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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2020

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The Internet Society offered two pre-Summit trainings: Policy and Advocacy, and Community Networks. These six-week courses consisted of one 90-minute webinar per week beginning Tuesday, 1 September and concluding the week of 5 October. These programs are, respectively, designed to prepare passionate leaders to advocate for and articulate the digital policy needs of Indigenous communities around the region and learn to build connectivity solutions that meet the needs of their communities.

The agenda for each week is below:

Week 1:
1-4 September 2020

Policy and Advocacy Training: Stories of success in the time of COVID-19
Community Networks Training: Community Networks 101
Week 2:
7-11 September 2020
Policy and Advocacy Training: Looking back and looking forward
Community Networks Training: The Community of Networking
Week 3:
14-18 September 2020
Policy and Advocacy Training: Becoming an advocate and community consultations
Community Networks Training: The business of a community network
Week 4:
21-25 September 2020
Policy and Advocacy Training: Becoming an advocate in your community for funding
Community Networks Training: What it’s like to build and sustain a network
Week 5:
28 September-2 October 2020
Policy and Advocacy Training: Role of existing rules and laws
Community Networks Training: Trouble shooting and security
Week 6:
5-7 October 2020
Policy and Advocacy Training: Building the policy recommendations
Community Networks Training: Stories of success

Find the recordings and resources of this year’s trainings:

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Time

Monday 05 October 2020 –

Friday 09 October 2020

Location

Online

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