Welcome to SPIDER
SPIDER, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, has the mission to decrease the global differences in the use of ICT. SPIDER promotes the use of ICT as a means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as established by the UN in 2015.
Our work includes support to projects, research and capacity building in developing regions. Spider also acts in networks and brings together actors from different parts of the ICT-arena: Civil Society Organisations, Universities, Private Companies as well as Governmental Agencies in Sweden and in our partner countries.
Spider runs projects, supports research and builds networks and capacity within our thematic areas Health, Education and Transparency & Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and South America.
With ICT friendly policy makers, digitalised and connected hospitals Rwanda is ready to use telehealth for cervical cancer screening and care.read more
SPIDER is issuing a call for concept notes for projects using ICT to improve Transparency and Accountability in Myanmar. Local organisations are welcome to apply no later than August 31.read more
The stark number of health projects where ICT is failing to make a difference should not have health professionals, policy makers and public health specialists abandon digital health as a tool for improved health systems and outcomes.read more
AfriLabs, network of African technology labs, joins forces with pan-African ICT4Social Innovation Network, to unite key sectors for digitally advancing health, education and rights across the continent.read more
Sweden training phase for the capacity building programme ICT Regulation – Policy and Practice took place in May. 18 participants from regulatory authorities in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda was here to develop further skills in regulatory issues.read more
SPIDER has been commissioned to host the programme “ICT Regulation – Policy and Practice” for developing country regulatory bodies. The programme is coordinated in cooperation with the Swedish Post and Telecom authority, PTS.read more