CNX 2022

Community Network Xchange (CNX) enters its sixth year in 2022. CNX Asia Pacific was first organised in 2017, focusing on bringing together community network practitioners and enthusiasts of community-driven Internet connectivity to exchange ideas and serve as catalysts for the grassroots connectivity movement. This year’s CNX is jointly organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Internet Society (ISOC) in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), APNIC Foundation, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), A-CODE, Action for Hope, Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN), Broadband India Forum (BIF), World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and of course several communities of practices. The series of events we are organising in 2022 will highlight stories of network builders on the ground foregrounding how their labour of love and passion contributes to bringing the Internet to their communities. Further, CNX 2022 will also bring out the stories, challenges, and successes of diverse community networks from different parts of the world. Through these events, we intend to share our collective knowledge and learnings to empower a movement of large-scale implementation of community networks for Internet access. This year, keeping in mind the evolving nature of the pandemic, associated travel challenges and online event fatigue, CNX will be spread across five sessions between June and October.