Any updates on this ?Internet access for refugees and migrants
The Internet is only truly open and free when everyone has access to it. In
the Netherlands, this is often insufficiently the case for refugees and
migrants. While there is an enormous need here. This project wants to do
something about this, starting with the technical development of WiFi
hotspots, so that these groups are no longer forced to use their mobile
data bundles for the internet. (Call 2 - 2015)
*The project has been completed (December 2016)* . The project realized
internet access at two locations in Amsterdam where asylum seekers and
refugees reside. In addition, the Refugee Hotspot was also developed, an
open source portable device that allows refugees and asylum seekers without
a permanent residence to access the internet. Read the blog ' Internet
everywhere and for everyone with the Refugee Hotspot'
<https://www.sidnfonds.nl/blogs/refugeehotspot> for more information.
The interest in the Refugfee Hotspot was immediately so great that as a
follow-up to this project, we are looking at how it can also be used
outside the Netherlands.
Would you like to contribute to the Refugee Hotspot? You can sponsor, buy
or build the hotspot yourself via https://refugeehotspot.net.
Image (edited): Free Wi-Fi Zone / Erin Pettigrew / CC BY
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Please send me your paragraphs for 2020IGF presentations ...i will work on
this tomorrow night and send out saturday .... short turn around of final
version ... hope for the best Amali
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Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Subject: [DC] Reminder: 2020 annual report due by 31 Jan
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I want to send a reminder to everyone here that, per our updated guidelines
last year, the new deadline for the 2020 annual DC reports is due by
*Sunday*, *31 January*.
I haven't seen anything on this list so far, so FYI.
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This a final reminder to register and join us today 27, January 2021 starting from 12:00 - 14:00 UTC for an interactive discussion on "Sustainability Models for Community Networks”
Community networks can be game-changers when addressing connectivity gaps in Africa in 2021. As they try to connect underserved communities to the Internet, they need robust sustainable models that can withstand the test of time.
This fourth webinar in the series, Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa explores how Community Networks can be sustainable.
Register now: https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/events/summit-community-networks-africa/…
Bonjous à tous,
Ceci est un dernier rappel de vous inscrire et nous rejoindre la session interactive "Modèles de durabilité pour les réseaux communautaires" aujourd’hui le 27 janvier 2021, de 12h00 à 14h00 UTC.
Les réseaux communautaires peuvent changer la donne pour combler les lacunes de connectivité en Afrique en 2021. Alors qu'ils tentent de connecter davantage de communautés mal desservies à Internet, ils ont besoin de modèles de durabilité robustes capables de résister à l'épreuve du temps.
Ce quatrième webinaire dans le cadre du sommet virtuel sur les réseaux communautaires en Afrique va explorer comment les réseaux communautaires peuvent être durables.
Inscrivez-vous maintenant: https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/events/summit-community-networks-africa/…
I wrote these <https://www.facebook.com/bob.frankston/posts/10157728123268021?__cft__%5b0%…> comments on Facebook in response to this announcement [edited to correct errors]
The issue here is economic – the false assumption that Loon can and should be a profit center in its own right.
This is why we must think about connectivity as infrastructure and as a for-profit service.
The value (NPV for finance people) has to be measured appropriately. In this case, it is not how much money can be returned to shareholders but how much value can be returned to associated as a whole.
Alas, efforts like Starlink have a similar goal. In the short term, they may be profitable in their niche market, but as connectivity becomes pervasive, we need to shift our thinking from for-profit pipes to creating opportunity.
Loon could've been part of that but failed to escape the gravity of reductionist economics.
This is a point I try to make on this list – we need to focus on communities as the unit of funding and value rather than modeling our efforts on the legacy telecom idea of communications as a service.
Invitation to attend our DC DDHT workshop on:
"ESG, financing technologies in modern times"
(With the value proposition concept, ESG Environmental, Social, Governance
business reporting values are cross cutting concepts of business for
technology development within government, private sector and nonprofit) .
Date May 21, 2021 at 7am pst.
Please rsvp me or please join our DC DDHT list for zoom call ID.
Please attend for a lively discussion....
Amali De Silva - Mitchell,
BSc (Hons) Econ.,MSc. IntAcFin, CPA, CMA
Coordinator DC DDHT
*Invitation to members of IGF Dynamic Coalitions *to join the *Dynamic
Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies* on three of their workshops
for DC members. This is part of the activities for the DC DDHT project
booklet for 2021 publication on Ethics, Norms, Traditions, Values, Issues
for multistakeholder collaborations within the eHealth technology space.
Please sign up to our DC list to receive the zoom call invite a day ahead at:
Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies (DC-DDHT) | Internet
Governance Forum (intgovforum.org)
You can also reach me directly at gphlilanthi(a)gmail.com
*1. *2021 Friday February 19th, 7am PST:Workshop *Introduction To Value
Propositions Within eHealth*
*2. *2021 Friday March 19th 7am PST: Workshop *Ethics At The eHealth
Technology & Business Frontier*
3. 2021 Friday April 16th 7am PST: Workshop Launch of DC collaboration
for booklet on* “A Cornucopia of Reflections on the eHealth Technology
Space. **Multistakeholder View Points On Ethics, Values, Norms, Traditions,
Issues & Risks For Collaborators in eHealth Technologies **“.*
4. Deadline for submission of articles, case studies, opinion pieces,
insights, advocacy, advice on betterment, standard setting, best practice,
education, knowledge sharing, data issues, interoperability, access,
quality, culture, gender, youth, age, cost, digital gap, innovation,
spiritual insight etc. in word and visual form for the DC DDHT booklet (3)
is *August 31, 2021.* The scope is broad and non-restrictive allowing for
creativity. There is no minimum length for a submission and the maximum
length is 10 pages including footnotes. Please honour by crediting authors
where applicable, the submitter is the subject matter expert for the piece.
All submissions will be reviewed by the DC DDHT editorial team, and edits
may be requested of the author. Respectfull content and language are a
requirement. Copyright remains with the author and the booklet will be
published at no charge, for free distribution under a creative commons
license or such like. If there are any questions please contact Amali De
Silva – Mitchell Lead Editor and DC DDHT Coordinator at
Thank you and we look forward to working with you ..
Best wishes for 2021!
Amali De Silva - Mitchell Coordinator DC DDHT.
Article 19 presented a contribution to the Council Working Group for
Internet-related public policy
as part of our work in the ITU.
Since many members of this list also presented a contribution to the
same Open Call I am reaching out to you to invite anyone who is going to
attend the CWG meeting on the 25th January for a chat where we could
talk about possible strategies, e.g. which main topics we find the most
relevant and want to be reflected in the final compilation document that
will be passed on to the ITU members. Anyone who wants to be part of
this informal chat next week, please let me know so we can discuss the
Thank you very much for your attention.
Raquel Rennó Nunes
Digital Programme Officer
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