About Digital Inclusion (DigI)
The main objective of the project Non-discriminating access for Digital Inclusion (DigI) is to establish pilots for the InfoInternet access in DRC Congo and Tanzania, and thus contribute to the Norwegian Visjon2030. R&I work related to the pilots will prove business profitability for commercial establishment of the InfoInternet as an independent and self-sustainable ICT and communication infrastructure for digital inclusion. Internet access is a universal issue and of major concern to many policy makers and governments.
Free access to information presents the basis for a scalable solution of digital access for everyone in the society. Digital access to information, connecting the unconnected, is the entry point for digital skills. Digital access is the catalyst for the SDG 2030 targets especially in digital health, education for youth and women, and driver for digital education. Read more ...
The founding partners of the project are:
- Basic Internet Foundation
- University of Oslo (UiO) through the Center for Global Health and the Department of Technology Systems (ITS)
- Ministry of Health in Tanzania
- National Centre for Medical Research (NIMR)
- Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
- Mondragon University (MGEP)
- Global Health Media Project (GHMP)
- IPX Extensio
- Future Competence (FCI)
Associated Members include
If you'd like to join, please contact one of the initiative members.
Founding Members of DigI
All DigI Participating persons (alphabetically): Andrea Winkler, Bernard Ngowi, Bjarne Tarjei Haugen, Christine Holst, Clemence Ineza, Danica Radovanovic, Elibariki Mwakapeje, Erwan Le Quentrec, Felix Sukums, Finn Helge Tolpinrud, Helena Ngowi, Ingeborg K Haavardsson, Iñaki Garitano, Josef Noll, Maurice Isabwe, Peter Cardellichio, Rozina Dongol, Sudhir Dixit
Basic Internet Foundation
The Basic Internet Foundation will demonstrate the technical feasibility and the business profitability of InfoInternet
University of Oslo
UiO will strengthen the social responsibility in health and education. The Centre for Global Health will benefit from leveraging the One-Health services into the digital space. The Department of Technology Systems will benefit from research project development, disseminating the reports and papers in high-quality journals and publications, with exchange students.
Orange will demonstrate the novel opportunity of freemium access, enable low-end customers to become familiar with digital information, and generate business from other customers through paid voucher system.
DigI members of Orange: Erwan Le Quentrec
Ministry of Health in Tanzania
The Ministry of Health in Tanzania supports the roll-out of Digital Health
DigI members of Ministry of Health: Elibariki Mwakapeje
National Institut for Medical Research
The National Centre for Medical Research (NIMR) will contribute with health content and support the roll-out, and will benefit from faster access to health information
Sokoine University of Agriculture
The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) will contribute with agriculture related health information, and receive faster access to health information and triggers for relevant public health intervention through apps and digital access
DigI members of SUA: Helena Ngowi
Mondragon will provide the the technical infrastructure in collaboration with the Basic Internet Foundation
Global Health Media Project
The Global Health Media Project (GMHP) will enable local (off-line) access for their health videos, and pilots the online interactivity
DigI members of GMHP: Peter Cardellichio
IPXextenso will extend their GSM off-grid network with Internet and enable a new service market
DigI members of IPX Extenso: Finn Helge Tolpinrud
Future Competence (FCI) will foster digital competence and education through using their experience from the African market
Movation will handle innovation aspects, e.g. best praxis applicability of open innovation
Amotel, is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), providing telecom services and Internet access, and targeting the people in the rural areas of Tanzania. Amotel has specialised on the provision of low-cost and power hungry provision of Telecom and Internet services, allowing to target a population with as little as 1 USD/month for spending on communication services. Digi members of Amotel are: Frateline Kashaga
Benefits of partnership
Our aim is to contribute to contribute to Empowerment of the unconnected people through Digital Inclusion and the Connect the Unconnected Initiative . If you want to become part of the Initiative, please contact us. We envision your knowledge, your responsibility, and your aim to contribute to the SDG 2030 targets.