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.
SPIDER partners Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in Bolivia and University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania have inititated a collaboration that is the first of its kind where UDSM will use and further develop the open source research management system that UMSA has developed.read more
SPIDER is happy to welcome Phandeeyar Myanmar Innovation Labs as a new SPIDER partner and to announce the first SPIDER project in Myanmar. Phandeeyar focuses on bringing together the tech community with change agents like Civil Society Organisations, social...read more
On International Women’s Day 2017 SPIDER, The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, is proud to launch a report with significant input from women living with diagnosed cervical cancer, key decision makers and different healthcare workers in Zambia. Zambia has...read more
Hopp i P1 is a science programme about things that have improved. This series will tell stories of increased literacy, how violence is decreasing, blue whales recuperating from near extintion, the effects of solar energy on ordinary life and how ICT brings change in...read more
Spider and partners are engaged in a research project exploring telehealth solutions for earlier detection and better treatment options of cervical cancer. The mortality rates in East and Southern Africa are among the highest in the world. One of the reasons is that...read more