Webinar

The Internet Society Nigeria Chapter is holding a Webinar to discuss Community Networks and how they can be used to provide sustainable access to the unconnected. The 90-minute webinar will feature a keynote presentation, panel discussion and Q&A to help educate the community and provide resources for those looking to extend access to unserved/underserved areas via community networking.

The Zaria community network which is being driven by the ISOC Nigeria Chapter will also be discussed.

Speakers:

Michuki Mwangi (Keynote presenter/ISOC Global) – KenyaRegional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society where he works in the African Regional Bureau to promote Internet growth and sustainability since 2008.
At the Internet Society,
Mr. Mwangi has been actively involved IXP, peering and interconnection development, promoting Community Networks, technical capacity building through the creation of local Network Operator Groups.
Michuki is based in Nairobi, Kenya
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Josephine Miliza– Network engineer passionate about enabling communities in Africa to leverage digital technologies for socio-economic empowerment. She currently serves as the program lead for TunapandaNET community and Africa Regional Coordinator (KICTANET) for APC LOCNET project. She has become a champion for community networks in Africa participating in organizing the Africa community networks summit, awareness building, and capacity building forums. Her current interests are in bottom-up sustainable connectivity models and creative approaches to an enabling environment that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation especially for youth and women in Africa.

Dele Amire – Chief Technical officer of Network Infrastructure and services technologies ltd (NISTechLtd) and a volunteer instructor at ngNOG workshop. Has over 18 years experience in Designing, implementation, monitoring and management of Networks with peculiar interest in routing, switching, user access control and Network Security. Skilled and certified in the integration of solutions and hardware offered by several leading vendors/manufacturers within the ICT industry. He has installed and still supports ICT infrastructure for several higher institutions, corporate organizations, Internet Service Providers and Government Agencies within Nigeria and across Africa. An IT Consultant and Trainer who is also privileged to be training and mentoring several IT professional across Africa for the last 17 years.

Carlos Rey-Moreno – Telecommunications engineer with a background in development studies. He is the Community Networks lead at the Association for Progressive Communications. He has been involved in rural connectivity projects in underserved areas for 13 years, initially in Latin America, and more recently as one of the founders of Zenzeleni Networks, a community-owned ISP providing affordable communications in rural Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Adewale Adedokun – A teacher in the Department of Computer Engineering of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Over the last two decades he has been involved in helping different organisations build their ICT and using them it run more effective and transparent process and also to collaborate and solve problems across several divides. His vast experiences span through, building and management of campus networks, Library automation, ICT capacity building and management He also serves as the National Event Coordinator of the Nigeria Network operators’ group. (ngNOG)

Seun Ojedeji – Network Engineer with extensive experience and management skills. Although he generally develops a curious state of mind whenever he comes across technology, nevertheless his major area of specialization is in systems networking (network design and deployment), internet/intranet services and elearning solutions. He holds a degree in Computer Science from university of Ilorin and also possesses a number of industry/professional certifications which include CISCO, JUNIPER, LINUX-certs, MICROSOFT, HP, MOODLE, and DIPLO.

Gbenga Sesan – Ashoka Fellow and CyberSteward Program Fellow, is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN). He has training in electronic and electrical engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and has also completed management training at Lagos Business School, Harvard University and Stanford University, among others. He has extensive consulting experience focusing on ICT4D, social media, and ICT in policy in over 30 countries. He believes that the need to discuss Internet Freedom – and other governance issues – in Nigeria, and Africa, is more important now, than ever.

Moderators:

Dewole Ajao, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter President Bukola Fawole-Oronti , Internet Society Nigeria Chapter Financial Secretary

Theme: Community Networks: The Internet of the people by the people for the people.

Date: Wednesday 27th March, 2019.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm (WAT/Nigeria time)
How to Join and Participate in the Webinar to let your voice be heard
Follow this zoom Link to register and join the conversation

https://isoc.zoom.us/j/434954542

Follow this zoom Link to register and join the conversation