The Dynamic Coalition on on Community Connectivity (DC3) emerged as an outcome of the IGF workshop 223 “Community Networks: a Revolutionary Paradigm”, held in João Pessoa, during the 10th IGF.
The DC3 has been created in order to foster multistakeholder analysis of the various types and models of community networks, with the aim of identifying and promoting best practices and sustainable approaches to Internet connectivity in the context of communities.
The DC3 participants will foster joint efforts aimed at:
Making Community Networks (CN) visible to policy makers so they can be properly considered as an actor in the telecommunications ecosystem.
Identifying good open-access resources that may be useful to communicate to non-techies what CN are and how they work;
Mapping existing CN and try to foster communication amongst them, promoting strategies to achieve common goals;
Identifying models of CN (e.g. rural CN, urban CN, etc.) and best practices that can make them particularly efficient and resilient both from a technical and organizational perspective;
Identifying best practices and worst practices as regards national and international policies that facilitate or hinder the deployment of community networks.
Consolidating and publishing these ideas into some ‘Community Network Guidelines/Best practices’ to be presented at the next IGF and divulgated on the future DC3 website.
Supporting CN gatherings and hands-on work meetings at a regional and global level.
Addressing common technology development needs, from identifying technological bottlenecks to helping find the resources needed to solve them in a manner that will be beneficial to the sector as a whole.
Developing a framework for easy access to promote the deployment of CN in remote areas.