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/

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Women in the Africa Community Networks Movement
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Women in the Africa Community Networks Movement 17 May 2022 Internet Society and APC

Join us for the fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which will take place on 18 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC, to dialogue about the role that women play in community networks in the region.

Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen?
Local Access: What does it take for communities to make change happen? 28 April 2022 APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? In this newsletter, discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe. Welcome to the 46th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable”
Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable” 20 April 2022 APCNews

What does it take for communities to make change happen? Discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe.

Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis?
Local Access: Can community networks bring hope in times of crisis? 31 March 2022 APCNews

In a life-changing global pandemic, community-rooted initiatives became their own powerhouse of resistance against the risks and inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19. Welcome to the 45th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions
Digital inclusion: A call for pledges to empower communities and enable local solutions 25 March 2022 APCNews

APC's executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, highlighted the importance of community networks in building innovative and community-centred models to overcome access inequalities and foster meaningful connectivity during the launch of the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition Pledging Portal.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 44 24 February 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 44th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. Meet the first ever community network national school in South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Brazil.

Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India
Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India 01 February 2022 Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Saisudha Sugavanam and Ritu Srivastava

How have women found self-expression through community radio as a low-cost technology while enabling local communities to voice themselves during the pandemic? The experiences and learnings from eight initiatives in India are the focus of this new research report.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 43
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 43 27 January 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 43rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Online launch: Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India
Online launch: Community radio enabling women's empowerment in remote communities of India 26 January 2022 APCNews

How have women found self-expression through community radio? On 1 February at 10:00 UTC, IIT Bombay will present and discuss a new research report focusing on diverse experiences in India. 

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Billing solutions for community networks
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Billing solutions for community networks 21 January 2022 By Internet Society and APC

Join us for the third session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa 2021-2022 that will take place on 26 January 2022 at 12:00 to explore strategies and tools for implementing billing solutions in different initiatives.

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