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Introduction According to ITU (2020), about 72% of households in urban areas globally had access to the Internet at home in 2019 and only 37% for rural areas households. The urban-rural Internet gap was small for developed countries when compared to that of developing countries. In Africa,28% of households in urban areas had access to […]

Dodoma Sparks 2020​ Day Plan November 20​th​, 2020 – Dodoma Hotel.

This year Dodoma Sparks is organized by Capital Space and Sahara Ventures in partnership with Human Development Innovations Fund (HDIF) and Tanzania Community Networks Alliance (TzCNA) themed “Adoption of Technology for Social Good”. The event aiming at providing an avenue for the Dodoma community and stakeholders to discuss and reflect on the roles of Science, […]

Cooperative Society: A Sustainable Approach to Connect the Unconnected Communities in Tanzania

Tarime, Mara The Tanzania Community Networks Alliance (tzCNA) in collaboration with local community members in Tarime District organized the first meeting as per the Cooperative Societies Act, 2013 ( that aimed in establishing the Tarime Community Network Cooperative Society Ltd. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Abel, District Cooperative Officer and aimed in creating sensitization, awareness […]

Kondoa Community Network School of Internet Governance (KCN SIG)

About Kondoa Community Network (KCN) 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 […]

Policy and Regulation: Prerequisites towards Resilient Community Networks in Africa

Dodoma, Tanzania While more than half of the global population has access to the Internet, still there is a large digital divide in terms of Internet access among the regions. According to the recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU, 2019) statistics, the percentage of Individuals using Internet is 82.5% (in Europe), 77.2% (the American), 72.2% (the […]

UN IGF 2019: One World. One Net. One Vision.

Berlin, Germany The photo “courtesy of @2019IGF (Twitter)” The fourteenth annual meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum ( UN IGF) was for the first time hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin from 25th – 29th November 2019. This year’s weeklong event was themed: “One World. One Net. One Vision.” and included […]

Fourth Summit on Community Networks in Africa held at the University of Dodoma.

The Internet Society (ISOC), in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), held the Fourth Annual Community Networks Summit from 28th October to 2nd November 2019. The summit was hosted by the University of Dodoma (UDOM) to promote the creation and growth of community networks, increase collaborations between community network operators in the region, […]