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Monday, May 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Is the hotspot the new telecentre? Exploring community access points as complements and alternatives to mobile Internet - Workshop and Consultation

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An open & affordable Wi-Fi connection blurs the lines between luxury and necessity. This session explores important continuing roles for Wi-Fi and shared access (both community and commercial) as both complements and substitutes for mobile internet among resource-constrained communities in the Global South. Building on findings from a draft report on internet access and use, in preparation for late-2015, brainstorming groups will identify priorities for re-imagining community access in ICTD theory and practice. Additional session details here.  

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jonathan donner

Director, Research, Caribou Digital
An author & researcher, I study the impacts of the internet & mobiles on the developing world, and vice-versa. I have a new book coming out later this year from the MIT Press: After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet (http://amzn.com/0262029928)
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Charlotte Smart

Digital Policy and Programmes Manager, DFID
Charlotte is a Digital Policy and Programmes Manager at the UK Department for International Development. Previously, she worked with consultancy Caribou Digital examining last-mile Internet connectivity in developing countries. She has undertaken research including implementing... Read More →

Monday May 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lecture Theatre 4 (LT4) Block NS4 NS4-02-34

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