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AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”

JOAO PESSOA 23 November 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNoticias)

They are called AlterMundi and describe themselves as a “network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology.” This year they won the 2015 award in the “Devices, Infrastructure and Technologies: Acceleration and expansion of access” category from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA).

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Andean schoolchildren and indigenous communities go online thanks to innovative training

MONTEVIDEO 27 October 2008 (KAH and KN for APCNews)

Last year APC and partners trained local technicians, community leaders and telecentre operators from the Andes on the basic principles of setting up wireless internet access in their communities. Now the participants report on the impact once they went back home.

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Tricalcar map FR

Tricalcar map FR

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project – FR

Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar

Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project – Spanish

Tricalcar map EN

Tricalcar map EN

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project

Tricalcar in Bolivia. Photo: Freddy Bohorquez

Tricalcar in Bolivia. Photo: Freddy Bohorquez

Wireless connections set up in Bolivia are being used by indigenous communities to use internet for making long-distance phone calls and consulting local educational portals.

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Wireless project in Cususbamba / Tricalcar

Wireless project in Cususbamba / Tricalcar

Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops:

Wireless project in Chambapongo / Tricalcar

Wireless project in Chambapongo / Tricalcar

Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops:

Wireless project in Putzalahua / Tricalcar

Wireless project in Putzalahua / Tricalcar

Projects implemented by participants of Tricalcar workshops:

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