Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today

2 months ago

In my keynote speech to the intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, I discuss how our progress reviews of the World Summit on the Information Society must account for how digital society is now inextricably linked to all aspects of global development and crises.

Gaurav

Kenya adopts community networks licensing framework

2 months ago

The Communications Authority of Kenya adopted a Licensing and Shared Spectrum Framework for Community Networks after holding a public consultation in the country and promoting a process that allowed the development of the framework in partnership with multiple stakeholders.

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deborap

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee

2 months ago

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 76th Third Committee session with these observations on both thematic and country-specific resolutions. We urge all states to implement the commitments made in these resolutions to their full extent.

lori

AfriSIG 2021: “You must know everything!”

2 months ago

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.  

Val

AfriSIG 2021: We can't do it alone!

2 months ago

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.

Val

Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis?

2 months 1 week ago

Facebook-Meta's metaverse might be less Toy Story and more like The Matrix. Either way, here are five reasons we need to be cautious about the ethics of such virtual visions.

Gaurav

Seeding Change: Pangea on reducing our digital footprint

2 months 2 weeks ago

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Catalonia, Pangea embarked on a research project that resulted in a guide to more environmentally sustainable use of the internet, focused on Spain and Latin America.

leila

AfriSIG 2021: You’ll probably make the cut!

2 months 2 weeks ago

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.

Val

APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021

2 months 2 weeks ago

APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.

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flavia

Yay! We did it, AfriSIG 2021 happened!

2 months 2 weeks ago

The ninth edition of the African School of Internet Governance (AfriSIG) finally happened – virtually, because, well, COVID-19 couldn’t allow various fellows and facility members to attend an in-person school. 

Val

Job opportunity with APC: Southeast Asia network coordinator

2 months 3 weeks ago

APC is looking for a Southeast Asia network coordinator to join the APC Asia team. The successful candidate will manage the capacity-building and networking initiatives of APC’s work in Southeast Asia. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2021.

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lori

AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development

2 months 3 weeks ago

What happens when an ardent internet governance activist has to suddenly place themselves in the shoes of the private sector? Or a social tech enthusiast has to play the role of the government during a simulation? Does the shift of perspective strengthen everyone’s grasp of internet governance?

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lori
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