In partnership with governments, Giga is mapping the connectivity demand, using schools as a base point, and identifying where there are connectivity gaps. This information, combined with existing ITU mapping data, allows countries to take stock of their existing infrastructure and assess appropriate solutions for connecting schools. Over 900,000 schools in 35 countries have been mapped, and are viewable live at www.projectconnect.world
Giga works with governments and advises them on building affordable and sustainable country-specific models for finance and delivery, subsidizing market creation costs and incentivizing private sector investment.
In partnership with industry, and based on the mapping results, Giga will advise on the best possible technical solutions to provide schools with connectivity, and countries with safe, secure, reliable, fit-for-purpose infrastructure to support future digital development needs. This includes determining the best possible solutions for last mile connectivity.
Building on the work of UNICEF’s Reimagine Education, Generation Unlimited, and the Digital Public Goods Alliance, along with ITU’s work on digital skills training, Giga will connect governments with the best-suited partners to ensure digital learning content and platforms are available for scaling, as per each country’s development priorities and in coordination with its broader national digital strategy.