Capacity building

Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone"
Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone" 03 March 2022 APCNews

In its 10th anniversary, the Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted APC co-founder Carlos Afonso. We interviewed Afonso about this honour, his hopes for the internet in Brazil and beyond, radical interventions needed in the world of ICTs, and more.

Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF
Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF 17 December 2021 APCNews

The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.

APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings
APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings 30 November 2021 APC

What do you need to consider when designing an online event? What are the core principles for safer and more accessible events? APC has collected its learnings from over 30 years of online work in this new guide, which covers everything from initial planning to going live to winding down. 

The potential of community networks for safely managing and limiting crisis in the internet era
The potential of community networks for safely managing and limiting crisis in the internet era 26 November 2021 Mohamed Salah

The internet and networks mean a lot to me. I would like to share with you my journey with internet governance, which started in 2019 when I was granted a fellowship to attend the AFRINIC-31 meeting where we got to know more about internet governance and packet data protocol.

Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws
Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws 25 November 2021 APCNews

APC, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network, conducted the Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia workshop. 

AfriSIG co-conveners reignite internet access discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic
AfriSIG co-conveners reignite internet access discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic 22 November 2021 Kenneth Matimaire

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have brought into stark relief the implications of digital inequality in Africa, said key partners who helped organise the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG): APC, Research ICT Africa and the African Union Commission.

AfriSIG 2021: “You must know everything!”
AfriSIG 2021: “You must know everything!” 19 November 2021 Zanyiwe Nthatisi Asare

Unless you are an astronomer, architect or engineer, most of us toy with this question: “When will I use the Pythagorean theorem in real life?” In reality, this question is true for most things that are perceived as complex.  

AfriSIG 2021: We can't do it alone!
AfriSIG 2021: We can't do it alone! 19 November 2021 Tshepiso Hadebe

It was June 2010, the schools were about to go on a long break. The eyes of the world were on South Africa. The first African country to host the FIFA world cup. Huddled in the corner of the small and dusty school library, a little girl came across a book that spoke of computers and the internet.

AfriSIG 2021: “Oh AfriSIG, where art thou AfriSIG?”
AfriSIG 2021: “Oh AfriSIG, where art thou AfriSIG?” 11 November 2021 Josaphat Tjiho

I remember sitting down writing that application like someone who was writing a state of the nation address speech for a president.

AfriSIG 2021: You’ll probably make the cut!
AfriSIG 2021: You’ll probably make the cut! 09 November 2021 Rebeccah Wambui

From the first day elation of introductions, the rest of the days went by in a blur; a perfect amalgamation of inquisitiveness, new information drench, subtle nudge to quit, Zoom fatigue, back to excitement, relief, and self-pride on the last day.

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