Fantsuam Foundation

Connecting the underserved: Innovation through knowledge sharing, “imagination” and a “community mindset”
Connecting the underserved: Innovation through knowledge sharing, “imagination” and a “community mindset” 15 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

One of the themes that dominated this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was how to address the “connectivity gap”, with over half the world’s population still unconnected and the rate of new connectivity beginning to slow. In particular, remote, rural and indigenous communities face significant barriers to sustainable internet access due to a lack of available infrastructure and low population density, which undermines economic incentives for commercial operators.  As these ...

Fantsuam Foundation better equipped to ensure a free and open internet after FIFAfrica17
Fantsuam Foundation better equipped to ensure a free and open internet after FIFAfrica17 01 November 2017 Seyi Johnson for Fantsuam Foundation

On 27-29 September, I took part in the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica17), in Johannesburg, South Africa, representing the Fantsuam Foundation of Nigeria.   On the first day, I attended the human rights review mechanisms workshop, whose goal was to build the skills and knowledge needed for African civil society organisations and human rights defenders to use established international and regional human rights mechanisms to hold states and other actors accountable for ...

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