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KICTANet launches report on public participation in recent ICT policy-making processes in Kenya
KICTANet launches report on public participation in recent ICT policy-making processes in Kenya 02 September 2021 Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

KICTANet held a virtual meeting to share the findings of its recent research on the extent to which the public participated in three recent policy and law-making processes related to information and communications technologies.

Seeding change: KICTANet proposes a gender lens to promote community-centric approaches during and beyond the pandemic
Seeding change: KICTANet proposes a gender lens to promote community-centric approaches during and beyond the pandemic 26 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? KICTANet works towards network building to bring diverse voices and pieces of evidence to the spotlight and build enabling regulation for ICTs in Kenya.

Community-led approaches to connectivity: How CITAD is bridging the digital divide in northern Nigeria
Community-led approaches to connectivity: How CITAD is bridging the digital divide in northern Nigeria 26 August 2021 Centre for Information Technology and Development

Internet connectivity is becoming part and parcel of humans’ lives all over the globe, but the story in underdeveloped countries is different and not encouraging. With persistent engagement and advocacy visits by CITAD, progress on setting up community networks in Nigeria has been made.

AFRINIC situation: Case narration and the way forward
AFRINIC situation: Case narration and the way forward 25 August 2021 Sami Salih

At the moment, AFRINIC’s existence is at risk. The organisation is legally and financially targeted and there are repeated calls in the AFRINIC community to migrate the registry service to operate from outside the region.

Open letter to TECNO Mobile
Open letter to TECNO Mobile 19 August 2021 Various

APC and several APC member organisations in Africa form part of a coalition of 11 civil society organisations that have called on TECNO to make serious changes to its practices to protect users' privacy and security.

Public Participation: An assessment of recent ICT policy making processes in Kenya
Public Participation: An assessment of recent ICT policy making processes in Kenya 19 August 2021 Grace Githaiga, Sigi Waigumo Mwanzia and Victor Kapiyo

While the principle of public participation is listed under Article 10 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya as one of the national values and principles of governance, the approach taken by state bodies in the ICT sector to facilitate public participation has been varied.

CIPESA: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 set for September
CIPESA: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 set for September 11 August 2021 Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

On 28-30 September, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa will host the eighth annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica), an event that convenes a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and digital rights arenas.

Amplified Abuse: Report on Online Violence Against Women in the 2021 Uganda General Election
Amplified Abuse: Report on Online Violence Against Women in the 2021 Uganda General Election 06 August 2021 Arthur Kakande, Garnett Achieng, Neema Iyer, Bonnita Nyamwire, Sandra Nabulega and Irene Mwendwa

The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of online violence against women in politics in Uganda and determine how it might impact their use of digital solutions and social media platforms for expression and participation in the elections.

Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources
Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources 05 August 2021 APCNews

The COVID-19 pandemic and political setbacks posed multi-layered obstacles for the community network movement over the past year. Within this challenging scenario, numerous community networks took the time to reflect and take specific, locally driven actions within their communities.

CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide
CITAD civil society consultative meeting highlights importance of community networks to bridge the digital divide 05 August 2021 CITAD

The meeting, attended by over 40 organisations from different parts of the country, aimed to highlight the importance of community networks as a tool for addressing the digital divide and explore the possibility of joint advocacy for the government to develop an enabling policy framework.

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