WSIS Forum 2019

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Half the world is not connected - that's around 3.5 billion people without Internet access, many of them living in the remote locations. How can they share the benefits this amazing resource brings? Community Networks could be the answer.

In 2019, WSIS will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the establishment of WSIS Forum from April 8 to 12, under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The Internet Society is contributing partner of thematic workshop on Community Networks and Connecting the Last Billion on Monday, 8 April 2019, 11:00 – 13:00. Sebastian Bellagamba will be speaking about Internet access at the Opening plenary and Jane Coffin will be leading the workshop.

Community Networks play an important role in connecting the unconnected. These ‘do it yourself’ networks built by people, for people. You can help by promoting, donating to, or even building a Community Network. Help us #SwitchItOn!


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Date and Time

Monday 08 April 2019 –

Friday 12 April 2019

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Our Spokespeople

Jane Coffin

Senior Vice President, Internet Growth

Jane Coffin is responsible for the Internet Society’s Internet Growth project teams. The Internet Growth project teams are focused on Community Networks, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) & interconnection, peering, and… Read more

Sebastian Bellagamba

Vice President, External Engagement

Sebastian is the Vice President, External Engagement. Prior to joining the Internet Society, Sebastian worked in the Internet Service Providers industry, founding and running several ISPs in Argentina and also… Read more

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Area Vice President, Institutional Relations and Empowerment

Constance is currently Area Vice President, Institutional Relations and Empowerment at the Internet Society. Strategic thinker, coupled with an experienced and practical hands-on approach, she is responsible for the department's… Read more

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