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.
Core funding for APC Strategic Plan (2020-2023)
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)
At this year’s Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), as in years past, the APC network was actively engaged, by organising, co-organising, speaking at and participating in sessions and workshops. The theme of SIF 2019 was “Shrinking Democratic Space Online”.
The APC community will be actively participating in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), which is taking place 16-17 May, preceded by the activities happening at the Pre-SIF on 15 May.
Amid growing concern about digital surveillance and the restriction of rights online, APC and its network have continued to fight for a free and open internet that protects and enables human rights for all. This overview explores how the APC community worked to protect and promote rights in 2018.
APC joined Rhizomatica, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa, the AfChix Uganda chapter, BOSCO Uganda and the Internet Society to submit comments to a public consultation on the licensing framework for the telecommunications sector in Uganda.
APC and partners participated in a public consultation on the revision of Kenya's broadband strategy, co-authoring a submission that stresses the need to enable alternative approaches to broadband delivery that can complement existing network operator models to bridge connectivity gaps.
In response to a public consultation, APC joined Rhizomatica, the Internet Society, World Wide Web Foundation/Alliance for Affordable Internet, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa, Tunapanda Institute and Kenya ICT Action Network to present comments on Kenya's Revised National Broadband Strategy.
This policy brief, which visually illustrates relevant issues related to internet rights in Cameroon, was developed by APC member PROTEGE QV based on their study "Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms".