Webinar Invite - Inside an African Community Network
Please join the fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa on 24 February 2021, starting from 12:00 - 14:00 UTC.
“Inside an African Community Network” session focuses on two community networks: BOSCO Uganda and PAMOJA Net. They will showcase their respective and practical approach to connecting the unconnected.
During the webinar, participants will get unprecedented access to the governance, business, and technical operations of these community networks via a series of short videos.
The Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa webinar series is organized by the Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with other organizations working to build and strengthen Community Networks in Africa.
Today, the last session of Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa showed the amazing experiences from BOSCO Uganda and PAMOJA Net. They presented and discussed their governance, business and technical experiences: https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live/1zqKVXbPWLnJB
CoolabCamp is an event organized in Brazil to discuss community networks, tools for autonomy and digital sustainability. In the context of the pandemic, the event will be online this year on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April, always from 10am to 6pm (Brazilian time zone).
The schedule is decided collectively between the participants on the first day. Registrations can be made online by entering your name and email at this link: CampDigital
A ITU webinar of Road to Addis Series addressed the specific needs for Digital Inclusion of women and girls, youth and elderly, persons with disabilities, children, indigenous people and people living in remote areas to achieve true and meaningful universal connectivity: The Road to Addis - Connect2Include (Part 1) - YouTube
Reimagine the Internet is a virtual conference co-hosted by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the soon-to-be-launched Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In six sessions over five days, there will be more than a dozen speakers whose work hints at what the internet could become over the next decade.
Community Networks and education: where do they intersect during covid times?
Please see below an invitation to the Community Networks Tech-Talk webinar that the LocNet team will be facilitating this week on Friday, 28 May, at 15 UCT. We will have community networks builders sharing their experiences on ensuring education rights.
Osmocom, one of the projects that is leading the open source mobile telephony technologies that community networks are using, is having regular calls about how the software is progressing.
Their recordings can be found here:
Particularly, the last one was a presentation from one of the well-known community networks TIC A.C from México by Keith about “Screen Sharing peek at TIC A.C. infrastructure in Oaxaca”
TIC A.C. is an operator of Osmocom based community cellular networks in
indigenous communities of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Keith works with
Rhizomatica and TIC A.C. and will give us some live insight into how
The Second EU-Brazil Conference on Digital Economy and Innovation: Connectivity and New Digital Infrastructures, organized by the Center for Technology and Society at FGV, in partnership with EU institutions, happened on 18 June.
Essential Tools and Resources for Community Networks
This is a final reminder to join the first session of the Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022 tomorrow, Wednesday July 28 at 12:00 UTC.
The event, organized by Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications will share important tools, resources, regulatory and policy insights.
The session will give participants an opportunity to share some challenges and recommend tools that may be needed to address those gaps. Our thanks to Mozilla for supporting this session.
Ceci est un denier rappel pour rejoindre la première session du Sommet les réseaux communautaires en Afrique de la saison 2021/2022 demain mercredi le 28 juillet à 12h00 UTC.
L’événement, organisé par Internet Society et l’Association for Progressive Communications, partagera des outils et des ressources importants ainsi que des idées sur la réglementation et les politiques.
La session donnera aux participants l’occasion de partager certains défis et de recommander des outils qui pourraient être nécessaires pour combler ces lacunes. Merci à Mozilla d’avoir soutenu cette session.
This master class during the Africa Law Tech Festival 2021 discussed how regulators can better support community networks that are working to connect themselves, and the roles lawyers can play in pushing forward innovative and inclusive frameworks at the national level.
Taking place on the 5 July, it highlighted that the digital divide shows that the current approach to access is leaving too many behind. Remote regions or those with low population density, and low-income rural and even urban areas, are not profitable for large operators.
This Thursday (29 July), the “Lightning Talks sessions about Community Networks Technology” gathered different people who do the community networks activities to bring up the technology-related topics we need to talk about.
On 28 July, Latin American initiatives came together to debate how to create community networks. In three different sessions, they discussed 1) why building community networks, 2) infrastructure and deployment aspects and 3) the sustainability of a CN.
The records are available at the links below (the sessions were held in Spanish and Portuguese):