About

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The Basic Internet Foundation

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

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The Foundation

The Basic Internet Foundation has been founded by UNIK (now University of Oslo (UiO)) and Kjeller Innovasjon. Our Headquarter is at Kjeller, in the  building where the Internet (Arpanet) reached Europe in June 1973. Internet 1973Opera Software 1994 – Basic Internet 2014 – following the vision that everyone will be part of the digital society

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The Team

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

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Josef Noll

Co-Founder, Secretary-General[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”2916″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”15px” img_link=”http://BasicInternet.org/about/wisam_ahmed_mansour”][vc_column_text]

Wisam Ahmed Mansour

Digital Transformation and Women Entrenpreneurship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”2918″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”40″ img_link=”http://BasicInternet.org/about/sudhir_dixit”][vc_column_text]

Sudhir Dixit

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Danica Radovanovic

Digital Inclusion Advisor and International Liaison[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”3123″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”http://BasicInternet.org/about/brenda_jimris-rekve” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column_text]

Brenda Jimris-Rekve

Partnership and Community Engagement Advisor[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”3008″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”http://basicinternet.org/about/inaki_garitano” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column_text]

Iñaki Garitano

ICT specialist and CTO[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” bg_color=”#efefef” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”1%”][image_with_animation image_url=”4188″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”http://BasicInternet.org/about/catherine_r_kimambo” margin_top=”5″][vc_column_text]

Catherine R. Kimambo

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Hamed Arshad

Technologist, Security & Privacy Officer[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”3535″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”http://basicinternet.org/mission” margin_top=”80″ margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” top_padding=”5%” bottom_padding=”3%” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]

Our Advisory Board

Our International Advisory Board supports the Basic Internet Foundation through the unique capabilities of each member of the board.

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Wenzile Madonsela Msimanga

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Sanjay Maharaj

Advisory Board Member and CEO of SANA[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”4138″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”20px” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”40″ img_link=”http://BasicInternet.org/about/Havar_Bauck”][vc_column_text]

Håvar Bauck

Entrepreneur and Visionist[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” disable_element=”yes” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#efefef” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”5/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”2/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”3141″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”3/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”15″][vc_column_text]

Gerdi Stoppel

Senior Advisor

Gerdi Stoppel is a Senior Advisor at Basic Internet Foundation. With her background in International Administration she has worked internationally with the European Space Agency in Noordwijk as well as 22 years for the United Nations in Vienna. She supports the Basic Internet Foundation with emphasis on Women Entrepreneurship.

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Financing

The Basic Internet Foundation is financed from a very limited governmental
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Get Involved

We are always welcoming cooperations, corporations, institutions, and governments to support.

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