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ISEA - Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity: Exploring Value

ISEA - Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity: Exploring Value

 

Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity Exploring Value with the Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Asia (ISEA)

انسٹی ٹیوٹ آف سوشل انٹرپرینیورز ایشیا (ISEA) کے ساتھ معنی خیز کنیکٹیویٹی ایکسپلورنگ ویلیو کی طرف سفر

As a fair trade educator interested in digital literacy and connectivity for fair trade and ethical artisans and producers in remote areas around the world.

I was pleased to receive an email from the Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Asia (ISEA) to join their 2 day webinar and learn about their work regarding meaningful connectivity and exploring value.

Leaders and Community activists shared their live case studies, from Indonesia, Philippines, India and Latin America.

I am so glad I managed to log in at 8 am each day.

Many thanks to the ISEA Communications team and all the guest speakers.

I hope I can visit their work one day soon and duplicate their initiatives for many fair trade producers who face internet and digital deficiencies.

 



16th August 2023 - Day 1

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Journey towards meaningful connectivity 2 day webinar August 2023

Credit: ISEA

 

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Technology transfer in rural communities cannot happen in a rush.

It requires a gradual process with hands-on learning and a

human centred approach.

 

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 Credit: ISEA

The art of collaboration with local government and authorities to empower local communities.

 

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 Credit: ISEA

Develop Support Ecosystem and Multi Stakeholder Collaboration

Common Room has consistently worked towards fostering communication, coordination and multitask holder cooperation aiming to create a strong support ecosystem to develop CN development in Indonesia.

One of the Flag ship activities of the Rural ICT Camp, an annual event that was initially conducted in Ciptagaler indigenous village in hybrid format in 2020 during Covid19 pandemic outbreak.

The Rural ICT Camp was organised in Tembok Village Buleng Regency, Bali Provence.

 

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Credit ISEA

What can be learned from the CN Infrastructure that has been developed over the past 5 years in collaboration with indigenous communities in Indonesia?

 

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Potentials and Risks of Connectivity

 

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Value Added Services

- Increase the capacity of technician Ciptagelar Hotpot.

- Monitoring installed internet device routine twice in a month in each hamlet.

- Maintenance and repair damaged device as soon as possible.

- Peer to peer training for School of Community Networks member in Ciptagelar Hotspot Basecamp in Burangrang (will open classes soon for the general public who want to learn).

- Free internet for teachers who will upload basic education data (DAPODIK)

- Podcast workshop

- Workshop documentation of the use of traditional Kasepuhan, Citagelar knowledge and technology (Local Content).

- Workshop management of community-based internet infrastructure

- Workshop and sharing session healthy and safe use of the internet.

 

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Internet technology is not rocket science.

But it still requires a specific approach and training techniques when it comes to capacity building for local communities that have never interacted with computers and digital technology.

 

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Last but not least, lets listen to the story of our friend from the School of Community Networks in the Village about how they have been developing Community Networks over the past 1.5 years.

 

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Credit: ISEA

 

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My thank you message to the ISEA team and all the guest speakers

 

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Copy and paste for photos

 

17th August 2023 - Day 2

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Nisarat T explains the TakNet Model 2016

Credit: ISEA

 

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Applications on Net2Home

Credit and Source: ISEA

Distributed Ledger Service

- Private Blockchain system on community internet network to withstand unstable connection conditions

- A platform for the exchange of products and services within the community

- Highly secure distributed transaction storage

 

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Establishment of Community Network

In collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and IIT Bombay

Guidance from Dr. Sarbani Banerjee, Asia Regional Coordinator for APC and Senior Research Scientist at IIT Bombay

 

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The Intervention

E Dost: A young digital catalyst in the village preferably women, which offers digital services to the people of the village in turn earning a livelihood.

This model incorporates a door-stop demand service delivery, incentive mechanism, provision of value-added services and localised cash recycling.

 

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E-Dost: Harnessing Connectivity and ICT for Rural Development

Types of Services:

a) Financial Services such as money withdrawal through AEPS, money transfer, checking account balance, mini statement, mobile and DTH recharge, electricity bills etc.

b) e-governance services such as applying for Pan Card, Linking of Pan Card with Aadhaar card, income certificate, driving license, birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, applying for the Ujwala scheme, Ration card

c) Utility Services like e-commerce (Flipchart, Agrostar, other platforms, Ticket booking and e-learning.

 

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 Credit and Source: ISEA

Women first approach

Low investment livelihood

Implemented in an enterprise mode

Quick pay back period

We plan to add several other digital services to the portfolio of the E-Dost to improve her earning  by collaborating with various stakeholders.

For the technical issues, the FinTech partners support the E-Dost network.

Ultimately, as the E-Dost helps to save time, money and effort for the members of the community, the community is in the support of the initiative.

 

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Credit and Source: ISEA

Connectivity should be affordable, sustainable, gender-inclusive and empowering, both online as well as offline.

Need to put connectivity to proper use for achieving the goal of rural development.

 

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Credit and Source: ISEA

 

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My message to the ISEA team and all the brilliant guest speakers

 

Journey Towards Meaningful Connectivity Webinar YouTube Video

August 16-17th August 2023

Day 1 

 

Journey Towards Meaningful Connectivity Webinar YouTube Video

August 16-17th August 2023

Day 2

 

 

Further Reading and Links

ISEA

ISEA YouTube Channel





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