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.
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
This year’s conference will take place on October 26th 2017 in Abuja Nigeria. The focus for this year’s conference is plugging in solutions to action national and regional development.read more
Read about Open Access advocacy, ICT training teachers, ICT4D incubator work in Cambodia, a ground breaking south-south collaboration and more. Sign up for future editions.read more
Digital learning materials makes sign language instruction readily available, accessible and convenient. Having a language to express your opinion is important for equality.read more
Why are so many projects lacking real input, engagement and leadership by the communities they are said to serve? Start by asking “who are the key groups that are informing, engaging and contributing to our project?”.read more
SPIDER enters a partnership with Amref Health Africa with a project using mobile solutions to give pregnant women and their children access to health services in Amhara, Ethiopia.read more