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/

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 36
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 36 27 May 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 36th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination
Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination 26 May 2021 Unwanted Witness

This new preliminary report presents findings of a study that sought to establish the impact of a national identity card system in Uganda (commonly known as “Ndaga Muntu”) on people’s economic, social and cultural Rights (ESCRs), in relation to the state's obligation to provide services.

APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum
APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 04 May 2021 APCNews

APC's participation will focus on highlighting strategies to counter gender-based violence online, discussing the intersections between technology, the environment and the exercise of human rights, debating the impact of COVID-19 on human rights, and promoting meaningful internet access.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 35
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 35 29 April 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 35th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South
Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South 26 April 2021 Various

This edition of Global Information Society Watch seeks to understand the constructive role that technology can play in confronting the crises. It disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges and suggests that a nuanced and contextual use of technology is necessary for real sustainability to be achieved.

Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world
Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world 21 April 2021 APCNews

On Earth Day 2021, APC launched its 2020 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) on the theme of "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South". Listen to voices from around the globe as we join the global movement for climate justice.

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.

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