Community Network Webinars and Events!

Te invitamos el próximo martes 29 al tercer programa de:

Voces y Miradas: Redes comunitarias: experiencias en América Latina.

Donde participará Carlos Baca, Coordinador del Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías y Saberes Comunitarios (CITSAC), México junto con Lucía Camacho, abogada de la Fundación Karisma, Colombia.

📆 Martes 29 de septiembre, 2020

🕓 4:00 p.m.

🔗 Canal YouTube Proledi UCR / Facebook Proledi UCR

El Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART) de México, el Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías y Saberes Comunitarios (CITSAC) en colaboración con otras organizaciones, organizan el encuentro “Alteridades tecnológicas. Otros mundos”. Se realizará de manera virtual del 14 al 16 de octubre.
Durante tres días sostendremos conversaciones con invitados de distintas regiones, quienes hablarán de sus prácticas comunitarias, mediante internet u otros dispositivos tecnológicos; pondremos sobre la mesa el problema de la alteridad y su relación con una noción de tecnología no capitalista. Pensaremos si otro u otros internets son posibles, otras materializaciones o digitalizaciones de lo comunitario que no pasen por el tamiz eurocéntrico y colonial. Pondremos en cuestión el asistencialismo tecnológico, el capacitismo, la alfabetización tecnológica y la imposición de habilidades técnicas.

Queremos escuchar y hablar sobre lo tecnológico a partir de la invención de las formas de estar juntos y sostener la vida, pensar así, desde este lugar, la abstracción de lo tecnológico, de los objetos técnicos: todo ello hacia la construcción de autonomías tecnológicas. Queremos preguntarnos si los actuales discursos sobre lo tecnológico enmudecen otras tecnologías no capitalistas; intentar deshacernos de lugares comunes que replican las nociones tecnológicas colonialistas para asumir una inevitabilidad tecnológica que oscurece responsabilidades. No pensar a las comunidades como receptoras pasivas de las tecnologías, sino como agentes de lo tecnológico, inventoras de sus propias formas de lo tecnológico, no sólo destinadas a la apropiación y aplicación eficiente. Dejar de forzar los conceptos y discursos emancipatorios dominantes a todas las singularidades comunitarias.

There is recording of the session Steve Song moderated for the IIC on Regulation in times of pandemic and lessons for the future: African responses – Southern Africa:

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For, With, and By the Community/Pour, avec et par la communauté

Hello Everyone

Français plus bas!

Join us for the next session of the virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa on 28 October 2020 at 12:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

This session examines effective community engagement approaches for building a successful community network. Experts will review and discuss different methods and experiences that have been used to achieve community ownership.

Register here to join

Warm regards,


Salut à tous !

Rejoignez-nous pour la prochaine session du Sommet virtuel sur les réseaux communautaires en Afrique le 28 octobre 2020 à 12h00, temps universel (UTC).

Cette session examine les approches efficaces d’engagement communautaire pour bâtir un réseau communautaire prospère. Des experts passeront en revue et discuteront des différentes méthodes et expériences qui ont été utilisées pour parvenir à l’appropriation communautaire.

Inscrivez-vous ici pour rejoindre

Cordialement,

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Hello @Bionyi! Thanks so much for this notice! I very much look forward to attending the Summit session on Wednesday.

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Imagine living in a society in which most of the land and buildings available for meeting and working were owned by a few for-profit corporations. Churches, governments, groups of friends, schools, nonprofits, and grassroots social movements would each have to reserve space on – or have a key to – a privately-owned facility, often on a large corporate campus, in order to meet and work together. It would be a society with no domed capitol buildings, city halls, temples, open campuses, public parks, community centers, or nonprofit spaces.

Fortunately, this is not the society we live in, but it does describe the online spaces where our digital information is stored and where much of contemporary life - including civil society action - now takes place. This scenario is inherently threatening to democracies, in which free expression and public participation presuppose people have both the ability and space to assemble outside of corporate or government monitoring.

Please join us in Reclaiming Digital Infrastructure for the Public Interesthttps://pacscenter.stanford.edu/research/digital-civil-society-lab/reclaiming-digital-infrastructure-for-the-public-interest/. This is a 3-part series to build awareness, intention, and engagement in an ecosystem of ideas and practices that could bring into being digital infrastructure that aligns with community aspirations, protects personal and group safety, and prioritizes people, communities, and a public good.

The three part series will take place on:

The first session features Ethan Zuckerman making a case for digital public infrastructurehttps://knightcolumbia.org/content/the-case-for-digital-public-infrastructure. He will join in conversation with activists and policy advocates who approach these ideas through the lens of equity, indigeneity, and public responsibility. All of the sessions will include time for participation by attendees.

The second session features John Gastil and Todd Davies?s proposal for a Corporation for Public Softwarehttps://arxiv.org/abs/1910.08604. They will be in conversation with experts on regulatory, legal, and conceptual approaches to how we think about infrastructure.

Laura DeNardis will join in conversation with Beatrice Martini for the third session. They will consider the internet as an ?on/off? switchhttps://www.lauradenardis.com/internet-in-everything and how the digitization of physical systems and places influences our most fundamental rights. They will be joined by experts building physical/digital alternatives. This session will include breakouts to give participants time to discuss potential paths forward.

KeNOG Webinar 4 - Wireless ISPs and Wireless Community Networks
held on 8th of October 2020

  • Josephine Miliza (Tunapanda.org)
  • Irene Misoi (Lanet Umoja Community Network)
  • Barrack Otieno (AHERI Community Network)
  • Martin Kanyora (ChuiNet Ltd)
  • Phillip Malala (Previously running RamsaWiFi, now Telecoms consulting)

Check out the webinar here:

Kenya School of Internet Governance (KESIG)


26-28 Oct 2020

Will feature digital inclusion and community networks

India School on Internet Governance (InSIG 2020)
7-10 Oct 2020


Presentation on Community Networks was made by Dr Sarbani Belur

CITEL (Inter-American Telecommunication Commission)

​​37 Meeting of PCC.I
The 37 Meeting of the PCC.I will be held remotely from October 26 to 30, 2020 with simultaneous interpretation in two languages (Spanish and English).
https://www.citel.oas.org/en/Pages/Next-Meetings.aspx

Draft Agenda includes:

4. Working Group reports and meetings:

4.1 Working Group 1: Working Group on Policy and Regulation (WGPR)
4.1.1` Rapporteurship on protecting the rights of telecommunication services users
4.1.2 Rapporteurship on telecommunication service quality
4.1.3 Rapporteurship on economic aspects of telecommunication/ICTs
4.1.4 Rapporteurship on Broadband, universal access, digital inclusion and gender equality
4.1.5 Rapporteurship on conformance, fraud and illegal or irregular mobile terminal
devices control

4.2 Working Group 2: Working Group on Deployment of Technologies and Services
(WGDTS)
4.2.1 Rapporteurship on disaster prevention, response and mitigation, ICT and climate change, environmental protection and circular economy.
4.2.2 Rapporteurship on interoperability, infrastructure, connectivity, numbering, services and applications, including Internet and international connectivity.
4.2.3 Rapporteurship on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, vulnerability assessment and confidence building.
4.2.4 Rapporteurship on technological innovation, digital economy, Internet of Things, smart cities and communities.

Rural ICT Camp (Indonesia)
Hosted by Common Room Networks Foundation
12-14 Oct
Features the community network in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar

Presentations on CNs in Myammar and India

This year’s Summit on Community Networks in Africa is being held virtually. Two have already passed, three to go.

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Del 19 al 21 de noviembre se desarrollará el 1° Congreso Nacional de Radios Comunitarias en México, con la finalidad de abrir espacios para la recuperación, análisis e intercambio de ideas de cómo las radios ciudadanas han venido generando sus propias experiencias de comunicación.

Habrá ponencias, conversatorios y talleres muy interesantes. Tres conferencias magistrales (Aleida Calleja, José Ignacio López Vigil y Carlos Baca).

Se puede consultar la información en: http://ainvestigadores.org/congresonacional.html

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Webinar on Public Funding for Community Networks in Africa | Webinaire sur le financement public

Hello All,

Français plus bas!

One challenge Community Network Operators face is how to secure funds to grow their Community Networks.

The 3rd Session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa examines public funding options such as universal service/access funds that can facilitate Community Network development.

This Session will be the last in 2020 and provides a 30mins interactive social event for participants through the Gather Town online platform. The social event enables participants to connect with each other and explore collaboration and partnership opportunities.

Please register to join the event on 25 November 2020 at 12:00-14:00 UTC: https://www.internetsociety.org/events/summit-community-networks-africa/2020/event-3/

Warm regards,

Bonjour à tous,

Un problème auquel sont confrontés les opérateurs de réseaux communautaires est de savoir comment obtenir des fonds pour développer les réseaux communautaires.

La 3e session du Sommet virtuel sur les réseaux communautaires en Afrique examine les options de financement public telles que le service universel / les fonds d’accès qui peuvent faciliter le développement de réseaux communautaires.

Cette session sera la dernière en 2020 et propose un événement social interactif de 30 minutes aux participants via la plateforme en ligne Gather Town. L’événement social permet aux participants de se connecter les uns aux autres et d’explorer les opportunités de collaboration et de partenariat.

Veuillez vous inscrire pour participer à l’événement le 25 novembre de 12h00 à 14h00 Temps universel coordonné (UTC): https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/events/summit-community-networks-africa/2020/event-3/

Cordialement,

Israel Bionyi
Communications and Outreach Manager, Africa at the Internet Society

Hi everyone,

the first virtual Wireless Battle of the Meshes - aka WBMv13 will kick off this weekend 14:00 UTC.


It would be great to meet some of you on the bigbluebutton instance generously donated by exo.cat. +40 people have signed up from all around the world.

Maybe wanna come by for an adhoc lightning talk on Sunday?

cheers :smiley:
paul

Friendly reminder: Register to join the webinar on Public Funding for Community Networks in Africa | Rappel amical: inscrivez-vous pour le webinaire sur le financement public pour les réseaux communautaires

Dear All,

Français plus bas!

This is a friendly reminder to register for the third session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which examines public funding options such as universal service/access funds that can facilitate community network development.

This session will be the last in 2020 and provides a 30-min interactive social event for participants through the Gather Town online platform. Joining the social event enables you to connect with peers and explore collaboration and partnership opportunities.

Please register to join the event on 25 November 2020 at 12:00-14:00 UTC. https://www.internetsociety.org/events/summit-community-networks-africa/2020/event-3/

Warm regards,

Bonjour à tous,

Ceci est un rappel amical pour vous inscrire à la troisième session du Sommet virtuel sur les réseaux communautaires en Afrique, qui examine les options de financement public telles que le service universel / les fonds d’accès qui peuvent faciliter le développement des réseaux communautaires.

Cette session sera la dernière en 2020 et propose un événement social interactif de 30 minutes aux participants via la plateforme en ligne Gather Town. Rejoindre l’événement social vous permet de vous connecter avec vos pairs et d’explorer les opportunités de collaboration et de partenariat.

Veuillez vous inscrire pour participer à l’événement le 25 novembre 2020 de 12h00 à 14h00 UTC. https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/events/summit-community-networks-africa/2020/event-3/

Cordialement,
Israel Bionyi

Thanks for sharing it, many joined!
Here are the raw recordings:


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Looks like a great event:

We invite you to the next session of the X4D Talks on December 15th 1600PST/16th 0530IST to be hosted by Kurtis Heimerl (Assistant Professor, University of Washington) on Community Networks. Our speakers include the following:

Shaddi Hassan
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA
When Community Meets Commercial
Community networks are often positioned in contrast, or even opposition, to “traditional” commercial networks. In this talk, I will present experiences from developing and implementing systems that attempt to facilitate cooperation between community networks, small-scale ISPs, and commercial mobile operators. These deployments illustrate the tensions and opportunities that exist for these different models of network operation to complement and learn from each other.

Josephine Dionisio
Associate Professor, University of the Philippines
Village Base Station Project
I will share insights from the Village Base Station Project in the Philippines. Our experiences in project implementation reiterate the point that community networks require a corresponding social infrastructure. Its promise as a form of inclusive technology at a scaled-up level may be best realized when the technology package and research design pay more careful attention to appropriate and participatory community organizing approaches.

Kanchana Kanchanasut
Nisarat Tansakul and Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee Internet Education and Research Lab, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Smart Village with TakNet
In this talk, we will briefly introduce a community network, TakNet, in Thailand. The network was physically set up by student volunteers in 2013 and is now operating by the community with technical support from a research lab, intERLab/AIT. In recent years, TakNet is moving towards smart village with environmental monitoring using IoT (HAZEMON) and distributed ledger services for the community (BaangPun). WIth IoT and distributed ledger infrastructure implanted, exciting applications are expected to follow.

Mark Buell/Jane Coffin
Internet Society
TBD
TBD

When: December 15th 1600PST/16th 0530IST
Where: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96455902417?pwd=T29UQ1YvTjNzWC9iMC9MTEtqQlE0Zz09

Warmly,
X4D Organizers

La Cumbre Argentina de Redes Comunitarias se estará juntando virtualmente en una jornada abierta. Aquí la información:

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