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Welcome to Spider

The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) is a resource center in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). We bring together actors from different parts of society to promote and improve the use of ICT for development.  

Modes of Operation

This is done in a number of ways. Our four modes of operation are Projects, Research Networks and Capacity building.

Thematic focus

Thematically, we have three focus areas: Transparency and Accountability, Education and Learning; and Health and Wellbeing. 

Map on the mortality rates from cervical cancer globally

Can technology be a weapon against cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer mortality rates in East and Southern Africa are among the highest in the world. One of the reasons is that the disease is detected late, which means that treatment options are more limited and less effective. Can telehealth solutions lead to earlier detection and better treatment options?

Red stethoscope on glass slate

Call for ICT for Health proposals now closed

Spider's call for ICT for Health project proposals has now ended. Selected applicants will be notified by August 15, 2016.

The word END spelled on the side of white dice

Call for ICT in Education proposals now closed

Spider's call for project proposals concerning ICT in Education and Learning is now closed. The response has been great with over 140 proposals received. Selected applicants will be notified on August 10.

Contact us

Post Address
DSV, Spider, Stockholm University
Postbox 7003
SE-164 07 Kista, Sweden

Visiting address
NOD Building, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 2000
Fax: +46 (0)8 703 9025

E-mail: info@spidercenter.org