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How Community Networks are helping during COVID-19

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Access to the Internet has never been more important.

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday, 8 July at 7:00 AM UTC for a one-hour conversation about how Community Networks are helping the remote communities during COVID-19.

The goal of this virtual meeting was to demonstrate the importance of community networks to provide connectivity, and how they are helping rural communities to prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Key topics of discussions were:

  • How community networks connect the unconnected.
  • How community networks are operating during current pandemic.
  • Challenges community networks face today.
  • Support community networks require to continue to connect the unconnected.

If you were not able to join or want to experience it again, here’s the recorded livestream:

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Time

07:00 – 08:00 AM UTC

Wednesday 08 July 2020

Location

Online

Panelists and moderator

Sarbani Banerjee Belur

Senior Research Scientist, Spoken Tutorial project, Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur is a Senior Research Scientist at Spoken Tutorial project at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. She is also the Asia Regional Coordinator for connecting… Read more

Gustaff H. Iskandar

Founder, Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room)

Gustaff Harriman Iskandar was born in Sukabumi on 16th of August 1974. He graduated from Fine Arts Department, Bandung Institute of Technology in 1999. After finishing his study, he ran… Read more

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Vice President - Asia-Pacific

Rajnesh Singh is Regional Vice President for the Asia-Pacific at the Internet Society. In this role he works with a broad range of stakeholders including governments, civil society, academia, the… Read more

Naveed Haq

Regional Infrastructure and Connectivity Director

Naveed Ul Haq is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Infrastructure and Connectivity, leading technical, policy and advocacy work in Internet access, infrastructure and community development domains. He is an experienced… Read more

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