Good news on our validation :)

I can work on the website (Wordpress), but I need credentials on hosted webspace, or some money to buy hosting.

Here are my suggestions for the name of the new website: or I think shorter is better.


On 13 January 2016 at 22:09, Ritu Srivastava <> wrote:
Dear Luca

Thanks for sharing wonderful news :)

I am excited to work on this with amazing likeminded people.


On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Luca Belli <> wrote:
Hi all,

Yes, as you may see we have been chartered by the IGF!!!
This is an excellent way to start the new year :) Now we can finally stat working.

First, please, let me know if anyone else is interested in joining the DC3 as a member (the current member list is below and also here )

Also, we should think about establishing a DC3 website. My sugestion for an URL would be
What do you think?

Perhaps we can structure the DC3 website as a wiki (as it was proposed by Diego) in order to allow all interested people to contibute more easily. What do you think?

Here are the resources we have gathered so far
We should try to better organise them (at least visually) on the new website. Any volunteer to deal with the website creation?

Lastly, I will share a draft of the DC3 Rules of Procedure next week.

Happy new year to everyone!!

De: [] em nome de Nicolás Echániz []
Enviado: quarta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2016 5:11
Assunto: [DC3] Fwd: RES: Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3)

The answer to Luca's email bounced because it originated from a
non-subscribed address. I'm forwarding it here.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: RES: Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on
Community Connectivity  (DC3)
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:05:59 +0100
From: Eleonora Anna MAZZUCCHI <>

Dear Luca,

Thanks for reaching out - we were just going to write you regarding this!

The Secretariat concluded a review of your proposal this week. Since the
DC on Community Connectivity meets all of our criteria, we will go ahead
and add it under the "DCs umbrella".

Please let us know if there are any updates to your proposal. We will be
using it to publish information on the DC to the IGF website.

All the best,

 -----Luca Belli <> wrote: -----

 From: Luca Belli <>
 Date: 01/12/2016 07:32PM
 Cc: "" <>@UNGVA-WEB,
"" <>@UNGVA-WEB, Anja
 Subject: RES: Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on
Community Connectivity  (DC3)
   Dear Secretariat,
Could you please let me know if any further info is needed in order to
facilitate your review process?
Many thanks and kind regards
De: Anja GENGO [] em nome de IGF []
Enviado: terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2015 9:12
Para: Luca Belli
Cc:;; Anja GENGO; Eleonora
Assunto: Re: Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on
Community Connectivity (DC3)

Dear Luca,

Thank you very much for sending us your proposal.

We will review it and inform you on the outcome.

Best regards,
IGF Secretariat

From:        Luca Belli <>
To:        "" <>, ""
Cc:        "" <>
Date:        23/11/2015 16:18
Subject:        Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition
on Community Connectivity  (DC3)

Dear Chengetai, Dear Secretariat,

This email is to formally request the establishment of the Dynamic
Coalition on Community Conncetivity (DC3).
Please, find both in attachment and below the elements necessary for the
creation of the DC3.
A dedicated website will be set up as soon as possible.

Please, let me know if you need any further information.

Kind regards,

Request for establishment of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community
Connectivity  (DC3)

The necessity of creating the DC3

The need for a Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) emerged
during the IGF workshop 223 "Community Networks: a Revolutionary
Paradigm", held in João Pessoa, during the 10th IGF. Workshop
participants agreed on the potential of community networks in order to
promote sustainable Internet connectivity and foster the full enjoyment
of fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and
self-determination. To this extent participants stressed the need to
move forward the discussion on community networks and further analyse
how such networks may be used to foster sustainable Internet
connectivity while empowering Internet users.

During the workshop, consensus emerged with regard to the need for
international cooperation aimed at fostering synergy and coordination
amongst different community networks. Such cooperation may be
particularly useful in order to identify:
•         best practices for the development and maintenance of
community networks;
•         sustainable organisational and financial models for
community networks;
•         efficient software and hardware technology.

To address the aforementioned issues while fostering cooperation, many
participants expressed interest with regard to the establishment of a
new IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity.

Action Plan

The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) emerged as an
outcome of the IGF workshop 223 "Community Networks: a Revolutionary
Paradigm", held in João Pessoa, during the 10th IGF.

The DC3 has been created in order to foster multistakeholder analysis of
the various types and models of community networks, with the aim of
identifying and promoting best practices and sustainable approaches to
Internet connectivity in the context of communities.

The DC3 participants will foster joint efforts aimed at:

  *   â€¢         Making Community Networks (CN) visible to policy
makers so they can be properly considered as an actor in the
telecommunications ecosystem.
  *   â€¢         Identifying good open-access resources that may be
useful to communicate to non-techies what CN are and how they work;
  *   â€¢         Mapping existing CN and try to foster communication
amongst them, promoting strategies to achieve common goals;
  *   â€¢         Identifying models of CN (e.g. rural CN, urban CN,
etc.) and best practices that can make them particularly efficient and
resilient both from a technical and organizational perspective;
  *   â€¢         Identifying best practices and worst practices as
regards national and international policies that facilitate or hinder
the deployment of community networks.
  *   â€¢         Consolidating and publishing these ideas into some
‘Community Network Guidelines/Best practices’ to be presented at the
next IGF and divulgated on the future DC3 website.
  *   â€¢         Supporting CN gatherings and hands-on work meetings at
a regional and global level.
  *   â€¢         Addressing common technology development needs, from
identifying technological bottlenecks to helping find the resources
needed to solve them in a manner that will be beneficial to the sector
as a whole.
  *   â€¢         Develop a framework for easy access to promote the
deployment of CN in remote areas


Technical Community

Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Frédéric Donck, ISOC

Civil Society

Nicolás Echániz, Altermundi

Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Kevin Bankston, New America Foundation

Raoul Plommer, Electronic Frontier Finland

Leandro Navarro, UPC, and

Mike Jensen, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT4Change


Janara Sousa, Universidade de Brasília

Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University

Diego Vicentin, UNICAMP

Nathalia Foditsch, American University

Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Jamila Venturini, Center for Technology & Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Henrique Mohr, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Private Sector

Edliano Valeriano Azevedo da Silva, Systems Analyst

Maureen Hernandez, Systems Engineer

Intergovernmental Organisations

Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe

Mailing list

Contact Person

Luca Belli<>

DC3 Co-coordinators

Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Nicolás Echániz, Altermundi

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT4Change

Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

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