BasicInternet community meeting Apr2021
BasicInternet community meeting Apr2021
|Title||BasicInternet community meeting Apr2021|
|Date, Time||2021/04/30, 1000-1200|
|Contact Person||Catherine R. Kimambo|
|Participants||Josef.Noll, Catherine R. Kimambo, Brenda Jimris-Rekve, Matogoro Jabhera, Rashid Ally, Barrack Otieno, Nisalile Mwangoka, Mayaya Mack, Felix Sukums, Benjamin Manirafasha|
|related to Project||BasicInternet|
|Keywords||Connect the Unconnected|
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This monthly meet-up from all communities contribued to "connecting the unconnected" had the purpose to get known to each other and encourage each other to continue the good work.
In short, what we achieved/working on in
- successful school connectivity with 10 schools
- upscaling for another 100 schools (with Halotel and Vodacom)
- contributing for a national framework and guideline through MCIT (see meetings)
- continuation of health awareness iin Esilalei and Selela
- main focus on Kizumu, increase from 3 to 13 digital villages
- helping Siaya to become a digital hub
Project GIGA had the call for connecting 50 schools. Results are not given yet
- Benjamin will follow-up through his network
- @Benjamin, please check: http://Problems.BasicInternet.no - and especially remove the PIN code from the SIM
- "Connect Rwanda" national program
Notes and chat
- Jabhera Matogoro, Founder and CEO for the Tanzania Community Networks Alliance (www.tzcna.or.tz). We are the alliance for community networks in Tanzania and so far we have 5 community networks established in Kondoa, Kasulu, Nyasa, Mpimbwe and Tarime. I am happy to meet everyone here!
Meetings, Partnerships, and international activities
- Please have a look at http://Meetings.BasicInternet.no about the School Connectivity (MCIT, Vodacom, Halotel...) and other meetings
- http://bit.ly/3sSGKFX Meeting with the Ministry of ICT on 3rd May Welcome all
- Rwanda: ITU/UNICEF had the connectivity of 50 schools as the Project GIGA
- Next step of GIGA - 50 schools in Kenya - here we have Barrack and Robert to get contacts....
- People from the Aga Khan Foundation are interested to join the connectivity in Iringa. I am waiting for a meeting with them to get further details.
- Vodacom with their portal https://e-fahamu.vodacom.co.tz or other providers
- Cross-sectorial Stakes, engagement and involvement for the beneficiaries to own the projects
- tzCNA is organizing an annual event on Tanzania Community Networks School of Internet Governance and I am happy that Basic Internet Foundation is a great partner to the event. Last year we had Catherine and this year is bigger one than the one for last year
Activities in tzCNa and licensing
- https://www.tcra.go.tz/licensing/licensing-information, https://www.tcra.go.tz/document/License%20Fees
- Matogoro has already initiated this discussion and would be happy to bring everyone to the discussion
- We had a very successful transformation towards the establishment of a community network cooperative.
- We are working with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to license the established community network cooperative society
- In Tanzania, we may move here and there BUT without securing a license with TCRA we will just end-users and we may not be able to be wholesale. This is what we need to push. I am happy that soon the process will be finalized.
- Let us work to have licenses for small ISP and for not-for-profit ISP. Short to that we may become activists for connectivity.
- Then, that's good, maybe we need to expand more on stakeholders engagement @ Matogoro
- We can not collect internet fees without a license from TCRA. That is not possible at all
- tzCNA is working on finalizing the licensing before pushing the same. I will keep you updated
- @Subehude, we need to share correct information to beneficiaries. They will only charge for it if they have a license with TCRA. Short to that we may give them wrong promise
- It is possible for rural dwellers to pay for the service and we only need innovative models. Yes, it is possible
- @elibariki couldn't agree more sustainability is key
- @Sukums: Can we develop a sustainability plan, which can be designed in a specific context? Indicating issues of recurrent or maintenance costs and technical support
- Regarding sustainability, we need to bring that to the table - https://its-wiki.no/images/f/fd/Impact_SchoolConnectivity.pdf
- @Elibariki, a lot has been done in that aspect. We already have all stakeholders meeting with the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.