The Local Networks initiative announced its 2021 grant programme for projects involving existing or new community networks linked to technological innovation and appropriation, gender and women’s participation, community-led processes and policy-related aspects. The call is open until 30 April.
Daiane Araujo dos Santos discusses the link between popular education and community networks, and argues that class, race and gender should be part of the analysis in the implementation of autonomous infrastructure and technical training dedicated to digitally excluded communities.
The voting period is now open and will close on 31 March 2021. Find out how to vote and help us to support the global recognition of community networks initiatives.
The fifth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa takes a deep dive inside the operations of an African community network.
Community networks should consider developing a business model that will guarantee that the network will run with or without outside support from the onset. This will be the focus of fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, taking place on 27 January.
In a partnership with APC and Rhizomatica's LocNet initiative, 48percent.org is supporting five organisations, in Argentina, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Uganda, in their efforts to strengthen community networks and respond to the challenges in the face of COVID-19.
The Latin American Community Networks Organisation for Technological Appropiation (ORCAL) is a joint initiative of Latin American community networks and network builders to reinforce their individual and collective sustainability.
The focus of this project was to explore community-owned Wi-Fi mesh as a decentralised and localised network infrastructure to enable us to co-design frameworks that support archiving at the grassroots in Bidar, India.
As a flag-bearer of digital connectivity in her village in India, Talaria Amruta is helping build community networks through the Digital Empowerment Foundation's “Barefoot Women Wireless Engineers” inititiave.