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2nd Summit on Community Networks in Africa Agenda

DAY 1 (25 May 2017)

08:30 – 09:00 Registrations
09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and Introductions

  • Internet Society (Jane Coffin)
  • AIS Representative (Nii Quaynor)
09:30 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

  • Report on Understanding Community Networks in Africa – Carlos Rey-Moreno (PDF) (YouTube video)
10:00 – 11:00

Panel Session #1 – CN update reports
(10-15 minutes each)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00

Panel Session #2 – CN update reports
(10-15 minutes each)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

International Community Networks updates
(20 minutes)

  • Altermundi – Nico Pace (Argentina) (YouTube video)             
  • Guifi.net – Roger Pueyo (Spain) (PDF)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00

Panel Session #2 – Alternative Power Sources for Community Networks
(15 minutes)

17:00 – 17:15 Wrap up


DAY 2 (26 May 2017)

08:30 – 09:00 Registrations
09:00 – 11:00

Panel Session #3: Ideas for the sustainability of Community Networks
(20 minutes per presenter)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00

Innovative Communication Technologies for Community Networks
(15 minutes)

  • LibreRouter – Nico Pace (Argentina) (PDF) (YouTube video)
  • Shika Jabber/Share – Thandi Smith (South Africa) (PDF) (YouTube video)
  • LibreServer – Coenraad Loubser (South Africa) (PDF
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Panel Session #4: Dynamic Spectrum and Other Infrastructure approaches beyond WiFi 
(20 minutes)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00

Closing Panel #5 –  Way Forward: The Future of Community Networks in Africa

  • Internet Society – Jane Coffin
  • APC – Mike Jensen
17:00 – 17:15

Closing Remarks

  • Internet Society – Dawit Bekele


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