[Air-L] Live now! Community Forum on Community Networking

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Tue Jun 28 06:15:38 PDT 2016

This has just started, you can participate directly at the zoom link below,
or watch the livestream relay at

*Community Networking*

*Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time*

*Español abajo*
| **Français en dessous*

The Internet Society is organizing a special live event focused on
‘Community Networking’. These are projects that bring Internet connectivity
to communities previously isolated from the digital revolution.

Be it high into the Himalayas, deep into the country side of India or the
hills of Mexico, we will hear from people are taking the Internet to places
where a cell phone connection can help save lives, educate children or
connect loved ones.

Join us on June 28 at 1pm UTC for a discussion about Community Networking

To join the event, please *save this link: https://isoc.zoom.us/j/687870801
<https://isoc.zoom.us/j/687870801> (only active during the conference)*

 Links for simultaneous translations and captioning (only active during the

- Traduccuión en vivo para Español

- Traductions simultanées en Français

- English captions <https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=ISOC>

   1. *Rajnesh Singh*, ISOC Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau
   Director:High-level overview of ISOC’s Wireless for Communities Project
   (W4C) <http://wforc.in/> in APAC that has been running since 2010, and
   the impact he is seeing through in the communities we work in with our
   2. *Osama Manzar*, Director/Founder, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
   <http://defindia.org/>, ISOC has forged a partnership with DEF to
   support their W4C efforts.Through our partnership with DEF over 13 Indian
   villages in rural India have been connected, micro-enterprises have been
   started, health centres and schools brought online, and the community
   trained to build and roll-out community networks.
   3. *Mahabir Pun*, Nepal Wireless Networking Project
   <http://www.nepalwireless.net/> an ISOC Hall of Fame awardee, Mr. Pun's
   work provides connectivity to villages in Nepal through community wireless
   projects. He also has assisted ISOC’s APAC team by training trainers for
   our W4C efforts in the region. In late 2015 his team helped expand the W4C
   project to Nepal by connecting 8 villages in earthquake-affected areas.
   4. *Roger Baig Vinas*, Guifi.net <https://guifi.net/> project and ISOC
   Catalan Chapter member:Guifi.net is an award winning Commons-based wireless
   for community project in Catalonia, Spain. Members from Guifi.net are part
   of the ISOC Catalan chapter, and a key part of the technical training and
   network development team.
   5. *Mike Jensen*, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is
   an active supporter of community based networks and innovative radio
   spectrum use. He has worked to raise awareness of the potential for TV
   White Space technology in reaching the unconnected, and operates a
   mesh-wifi network for his neighbours.
   6. *Peter Bloom*, Rhizomatica <https://rhizomatica.org/>, Peter Bloom
   founded Rhizomatica in 2009 to address a need to transfer photos and videos
   between human rights defenders in Nigeria without passing through the
   networks of large telecommunication companies. Now this organization has
   become an umbrella that supports communities without cellular coverage to
   build and manage their own mobile networks.
   7. *Jane Butler/Sebastian Beuttrich* – Wireless Networking in the
   Developing World <http://wndw.net/>, the team behind WNDW have been key
   drivers of training programs for wireless networking community development.

*Moderator: Jane Coffin, Director for Development Strategy, Internet

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