of subgrants offered through other APC projects, as well as staff working on subgranting in the organisation.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 30
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 30 29 October 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 30th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Internet governance: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?
Internet governance: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019? 01 October 2020 APCNews

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for internet-related and ICT policy processes to protect the publicness of the internet and to be accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. How far did we get? Check it out!

Feminist internet: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?
Feminist internet: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019? 30 September 2020 APCNews

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for women’s rights and sexual rights activists to engage with internet and ICT policy and development as feminist issues. How far did we get? Check it out!

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