Local access and community networking
During the second day of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum in Buenos Aires, Valeria Betancourt moderated a panel of experts dealing with the theme of "Challenges, achievements and experiences of community network management in Latin America."
The community networks ecosystem is predominantly occupied by men. Due to the lack of gender diversity and parity, we lack the valuable perspectives of women in these debates, and the lack of visibility of female role models creates a barrier for others to become active in these spaces.
Welcome to the eighth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
Targeting "the gap" between women and men in access to the internet is fundamental in reaching the goal of access for all.
Welcome to the seventh monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
You are probably reading this right now either from your phone, tablet or laptop, with an average speed of 2 Mbps, and you most likely feel frustrated every time you cannot load a webpage. Trust me, I can relate. But what would you do if I told you that you are part of the 47% of people that are privileged enough to be online and that there are still 3.9 billion people who lack internet ac...
Through the community network model, with its local ownership of infrastructure, affordability and relevant local content, women in Africa have a good chance to leapfrog into network management, content development, e-commerce, e-learning, etc. from their rural locations.
Access to the internet for local communities has been a challenge for decades for those working to achieve equal rights for all people. Two milestones on this journey have been telecentres and community networks, the focus of this article.
Welcome to the sixth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
This toolkit, produced between A4AI, the Worldwide Web Foundation, the GSMA and APC, has been designed for stakeholders who are interested in integrating gender into their research projects in order to better understand this gender gap in internet access and use.
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