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BasicInternet:Fontes-BasicInternet-Sana Nov2020

Title BasicInternet:Fontes-BasicInternet-Sana_Nov2020
Place ITS@Kjeller
Date, Time 2020/11/23, 1000-1200
Contact Person Sanjay Maharaj
Participants Josef.Noll, Lucrezia Biteete, Sanjay Maharaj
related to Project BasicInternet
Keywords Uganda, Digital Skills
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Notes from the meeting


  1. follow-up on Reports for
    a) value perspective towards the government of Norway on how to make digital inclusion happening
    b) innovative business models for access
    c) Yeboo village portal - a potential for Open Source development
  2. common project proposal to UNICEF
  3. collaboration on rural development
  4. collaboration on basic digital skills

About Basic Internet Foundation

Vision: Our vision is to improve the life of every human through free access to information on the Internet.

Our solution is two-fold; First, we reach out to areas where there is no Internet. Second, we provide Internet Lite, the freemium model for access.

BasicInternet 1.0 - The access to Internet in areas

  • Providing Internet "InfoSpots", which are Wifi Spots using the mobile network
  • Promoting free access to information
  • The InfoSpot is based on a mobile network receive antenna, a local network control centre (LNCC) and a village server
  • Reaching out to more than 20 km, as e.g. Selela where the mobile tower is about 22 km away, and Izazi, a village "behind the hill"

BasicInternet 2.0 - skills, regulations and inclusion

About Fontes

  • Create IT-skills education through a 4-step progress
  1. intensive 3-month program on programming and soft skills
  2. Bootcamp for specific challenges posted by companies, (see village portal development). Note: typical costs USD 10.000 for 4 pupils
  3. Last mile programming, together with Laboremus
  4. Job preparation program
  • In the foundation, see the need for online learning and basic digital skills - with challenges being electricity and network
  • Have experienced that only 2 out of 30 members of online courses had a smartphone
  • involved in rural-development projects, e.g. water in Western Uganda

Other topics

Next Meeting 7Dec2020, 1100-1200h Oslo Time

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