From Triodos, a pioneer in ethical banking
They offered a round of investment open to the public in the B4RN rural
community fibre. You can see they reached 102% of the target investment
(3 Million GBP) in this public call:
In the offer document you can see the description of the initiative for
potential investors. They offer 4.5% interest rate for an investment in
7 year term. The call it seems is still open for another month but
oriented to UK residents. A proof that CN proposals can be both feasible
and sustainable in financial (bankable) and local impact.
All the best, Leandro.
I thought this may be of interest
Dear colleagues (apologies for cross-posting)
In case you are interested, on Friday 30 August, at FGV we will host the CyberBRICS Seminar "5G and New Digital Infrastructures in the BRICS<https://direitorio.fgv.br/eventos/5g-and-new-digital-infrastructures-in-the…>"
The event will start at 14:00 (GMT-3) and live streaming will be available using this link https://www.youtube.com/fgv/live
The debate is particularly relevant in light of the recent Joint Declaration of the BRICS Ministers for ICTs<file:///C:\Users\luca.belli\Documents\CyberBRICS\brics2019.itamaraty.gov.br\images\documentos\Declarao_da_5_Reunio_de_Comunicao_dos_Ministros_do_BRICS.pdf>, calling for "increased participation of business, academia and other relevant stakeholders for ICT development among BRICS countries [on] rural connectivity and IoT solutions for agriculture in BRICS countries, 5G in BRICS countries, expansion of broadband internet access in BRICS countries, and digital transformation strategy in BRICS countries".
The event will gather an ample range of stakeholders to discuss with members of the CyberBRICS project the most recent policy and technology advancements, regarding the expansion of digital infrastructures, the introduction of 5G technology and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for BRICS countries.
The agenda of the event is below and available at this link https://cyberbrics.info/event-5g-and-new-digital-infrastructures-in-the-bri…
Lastly, please note that video recordings of previous CyberBRICS events, including our June seminar on Cybersecurity, Data Protection and the Digital Future of the BRICS, are available here https://cyberbrics.info/category/events/
With my best regards,
OPENING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES [14:00-14:45]
· Antonio Porto, Vice-dean of FGV Law School
· Xu Yuansheng, Chinese Consul for Commerce and Economy
. Andrei Petrov, Temporary Head of the Russian Diplomatic Mission in Brazil
· Sergio Suchodolski - President of Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais and CyberBRICS board member
· Luca Belli, Professor at FGV Law School and coordinator of CyberBRICS
Moderator: Goret Paulo - Directress, FGV Research Network
5G AND NEW DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES: WHAT IS THE BRAZILIAN STRATEGY? [14:45-16:15]
Keynote remarks: · Tais Niffinegger, Directress of International Relations at ANATEL
· João Moura, Executive President of TelComp
· Carlos Lauria, Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Huawei Technologies
· Luigi Gambardella, President of EUBrasil
· Flávia Lefèvre, Board Member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)
Moderator: Luca Belli, Professor at FGV Law School and coordinator of CyberBRICS
STRATEGIES AND PRIORITIES FOR DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE BRICS [16:15-17:30]
Keynote remarks: · Renato G. Flôres Jr, Director FGV International Intelligence Unit and Professor at FGV Graduate School of Economics
· Roman Ruzanov, Third Secretary to the Embassy of Russia in Brazil
. Henrique Petersen Paiva, Head of Government Affairs at Siemens
· Min Jiang, Professor at University of Charlotte & CyberBRICS fellow
· Leonardo Ananda, Honorary Consul of the Republic of India
Moderator: Anja Kovacs, Directress of Internet Democracy Project India & CyberBRICS Fellow
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND NETWORKING [17:30 - 18:30]
Luca Belli, PhD
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation
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The 4th Summit on Community Networks (CNs) in Africa will take place in Dodoma, Tanzania from 28 October – 2 November 2019. The Summit hopes to promote the creation and growth of CNs, increase collaboration between CN operators in the region, and provide an opportunity for them to engage with other stakeholders.
The main activities planned include:
• Training Workshop: 28 - 29 October 2019
• CN Summit Plenary: 30 - 31 October 2019
• Site Visit to Kondoa Community Network: 1 - 2 November 2019
The event is targeted at CN operators, policy makers, researchers, evangelists, sponsors, and related networks such as community radio.
The 4th Summit is organized by the Internet Society in partnership with APC and hosted by the University of Dodoma.
Application for fellowships will be open soon. Limited fellowships will be awarded to qualifying applicants.
Link to the Event Registration page will also be shared shortly.
Learn more about previous summits held in Africa: https://www.internetsociety.org/events/summit-community-networks-africa
Hi All –
We are hiring a new Senior Director of Fellowships.
Our Fellowships programme is being revamped, and we are looking at better synergies related to our substantive focus areas, including key community input throughout our processes.
Please spread the word. Job info is here: https://internetsociety.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=77
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