Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, they are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. They have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of this federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. They work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. 

Work supported:

  • Strengthening a rights-based approach to data protection in Africa (2020)

Link: https://www.giz.de/en/html/index.html

Supporting public policy frameworks for community-led approaches to addressing digital infrastructure needs in Cameroon
Supporting public policy frameworks for community-led approaches to addressing digital infrastructure needs in Cameroon 01 August 2022

The aim of this project is to build local capacity to catalyse more affordable and inclusive connectivity for underserved or excluded communities in low-income rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It aims to highlight the identified needs for changes to national and local regulations in order to help create an enabling environment for these complementary models, such as community networks.

APC Annual Report 2020
APC Annual Report 2020 20 October 2021 APC

This publication tells a story of collective adaptation and resilience, closeness and collaboration, care and connections, of a growing community navigating change.  

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: A rights-based survey of legislation in eight countries
Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: A rights-based survey of legislation in eight countries 20 May 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

The country reports collected here offer an in-depth rights-based analysis of the status of privacy and data protection legislation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit
Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit 26 April 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This advocacy toolkit provides an overview of the legal standards concerning the right to privacy and personal data protection in Africa and offers a set of practical tools for stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of data protection frameworks.

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