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Beyond the Net 30 May 2018

Beyond the Net Funding Newsletter – May 2018

News from the Field

Chapterthon Digital Schools! | Winner of WSIS Prize 2018

Chapterthon 2017 has been awarded by ITU as winner of the WSIS Prize 2018 for International and Regional Cooperation. 30 Chapters from all regions have worked hard to extend Internet use in education to their communities. Download the brochure.

Tanzania Chapter | Piloting White Space in rural areas

The project is using TV White Space equipment as a community network solution to connect 2,287 people in Kondoa District to improve their lives and reduce migration to urban areas. Read more.

Palestine Chapter | Digital Self-Defense for Palestinian Schoolgirls

A national campaign is raising awareness about electronic blackmail and cyber harassment dangers. The first phase of the project, led in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, will reach more than 2250 schoolgirls in 25 Palestinian schools. Read more.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter | Bridging California’s Rural/Urban Digital Divide with Mobile Broadband

The project sought to measure broadband speeds on agricultural land surrounding San Francisco to help inform rural Internet access policy. The project concluded in January and the results were showcased at the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference on May 3. Watch video.

France Chapter | Simplification of Terms and Conditions

The team planned to officially launch the simplification website with content and generator of TOS on June 6th, through an IGF pre-event about Open Internet. A survey and a press release will be revealed the 6th. French Junior Minister for Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi, is very interested in this project. Read more.

Bolivia Chapter | Red Academica Boliviana

The project is strengthening the academic development in Bolivia through the innovative use of advanced networks. 500K Bolivians will be connected to RedCLARA, a network dedicated exclusively to research and academic communities. Read more.

Partnerships&Events

Nepal Chapter | The First Nepal School on Internet Governance

In January 2018, the Nepal Chapter npSIG offered an intensive two-day learning course covering a wide list of topics to help participants identify several aspects of Internet Governance within the Nepalese policy framework. Read more.

UK England Chapter | Multi-Sided Trust for Multi-Sided Platforms

The event held on April 12 brought together representatives from different sectors to discuss the topic of trust on the Internet. Special focus was given to how users trust services such as online shopping, social media, online banking, and search engines. Read more.

Kenya Chapter | Safe Online Safe Onland

A one-day event held on April 27 brought together journalists and stakeholders with the objective of sensitizing media players in Kenya on silent Internet Safety issues and their impact on children. Read more.

Stories from our blog

How the Lenca are Restoring the Past to Build their Future

“Comunidades Inteligentes” led by Honduras Chapter in partnership with Red De Desarrollo Sostenible is connecting 300 Lenca Indigenous families to the Internet by establishing a telecentre. Read more.

Visually Impaired Students in Rwanda Get a New Chance

The Rwanda Chapter is converting textbooks into audio files and creating an online database that will be available to all blind students. The project will solve the lack of special schools in the country. Read more.

The Dawn of New Digital Rights for Finnish Citizens

“New Digital Rights MOOC”, a project in partnership between the Finland Chapter and Open Knowledge Finland, will train citizen on digital rights through a MOOC-platform and a series of workshops. Read more.

Community Networks in Mexico: For Ourselves, With Our Own Resources

The Mexico Chapter with the Metropolitan Autonomous University and local organizations is developing a community network to connect four indigenous communities. Read more.

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