ISOC Rural Development Special Interest Group

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"Connecting Rural to Make a Connected World"

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Welcome to the ISOC Rural Development SIG

To Reach out to Individuals in rural areas that do not just comprise of farmers, artisans, youth, women and small-scale entrepreneurs in village clusters in a global level and many other undeveloped regions to empower them with the digital (upgrading) skills by the use of handheld devices.

The SIG concentrates to ensure broadband deployment in rural areas where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service, and service providers often lack the economic incentive to build out their networks in rural communities and those located in mountainous and other geographically challenging regions. 


The mission of the SIG will be governed by the basic principles of promoting participation seeking the social and digital inclusion of rural areas by promoting their development.

Connecting hospitals and schools in rural areas where there is limited or no broadband service available through commercial operators. Taking care of bringing up remote classes for rural students via webinars and also digital education system with lot of opportunities to learn new technologies.

Making availability of existing service to support precision agriculture needs in farm fields. Discuss and make regulatory and political incidence to promote the growth of community networks in a sustainable and legal environment, reducing the bureaucracies and economic barriers.

Bringing wider awareness of cyber threats, digital transformation, enhancing gender rights, human rights, culture and online safety. Gender equality is the key for real social empowerment in the rural area, our group will also work on it to increase the empowerment opportunity based on many available opportunities. 

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