João Paulo de Vasconcelos Aguiar

João Paulo de Vasconcelos Aguiar

Communications and Outreach Manager - Latin America

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Biography

I'm a communications expert with experience working with policy-driven projects, helping NGOs, governments, and people to promote changes that improve lives. 

At the Internet Society, I am the  community networks project lead I also lead the project's communications, promoting Internet growth globally.

Before joining the Internet Society, I worked with campaigns aimed at improving the Brazilian public service and advocating for data-driven policymaking. I also worked as a consultant, developing communications strategies for political campaigns, tech startups, and international tourism.

With a background as a journalist and an M.A. in International Affairs, my research focused on community networks and transnational civil society organizations. I also hold a M.A. in Media, Politics, and Society. 

Working with online communications and taking advantage of the Internet to learn and improve during most of my life, I believe the Internet should be for everyone. I work to make sure it is. 
 
 I am based in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Latest posts

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Community Networks 28 October 2022

A Push Towards Universal Connectivity

We need to unlock innovative financing mechanisms to connect the hardest-to-reach places in the world. Governments and policymakers are...

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Growing the Internet 13 May 2022

Our Pledge to Achieve Universal Connectivity

We have joined the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, with two pledges to change the lives of the world's hardest-to-connect communities.

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Community Networks 3 March 2022

What Is the Digital Divide?

What exactly is the digital divide, and how is it discussed and calculated? We look at this, and why...

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Community Networks 10 December 2021

Indigenous Connectivity: New Tribal Grant for Three US Community Networks

People from Yurok, Hoopa Valley, and Bear River Band will be able to improve and expand their connectivity

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Community Networks 5 August 2021

Addressing Historic Inequalities in Brazil—through Community Networks

Find out how Brazil's marginalized communities have created community networks to connect to the world and to each other

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Community Networks 29 December 2020

A Look Back at 2020: How Community Networks Helped People Connect during COVID-19

Community networks connect people, helping to close the global digital divide one community at a time. At the Internet...