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About Digital Inclusion (DigI)

Prof. Noll presenting the Information Spot (antenna and local Wifi) during the African Innovation Week 2019

The main objective of the project Non-discriminating access for Digital Inclusion (DigI) is to establish pilots for the InfoInternet access in DRC Mali 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:

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, Brenda Jimris-Rekve, Christine Holst, Clemence Ineza, Danica Radovanovic, Elibariki Mwakapeje, Erwan Le Quentrec, Felix Sukums, Finn Helge Tolpinrud, Flora Francis Kajuna, Helena Ngowi, Ingeborg K Haavardsson, Iñaki Garitano, Josef Noll, Maurice Isabwe, Peter Cardellichio, Sudhir Dixit Wisam Ahmed Mansour

Basic Internet Foundation

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The Basic Internet Foundation will demonstrate the technical feasibility and the business profitability of InfoInternet

DigI members of Basic Internet Foundation: Brenda Jimris-Rekve, Danica Radovanovic, Josef Noll, Sudhir Dixit

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.

DigI members of UiO: Andrea Winkler, Christine Holst, Elibariki Mwakapeje, Ingeborg K Haavardsson, Iñaki Garitano, Josef Noll



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

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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

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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

DigI members of NIMR: Bernard Ngowi, Felix Sukums

Sokoine University of Agriculture

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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: Flora Francis Kajuna, Helena Ngowi

Mondragon University

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Mondragon will provide the the technical infrastructure in collaboration with the Basic Internet Foundation

Global Health Media Project

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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

IPX Extenso

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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

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Future Competence (FCI) will foster digital competence and education through using their experience from the African market

DigI members of Future Competence: Clemence Ineza, Maurice Isabwe



Movation will handle innovation aspects, e.g. best praxis applicability of open innovation

DigI members of Movation: Bjarne Tarjei Haugen

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.