VIT Labs: An urban laboratory for collective learning and outreach on Values of Internet Technologies

10 December 2019

$30,000 for a project through the Internet Society Chapter in Switzerland, to create an urban laboratory for collective learning and outreach as a platform to engage experts and the general public on important issues of digital self-defense, with a special focus on privacy and security. It will document the process and produce support material to…

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Streaming Station Community News Project

10 December 2019

$29,828 to create a community-controlled technology facility enabling residents in Harlem, New York to use the Internet to produce and stream news and informational programming for and about their community. This will provide a needed facility for an underserved population that has historically been denied significant opportunities to create and distribute positive media content and…

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State of the Internet and Social Networks in Mali

10 December 2019

$30,000 to generate reliable statistical data on Internet use in Mali, in particular on the use/misuse of social media, which has become popular in both rural and urban areas. Most existing data has been produced by telecoms operators, for commercial ends, and results have not been made widely accessible. The results of this project, however,…

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Digital Libraries – An Infrastructure to Enrich Education in Sustainable Communities

10 December 2019

$13,800 for a project to upgrade Internet infrastructure in five high schools on Nicaragua’s southern coast – a region with a 14% Internet penetration rate and a 50% school dropout rate. The project will install fiber-optic Internet and high-speed Ethernet technology, outfit schools with a portable network, and provide Internet training for more sustainable communities.

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ePrivacidade – Trocada por Miúdos

10 December 2019

$25,000 for an online privacy and security campaign in Portugal that aims to raise awareness among kids, tweens, teens and young adults. The project will include the Portuguese translation of existing Internet Society tutorials and the development of new ones; two contests for students; two events to launch the contest and two to showcase submissions;…

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Strengthening the data users’ engagement and participation in Hong Kong Open Data Index

10 December 2019

$15,000 will go towards strengthening the engagement and participation of data users in policymaking in Hong Kong. Using Hong Kong’s Open Data Index, initiated in September 2018 to examine data openness and introduce best practices, the project aims to drive positive change and develop at least two policy recommendations based on the Index by the…

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Carapegua connected

10 December 2019

$15,000 to install a solar-powered community network in a mountainous region of southwestern Paraguay, where expensive mobile data is the only way many residents can currently access the Internet. Wireless connection will be installed at three local schools, teachers will receive technical training, and community workshops will be offered on local content production.

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Municipal Awareness on the Community Network and Promotion of the Wireless Network

10 December 2019

$12,322 will go towards creating community networks for 5,000 people in three rural farming communities and awareness-raising in Madagascar. The project will also provide technical training and basic Internet skills to a group of people who will train others to use the Internet to capture practical information for their economic development (such as on weather…

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Internet literacy for vulnerable groups

9 December 2019

$15,000 to provide Internet skills training in Armenia for un- or under-connected groups of people (people with disabilities, retired athletes, pensioners and jobless school graduates).

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Connecting the people of Limpopo

9 December 2019

$30,000 to create Wi-Fi access points and an off-the-grid Media Center within the Mamaila Tribal Authority, South Africa.

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