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DTCs’ digital skills as the basis for sustainable development

DTCs’ digital skills as the basis for sustainable development

Last week, our General Secretary Josef Noll and Digital Inclusion advisor Danica Radovanovic, participated and presented at the ITU in Geneva, Switzerland. From 11 to 13 February, 2020, the ITU organized meetings for the Digital Transformation Centers (DTC) project – Phase 1.

Information base on Digital Inclusion

Our aim is that all information related to digital inclusion and the free access to information is publicly available. Thus, we put together a variety of tools addressing the topics, including a Wiki, FAQ, and documentation on how to establish the information spot in...

Digital Inclusion through Municipal Networks

Digital Inclusion through Municipal Networks

"Free access to Information" should be a human right in the digital age. Does sound right, does it? We know that our children are digital, we know that we have to have digital skills if we want to have decent work. So, why don't we have free access to information...

The “Age of Digital Interdependence” report and our contribution

The “Age of Digital Interdependence” report and our contribution

On 10/6/2019, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched its report “Age of Digital Interdependence"with recommendations where the Basic Internet Foundation, with its DigI project efforts around the word was an ideal epitome for Global Digital Inclusion...

“Let me google this for you” – redefining digital literacy

“Let me google this for you” – redefining digital literacy

With a very rapid development of Internet technologies, new digital divides on the Internet are emerging. The rapid pace of new forms of communication and new access points to the Internet, such as mobile, demand solutions beyond those exclusively concerned with...

Internet Lite to the Migoli High School

Internet Lite to the Migoli High School

The Migoli High School has 1271 pupils (Apr2019) and 35 full-time teachers. The high school is located about 3 km outside of Migoli in the Iringa district in Tanzania. Entering the Nyerere High School in Migoli Despite the near-by mobile towers, providing 3G from...

It only takes 90 min to connect Izazi

It only takes 90 min to connect Izazi

We selected Izazi, one of the villages in the Iringa district in Tanzania, as a pilot site for providing Internet Lite for All. Izazi is located at the Mtera dam, and it's only about 11 km to the towers providing Mobile Broadband. Though, we had heard: "we can't...

Internet as a human right for connecting the UNconnected

Internet as a human right for connecting the UNconnected

The internet is not a static set of tools or affordances for a specific set of user-defined purposes. Rather, it represents a rapidly evolving set of ways to configure social life. The situation is problematic with regards to the notion of a digital divide being...

East African council is going for Digital Health

East African council is going for Digital Health

Through it’s 7th EAC Health & Scientific Conference (EACHSC) took place on 27-29Mar2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Basic Internet Foundation was strongly participating with Bernard and Felix as part of the organising committee, Flora as participant, and Christine...