This informative workshop report by WATRA outlines the major discussion points and issues brought up by presenters during the workshop- such as benefits and the various challenges related to the transition, and provides country summaries for three countries that are at different stages of the migration: Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
Africa has committed to move to digital broadcasting by June 2015. In West Africa, very few countries have begun the migration. Rife with challenges, the process is daunting to most, with the benefits largely unclear. A new paper from APC and Balancing Act investigates.
New issue papers on cloud computing, mobile phones, privacy and security, critical internet resources, and access and diversity are a good introduction to some of the issues upcoming at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum.
Of West Africa’s sixteen countries, only a handful have committed in earnest to the move to digital broadcasting – though all African states have signed up to undertake the migration by June 2015. New research from APC with Balancing Act gives an overview of the state of the transition and recommendations for countries.
On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.
APC member in Kenya, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania has received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award.
Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.
- Deepen understanding of opportunities offered by Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa focusing on Kenya and South Africa
- Explore how TVWS can transform the connectivity landscape in Africa to achieve the goal of creating affordable access for all
- Share ideas and experiences on how TVWS can boost growth of the technology sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
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