DigI:Collaboration opportunities

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DigI:Collaboration opportunities

Title DigI:Collaboration_opportunities
Place skype
Date, Time 2017/07/18, 1500-1600
Contact Person Danica Radovanovic
Participants Danica Radovanovic, Josef Noll, Fida Shah
related to Project DigI, Basic Internet
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  • Discussion of opportunities for collaboration
  • Status Digital Health
  • Information on ongoing project/proposal activties

Fokus areas of Basic Internet Foundation

Our activities are encouraged by the Sustainable Development Goals [1], especially Goal 9 on sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. We see that target 9.C Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020 is directly addressed through the InfoInternet standard on free access to information for all. We see that free access to information is the catalyst for a majority of the SDG goals, and especially:

- digital health is basis for SDG 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- digital information is basis for SDG 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, and will contribute to
- digital inclusion is the basis for digital jobs, and addressing SDG 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- strong contributions to SDG 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries, SDG 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and thus we
- invite everyone for SDG 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


  • 1. energy, light, communications,
  • 2. digital health information

These activities form the basis for education and decent work

DRC Congo

  • off-grid
  • Internet to the villages,

Collaboration on Digital Global Health

  • University of Oslo (UiO) has established the Centre for Global Health, http://www.med.uio.no/helsam/english/research/centres/global-health/
  • UiO now discusses a German-Norwegian collaboration on Global Digital Health with the Technical University of München (TUM)
  • This Bi-national agreement will form the basis for a worldwide collaboration, with e.g. Jon Hopkins, USAid,...


Our focus is on collaboration with the excellent work in India, amongst others village Harisal [2]

  • based on visits in India and talks to Vodafone foundation, Tata, Telenor, C-DOT and TRAI
  • envision pilots for "digital literacy", and best praxis

Potential collaborations

through DigI.BasicInternet.no project we have an excellent collaboration spanning 8 countries. We are open for collaborations for "Connecting the Unconnected" and provide "Digital Literacy", "Digital Health", and "Information for the Digital Society".

  • UNDP, World Bank, USAId… (green …)
  • Management Sciences for Health (msh.org)

Next steps

  • summary from Danica/Josef (Word with all three initiatives), but suggest to split up later on
  • comments from Fidah
  • opportunities for collaboration: a) Digi.BasicInternet.no, b) Digital Global Health collaboration, c) Education++ in India
  • opportunity for donation