[Skunkworks] Second Summit on Community Networks in Africa to be held in Nairobi

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Tue Apr 11 11:08:49 EAT 2017


The 2nd Summit on Community Networks will be held on 25 – 26 May in
Nairobi, Kenya and aims to build on the successful discussions that
took place at the inaugural summit, held in November 2016. The 2nd
summit will be preceded by a 3-day technical workshop on wireless
networking technologies from 22 - 24 May 2017.

Community established networks also referred to as “Community
Networks” (CN) have existed for many years and, provide a sustainable
solution to address the connectivity gaps that exist in urban, remote,
and rural areas around the world. In Africa, where these gaps are more
evident, a recent survey was able to identify 37 community networks
initiatives in 12 African countries, of which 25 are considered

The objective of the summit is to promote the creation and growth of
Community Networks, increase collaboration between community network
operators in the region and to provide an opportunity for them to
engage with other stakeholders. It is for this reason that the 2nd
Summit will be held alongside the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) event
in Nairobi, Kenya. The synergies that exist between these communities
can only lead to more innovation and collaboration!

Who Should Attend:
Community Network operators, Wireless Network researchers, Policy
Makers, Regulators and Regulatory Associations, Civil Society
organizations and members of the public interested on the topic.

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

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