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Friday, June 14 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Community Networks: Cooperation, regulation, and action

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This session aims at taking stock of the existing research efforts with regard to community networks governance, technical developments and regulations. Panelists will identify lacunae regarding the aforementioned issues and put forward suggestions to bridge them.

This session will help us to strategize the commonalities and differences between and amongst the regions, and to further map-out recommendations that can lead to discussions among and between the CN community, policy makers, operators, regulators, and governments.

A proposal for Community Network Policy Recommendations, elaborated by the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) of the UN Internet Governance Forum, will be presented. Panelists will discuss how to implement the existing body of research and policy suggestions in order to facilitate and promote the deployment of community networks and an appropriate and enabling regulation of such initiatives around the world.

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Osama Manzar

Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
I'm committed to the mission of eradicating information poverty from India and global south using digital tools through Digital Empowerment Foundation, an organisation I founded with my wife in 2002. Let's talk about how is the Internet revolutionising rural India?
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Raoul Plommer

Board member, Effi ry
DIY-Connectivity with MESH, Digital rights, Pirate Parties

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Maureen Hernandez

Fellow on Access, Article19.
Internet access. ICT4D
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Adam Burns

founder, free2air
Adam Burns is a human-centered technologist and passionate information security specialist. Adam has worked in health and justice sectors, bringing emerging standard practices of information security and risk management to the handling of data vital to human and social well-being... Read More →
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Luca Belli

Professor and Head of CyberBRICS.info, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Carthage 3 (Laico)