Summit on Community Networks in Africa

Almost every adult in Africa has a mobile phone, but not all have access to the Internet.

Community networks help connect underserved communities online with locally built and managed infrastructure. However, they are not always available, and they face a diversity of challenges.

To foster learning, networking, knowledge and experience sharing on this issue, community network operators in Africa started gathering in 2016 at an annual summit.

About the Summit

The Summit promotes the creation and growth of community networks, increases collaboration between community network operators in the region, and provides an opportunity for them to engage with other stakeholders.

The first and the second summit were held in Nairobi, Kenya. The third summit took place in Eastern Cape, South Africa, and the fourth one in Dodoma, Tanzania. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we held a series of virtual events in 2020, 2021, and 2022. The most recent 2023 summit took place online as well.

Previous Events

Summit Program Committee

The Program Committee members of the Summit on Community Networks (CN) in Africa are: Kedieng Ebongue, Immaculate Laker, Thato Mfikwe, Tonny Okwonga, and:

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