Supporting Community­-driven Wireless Networks by Empowering Communities

Published 25 Aug 2007 by Louise Berthilson

A illustrative presentation of Fantsuam Foundation Rural Wireless ISP and the Community Wireless Resource Center, Uganda.

The presentation focuses on the projects' current state in terms of deployments and other achievements, its main obstacles faced so far and what we hope to see in the end the project.

The work was presented during the 2nd Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2007, held in Nairobi 21-24 of August, by Mrs. Edith Adera, Senior Program Specialist, ACACIA Program, at IDRC.

More information about the two project can be found here:

Case study 1: Building a rural wireless ISP, Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria
Case study 2: The Community Wireless Resource Center, Makerere University, Uganda

The presentation can be downloaded here.

Keyword(s): Africa, Community Wireless Network, Nigeria, Rural connectivity, Uganda, Wi-Fi, Wireless,