Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 21:10:09 +0000
Subject: [DC3] RES: Session Proposal for RightsCon Silicon Valley
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
If you have any suggestions or modifications, please feel free to add them by Thursday.
Many thanks and kind regards,
De: dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net [dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net] em nome de
Maureen Hernandez [hernandezgmaureenp(a)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?
2015-12-02 0:07 GMT-04:30 Nicolás Echániz
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 asked me to send a "tech demos" or "interactive workshop"
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:
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
FYI RightsCon is a conference debating Internet and
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
Feel free to modify the draft proposal and to add your
name to the
speakers list, if you are interested
All the best
PROPOSAL for a RightsCon Session
Do It Yourself! Can the Next Billion Build Its Own
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
This session will analyse the main regulatory,
economic, social, and
organisational aspects of the community connectivity
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
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
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
aim at making the deployment of community connectivity
understandable and implementable to any interested
outcomes of the RightsCon session will be published on
the DC3 website
and, subsequently, will be presented at the IGF 2016.
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