Giga works to unlock financing for school connectivity and supports governments to implement diverse technology solutions, business models and operating arrangements to provide meaningful and sustainable connectivity to schools and communities.
As part of this process, Giga supports governments to contract school connectivity and monitors that the quality of the services that schools receive adheres to the service level agreements defined in contracts.
Through UNICEF Country Offices, Giga frequently contracts Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other companies to connect schools in various countries around the world. All the procurement documents (Requests for Information, Requests for Expression of Interest, Requests for Proposals) are posted in this page.
There are no open procurements at the moment.
Giga and the Government of Uzbekistan are looking for local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement an innovative, sustainable and scalable model in which schools act as ‘connectivity hubs’ and redistribute internet access to local communities within a 5-kilometer radius.
In collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone, Giga has launched a second Request for Proposals (RFP) to select suppliers to enter a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) for the provision of internet connectivity services to public schools to increase access to digital learning.
Zardaly, an isolated village up in the mountains in Southern Kyrgyzstan, is home to about 150 people who live without electricity and communication. A mountain trail is the only direct route to Zardaly and donkeys are the most reliable form of transport.
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