Who We Are

About Us

We make digital inclusion happen to improve the life of every single human, by providing free access to the internet and its information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do

The Basic Internet Foundation engages in projects around the world in the fields of access to internet, education, health care, and women entrepreneurship.

School & Community Connectivity

Connecting schools and communities in underserved areas is our primary focus. Through our unique infrastructure we reach connectivity in areas where “nobody believes that you can receive Internet”. Through our local communities we establish information spots (“InfoSpots”), provide access to information and a local school-/community server.  Read more about our 100+ schools in Kenya and Tanzania in our blog

Digital Public Goods

Digital Public Goods (DPGs) are digital products, and the software, data and algorithms that drive them, that serve to educate us, help us thrive in our professional lives, enrich our cultural experiences, and ultimately do good for the benefit of humankind. Examples of these goods exist all around us in the areas of information, education, healthcare, finance, and more. Many also serve to further the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on the access to the DPGs for every single human.

Our Goal:

Free Access To Information For Every Human. To reach this goal, we need three fundamental things:

Our Goal:

Free Access To Information For Every Human. To reach this goal, we need three fundamental things:

Internet Access Point

Establish Internet Access points (“InfoSpots”) in every community
and school

Digital Public Good

Define information that must be available for every human being, including „Digital Public Goods“.

Free Access to Information

Add free access to information and Digital Public Goods for
every human.

The Challenge

Access to information is crucial for participation, education, and health care. Worldwide, more than 800 million people don‘t have access to basic information.

Access to information is crucial for participation, education, and health care. Worldwide, more than 800 million people don‘t have access to basic information.

Billion People Don't Have Access To Basic Information

Billion People have never used the Internet

%

Of Them Are Women

%

Of Them Live In African Countries

The Team

The Basic Internet Foundation is formed by experts, driven by the vision that everyone deserves to be part of the digital society.

The Basic Internet Foundation is formed by experts, driven by the vision that everyone deserves to be part of the digital society.

Josef Noll

Co-Founder, Secretary-General

Wisam Ahmed Mansour

Field Supervisor

Sudhir Dixit

Co-Founder (COO)

Danica Radovanovic

Digital Inclusion Advisor and International Liaison

Brenda Jimris-Rekve

Partnership and Community Engagement Advisor

Iñaki Garitano

ICT specialist and CTO

Catherine R. Kimambo

African Child & School Connectivity

Hamed Arshad

Technologist, Security & Privacy Officer

Our Advisory Board

Wenzile Madonsela Msimanga

Social Entrepreneur & Mental Health Specialist

Sanjay Maharaj

Advisory Board Member and CEO of SANA

Håvar Bauck

Entrepreneur and Visionist