It would be great to discuss these and other issues during the IGF: I
plan to go to Berlin too.
We translated into Portuguese:
I agree that the IGF would be a great time to do that,
count on me.
Thanks Vasilis to put this together.
On 10/18/19 4:25 AM, Sarbani Banerjee Belur wrote:
> Dear Vassilis,
> Thanks for this email. It will be nice to collaborate of this taking
> ques from the 12 community networks who are part of the APC community
> network learning grant. Myself and Ritu have developed a proposal on
> these lines. It will be nice if we can take this forward.
> With regards,
> On 12-10-2019 11:58, Vasilis Chryssos wrote:
>> Greetings to all,
>> I have recently returned from a trip to NYC, where I had the
>> opportunity to speak with Dhanaraj Thakur, Research Director at the
>> Web Foundation, about the foundation's "meaningful connectivity"
>> When I came across this campaign it seemed kind of odd that they
>> define "meaningful connectivity" in technical terms only, so and I
>> pursued a meeting with Dhanaraj to discuss on their project and
>> explore possible synergies with Community Networks.
>> In short, there is a problem with how we currently define Internet
>> connectivity: when we say that 50% of the global population is online
>> we are also counting people who have been online once for the past
>> three months from any device. This is actually far from being usefully
>> connected. Thus, the web foundation is making an attempt to describe
>> how a "meaningful connectivity" should be measured, by defining four
>> metrics: right speed, adequate device, enough data and frequent
>> connection. To this end they have drafted a measurement framework
) which they are currently
>> testing in an ongoing research in Uganda, Indonesia, Ghana and Colombia.
>> The idea proposed from my side was for the Web Foundation to work with
>> CNs around the world to test the framework in a community network
>> environment. This can provide powerful insights to their approach and
>> at the same time offer us a potentially useful tool which we can apply
>> for our impact measurement. At the same time we will have the
>> opportunity to speak about "meaningful connectivity" in terms of
>> empowering local communities to make the most out of
>> telecommunications technology. In any case I think it will be a strong
>> use case with a potential to promote global visibility for all the
>> involved stakeholders.
>> Dhanaraj was enthusiastic about this and very warm on taking it
>> forward. Although as we speak the Web Foundation does not have the
>> financial resources for such a project, Dhanaraj seemed confident that
>> we can manage to raise some funds through a common proposal.
>> Some representatives of the Web Foundation will be participating in
>> the imminent IGF in Berlin. I think it is a very good opportunity to
>> set up a meeting with them and discuss about this further.
>> What are your thoughts on this?
>> In solidarity,
>> *Vassilis Chryssos*
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