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BasicInternet:Adra-BasicInternet follow-up MY

Title Adra-BasicInternet_follow-up_MY
Date, Time 2020/04/21, 1030-1145
Contact Person Josef.Noll
Participants Jonathan Telfer, Øystein Kolstad, Elidon Bardhi, Derek Glass, Josef Noll
related to Project BasicInternet
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The purpose of the meeting was to discuss

  • the follow-up of the connectivity of 20 schools (first phase) in Myanmar
  • a common policy for digital inclusion,
  • applicability of the approach to other countries, e.g. Ethiopia

As outcome, we agreed to

  • form a common policy, seeing that we have overlapp in the ambitions of digital inclusion, especially reaching out to everyone in the society, including the marginalised groups
  • prepare for connecting 20 schools in Myanmar (to be discussed with Adra Myanmar) prior to establishing the selection of the schools and the measurements needed to establish an InfoSpot
  • Look for collaborations in other countries like Ethiopia
  • discuss further the National Knowledge Portal, as an entry point for digital inclusion (free access to the National Knowledge Portal) and quality information

Background information

Specific questions:

  • Monthly charge for Premium services: We use vouchers to enable premium access to Internet. These vouchers can be administrated by local people ("generate vouchers"), to give e.g. 1h, 4h, 24h access to Internet. - In that case, the network bundle need to be extended from e.g. 10 GB to 20, 50, 100 or unlimited GB. - The price of the access depends on the rate of Telecom operators.
  • Social marketing and business opportunities: Yes, the hot-spot provision can be the starting point for local business, e.g. registration, governmental contact, or other duties
  • Course about local establishing of an information spot, as well as wireless networks: Yes, let's develop. A good starting point is the DigI:TZ-Hackathon_Feb2020, where we collected communities from 5 countries to learn how to establish community networks.