Community Network Webinars and Events!

On Thursday, October 8, 18hs UTC, New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series will host Greta Byrum with with speakers from The Point CDC and the Bronx Community Relief Effort, the Kingston Equitable Internet Initiative, the Buffalo Digital Divide Initiative, and New York’s NYSERNet broadband consortium.

You can register for this and other webinars at:

Virtual CN Summit - Africa -

Session 1: The Path towards Growing Community Networks in Africa

30 September, 12:00 to 13:30 UTC

Conversatorio: Redes comunitarias en el entorno rural.
viernes 11/09, 10hs (hr de ARG)

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Compartimos muy felices el lanzamiento de una nueva edición del “#ProgramadeFormación de Promotoras y Promotores Técnicos en Comunidades Indígenas en #Telecomunicaciones y #radiodifusión”, que coordinamos junto con la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT).

¡Les invitamos a sumarse a esta experiencia de intercambio de saberes para la creación y consolidación de procesos que permitan seguir tejiendo los caminos hacia la #AutonomíaTecnológica en las comunidades del #AbyaYala!

La convocatoria se encuentra abierta para todos los países de #AméricaLatina, el programa no tiene costo y pueden enviar sus solicitudes hasta el 4 de octubre.

La convocatoria completa se puede consultar en:


Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Five sessions, five months.

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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:


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



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 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 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 Software 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? switch 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 (
  • 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).

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
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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