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8 February 2019

Welcome back, Rising Voices’ newsletter about digital inclusion and online participation

Rising Voices is pleased to relaunch our biweekly newsletter about all aspects of digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to...

3 February 2019

Building resilience with community technology across the United States

Some community networks in the US have achieved a sustainable operating scale and model, and have provided a critical long-time service for their communities.

2 February 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? full resource: Our Stories Our Knowledges

The full resource "Our Stories Our Knowledges" brings together the 4 parts previously published. It aims at guiding you in sharing your knowledge and building more powerful networks of solidarity.

31 January 2019

Recognizing the challenges in the use of spectrum for rural community networks in Colombia

For Colombia it is particularly relevant to have access to community networks since they can contribute to the implementation of the Peace Agreement and to the social and human development...

20 January 2019

Exploring models of sustainability for rural connectivity in Indian villages

The Gram Marg rural broadband project aims to connect rural villages focusing on local ownership so that local and regional needs will be prioritised.

17 January 2019

Presenting Whose Knowledge? resource: Adding our knowledge to Wikipedia

"Adding Our Knowledge to Wikipedia", part 3 of Whose Knowledge? Resources Series, explains why have the authors decided to create and share knowledge on Wikipedia, and how we’re doing this...

16 January 2019

Connecting the unconnected in Kenya’s urban slums

The TunapandaNET community network was started in Kibera to provide connectivity to youth to access different learning platforms.

15 January 2019

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America

14 January 2019

The Azacualpa community network in Honduras: Empowering the Lenca people through technology

The rural Lenca community of Azacualpa in Honduras has set up a community network to provide new opportunities for access to information and to help revitalize their native language.

12 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Transformative practices for sharing marginalized knowledge

Part 2 of the Whose Knowledge? resource set "Transformative Practices for Sharing Marginalized Knowledge" provides a set of practices and tools that marginalized communities have found useful for creating, growing,...

11 January 2019

Creating autonomous community networks in the Brazilian Amazon

To understand how high-frequency radio community networks were developed in the Brazilian Amazon, it is important to reflect on the geographic characteristics and historical and socioeconomic background of Brazilian Extractive...

10 January 2019

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."

9 January 2019

Deploying community cellular networks in rural barangays in the Philippines

Community cellular networks can now be found in many rural barangays, the smallest administrative units of Aurora Province in the Philippines.