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= Notes from the meeting =
 
= Notes from the meeting =
The second meeting is for identifying areas of common interest, identified during the [[BasicInternet:AfricaUniversity-BasicInternet_May2020|May 2020 meeting]]
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The next meeting to discuss the concept paper is on 15th July 2020
  
== Follow up topics ==
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== Agenda ==
 
The topics to of discussion:
 
The topics to of discussion:
* How to empower everyone to engage in the digital Journey
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* The concept Note Status
* Discussing the different models of connectivity to pursue
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* Public-Private business partnerships
*Additional university partners i.e university societies in Zimbabwe
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*Sustainability
*Concept Note/One pager as a point of departure
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*Select the service provider
*Content
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Further notes
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===Concept Note Status===
*Josef: I have been on international discussion on how to make the state stable ( Getting rid of fake news etc)
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*Gilford has made the concept note draft and sent it to his colleagues at the university for review and additions
*Munashe Furusa: We need to identify the areas of common interest. We need to empower both the staff and the students to participate join digital inclusion. Internet connectivity is our major challenge here at in Zimbabwe.
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*The concept note will be send out within 24-48 hours to all the participants int he meeting for review
*Hapanyengwi: The issue of data is critical and we need to see whether we can find  zero-rating data for e-learning
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*There are discussions whether the concept paper is made to be a common agreement between BIF and Africa University
  
=== The Two Models ===
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=== The Public Private Business partnerships ===
'''The Wholesale Model''' This model entails collecting of all th simcards for the infospots  and the amount is handled as a whole thereby making the one-bill system cheaper.
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*Use the concept paper as a point of departure for partnership with Unicef Foundation as an open source platform for schools connectivity and later scalable to the local community
'''Non-profitable Model''' The idea here is that the cost for education and healthcare is a societal cost and therefore the government the government should cut down the cost for the operators paying for the license bill if they provide this type of connectivity for education and healthcare.
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*An integrated approach will foster more partnerships
Munashe: Working with the providers is is a good model thus the most appropriate model for this collaboration is the non-profitable model
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*Suggestion of Africa University being a Think Tank where information sharing to the less deprived will be made possible
*Zimren which was formed by the universities in Zimbabwe can negotiate with the providers on this model number 2 e.g negotiate with Vodacom to cut down the cost of data
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*Involve Zimren and make it a neutral vendor
*Professor Dzimbo  suggests an open educational resource
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* Suggestion to make the approach a part of CSR for companies?
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*The partnership has the potential of being split into two ;That is for both the commercial partners and the local community
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*Involve the Universal Access Fund (UCSAF)
  
=== Concept Note/ One pager===
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===Sustainability===
# We need to have a company that can negotiate with the providers. In this case, the professors in the meeting will work together on a one-pager on how this model can workout without bias
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*Building of innovation Hubs in Zimbabwe will be the basis for the business seen by commercial entities and thereby addressing sustainability and fostering a sustainable business model
# The open educational platform- In this, we need to develop a platform, which will form the basis for our funding application.  
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*Building of the portal will be beneficial to students
('''a) The policy document''' shared by Josef in the last minutes written by professors from the universities in Norway will be a good starting point on the non-profit content
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*We will zero in to Education 5.0 that in Zimbabwe
[[File:Policies_Implementing_DPGs.png|650px|centre]]<br/>
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*Work towards commercialising the project
Link to full GoogleDocs (''please comment'')
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*The people in the rural communities can access information created by students who have benefited from the portal

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18aln9OlCN-HvjlgaDXWfZeQvKogR_XbTNrNprfNwqBc/edit?usp=sharing
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*Including skills in connectivity is paramount to help digital inclusion happen
  
 
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=== Select the provider===
'''(b) Technical Paper''' : This paper will address the technical  issues in line with this project. Gilford Hapanyengwi will lead in this paper as a technical expert
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*The next meeting will follow-up on whom we will choose as the service provider
* The concept note will be the key point of departure. Therefore, we need a paper that addresses all the concepts.
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* We need to contextualise Zimbabwe by integrating all the pillars discussed in this meeting( Knowledge distribution, data governance and information) then the concept can expand and develop as we move along.
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[[File:Constraints_remote_connectivity.png|650px|centre]]<br/>
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GDocs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySsYHX7dBSEsWjGyUpoXUQrFXRSsZNlyQ1UxSuyRwE8/edit?usp=sharing
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Our goal is that the solution that work in Africa need to be known to the society developing/deploying future networks. See ''6G for Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Development'' contribution by Josef Noll (UiO) presented as invited talk at the 6G Summit in 2020 
http://www.6gsummit.com/invitedtalks/

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=== Content===
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The content will be non-profit based on the open educational platform and which will address the 4 keys to digital empowerment that have been set as a priority by the Government of Norway. These four key factors are: '''Access, Skills, Regulations and Inclusion'''
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* By coming up with a major Concept Note, we can use it to raise money including pulling in UNESCO
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*We have to prove that we have a content available that is important and worth sharing with the others
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* The availability of university associations across Zimbabwe provides the opportunity to pull more higher educational learning individuals into the digital inclusion agenda
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*The basis for Education 5.0 - Prof Dzimbo-More works on the next way of how education is provided.
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*With regards to the "mobile license" Business Model, the model still needs to be described in detail (ActionItem: Josef)
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BasicInternet:Africa University Zimbabwe Followup

Title Africa University Zimbabwe Followup
Place Zoom.us
Date, Time 2020/07/01, 1300-1330
Contact Person Pius I T Muzariri
Participants Josef Noll, Sanjay Maharaj, Gilford Hapanyengwi, Pius I T Muzariri, Brenda Jimris-Rekve
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Notes from the meeting

The next meeting to discuss the concept paper is on 15th July 2020

Agenda

The topics to of discussion:

  • The concept Note Status
  • Public-Private business partnerships
  • Sustainability
  • Select the service provider

Concept Note Status

  • Gilford has made the concept note draft and sent it to his colleagues at the university for review and additions
  • The concept note will be send out within 24-48 hours to all the participants int he meeting for review
  • There are discussions whether the concept paper is made to be a common agreement between BIF and Africa University

The Public Private Business partnerships

  • Use the concept paper as a point of departure for partnership with Unicef Foundation as an open source platform for schools connectivity and later scalable to the local community
  • An integrated approach will foster more partnerships
  • Suggestion of Africa University being a Think Tank where information sharing to the less deprived will be made possible
  • Involve Zimren and make it a neutral vendor
  • Suggestion to make the approach a part of CSR for companies?
  • The partnership has the potential of being split into two ;That is for both the commercial partners and the local community
  • Involve the Universal Access Fund (UCSAF)

Sustainability

  • Building of innovation Hubs in Zimbabwe will be the basis for the business seen by commercial entities and thereby addressing sustainability and fostering a sustainable business model
  • Building of the portal will be beneficial to students
  • We will zero in to Education 5.0 that in Zimbabwe
  • Work towards commercialising the project
  • The people in the rural communities can access information created by students who have benefited from the portal
  • Including skills in connectivity is paramount to help digital inclusion happen

Select the provider

  • The next meeting will follow-up on whom we will choose as the service provider