Giga Annual Report 2022: Connecting 2.12 Million Children to the Internet
The year 2022 was a big one for the Giga team, as UNICEF and ITU school initiative picked up momentum on tackling one of the most challenging, pervasive issues of our time – connecting schools to the internet by 2030 and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice.
NFT 2.0 – The World’s Largest Decentralized School Database￼
Giga, a UNICEF-ITU initiative, works to connect every school in the world to the internet by 2030. Giga utilize as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to build a decentralized and open-source database of schools worldwide.
Giga: Connecting Every Child to Information, Opportunity, and Choice
More than two-thirds of the world’s children still don’t have access to the Internet. Without access to the Internet, children’s prospects for a better future are limited.
Request for Proposals: Giga Patchwork Kingdoms 2
UNICEF’s Giga is seeking a company to help us engage with the crowd and local communities in Giga countries by building the Giga NFT2.0 collection.
Case Study: Mobilizing Capital for School Connectivity in Brazil
The purpose of this case study is to illustrate how proceeds from spectrum auctions have the potential to produce meaningful socioeconomic impact.
Request for Information (RFI): Provision of Satellite Based Internet for Schools
UNICEF is requesting information from satellite communication companies to accelerate internet provision for the most challenging remote schools
Giga finances school connectivity in Rwanda through Ethereum Staking
Giga, a joint initiative between UNICEF and ITU to connect all of the world’s schools to the internet by 2030, has partnered with the Ethereum Foundation and the Government of Rwanda to use staking to finance connectivity.
Case Study: Sustainable School Connectivity in Uzbekistan
The purpose of this case study is to examine the potential for schools to serve as hubs for connectivity. Schools are anchors for community interaction; they serve not only as a place where learners can connect with each other and with teachers, but also as a destination where people meet and engage in social activity.
Giga connects children in the hardest-to-reach areas
The Village of Zardaly sits high up in the most mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Every winter, the 200 inhabitants of Zardaly are cut off from the rest of the world when heavy snow covers the single trail into the village, leaving them entirely isolated.
Government of Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona and UNICEF and ITU working to establish Giga Technology Centre in Barcelona
The Government of Spain, the Catalonia Regional Government, and the City of Barcelona in collaboration with UNICEF and ITU are meeting this week to further develop plans for the establishment a Giga Technology Centre in Barcelona.
Botswana makes strides in bridging the digital divide
Orateng Mothowamadi is a 15-year-old student at Tshwaragano Junior Secondary School in Maun and among 370,000 students who have benefitted from a connect the school initiative driven by the Government of Botswana in collaboration with UNICEF and Giga.
Request for Proposals: Giga Connectivity Cost Tool
Giga seeks a robust and flexible tool that produces cost estimates for global school connectivity projects.