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.
Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2020-2023)
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)
Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.
This is the first edition of our newsletter in 2024 – and it brings encouraging prospects for community-centred connectivity. The year begins with new opportunities, whether in terms of open calls or spaces and materials to strengthen these initiatives through shared knowledge.
This is the third annual Privacy Scorecard Report produced by Unwanted Witness. The 2023 report took stock of compliance with data protection and privacy laws and regulations in four countries: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.
In South Korea, there have been cases where automatic algorithms and AI have raised concern about the negative impact on human rights. In this research, the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet presents in detail some of the cases that have sparked controversy in Korean society.
The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of gender coordinator in the region of their scope.
The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of capacity-building coordinator in the region where they work.
The Local Networks initiative invites host institutions in Asia* that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for the position of policy coordinator. Find out more.
This year’s theme of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was “The Internet We Want – Empowering All People”. If the theme were a question – What is the internet we want? – voices from a series of short interviews at the forum highlighted different aspects of an answer.
In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities.
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.