UK Department for International Development (DFID)
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They tackle the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Since 1997, DFID works to build a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East and in the UK too.
DFID provided core funding to APC through the Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) alliance from 2005 to 2007. Their funding of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) Component 1c projects in 2004, 2005 and 2006 was innovative and has seen key results in ICT policy advocacy in several African nations, as well as sparking the CICEWA and CI-LAC initiatives in East and West Africa and Andean South America respectively. In 2005 DFID funded ItrainOnline and in 2002, 2003 and 2004 supported the Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM). From 2020 to 2023 they are supporting APC's work in developing the models, capacities and sustainability of community networks, with the aim of catalysing more affordable and inclusive connectivity for underserved or excluded communities in low-income rural, urban and peri-urban areas.
Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) Component 1c (2004-2006)
Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM) (2002-2004)
Supporting Community-Led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide project (2020-2023)
The initiative is being implemented by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica and aims to develop the models, capacities and sustainability of community networks.
The ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) is a collection of workshop kits to help trainers working with telecentres, NGOs, community media organisations and the development sector to present effective training courses on a wide range of ICTs and non-ICT topics.
CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform.
APC is part of the Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) alliance, which is a loose network of experienced organisations in information and communications for development who have made a commitment to learning and collaboration. BCO members, or ‘partners’ as they are referred to, include donor agencies from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK and international non-governme...
ItrainOnline is a partnership involving eight organisations with particular experience in capacity building in development contexts. It aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs). In seeking to overcome skills gaps in development, it connects peo...
GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies for social change. GEM provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social l...