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Community Network Xchange (CNX) 2018

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The theme of Community Network Xchange (CNX) 2018 was ‘Role of community networks and community radios in leveraging public wi-fi in Asia Pacific countries’. The 2018 CNX focused on the role that community radios and community networks play in creating public wi-fi spaces in Asia Pacific.

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Internet Society organised the first Community Network Xchange (CNX) in 2017 with support from Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and APNIC. The theme of the first Community Network Xchange (CNX) was ‘Understanding the social & economic sustainability approaches of Community Networks in Asia Pacific’. As the first edition identified synergies between community networks and community radios, CNX 2018 focused on furthering this.

Rajnesh Singh, our Regional Bureau Director for Asia-Pacific, will be speaking at this event.

Together we can #SwitchItOn.

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Time

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Location

UNESCO Office, New Delhi

1, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India

Speakers

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar is a convert social entrepreneur spearheading the mission to overcome information poverty in India. He is an inspiring speaker, influencer, angel investor, mentor and believer. Osama founded Digital… Read more

Maarit Palovirta

Former Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe

Maarit Palovirta was the Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe, from November 2013 through February 2019. Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Read more

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Vice President - Asia-Pacific

Rajnesh Singh is Regional Vice President for the Asia-Pacific at the Internet Society. In this role he works with a broad range of stakeholders including governments, civil society, academia, the… Read more

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