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The Alliance for Affordable Internet

...is a coalition of private sector, public sector, and civil society organisations who have come together to advance the shared aim of affordable access to both mobile and fixed-line Internet in developing countries.

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  • The Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA) is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations and Institutions in the ICT sector in Africa. AfICTA's vision is to fulfill the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa. Its mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering, accelerated and ICT-enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa. For more info please visit http://aficta.org/.
  • The Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA) is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations and Institutions in the ICT sector in Africa. AfICTA's vision is to fulfill the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa. Its mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering, accelerated and ICT-enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa. For more info please visit http://aficta.org/.
  • Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world. For more information, visit: www.alcatel-lucent.com
  • Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world. For more information, visit: www.alcatel-lucent.com
  • APC believes the internet is a global public good. Founded in 1990, APC is an international network and non-profit organisation that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. APC helps people get access to the internet where there is none or it is unaffordable, helps grassroots groups use the technology to develop their communities and further their rights, and works to make sure that government policies related to information and communication serve the best interests of the general population, especially people living in developing countries. For more information, visit: http://www.apc.org
  • APC believes the internet is a global public good. Founded in 1990, APC is an international network and non-profit organisation that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. APC helps people get access to the internet where there is none or it is unaffordable, helps grassroots groups use the technology to develop their communities and further their rights, and works to make sure that government policies related to information and communication serve the best interests of the general population, especially people living in developing countries. For more information, visit: http://www.apc.org
  • Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful, easily sustainable communications networks. The company currently has over four million of its access and backhaul radios deployed in thousands of demanding networks in more than 150 countries. Visit http://www.cambiumnetworks.com for more information.
  • Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful, easily sustainable communications networks. The company currently has over four million of its access and backhaul radios deployed in thousands of demanding networks in more than 150 countries. Visit http://www.cambiumnetworks.com for more information.
  • The Centre for Internet and Society undertakes policy research on Accessibility and Inclusion, Access to Knowledge, Internet Governance and Telecom, and academic research on Digital Natives and Digital Humanities. For more, visit www.cis-india.org
  • The Centre for Internet and Society undertakes policy research on Accessibility and Inclusion, Access to Knowledge, Internet Governance and Telecom, and academic research on Digital Natives and Digital Humanities. For more, visit www.cis-india.org
  • Founded in 2003, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) aims to study the legal, social and cultural implications of information and communication technologies. The Center combines theoretical analysis with policy-oriented work, producing academic research and papers that may impact on the development of public policies, so they will uphold democracy, fundamental rights and the public interest. For more information, visit http://direitorio.fgv.br/cts.
  • Founded in 2003, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) aims to study the legal, social and cultural implications of information and communication technologies. The Center combines theoretical analysis with policy-oriented work, producing academic research and papers that may impact on the development of public policies, so they will uphold democracy, fundamental rights and the public interest. For more information, visit http://direitorio.fgv.br/cts.
  • The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women provides women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets with the skills, technology, networks and access to finance that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. Working in partnership with local and international non-profit organisations, the private and public sector, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women develops projects with sustainable solutions to the challenges women entrepreneurs face through three programmes: Enterprise Development, Mentoring and Mobile Technology. To learn more, visit: www.cherieblairfoundation.org
  • The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women provides women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets with the skills, technology, networks and access to finance that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. Working in partnership with local and international non-profit organisations, the private and public sector, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women develops projects with sustainable solutions to the challenges women entrepreneurs face through three programmes: Enterprise Development, Mentoring and Mobile Technology. To learn more, visit: www.cherieblairfoundation.org
  • Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For more information, visit: www.thenetwork.cisco.com
  • Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For more information, visit: www.thenetwork.cisco.com
  • The CTO is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and uses its experience and expertise to support members in using ICTs to deliver effective development interventions that enrich, empower and emancipate all peoples within the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information, visit: www.cto.int/
  • The CTO is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and uses its experience and expertise to support members in using ICTs to deliver effective development interventions that enrich, empower and emancipate all peoples within the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information, visit: www.cto.int/
  • With over 240 Member organisations in 120 countries, we are building a powerful international movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere. For more information, visit: www.consumersinternational.org
  • Department of State Mission Statement: Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system. For more information, visit: www.state.gov
  • Department of State Mission Statement: Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system. For more information, visit: www.state.gov
  • After 12 years of operation, Digicel Group is proud to serve over 13 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific and is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes. For more information, visit: www.digicelgroup.com/
  • After 12 years of operation, Digicel Group is proud to serve over 13 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific and is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes. For more information, visit: www.digicelgroup.com/
  • Digital Society Foundation has a mission to close the digital divide. The organization is working with developing and disadvantaged communities to harness technology and innovation for economic and social well-being. Its current initiative Connect the Blue Continent is supporting the Pacific Island region to increase the coverage of affordable broadband-speed internet access, skills development and systems inclusion to enable economic and social participation in the digital economy and digitally-enabled social developments in health services, education and other sectors. Learn more about Digital Society Foundation and the Connect the Blue Continent initiative at www.digitalsocietyfoundation.org and www.connect-the-blue-continent.net
  • Digital Society Foundation has a mission to close the digital divide. The organization is working with developing and disadvantaged communities to harness technology and innovation for economic and social well-being. Its current initiative Connect the Blue Continent is supporting the Pacific Island region to increase the coverage of affordable broadband-speed internet access, skills development and systems inclusion to enable economic and social participation in the digital economy and digitally-enabled social developments in health services, education and other sectors. Learn more about Digital Society Foundation and the Connect the Blue Continent initiative at www.digitalsocietyfoundation.org and www.connect-the-blue-continent.net
  • DIRSI is a network of researchers and institutions specialized in ICT policy and research in Latin America. We conduct research, publish and distribute papers and reports, and facilitate dialogue on ICT policy, regulation and governance in Latin America. For more information, visit: www.dirsi.net/
  • DIRSI is a network of researchers and institutions specialized in ICT policy and research in Latin America. We conduct research, publish and distribute papers and reports, and facilitate dialogue on ICT policy, regulation and governance in Latin America. For more information, visit: www.dirsi.net/
  • Ericsson is the leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks use our equipment, which handles over 40% of the world's mobile traffic. For more information, visit: www.ericsson.com
  • Ericsson is the leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks use our equipment, which handles over 40% of the world's mobile traffic. For more information, visit: www.ericsson.com
  • Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. In 2013, Facebook announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.
  • Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. In 2013, Facebook announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.
  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Its staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Visit www.fhi360.org for more information.
  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Its staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Visit www.fhi360.org for more information.
  • The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. For more information, visit: www.fordfoundation.org/
  • Fundación Taigüey is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, founded in 2003 and legally established in the Dominican Republic. Its mission is “to promote, implement, support and assess social transformation processes at the community level, promoting participative methodologies and the use of appropriate technologies." It works both at the grassroots level, and facilitating national and regional knowledge networking processes. For more information, visit http://taiguey.org
  • Fundación Taigüey is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, founded in 2003 and legally established in the Dominican Republic. Its mission is “to promote, implement, support and assess social transformation processes at the community level, promoting participative methodologies and the use of appropriate technologies." It works both at the grassroots level, and facilitating national and regional knowledge networking processes. For more information, visit http://taiguey.org
  • Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider that offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The company has more than 20 years of experience on the ground, mainly in the sub-Saharan area. Gilat Satcom believes that internet for Africa is a basic right. Visit www.gilat.net for more information.
  • Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider that offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The company has more than 20 years of experience on the ground, mainly in the sub-Saharan area. Gilat Satcom believes that internet for Africa is a basic right. Visit www.gilat.net for more information.
  • Global Partners Digital is partnering with progressive governments and civil society advocates globally to build an internet environment based on and governed by human rights principles. For more information, please visit www.global-partners.co.uk
  • Global Partners Digital is partnering with progressive governments and civil society advocates globally to build an internet environment based on and governed by human rights principles. For more information, please visit www.global-partners.co.uk
  • Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. For more information, visit www.google.com/about
  • Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills to the resources they need. Founded in 1997, it provides access to financial services and information on agriculture and health that respond to the specific needs of poor households and communities. It also develops tools to improve the effectiveness of poverty-focused organizations. For more information, visit: www.grameenfoundation.org/
  • Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills to the resources they need. Founded in 1997, it provides access to financial services and information on agriculture and health that respond to the specific needs of poor households and communities. It also develops tools to improve the effectiveness of poverty-focused organizations. For more information, visit: www.grameenfoundation.org/
  • The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. For more information, visit www.gsma.com.
  • The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. For more information, visit www.gsma.com.
  • Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com
  • Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com
  • The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, visit: www.internetsociety.org
  • The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, visit: www.internetsociety.org
  • Internet Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data. The company is Southern Africa’s most established and experienced Internet Service Provider. Since 1993 Internet Solutions has been providing innovative end-to-end connectivity solutions and related services across the African continent. Today IS is a provider of Internet Protocol-based technology services in the African market and for African clients into the global market. IS provides services to large public and private sector organisations, medium sized organisations, and through its value channel programme to smaller organisations and consumers. For more information, visit www.is.co.za .
  • Internet Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data. The company is Southern Africa’s most established and experienced Internet Service Provider. Since 1993 Internet Solutions has been providing innovative end-to-end connectivity solutions and related services across the African continent. Today IS is a provider of Internet Protocol-based technology services in the African market and for African clients into the global market. IS provides services to large public and private sector organisations, medium sized organisations, and through its value channel programme to smaller organisations and consumers. For more information, visit www.is.co.za .
  • Internet Without Borders is a Paris based NGO that defends open access to the Internet and Human Rights on the digital space. The organization advocates for a reduction in the cost of Internet access in the Gulf of Guinea. Since 2007, Internet Without Borders fosters the use of Internet as a tool for change, by creating Feowl, an open data platform, and by organizing several trainings in data journalism. Concerned by the security of personal data, Internet Without Borders is a founding member of Datarmine, a privacy tool for social networks. Visit http://www.internetsansfrontieres.org for more information.
  • Internet Without Borders is a Paris based NGO that defends open access to the Internet and Human Rights on the digital space. The organization advocates for a reduction in the cost of Internet access in the Gulf of Guinea. Since 2007, Internet Without Borders fosters the use of Internet as a tool for change, by creating Feowl, an open data platform, and by organizing several trainings in data journalism. Concerned by the security of personal data, Internet Without Borders is a founding member of Datarmine, a privacy tool for social networks. Visit http://www.internetsansfrontieres.org for more information.
  • Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Internews ICT Policy and Programs team engages in 20+ countries supporting the development and growth of open internet and telecommunications policies that enable and sustain access, and promote the most open possible designs of the internet for healthy economies and healthy societies. We believe that Internews’ contributions to promoting quality and scaled local information globally are entirely reliant on a future that ensures quality accessible, affordable access to the internet. For more information, visit www.internews.org
  • Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Internews ICT Policy and Programs team engages in 20+ countries supporting the development and growth of open internet and telecommunications policies that enable and sustain access, and promote the most open possible designs of the internet for healthy economies and healthy societies. We believe that Internews’ contributions to promoting quality and scaled local information globally are entirely reliant on a future that ensures quality accessible, affordable access to the internet. For more information, visit www.internews.org
  • Inveneo is a San Francisco-based non-profit social enterprise that designs and delivers sustainable computing and broadband Internet connectivity in the developing world. For more information, visit: www.inveneo.org
  • Inveneo is a San Francisco-based non-profit social enterprise that designs and delivers sustainable computing and broadband Internet connectivity in the developing world. For more information, visit: www.inveneo.org
  • IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit: www.irex.org
  • IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit: www.irex.org
  • LIRNEasia is a pro-poor, pro-market think tank. It's mission is catalyzing policy change through research to improve people's lives in the emerging Asia Pacific by facilitating their use of hard and soft infrastructures through the use of knowledge, information and technology. Visit http://www.lirneasia.net to learn more.
  • LIRNEasia is a pro-poor, pro-market think tank. It's mission is catalyzing policy change through research to improve people's lives in the emerging Asia Pacific by facilitating their use of hard and soft infrastructures through the use of knowledge, information and technology. Visit http://www.lirneasia.net to learn more.
  • Main One is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Our world-class infrastructure enhances the productivity and profitability of our customers. For more information, visit: www.mainonecable.com/
  • Main One is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Our world-class infrastructure enhances the productivity and profitability of our customers. For more information, visit: www.mainonecable.com/
  • Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world's toughest places. Disaster. Poverty. Conflict. Mercy Corps is there. In more than 40 countries, it partners with local people to put bold ideas into action, helping them conquer adversity, and build stronger communities. Now, and for the future. Visit http://www.mercycorps.org to learn more.
  • Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world's toughest places. Disaster. Poverty. Conflict. Mercy Corps is there. In more than 40 countries, it partners with local people to put bold ideas into action, helping them conquer adversity, and build stronger communities. Now, and for the future. Visit http://www.mercycorps.org to learn more.
  • Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.     For more information, visit: www.microsoft.com
  • Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.     For more information, visit: www.microsoft.com
  • In the struggle for freedom, democracy and development, the access of individuals to the free flow of information through freedom of speech and information is both necessary and effective. Sweden is pushing for the right and opportunity of all people to communicate openly and securely on the internet and expects that the same human rights apply online as offline. The internet is the new frontline in efforts for increased freedom in the world. This is why Sweden is pursuing an active broadband and IT policy to maximise broadband availability and the benefits of information technology and digitisation. For more information, see the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/1475
  • In the struggle for freedom, democracy and development, the access of individuals to the free flow of information through freedom of speech and information is both necessary and effective. Sweden is pushing for the right and opportunity of all people to communicate openly and securely on the internet and expects that the same human rights apply online as offline. The internet is the new frontline in efforts for increased freedom in the world. This is why Sweden is pursuing an active broadband and IT policy to maximise broadband availability and the benefits of information technology and digitisation. For more information, see the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website: http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/1475
  • Ghana was the second African country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Ministry of Communications in October 2013. The Ministry of Communications facilitates the development of a reliable and cost effective world-class communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment. Visit http://www.moc.gov.gh for more information about the Ministry.
  • Ghana was the second African country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Ministry of Communications in October 2013. The Ministry of Communications facilitates the development of a reliable and cost effective world-class communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment. Visit http://www.moc.gov.gh for more information about the Ministry.
  • Nigeria was the first African country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in October 2013. The Ministry of Communication Technology is a Ministry created by the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to foster a knowledge based economy and information society in Nigeria. The Ministry was created to facilitate ICT as a key tool in the transformation agenda for Nigeria in the areas of job creation, economic growth and transparency of governance. Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson, is the pioneer Minister of the Ministry. The Ministry under her watch will create and formulate policies that will propel the Nigerian economy to a digitalized economy. For more information, visit the Ministry's website at http://commtech.gov.ng
  • Nigeria was the first African country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in October 2013. The Ministry of Communication Technology is a Ministry created by the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to foster a knowledge based economy and information society in Nigeria. The Ministry was created to facilitate ICT as a key tool in the transformation agenda for Nigeria in the areas of job creation, economic growth and transparency of governance. Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson, is the pioneer Minister of the Ministry. The Ministry under her watch will create and formulate policies that will propel the Nigerian economy to a digitalized economy. For more information, visit the Ministry's website at http://commtech.gov.ng
  • Mozambique was the first country in Southern Africa country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in April 2014. For more information, visit the Ministry's website at http://www.mtc.gov.mz.
  • Mozambique was the first country in Southern Africa country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between A4AI and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in April 2014. For more information, visit the Ministry's website at http://www.mtc.gov.mz.
  • Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. For more information, visit: www.omidyar.com
  • Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. For more information, visit: www.omidyar.com
  • Phase3 Telecom is a telecom infrastructure company deploying fiber optic network on powerlines in West Africa for delivery of reliable and affordable broadband across the region. The unique right of way used in the deployment of its network facilitates availability of required infrastructure for provision of reliable internet to the unserved and underserved part of the region. Phase3 Telecom has the ultimate objective of making available the broadband requirement for the accelerated development of the West African region. For more information, visit: www.phase3telecom.com
  • Phase3 Telecom is a telecom infrastructure company deploying fiber optic network on powerlines in West Africa for delivery of reliable and affordable broadband across the region. The unique right of way used in the deployment of its network facilitates availability of required infrastructure for provision of reliable internet to the unserved and underserved part of the region. Phase3 Telecom has the ultimate objective of making available the broadband requirement for the accelerated development of the West African region. For more information, visit: www.phase3telecom.com
  • Research ICT Africa (RIA) fills a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and network knowledge economy by building the ICT policy and regulatory research capacity needed to inform effective ICT governance in Africa. The network extends across the continent and seeks to extend its activities through national, regional and continental partnerships.The establishment of the RIA network emanates from the growing demand for data and analysis necessary for the appropriate and visionary policy required to catapult the continent into the information age. Through rigorous research and analysis RIA seeks to build an African knowledge base in support of effective ICT policy and regulation, and to monitor and review developments on the continent. For more information, visit: http://researchictafrica.net
  • Research ICT Africa (RIA) fills a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and network knowledge economy by building the ICT policy and regulatory research capacity needed to inform effective ICT governance in Africa. The network extends across the continent and seeks to extend its activities through national, regional and continental partnerships.The establishment of the RIA network emanates from the growing demand for data and analysis necessary for the appropriate and visionary policy required to catapult the continent into the information age. Through rigorous research and analysis RIA seeks to build an African knowledge base in support of effective ICT policy and regulation, and to monitor and review developments on the continent. For more information, visit: http://researchictafrica.net
  • The Southern Africa Telecentre Network (SATNET) is a regional non-governmental organisation, knowledge sharing network established by civil society organisations to support institutional and capacity development of telecentre/ information incubators in Southern Africa. SATNET promotes increased use and integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) as enabling tools to achieve social and economic development including achievement of goals of poverty reduction in Southern Africa. For more information, visit: http://www.satnetwork.org
  • The Southern Africa Telecentre Network (SATNET) is a regional non-governmental organisation, knowledge sharing network established by civil society organisations to support institutional and capacity development of telecentre/ information incubators in Southern Africa. SATNET promotes increased use and integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) as enabling tools to achieve social and economic development including achievement of goals of poverty reduction in Southern Africa. For more information, visit: http://www.satnetwork.org
  • The Open Technology Institute is an innovative tech-tank that promotes public policy solutions and serves as a center of innovation developing technological advancements in collaboration with universities and global experts. For more information, visit: www.oti.newamerica.net/
  • The Open Technology Institute is an innovative tech-tank that promotes public policy solutions and serves as a center of innovation developing technological advancements in collaboration with universities and global experts. For more information, visit: www.oti.newamerica.net/
  • The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit: www.siia.net
  • The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit: www.siia.net
  • The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. To find out more, visit our website here.
  • The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. To find out more, visit our website here.
  • USAID’s Mobile Solutions team harnesses the power and reach of mobile technology to empower individuals through financial inclusion, data-driven evidence and access to mobile technology. For more information, visit: www.usaid.gov/mobile-solutions
  • Established by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation seeks to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, creating a world where everyone, everywhere can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely. The World Wide Web Foundation serves as the Secretariat for A4AI. To learn more, visit: www.webfoundation.org
  • Established by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation seeks to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, creating a world where everyone, everywhere can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely. The World Wide Web Foundation serves as the Secretariat for A4AI. To learn more, visit: www.webfoundation.org
  • Women in Global Science and Technology is an international non-profit which promotes women's development of science, technology and innovation. It believes that women should have equal access to technologies and participate fully in the knowledge society. For more information, visit: www.wisat.org/home
  • Women in Global Science and Technology is an international non-profit which promotes women's development of science, technology and innovation. It believes that women should have equal access to technologies and participate fully in the knowledge society. For more information, visit: www.wisat.org/home
  • World Pulse is a global network using the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice. The network uses digital media to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Visit http://www.worldpulse.com for more information.
  • World Pulse is a global network using the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice. The network uses digital media to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Visit http://www.worldpulse.com for more information.
  • Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom at pressroom.yahoo.net or the company's blog at yahoo.tumblr.com.
  • Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom at pressroom.yahoo.net or the company's blog at yahoo.tumblr.com.

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Here at A4AI, we are excited that Nigeria — the first African country to join the Alliance — has formed a national action plan and is working to finalize concrete work plans to tackle some of the policy and regulatory obstacles currently blocking the road to more affordable Internet prices in the country. We recognise, however, that bringing these local stakeholders together is just one piece of the puzzle.

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A4AI forum to kick off engagement in Mozambique

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) will host its first Mozambican country forum in Maputo on June 19, 2014. The open meeting will bring together a wide range of key stakeholders—including government leaders and representatives from the private and not-for-profit sectors— to debate current policy and regulatory barriers to affordable Internet access, and to discuss best practices for tackling these challenges.

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Mozambique joins A4AI

Today, we’re delighted to announce that we have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mozambican government. Mozambique becomes the first SADC country to join A4AI, and the third developing country to sign an MOU with the Alliance, joining Nigeria and Ghana. Today’s announcement means that A4AI and stakeholders across Mozambique will work closely together to drive down the cost of Internet access via policy and regulatory reform.

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