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.
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
We are happy to share the results of this call today. Shortlisted applications demonstrated how they will achieve employability and learning outcomes while forming strategic partnerships with different stakeholders from different sectors.read more
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