Uttargaya – Community Network
A community network is a computer-based system that is intended to help support (usually geographical) communities by supporting, augmenting and extending already existing social networks, by using social networking technologies by, and for, a community. We usually focused on network access directly to the Internet or other networks, whereas community technology centers indicate physical facilities to compensate for lack of access to information and communication technologies.
By the end of 2018 over half of the global population was using the Internet. While a moment to celebrate, getting online is still a challenge for many people across the globe for a number of reasons, including lack of affordability. One transformative answer to overcoming connectivity is employing public access solutions such as community networks and public Wi-Fi’s. Community networks are a subset of crowd-sourced networks, designed to be open, free, and neutral, and often reliant on shared infrastructure as a common resource. They are generally built, used and managed with a bottom- up approach by the community.
Along with the reach of opportunity towards Expansion of Internet usage and more devices being connected to the Internet services everyday means, there are not only immense opportunities but also comes security challenges. What is considered secure today may not be secured tomorrow – in that context, NIF is concerned about the security of the devices and user privacy along with the IoT (Internet of Things). Internet devices rely on the data and networks of various provenances, which cannot be assumed safe automatically and is a top concern of the executives and it is imperative that technology providers, system adapters and users work together for the security of the data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Nepal Internet Foundation
NIF (Nepal Internet Foundation) is a research and development forum that supports and perform technical and geographical researches in context of Nepal to build up the reach of internet and its objectives with in the country. NIF aids on providing the advantage and scope of the internet and it’s usages among people with implementation of data protection regulations and users privacy.
Host in Nepal.
The core values of the foundation sets on prioritization and implementation of better policies, cyber laws and importance of the internet towards society.
Along with the reach of opportunity towards internet usage and devices being connected to the internet services, there comes security challenges. What is considered secure today may not be tomorrow, NIF is concerned about the security of the devices and user privacy along with the IoT (Internet of Things).
Representer to Nepal
UN Expert Group Meeting