Hi Maureen and all, 

The deadline for RightsCon-session proposals has been postponed until 14 December. I will submit the proposal on Friday.
The current proposal is here https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/RightsCon_Session_Proposalhttps://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/RightsCon_Session_Proposal

If you have any suggestions or modifications, please feel free to add them by Thursday.
Many thanks and kind regards,

De: dc3-bounces@listas.altermundi.net [dc3-bounces@listas.altermundi.net] em nome de Maureen Hernandez [hernandezgmaureenp@gmail.com]
Enviado: terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2015 1:25
Para: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity
Assunto: Re: [DC3] Session Proposal for RightsCon Silicon Valley

This is excellent I would love to see it listed, did you submit the session after all? 

Kind regards.

2015-12-02 0:07 GMT-04:30 Nicolás Echániz <nicoechaniz@altermundi.net>:

I've been contacted by Rogelio Lopez from Access Now, asking if I'd like
to participate in this event.

I don't know much about it bit it looks interesting from what I saw on
the website. I asked him if there's travel funding available and he said
he'd check...
He asked me to send a "tech demos" or "interactive workshop" proposal,
but I like your proposal to present the Coalition perspective in this

So, as long as there's funding available to travel, through Access or
otherwise, I would be glad to take part.


PS: When will you be sending the proposal?

On 12/01/2015 05:31 PM, Luca Belli wrote:
> Dear all,
> As some of you may know, until Friday it will be possible to submit
> session proposals for RightsCon Silicon Valley.
> Is anyone on the list interested in submitting a session on community
> connectivity?
> FYI RightsCon is a conference debating Internet and huma rights,
> organised by the NGO Access and will be held in San Francisco, on 30
> March and 1 April 2016. I participated to RighsCon 2014 and 2015 and I
> can frankly say that it is an excellent occasion to meet smart people
> with good ideas and find partners for new projects.
> Funding opportunities may also be availble (particularly for evelopping
> countires).
> Feel free to modify the draft proposal and to add your name to the
> speakers list, if you are interested
> https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/RightsCon_Session_Proposal
> All the best
> Luca
> PROPOSAL for a RightsCon Session
> Do It Yourself! Can the Next Billion Build Its Own Internet Connectivity?
> All individuals have the potential to create community networks in a
> collaborative mode, fostering digital inclusion and digital literacy as
> well as empowering users and local communities alike.
> To date, community networks have been successfully deployed in several
> countries going from India to Latin America, passing through Europe.
>  This session will analyse the main regulatory, economic, social, and
> organisational aspects of the community connectivity debate, from
> different stakeholders’ perspectives. Participants will discuss concrete
> cases of community networks around the world, trying to find out how to
> overcome common difficulties, and identifying best practices that
> facilitate the deployment of community networks as well as worst
> practices that can hinder their expansion. Particularly, such exercise
> will consider both technical solutions and (inter)national policies that
> can play an instrumental role in fostering Internet connectivity in a
> sustainable and democratic fashion.
> So far, the deployment and diffusion community connectivity has relied
> on the relentless efforts of ingenious and expert engineers. But what if
> every individual had the possibility of creating its ‘own’ connectivity?
> The case studies discussed during the session, as well as the best/worst
> practices, will be compiled and published on the website of the newly
> created IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3), with the
> aim of developing ‘Community Network Guidelines’. The Guidelines will
> aim at making the deployment of community connectivity easily
> understandable and implementable to any interested individual. The
> outcomes of the RightsCon session will be published on the DC3 website
> and, subsequently, will be presented at the IGF 2016.
> ......
DC3 mailing list


Maureen Patricia Hernández González  


skype: maureenhg9