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Community Networks Haiti Webinars

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Together, we can connect the world. One community at a time.

The Community Networks Haiti webinars are aimed at introducing Community Networks to Government Organisations, Internet Service Providers, telecommunications companies as well as the general public in Haiti.

During two-day sessions, the panelists provided an overview of what Community Networks are and how they can contribute to connecting the unconnected to the Internet, especially in rural and underserved areas.

We also discussed the benefits of their deployment and how Community Networks could enhance the local economy.

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Agenda
Day 1, 20 July 2020

10:00 –10:03
Welcome Remarks – Obed Sindy, Chair, Internet Society Haiti Chapter

10:03–10:25
Session 1: The Haitian Internet Landscape & the need for Community Networks

  • Max Larson Henry, Transversal
  • Wilson Fievre, Special Advisor to the Government
  • Jane Coffin, Internet Society

10:25-10:40
Session 2:Policy and technical recommendations for Community Networks

  • Juan Peirano, Internet Society
  • Max Stucchi, Internet Society

10:40-10:57
Session 3: Development opportunities for Haiti

  • Jean Marie Altema, Profit Development Consulting
  • Reynold Guerrier, GSIS

10:57 –11:00
Day 1 Closing Remarks and invitation for Day 2

  • Obed Sindy, Chair, Internet Society Haiti Chapter

Moderator: Shernon Osepa, Internet Society

Day 2, 21 July 2020

10:00 –10:03
Welcome Remarks – Obed Sindy, Chair, Internet Society Haiti Chapter

10:03–10:40
Session 1: Community Network country cases: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

  • Country case: Colombia – Lilian Rojas, Colnodo
  • Country case: Georgia – Ucha Seturi, Telecom Operators’ Association of Georgia
  • Country case: Mexico – Karla VelascoRamos, Rhizomatica

10:40-10:55
Session 2: Discussion and Way Forward

10:55 –11:00
Closing Remarks

  • Obed Sindy, Chair, Internet Society Haiti Chapter
  • Jane Coffin, Internet Society

Moderator: Shernon Osepa, Internet Society

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Time

10:00 – 11:00 EDT (UTC-4)

Monday 20 July 2020 –

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Location

Online

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