On another thread Syed raised the difficulties of getting devices deployed to remote rural areas.
I thought I’d spin this out as a separate topic.
Some partners that might be useful
World possible / Rachel
Why: because they curate content and have a great offline educational suite they have active on the ground projects that might trial and review Othernet
Close the gap
Why: Because they have solar-powered mobile IT suites already deployed in Africa
African Digital schools initiative
Why: Because working at a strategic level The African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) is a new methodology and set of frameworks to transform secondary schools into digital schools of distinction
Why: Because they have some good engineering solutions for classrooms, and real world projects all running 12v
Why: Because they have some nice tablets and offline content, they use 3G but that may not always be possible
International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa
Why: Because it’s a UN funded agency working strategically with exceptionally strong network.
Why: Because they have some hardware and some real-world deployments
Could this topic be a wiki?