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Community Network Xchange (CNX) 2018

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31 October 2018

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 10:00

Setting up the context of the Summit

This session will initiate with the brief introduction about the Summit and its background. This session will be showcasing ISOC’s engagement with community networks globally and especially in Asia Pacific. The session will also highlight the recommendations of the first CNX and identify the common elements between community networks and community radio stations.

Panelists:
Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society
Osama Manzar, DEF
N. Ramakrishnan, Ideosync
10:00 – 10:30

Setting up the expectation

Self-introduction of participants and identify their expectations from the Summit. Each participant will have 3 minutes to share his or her expectations.
10:30 – 11:00

Networking tea

11:00 – 12:00

Session I: Mapping synergies between community network (CN) & community radios (CR)

Format: Workshop

The session will have the best practices from each community radio stations and community network operators. Each will have 5 minutes to share the following:
1) technical & legal requirements
2) community engagement
3) content enabler/producer and
4) sustainability approach

Panelists:
Suman Basnet, AMARC Asia-Pacific
Osama Manzar, DEF; India
Representative from UNESCO
N. Ramakrishnan, IdeoSync

Thereafter, participants will be divided into 4 groups based on the above pointers and identify synergies between the two. The session will try to identify 10 major synergy pointers to lead to the second session.
12:00 – 13:00

Session II: Role of CN & CR in public wi-fi access space

Format: Panel

The session will have experts from CR, CN & Private Sector to share their views on how they can help in creating public wi-fi access spaces in a sustainable manner. Panelists will have 5 minutes to share their opinion.

Panelists:
Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Gram Marg
Senthil Kumar M, SevaMom
Vignesh, IIT Delhi
Osama Manzar, DEF
UNESCO Representative

Moderator: Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society
13:00 – 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Session III: Engaging CRs to create barefoot community network engineers

Format: Discussion

On the basis of Session I, this session will identify how barefoot wireless engineers can be created with support from community radio station operators. The session will have learnings from community wireless network operators and how they have created barefoot engineers.

The session will identify opportunities and challenges for community radio members to be upskilled as barefoot wireless engineers and become microentrepreneurs who run public wi-fi access spaces. The session will be discussion oriented and strictly moderated.
15:00 – 15:30

Tea

15:30 – 17:30

Session IV: Live tech demos of community network solutions

Format: Tech demo

The session will provide opportunity to a number of CNs to share their technology solutions that can be adopted by community radio operators. Each CN will have 15 mins for their demo. Thereafter, the session will have questions and answers from participants.

Maarit Palovirta, Internet Society, on Piloting Community Networks in Kyrgyzstan – Lessons Learnt
Senthil Kumar M, SevaMom
Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Gram Marg
Ronel Vincent Vistal, Community Cellular Networks in Rural Aurora, University of the Philippines
17:30 – 18:30

Conclusion & reiterating 15 major points that have been discussed throughout the day

18:30 – 20:30

Dinner & networking platform by Internet Society

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Time

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Location

UNESCO Office, New Delhi

1, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

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