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Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) August 2021

DC3 invites all interested individuals to submit papers and essays exploring how community networks (CN) and alternative access models can be funded. Papers and essays will be compiled in the DC3 2021 report dedicate to Sustainable Funding Models for Community Networks.

Papers and essays must be submitted by 20 September 2021 and explore relevant issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Case studies of CN funding models
  • Networks as commons and consequent funding challenges
  • Use of cryptocurrencies to fund CNs
  • Public funding of local networks
  • Multistakeholder partnerships to fund CNs
  • Use of Universal Access Funds to support CNs
  • International partnerships and initiatives aimed at funding CNs
  • CN scalability and financial sustainability strategies

More details are available in the Call for resources.

Dynamic Coalition on Internet Standards, Security and Safety (DC-ISSS) June 2021

DC-ISSS has issued:

  • Mission Statement for its Sub-group on Internet of Things (part of Working Group 1 on Security by Design). The document outlines the sub-group's aim of (a) reviewing current security-related IoT initiatives and practices worldwide, and (b) developing a coherent package of global recommendations and guidance for embedding security by design in the development of IoT devices and applications. Also included are the research questions explored by the groups, potential outcomes, and a work plan detailing timelines and milestones. 
  • A Mission Statement for its Working Group 2 on Education and Skills. The document describes the group's focus on examining how educational curricula at all levels need to adapt to ensure that school and college-leavers are equipped with sufficient knowledge and understanding of how deploying security-related standards helps individuals and businesses be secure and safe in the digital economy. The group intends to develop recommendations and guindance in this regard. The document also provides details on the group's work plan and timeline.
  • Mission Statement for its Working Group 3 on Procurement and Supply Chain Management. The document outlines the WG's goal of developing actionable and practicable policy recommendations and guidance to ensure that public sector procurement and private sector supply chain best practice and related professional training takes into account Internet secuirty and safety requirements. It also provides information on the activities and outcomes envisioned by the group.
Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) April 2021

DC-PAL launched a collaborative agenda-setting initiative for 2021. Through a short survey, DC-PAL members are identifying key trends and issues in the field of public access which are most relevant for their work and interests in 2021.

DC-PAL also welcomes suggestions from interested stakeholders and members of the Internet Governance community. Are you interested in public access solutions to expanding meaningful digital inclusion - e.g. shared access to connectivity and ICT, digital skills learning opportunities and key digital resources, to help tackle questions of equity and affordability?

You can share your insights and suggestions at

The deadline for input is 3 May 2021.

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