IGF Nigeria-BasicInternet-AfricanChild InfoExchange Jan2022

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IGF Nigeria-BasicInternet-AfricanChild InfoExchange Jan2022

Title IGF Nigeria-BasicInternet-AfricanChild InfoExchange Jan2022
Place Zoom.us
Date, Time 2022/01/10, 1600-1700
Contact Person Catherine R. Kimambo
Participants Josef.Noll, Catherine R. Kimambo, Mary Uduma
related to Project BasicInternet
Keywords IGF
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The purpose of the meeting was the information exchange on "Connect the Unconnected", School Connectivity and the initiatives across respective countries in Africa.

Steps ahead

  • Technologies and Strategies for Connecting the Unconnected
  • Engagement and partnerships (WSIS, UNECA) for School Connectivity and Universal Communication Access Fund for Nigeria

Topics being discussed

Follow-up from IGF Katowice 2021

Partnership for Digital Transformation and Societal Empowerment

  • Universal Access Fun, Universal Service Fund: http://www.uspf.govr.ng
  • Telcom operators (MTN Foundation)
  • Min. of Education

Challenges in Connecting the Unconnected

  • power
  • social spectrum
  • competence (capacity building)
  • open solutions

Solution for Connecting the Unconnected

  • InfoSpots - information spots in each village, as e.g. Community Resource Centres (CRC) with computers where students can take their tertiary examinations
  • Community Networks
  • NRENs (National Research and Education Networks)

Further information

Way forward

- A follow up meeting with Mary Uduma to introduce and discuss with other partners in the ecosystem ( WSIS, UNECA, Universal Access Fund - Nigeria)

- See how school and rural connectivity can be adopted as action lines of WSIS

- Identify interested communities to start Community Networks in Nigeria