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/

Local Access: Women cultivating community networks
Local Access: Women cultivating community networks 28 July 2022 APCNews

Welcome to the 49th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives. In this edition, find out more about women's engagement in community networks in Africa and much more.

Interview with Risper Akinyi: Women cultivating community networks in Africa
Interview with Risper Akinyi: Women cultivating community networks in Africa 13 July 2022 Débora Prado

Risper Akinyi from the Tunapanda Institute in Kenya will be weaving connections among women engaged with community networks from different countries in the region during this year's Africa Internet Governance Forum, taking place 19-21 July in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Local access: Challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic
Local access: Challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic 30 June 2022 APCNews

When the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the whole world, the experience of communities in the rural and remote Ciracap sub-district in West Java, Indonesia, showed the importance and power of building a local response to the crisis. Welcome to the 48th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.

Secure email: Guide for users
Secure email: Guide for users 20 June 2022 Pangea

This guide from Pangea explains everything you need to know to make your email more secure, beginning with plain-language explanations of the concepts involved and then moving on to the tools you will need and easy-to-follow instructions on how to use them.

DNS domains: Guide for users
DNS domains: Guide for users 20 June 2022 Pangea

This user-friendly guide from Pangea provides an overview of everything you need to know to choose a domain name, with plain-language explanations of all the factors involved, including top-level domains, second-level and lower-level domains, and management and maintenance.

Ethical selection of our internet access provider: Guide for users
Ethical selection of our internet access provider: Guide for users 17 June 2022 Pangea

This guide to selecting an internet service provider emphasises that there are other dimensions to consider if we are concerned with more than just prices and speed, such as the effect our decision has on local supply and the market, and environmental impact considerations.

Selection of digital devices: Guide for users
Selection of digital devices: Guide for users 17 June 2022 Pangea

In this guide, Pangea shares some basic notions to make your choice of digital devices more ethical, sustainable and caring, in terms of environmental and social impacts, using the selection of a computer as an example.

Meaningful connectivity: Pledges to enable bottom-up and rights-based solutions
Meaningful connectivity: Pledges to enable bottom-up and rights-based solutions 06 June 2022 APCNews

Within the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, APC was invited to be part of the "Empowering Communities" focus area lead. In that role, we have been highlighting the importance of commitment to policy, regulation and financial mechanisms to enable bottom-up and rights-based initiatives.

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.

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