Kondoa Community Network School of Internet Governance
About Kondoa Community Network
Kondoa Community Network (KCN) is the first community network in Tanzania to pilot the use of Television White Space (TVWS) to connect the unconnected population in Kondoa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania. It is an initiative that came about in 2014 as an academic contribution seeking to address the issue of the digital divide gap in rural Tanzania by providing alternative and cheaper Internet connectivity solutions to the marginalized communities, in the quest to aid them attain agenda’s 4, 5, 8,9 and 10 of the UN SDGs.
About Kondoa Community Network School of Internet Governance
KCN SIG is a maiden programme that aims to create an empowered knowledge community members capable of playing a critical role in building a sustainable community networks infrastructure, creating local content for digital inclusion, shaping policies that govern the evolution and use of community networks. The event will be held in Kondao, Dodoma from 14th – 15th February 2020. The main objective of this program is to help individuals from local community networks in Tanzania and East Africa to better understand the national, regional, and global Internet Governance and policy issues, settings, and processes, in the quest to build a critical mass of Internet governance and community-based telecommunication policy ambassadors.
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MR. Bob Ochieng
Mr. Bob is a telecommunication Engineer with more than 10 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary Telecoms/ICT with skills and strengths in Wireless Technologies, Fixed Network Technologies, Presales Consulting Services, Project Management and Internet Public Policy. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Technology, an MBA in Strategic Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP. As the primary representative of ICANN in East and Southern Africa, Bob supports Engagement activities and helps execute the organization’s strategic and tactical objectives in the region. Mr. Bob will deliver a remote presentation to participants attending the Kondoa Community Network School of Internet Governance.
Introduction to Internet Governance, infrastructure and institutions
Alex David Mhagama has more than 25 years working experience in local and international organization. Dr. Mhagama experiences range from both Public and Private Sectors, from TANESCO, DHL International and Tanzania International Container terminal Services as Head of ICT respectively. Alex Mhagama is the Global Director – Veridoc Global and Co-founder Veridoc Global Tanzania. He has Bachelor of Statistics, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications. Alex holds PhD in Computer Science and Information Security and also has received a range of certification courses ranging from Project Management - Certified in Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioners, Certified in Directorship ,Certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), Certified in COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology), Certified in (CISSP) Information Security Professional Course, Certificate in BlockChain Technology.
The role of Blockchain in eliminating document fraud and counterfeits
Rebecca works as a Digital Rights Program Officer for easy Africa at Paradigm Initiative heading the East Africa Region.She is a techy, writer and researcher actively involved in shaping the digital space on digital rights, literacy, gender inclusiveness and access. Rebecca holds a BSc. Electronics and Communications (Hons) from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, in Kenya. She has been an Internet Society Fellow, a Google Policy Fellow and has served as one of the Co-Founders of the Digital Grassroots a youth initiative to grow digital citizenship. Rebecca is a regular contributor to GenderIT, a women and Internet policy think tank, also coordinates the annual Arusha Women School of Internet Governance which is on its 3rd edition now building the capacity of women in the digital information and rights space. Rebecca Ryakitimbo is also the Principle Investigator for WildNET, a community network project funded by the National Geographic Society to bring connectivity to indigenous communities to address the connectivity challenges in Ngorongoro and Serengeti in Tanzania.
Empowering Women in the Digital World
Dr. Kashif Ali
Kashif Ali is the Founder and Leading the OpenCellular Project with mission to provide sustainable open-source rural-access solutions for connecting the un-connected. He also serves as Chair of the OpenCellular project group at Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and also do architecture and development work on various OpenCellular projects. Kashif completed his post-doctoral work at University of California, Berkeley, in rural connectivity and Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Canada. He also co-founded Endaga, a company focused on rural connectivity via enabling community cellular networks. Dr. Kashif has won numerous awards, prestigious scholarships and is the author of more than 50 patents, journal and conference papers. He lives in the Bay Area, California. Kashif will deliver a remote presentation to the participants attending Kondoa Community Network School of Internet Governance to be held in Kondoa.
Dr. Kashif, Telecom Infra-Project Representative/ Matogoro
Catherine R. Kimambo is the recipient of YALI (Young African Leadership Initiave) scholarship; an initiative launched by Former President of USA, Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African Leaders. She has worked along side national and international organisation the likes of Open Space Foundation on project called Art and Culture for Unity, Chamwino Arts Center (CAC) as a Youth Leader and individually led projects such as African Child Clubs in Chamwino Dodoma. Ms. Catherine is the Founder and Creative Director of African Child Projects, an NGO that works with communities in rural Tanzania on projects ranging from Technology, Culture and Advocacy for quality education. She is the consultant for Basic Internet foundation Tanzania and works together with Basic Internet on connecting the unconnected communities in rural Tanzania.
Rural Connectivity: Role of Women and Disruptive Technology
Computer-Aided-Manufacturing and Automation systems is identified with Dr Anthony Diallo’s field. He is also a Founder of several companies in Tanzania including Sahara Media Group and Continental Digital Media Content LLC, both based in Mwanza, Tanzania. Originally his first career was in the field of Medical Pharmaceuticals and Biochemistry that enabled him to earn a living. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Tanzania Community Networks Alliance. Dr. Diallo has a Doctor of Business Administration and Master of Management from University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia and University of Phoenix, AZ, USA respectively.
Dr. Diallo has served as a Member of Parliament for Mwanza Rural/Ilemela Constituency for fifteen years. He served in the third phase and fourth phase Government of the United Republic of Tanzania as Deputy Ministry for Ministries of Trade and Industries, Water and Livestock; and as Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism and Ministry of Livestock/Fisheries respectively.
Dr. Anthony Diallo is currently a chairperson of GJS Logistics LLC based in Kenya and Tanzania. GJS is a Systems consulting Company for Grain Storage and e-Commodity Trading. He has attended a number of Professional programs and conferences including World, Regional, and Tanzania Internet Governance Forums. He also attended several Digital TV Broadcasting including utilizations of Whitespace spectrums for Communities. He is an approved Reviewer for International Multi-Conferences on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI
History of Internet Governance in Tanzania
Prosper Laurent Kwigize is a Tanzanian Journalist with a long history in his carrier; he started out as an excellent listener for National, regional and international Radio before studying and becoming a journalist. Originally his first profession was technician in construction, carpentry and sculpture, a career that enabled him to earn a living and later joined a school of journalism and broadcasting in Environmental and Communication at Saint Augustine University of Tanzania and later earned a journalism Diploma at Royal College of Tanzania 2010. He worked in various media including newspapers and Radio especially in community radio in the western region of Tanzania. For long time he was working with Radio Kwizera (a Jesuit Refugee Radio service) Mpanda Radio, Standard Radio, Radio Free Africa and Uhuru FM to mention few. Later in 2014 he got the opportunity to join the Radio Netherlands Training Center under sponsorship from Nuffic internship program in journalism and international broadcasting on conflict resolution and mediation. This course transformed him into a professional career and later due to the good work and performance that he did become a representative of the German broadcasting corporation (Voice of Germany) Deutsche Welle (DW), and was also appointed as Community Radio mentor in Tanzania United Nation for Education Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) positions which are currently carrying on. He is a Producer of Multimedia content and the user of internet in his transmission by using Mobile Journalism technique. Kwigize demonstrated diversity in media leadership and social content organizer. He also attended several communication trainings such as technical and Internet use at Radio Deutsche Welle in Bonn Germany and Media campaign studies at Radio Netherland Training Centre in the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 2016 and 2019. Prosper Kwigize is a Chairperson of the Tanzania Community Radio Network under umbrella of Tanzania Development Information Organization (TADIO). As an innovator in communication sector, Prosper Kwigize is a main initiator of Kasulu Community Network, the upcoming great network in Tanzania. Kasulu Community Network (KaCN) under the guardance of Mr. Jabhera Matogoro from the University of Dodoma and Kondoa Community Network. KaCN was established in January 2020 after being lobbed by Organization for Human Investment and Development (OHIDE), the non-governmental organization based in Kasulu which Mr. Prosper Kwigize and Madam Silesi Malli are founders. Mr. Kwigize is expected to share his knowledge on the use internet as source of information and means if transmission.
The Role of ICT in empowering community radio
Daniel K. Nanghaka is the Executive Director of ILICIT Africa (Integrating Livelihoods through Communication Information Technology for Africa), Member of the Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ICANN), Chair of ICANN At-Large Outreach and Engagement Sub Committee. Daniel has been the former Chair of FOSSFA (Foundation of Open Source Software for Africa), Community Lead of ISOC Uganda Chapter. Daniel has a strong passion in the policy development process of AFRINIC and ICANN. He has been involved in policy discussions that affect AFRINIC and has regularly attended AFRINIC meetings since he was a fellow in AFRNIC17 in Khartoum, in 2019 he was selected as a returning fellow to mentor AFRINIC31 fellows. He has been active in the field of ICT and Internet Governance where he has contributed to various fora both locally and internationally. Before founding ILICIT Africa, he was the community manager and Lead Researcher at Hive Colab – a technology hub space. He has been an AFRINIC 17 fellow and also presented remotely in AFRINIC Meeting in Djibouti, In the last AFRINIC meeting in Lagos, he presented on community involvement and how to engage in Policy Development Process representing AFRALO. Furthermore, he has also been involved in East Africa Internet Government Forum 2015 where he presented the Uganda Report and also at the Africa Internet Governance forum 2013 where he made a presentation on Uganda Internet Governance Processes. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, Certificate in Software Engineering, Certificate in Scalable Network Infrastructure (AfNOG), trained in Information for Collaborative Development at the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).
African perspective on Internet Governance
Mr. Jabhera Matogoro is an Open Internet Engineering Fellow at Mozilla Foundation for 2019 - 2020. He is the founder of Kondoa Community Network and a volunteer to many other International activities including the Second ICANN Security, Stability and Resilience Review Team (ICANN SSR2 RT) representing Africa Region and ALAC to the team. Mr. Matogoro has dedicated much of his efforts in addressing the digital divide in Tanzania to bring online more than 20.6 Million of the unconnected population in Tanzania using both television white space technology and unlicensed spectrum band. He supported the establishment of a number of other community networks in Tanzania such as Kasulu Community Network, Zanzibar Community Network, Dodoma Community Network and soon Nyasa Community Network and Tarime Community Network. The school is an initiative towards building sustainable community networks in Tanzania
ICT Policy ecosystem in Tanzania
Abdalmonem Galila works for the Telecom Regulator of Egypt as a Deputy Manager of the .masr IDN ccTLD. He is involved with ICANN since 2010 joining many activities such as RSSAC-Caucus. Abdalmonem is also a member of Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs (TF-AIDN) that focuses on secure deployment and ease of use of Arabic IDNs. With TF-AIDN he is contributing to root zone and second level LGRs and universal acceptance for the Arabic script domain names. Eng. Abdalmonem has the role of Universal Acceptance ambassador for the 2nd year and he is a part of the Egyptian Universal Acceptance Local Initiative.
IDNs and EAI
Haji Dachi is a business organization development consultant with over 20 years of business consulting experience. Haji specializes in facilitating robust and holistic decision making through the re-examining facts to understand trends and gaps, generating fresh insights integrating those into and capitalizing on existing materials. He helps develop holistic sustainable solutions integrating technical and commercial aspect. He manages and galvanize multiple stakeholders through deep appreciation from competing interests by steering teams to consider solution via appropriate multiple perspectives to unearth he optimal solutions. Throughout his career, Haji has been a trusted advisor, mentor facilitator and team member to board’s management and project teams. He has held roles and executive, operations internal and external consultant to organizations include Center for Good Governance and Economic Development (CG&ED) the partner of Hanns Siedel Foundation (HSF), AKM Glitters Co Ltd, Investment Climate Africa/ESARP, FSDT/ TPSF, Tanzania Gatsby Trust (TGT), World Bank, UNICEF, GIZ, Tanzania Data Lab and DTBi COSTECH. Furthermore, he also works as consultant on resource mobilization and fundraising with Graca Michel Trust (GMT) of South Africa within Tanzania Chapter for Women Agribusiness enterprise financing to Micro, Small Medium Enterprise. His deep understanding of private sector, which attracted Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Association (TASGA) to pick him as a consultant/advisor on develop strategy TASGA to exploit favorable business environment within sugarcane growers’ subsector in the country to deal with all matters related to legal and regulatory compliances. He also work as consultant and advisor with IFAD through FAO in enhance market access and market linkages for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) within the three East African countries namely Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda particularly in Agribusiness Sector value chain management to achieve “Transaction Security “for entrepreneurs to make informed decisions: Haji involved on number of capacity building programs on business strategy, marketing management, innovation ecosystem, team building, business strategic plan development, and change management. His diverse experience come from several sectors include professional services, education, training and not for profit.
Business Development and Sustainability Approaches
Hong K. Choi
Dr. Choi is currently working as the World Friends KOICA Advisor at the University of Dodoma (CoESE). He holds Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ specializing on Solar Photovoltaic. He also holds M.Sc. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ on Solar Thermal. He volunteered for Solar Appropriate Technology at Ihumwa Village from Jan 2011 to June 2019, Dodoma, Tanzania. He worked for Institute for Advanced Engineering as Chief Research Engineer, Rep. of Korea. He was also a Founding Member for Korea Solar Energy Research Institute (KSERI), Rep. of Korea.
Mr. Wilfred Jackson
Mr. Wilfred Jackson Warioba is currently the Chairperson of Haki Maendeleo a Non-Governmental organisation since July 2019 which promote and protect human rights and good governance principles.He worked as a head of ICT at the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance. He joined the Commission April 2007, after working in the academic sector for over seven years. He received MSc In Computer Forensics Open University,2010 Tanzania, BSc (Hon) in Computing and Network System Management, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside 2000, UK, Higher National Diploma in Computing, 1999, Reading school of Art and Technology, he also has a Certificate in - "Business related IT-Consultancy” Germany, Diploma in German Language 2004 In year 2001 he joined University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre as and served as Head of Training and Training Manager position (2001-2005). In year 2004-2006 he joined project Establishment of the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance, under the Danish International Cooperation Agency(DANIDA) the position he held until he left to join Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College as a head of ICT.
University of Dodoma (UDOM)
Internet Society (ISOC)
Telecom Infra Project
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)