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Publications and learning resources

Publications and Learning Resources

Explore our research papers, feasibility studies, and learning resources that provide a thorough analysis of our unique perspectives on digital transformation, multistakeholder dialogue, and movement building for our communities.

The Impact and Role of Community Networks in Kenya

Community networks (CNs) are locally owned and operated networks that provide internet access to underserved communities. These networks are particularly significant in Kenya, where a substantial portion of the population lacks reliable internet connectivity. By leveraging local resources and knowledge, CNs play a crucial role in bridging the digital divide, promoting digital literacy, and preserving indigenous knowledge.

This paper examines the transformative impact of CNs in Kenya, highlighting their role in preserving indigenous knowledge and enhancing digital skills among marginalized communities.

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Ugunja Community ICT Penetration and Skills Gap Analysis

ICT Penetration

This survey report examines Ugunja Community ICT Penetration and Skills Gap Analysis. The feasibility study aims to establish a roadmap for connecting all public schools, government offices, community-based organizations (CBOs), and other closely related institutions to skills training and high-speed Internet connectivity based on different options.

The findings take note that internet connectivity project in Ugunja town, Siaya County, which could enhance ecotourism activities and leverage the influence of the Busia-Ugunja-Kisumu transport/market networks, contributing to Nyadorera-Ukwala-Ugunja Corridor.

KijiTech Bandwidth Usage Study Report

The Internet Society Kenya chapter, with the support of 48percent.org, launched a 12-month connectivity project in Ugunja Sub-County – Siaya to help connect the unconnected communities around Ugunja. This project is hosted and implemented by the Kijiji Yeetu Network in Ugunja.

The overall goal is to provide affordable internet access to underserved and unconnected
communities to enable them access government services, educational resources, opportunities for business engagement, and online job opportunities to accelerate innovation and creativity in local rural communities. To achieve this Kijiji Yeetu has deployed a last mile connectivity to Kijiji Yeetu Centre in Ugunja with a 100Mbps Cambium Network wireless broadband solutions.

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Education is the Bedrock of Any Successful Society

We believe education is the foundation of a successful society. Therefore, we focus on in-depth research into educational reforms, particularly how digital connectivity can enhance education delivery. We implement our research findings in our communities in Ugunja, Siaya County.

Forum on Internet Governance, Digital Safety, and Cyber Security

The training forum on internet governance, digital safety, and cybersecurity was successful in empowering underserved communities in Ugunja, Siaya County, and investing in tools that include youth, women, and people with disabilities as Internet safety champions. The training forum provided an opportunity for underserved communities in Ugunja, Siaya County, to gain knowledge and skills on internet governance, digital safety, and cybersecurity, and become champions of internet safety. The training forum also helped to identify the specific needs and challenges faced by underserved communities in Ugunja.

The training brought together more than 60 people, aimed to increase awareness and knowledge on internet governance, digital safety, and cybersecurity among underserved communities in Ugunja and Siaya County and empower them to become champions of internet safety.

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Local research is critical; its solutions match our needs.

Conducting local research is crucial as it ensures that our solutions and programs are tailored specifically to the needs and context of our communities. This approach enhances the relevance and effectiveness of our initiatives, fostering greater community engagement and support. Understanding local dynamics, preferences, and challenges through research enables us to more effectively address the needs of our beneficiaries and achieve sustainable impact in space science education.


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