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Leandro Navarro

Welcome to this amazing report, friends and partners in APC. Let’s focus on the network impact stories: in 2022, APC backed 22 initiatives that addressed digital inclusion, human rights and internet governance, feminist internet, and sustainability. Initiatives spread across Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Europe and covered a broad range of topics, including community networks for local internet access, digital rights protection, ethical and open source technologies, internet freedom, mental health, misinformation, and women in technology, among others. As engaged as always, the network’s impact shows diversity, inspiration, passion, hard work and encouraging results. Enjoy the read and feel free to contact the organisations involved, they will surely enjoy your feedback!

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Chat Garcia Ramilo

Regroup, relearn, revitalise – that was our refrain in 2022. After the shock and exhaustion of a global pandemic, we regrouped by renewing friendships and rebuilding trust through meeting each other again in person. We relearned how to navigate a landscape transformed with digitalisation entering the mainstream even as civic spaces and engagement became fragmented and inaccessible. And we revitalised our shared advocacy to engage on issues of common concern for the APC network. I invite you to rewind back to the year the world opened up again and retrace our paths that felt both familiar and new at the same time.

About APC


We believe that our mission is achieved through five interlinked strategies: research, advocacy, building networks and capacity, communications and outreach. To be instrumental to the APC community, research-based evidence must be communicated effectively in order to support advocacy, which then achieves change as its ultimate goal.


Our vision is for people to use and shape the internet and digital technologies to create a just and sustainable world, leading to greater care for ourselves, each other and the earth.


Our mission is to create a just and sustainable world by harnessing the collective power of activists, organisations, excluded groups, communities and social movements, to challenge existing power structures and ensure that the internet is developed and governed as a global public good.

Our impact

Harnessing the collective power of communities

The collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network is harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions.

Enabling digital inclusion for the most vulnerable

People affected by exclusion, discrimination and inequality are able to meaningfully use and shape the internet and digital technologies to meet their specific needs.

Co-creating a feminist internet

Women and people of diverse sexualities and genders participate in, shape and co-create the internet and digital technologies that reflect and respond to their lived realities.

Advocating for human rights online and offline

People, especially those facing discrimination and oppression, have greater power and autonomy through digital technologies to exercise their full range of human rights online and offline.

Promoting governance of the internet as a global public good

The internet is recognised and governed as a global public good in an inclusive, transparent, democratic and accountable manner.

Mobilising collective action for environmental justice and sustainability

APC’s collective action and activism contribute to environmental justice and preservation of the earth, and mitigate the negative environmental impacts of the internet, digital technologies and the digital economy.

Member grants

APC's subgranting programme with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

2022 was the sixth year of APC’s subgranting programme, implemented with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). These subgrants are aimed at enabling our member organisations to contribute towards achieving APC’s vision. Three types of grants were offered: Impact Grants, Research and Campaign Grants, and the participatory Environmental Sustainability Grants.

The Impact Grants are intended to contribute to the implementation of APC’s strategic plan at the national level, as well as to strengthen ongoing work of APC members that is linked to APC’s strategic priorities.

The Research and Campaign Grants are for local activities that contribute to members’ advocacy work, and are also meant to enable members to participate in APC-wide campaigns.

The participatory Environmental Sustainability Grants contribute to the work of APC members to support environmental justice and sustainability activities aligned with APC’s Strategic Plan 2020-2023. The grant is addressed to APC organisational members from the APC Environmental Sustainability Group.

In 2022 our members have done outstanding work.

  • USD 667,277 was awarded to 21 Impact Grants in 16 countries and four regions
  • USD 94,813 was awarded to 16 Research and Campaign Grants in 13 countries
  • USD 37,455 was awarded to five Environmental Sustainability Grants in four countries

Check out a description of all the Impact Grants implemented in 2022 here, the Research and Campaign Grants here and read stories from APC's column Seeding change to learn about their impact.

Our members

In December 2022, APC had 62 organisational members and 39 individual associates active in 71 different countries, with the majority based in the global South.

Organisational members

In December 2022, APC had 62 organisational members active in 59 countries.


In 2022, APC had 39 individual associates in 27 countries.

  • Argentina

    • Damian Loreti
  • Australia

    • Andrew Garton
    • Sylvia Cadena
  • Bangladesh

    • Bazlur Rahman
  • Brazil

    • Vera Vieira
  • Canada

    • Stéphane Couture
  • Colombia

    • Mario Morales Rincón
  • Congo, Republic of

    • Patience Luyeye
  • Czech Republic

    • Honza Malík
  • Ethiopia

    • Melaku Girma
  • Guinea

    • Serge Ziehi
  • India

    • Gayatri Khandhadai
    • Japleen Pasricha
  • Italy

    • Leonardo Maccari
  • Jordan

    • Inam Ali
  • Kenya

    • Muriuki Mureithi
  • Malaysia

    • Gayathry Venkiteswaran
    • Jac sm Kee
  • Mexico

    • Olinca Marino
  • Netherlands

    • Rolf Kleef
  • New Zealand

    • Joy Liddicoat
  • Paraguay

    • Arturo Bregaglio
  • Peru

    • Eiko Kawamura
  • South Africa

    • Alex Comninos
    • Anriette Esterhuysen
    • Sol Luca de Tena
    • Towela Nyirenda-Jere
  • Sweden

    • Helen Belcastro
  • Tunisia

    • Rafik Dammak / رفيق دمق
  • Uganda

    • Helen Nyinakiiza
  • United States

    • Avri Doria
    • Jane Coffin
    • Mallory Knodel
    • Mark Graham
    • Mitra Ardron
  • Uruguay

    • Pablo Accuosto
  • Zimbabwe

    • Koliwe Majama
    • Natasha Msonza
    • Patience Mandishona


Board of directors

  • Leandro Navarro, Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació, Spain (chair)
  • Bishakha Datta / বিশাখা দত্ত, Point of View / পয়েন্ট অফ ভিউ, India (vice-chair)
  • Sylvie Siyam, PROTEGE QV, Cameroon
  • Julián Casabuenas G., Colnodo, Colombia (secretary)
  • Pavel Antonov,, Bulgaria
  • Oona Castro, Nupef, Brazil
  • Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC, Philippines (executive director)

Council representatives

Staff team in 2022

  • Executive director: Chat Garcia Ramilo, Philippines
  • Operations director: Karen Banks, Australia
  • CIPP manager: Valeria Betancourt, Ecuador
  • Asia policy regional coordinator: Gayatri Khandhadai, India (until February 2022)
  • Asia digital rights lead: Pavitra Ramanujam, India (from April 2022)
  • Asia administrative associate: Cho, Myanmar
  • Asia finance officer: Gladys Fontamillas Selosa, Philippines
  • Southeast Asia coordinator: Robert Bobby Soriano, Philippines
  • AfDec project coordinator and AfriSIG organiser: Koliwe Majama, Zimbabwe (until January 2022)
  • APC Labs community networks coordinator: Mike Jensen, Portugal
  • Local networks co-lead – strategy and policy: Carlos Rey-Moreno, Australia
  • Local networks co-lead – development and coordination: Kathleen Diga, South Africa
  • Community networks gender and women’s engagement coordinator: Cynthia El Khoury, Canada
  • Community networks movement building coordinator: Nicolás Andrés Pace, Argentina
  • Community networks project administrative assistant: Ndunge E. Kiundi, Kenya
  • WRP co-manager – women's rights policy: Janine Moolman, South Africa
  • WRP co-manager – networking and capacity building: Katerina Fialova, Czech Republic
  • WRP co-manager – knowledge building: Namita Aavriti, India
  • Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) coordinator: Jennifer Radloff, South Africa
  • Latin American capacity building and networking coordinator: Erika Smith, Mexico
  • CTE (Closer than Ever) strategy facilitator: hvale vale, Bosnia and Herzegovina (until September 2022)
  • Feminist Internet Research Network project coordinator: Tigist Hussen, South Africa
  • Our Voices, Our Futures project lead coordinator: Sheena Magenya, Kenya
  • Our Voices, Our Futures project coordinator: Smita V., India
  • Women's rights policy advocacy coordinator: Marwa Azelmat, Morocco (until May 2022)
  • WRP programme administration coordinator: Mehar Un Neesa, Pakistan (from June 2022)
  • GenderIT and WRP content coordinator and editor: Hija Kamran, Pakistan (from June 2022)
  • Global policy advocacy lead: Paula Martins, Canada
  • Global policy advocacy coordinator: Verónica Ferrari, Argentina
  • Environment co-lead – development and coordination: shawna finnegan, Canada
  • Communications manager: Flavia Fascendini, Argentina
  • Media outreach lead: Leila Nachawati Rego, Spain
  • Language coordinator: Lori Nordstrom, Uruguay
  • Publications and multimedia coordinator: Cathy Chen, Canada/Taiwan
  • Content production and curation lead/GISWatch coordinator: Maja Romano, Canada
  • Lead editor: Gaurav Jain, India
  • Local networks project communications associate: Débora Prado, Brazil (Also located in the CIPP community networks project team.)
  • GISWatch editor (consultant): Alan Finlay, Argentina/South Africa
  • Network and membership building coordinator: Karel Novotný, Portugal
  • Grants coordinator: Vassilis Chryssos, Greece
  • CTE (Closer than Ever) strategy facilitator: hvale vale, Bosnia and Herzegovina (from September 2022)
  • Finance manager: Maya Sooka, South Africa
  • Senior finance coordinator: Fatima Bhyat, South Africa (from September 2022) (Also located in the CIPP community networks project team.)
  • Finance coordinator: Christine Nyambo, Zimbabwe
  • Senior finance administrator: Nino Chubinidze, Georgia


  • CTE (Closer than Ever) core convening support: Shivani Lal, India
  • Convenings coordinator: Pamela Veronica Sepulveda Ariza, Chile (from June 2022)

Technical team

  • Technical coordinator: Roxana Bassi, Argentina
  • Technical systems developer: Adolfo Dunayevich Garber, Mexico
  • Web developer and technical operations support: Maja Kraljic, Slovenia
  • Technical system administrator (sysadmin): kosa, Mexico
  • Technical support and developer: Avinash Kuduvalli, India
  • Tech support and online event specialist: igu absorty, France

Human resources, admin and resource mobilisation

  • Administrative officer: Eunice Mwesigwa, South Africa
  • Resource mobilisation coordinator: Natalia Tariq, Pakistan
  • Executive administrator: Liy Yusuf, Malaysia


Financial supporters

  • Astraea Foundation
    • CommsLabs Program for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (USAID sub-award)
  • Delegation of the European Union to Thailand (EIDHR)
    • Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Directorate of Development Cooperation (DGIS) FLOW II Fund via Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
    • Our Voices, Our Futures
  • Ford Foundation
    • General support and core and project support for institutional strengthening
  • Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
    • Supporting Community-Led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide
    • Digital Audio Broadcasting Framework for Kenya
    • Gender Matters in Cybersecurity
  • Foundation for a Just Society (FJS)
    • Restricted communications support to APC’s Women’s Rights Programme project GenderIT
  • German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
    • Community Development Cameroon
  • Global Fund for Women (GFW)
    • General support grant
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • Making a Feminist Internet Research Network
  • Luminate
    • Southeast Asia Digital Rights Collaborative (DRC)
  • Oak Foundation
    • Unrestricted support to the APC Women's Rights Programme
  • Open Society Institute
    • Support for community networks
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
    • Core support for the APC Strategic Action Plan 2020-2023
  • Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
    • Creating infrastructure of care in the digital space
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • Safety of Women Journalists
  • Anonymous
    • Women’s Rights; Online Gender-Based Violence Research; Social and Environmental Justice (the “Purpose”)
    • Strategic contributions to the community networks movement
  • African Union Commission
    • Support for the African Internet Governance Forum
    • Support for the African Internet Governance Forum
  • Connect Humanity via Tides Centre
    • Local networks initiative grants programme
  • Global Partners Digital
    • Advancing Digital Inclusion and Shaping Inclusive and Rights-Respecting Norms
    • Support for the African Internet Governance Forum
  • Internet Society (ISOC)
    • Support for the African School on Internet Governance
  • Meta
    • Support for the African Internet Governance Forum
  • Mozilla Foundation
    • Support for the African School on Internet Governance

APC financial statements for 2022

Income statement for the year ended 31 December 2022

Balance sheet at 31 December 2022

2022 (USD) 2021 (USD)
ASSETS 5,762,839 5,702,423
Non-current assets 317 474
Equipment 317 474
Current assets 5,762,523 5,701,949
Accounts receivable 81,589 37,215
Accrued income – grants 283,157 26,601
Cash and cash equivalents 5,397,777 5,638,133
TOTAL ASSETS 5,762,839 5,702,423
RESERVES AND LIABILITIES 5,762,839 5,702,423
Reserves and sustainability funds 807,161 776,505
Sustainability funds 746,551 737,795
General fund 60,610 38,710
Current liabilities 4,955,680 4,925,918
Accounts payable 328,329 295,349
Deferred income 4,566,925 4,579,443
Provision for leave pay 60,426 51,126

Income statement for the year ended 31 December 2022

2022 (USD) 2021 (USD)
INCOME 7,199,549 5,669,963
Grants 6,472,407 5,234,253
Other income 263,234 247,044
Commissioned services, contributions and event income 140,813 204,295
Interest 0 0
Membership fees 28,675 39,797
Contributions 73,501
Refunds 18,286
Sales and sundry 1,959 2,952
Pass-through grants 463,907 188,667
EXPENDITURE 7,168,893 5,552,980
Governance, Programme Development, Monitoring and Evaluation and Administration 1,504,727 1,001,846
Environmental Sustainability, Communications, Technical and Network Development Units 1,555,305 849,261
Communications and Information Policy Programme 2,537,334 2,466,426
Global Advocacy and Policy Strategy 222,878 289,695
Women’s Rights Programme 1,348,649 945,752

Note: Detailed information is available in the audited financial statements for 2022.