The Path Towards Growing Community Networks in Africa

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Wednesday, 30th September 2020

12:00 – 12:05

Welcome Remarks

PC Representative: Josephine Miliza
12:05 – 12:15

Opening Remarks

- Moses Bayingana, African Union (AU)
- Dr. Carlos Rey-Moreno, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
- Jane Coffin, Internet Society
12:16 – 13:00

Panel Session: The Path Towards Growing Community Networks in Africa

Panelists:

- John Dada, Fantsuam Community Network, Nigeria
- Ditshego Kgopotso Magoro, Mamaila Community Network, South Africa
- Chako, PamojaNet, Democratic Republic of Congo

Moderator: Barrack Otieno, Director, AHERI Community Networks
13:01 – 13:20

Q&A

Style: The floor will be open for questions and panelists will be given 2 minutes max each to respond to the questions.
Moderator: Barrack Otieno, Director, AHERI Community Networks
13:21 – 13:25

Closing Remarks by Panelists

13:26 – 13:30

Acknowledgement and Vote of Thanks

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Date and Time

12:00 – 13:30 UTC

Wednesday 30 September 2020

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More about Community Networks

Community Networks newsletter (APC)

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South (APC)

Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? (APC)

Community Networks page

Summit on Community Networks in Africa


Leading image: A student at Kondoa Girls High School in Kondoa, Tanzania on 1 November 2019. The school was one of the beneficiaries of the Kondoa Community Network, an experimental network which used TV whitespace to provide internet connectivity to selected schools and community focal points in the town. © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures

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