Digitally connected solutions for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
The internet is a critical enabler for social and economic change. It facilitates access to information, education, commerce, entrepreneurship and is revolutionising areas like agriculture, energy, healthcare and many others. The role of the internet and technology is particularly important for sustainable development.
Through the concept of leapfrogging, developing countries can often skip expensive technology and infrastructure and move directly to more advanced ones that are cheaper and cleaner.
Why invest in expensive infrastructure like fixed telephone lines when you have mobile phone technology?
Why create big banking institutions with expensive overheads like staff and buildings when you can use mobile banking on your phone?
Why invest in expensive power plants that pollute when communities can get cheap and clean solar power via micro-grids and home solar solutions?
Technology and internet connectivity can be a tool for social change but in rural communities it is often slow, intermittent or not available at all.
We connect the unconnected by providing high-speed internet connectivity to the most rural and marginalised communities in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Europe to address the needs of those who would otherwise be left behind. We partner with national governments and the likes of DFID, USAID and the World Bank to launch digitally connected solutions delivering the SDGs.
Internet connectivity is a crucial enabler for digital solutions tied to the SDGs.