[DC3] IGF 2016 DC3-related activities

Carlos Rey-Moreno carlos.reymoreno at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 08:12:50 UTC 2016

Hi all, yesterday going through the schedule for the IGF, I found this
other session that could be of interest.


I also agree with Nico's proposal of having some sort of session for
inner-planning and discussion of the way forward



On 17 November 2016 at 11:05, Raoul Plommer <plommer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Although I'd like us to have a roundtable moment and be all nice and
> relaxed, wasn't Vint Cerf coming to open our gathering on the fifth? Surely
> the biggest advantage of that was to attract attention to our project? On
> the tenth, on the other hand, we'd like to get as many people as possible
> to join our group, so that won't really work either. I suggest we'd take an
> hour during the IGF and book a spare meeting room or some other space OR
> have an hour or two before Vint turns up.
> We do need a database for the community networks and we'd also need to
> start drawing conclusions from it, i.e. what is the best solution of
> software and hardware to build a community network. I will be in
> Guadalajara from 1.12.-11.12. so basically open to suggestions on meeting
> about DC3 over a pint or in a more official manner. :)
> -Raoul
> On 17 November 2016 at 08:06, Nicolás Echániz <nicoechaniz at altermundi.net>
> wrote:
>> I've checked some dates now that the schedule is online:
>> https://igf2016.sched.org/
>> So, these are the DC3-related activities during IGF 2016 in Guadalajara,
>> Mexico
>> 1) An IGF pre-event on the afternoon of 5 December (IGF Day 0)
>> 2) Disco-Tech, on the evening of 5 December (last years’ programme
>> https://www.apc.org/en/node/21284 )
>> 3) DC on Community Connectivity, December  7, 12:00 - 13:30
>>    featuring the authors of the papers included  in the DC3 Report
>>    https://igf2016.sched.org/event/8htn/dc-on-community-connectivity
>> 4) WS238: Community Connectivity: empowering the unconnected. December
>> 7, 15:00 - 16:30
>>    https://igf2016.sched.org/event/8htE/ws238-community-connec
>> tivity-empowering-the-unconnected
>>    https://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf2016/index.php/proposal/
>> view_public/238
>> 5) Post-IGF event on community networking, on 10 December, 10:00 - 17:00.
>> University of Guadalajara. Open to interested people.
>> I'd like us to plan a bit so we can make the most of all these sessions.
>> Activities 3 and 4 don't seem to need any further planning. Do they?
>> Disco-Tech needs to be coordinated among APC, DC3 and other interested
>> parties. I'm not aware of any planification about this so far.
>> Regarding the pre and post evente, I believe we should have some time for
>> a DC3 "internal meeting" that's not open to the general public but rather
>> more of a round table like the one we had in Bogotá. Jane has told me the
>> idea during the post-event is to make it open, so that would leave the
>> pre-event for a more inner DC3 meeting. Or maybe we could plan to make part
>> of the post-event dedicated to inner planning and discussion and another
>> part open to the public?
>> The purpose of such inner meeting for me is to come together, have
>> everyone update the group on what are the news, the ongoing activities and
>> plans ahead.
>> For example, we have discussed previously about the importance of having
>> a presence and some clear objectives for the 2017 World Telecommunication
>> Development Conference (http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/C
>> onferences/WTDC/Pages/default.aspx) but so far we haven't discussed
>> about this on the DC3 list. This to me is an important topic to discuss in
>> person so we can maximize results.
>> This was proposed by Rhizomatica and most of us (present in Bogotá)
>> agreed that it's important to push the Community Connectivity perspective
>> there, considering results from that conference can have more binding
>> outcomes than other events.
>> We have also talked about working on creating a global Community Networks
>> database that we can keep updated over time. This was discussed a bit on
>> the "Network Communities data" thread[1]. It was also brought up again by
>> Conraad lately in the "Rural access success stories" thread[2]; with a
>> different perspective.
>> My approach to this is to frame it in the lines of what PCC.I/RES.268
>> from CITEL's 2016 meeting in El Salvador[3] says:
>> """
>> a) Documentation, systematization, sharing, and dissemination of results
>> and experiences of national initiatives  related  to  the  implementation
>> of  Recommendation  ITU-D  19 [4]  as  it  pertains  to  the development
>> of  small  nonprofit  community  operators  that  serve  the
>> communications  needs  of these (rural and remote) areas.
>> """
>> I believe this would put the DC3 in a position of visibility in the
>> American continent (CITEL) but also elsewhere, as a point of reference
>> regarding the issues we address.
>> I guess we have many other important matters to discuss. I'd very much
>> like the DC3 to be a proactive collective and not just a "community
>> connectivity think tank"... YMMV :)
>> Sorry for the long e-mail... I've been wanting to propose this for quite
>> some time but had no opportunity to write before.
>> Cheers,
>> Nico
>> [1] http://listas.altermundi.net/pipermail/dc3/2016-June/000208.html
>> [2] http://listas.altermundi.net/pipermail/dc3/2016-November/000370.html
>> [3] https://www.citel.oas.org/en/SiteAssets/PCCI/Final-Reports/C
>> CPI-2016-28-4000_i.pdf
>> [3] (spanish) https://www.citel.oas.org/en/S
>> iteAssets/PCCI/Final-Reports/CCPI-2016-28-4000_e.pdf
>> [4] http://www.itu.int/dms_pubrec/itu-d/rec/d/D-REC-D.19-201003-
>> I!!PDF-E.pdf
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