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 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.
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
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