Welcome to SPIDER
SPIDER, 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 has 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.
Proposals should present health projects where ICT is an integral part of implementation. SPIDER welcomes locally based proposals incorporating ICTs for improved efficiency and effectiveness. Apply by 12 March.read more
Early detection of cervical cancer is one of the best ways to ensure successful treatment. Yet only 3.2% of Kenyan women aged 16-68 were screened for cervical cancer in 2012.read more
Time to ensure that technology is a tool for adolescent peer-to-peer support and HIV prevention, care and treatment
SPIDER and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance announce an innovative new partnership exploring ICTs to use for peer-to-peer support and tools for HIV prevention, care and treatment.read more
16 organisations have submitted concept notes for T&A projects in Myanmar. These are now under review. A shortlist of organisations is estimated to be ready within two weeks.read more
On November 1st, the mobile app for digitalising Ugandan Sign Language will be launched. Look for the following hashtags #UsignApp, #DigitalizingUgSLread more
Social Innovation within the sphere of digital development is for SPIDER the use of existing, as well as new technology and design to meet social needs, in a way previously not seenread more