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.
Why are so many projects lacking real input, engagement and leadership by the communities they are said to serve? Start each initiative by asking “who are the key groups that are accessing their right to health by 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
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