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Provide a stable broadband internet connection to the 3 islands communities of Gilutungan, Cawhagan and Pangan-an
Provides a reliable solar power communications facility
Establish a web portal that provides both on-line and off-line Livelihood and e-commerce opportunity, E-education and Learning Management System, Ecotourism information and related activities Disaster Risk Reduction Information
Deploy the Locally Accessible Cloud System (LACS) Facility to the islands
Introduce a sustainable community-based support operation
Can be easily expanded and replicated in the nearby islands
Island communities are vulnerable to disaster especially typhoons
Livelihood for fishing and seaweed farming needs promotion, commerce and information for new technology
Island schools have limited or no Internet access
No promotion and monitoring of ecotourism activities
Unstable and expensive internet connectivity
Unreliable and limited electricity
Community-based cooperative system for support and financial aspects
Partnership with private partners through CSR
Local Government Unit support in terms of location of facility
Empowerment of young talents for ICT related technical activities
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Central Visayas Information Sharing Network Foundation Inc
7core Communications Incorporated
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Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities
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The list of islets that the project have been successfully implemented.
The project began with a strategic planning activity with SEED4COM, the community organizer partner, for the implementation of Social Preparation in the islands of Caohagan and Pangan-an.
Training for the Installation, maintenance and support for the COIN Device to be installed in the islands was done in the office of CVISNET.
The actual site assessment of Coahagan and Pangan-an, as well as the installation of the COIN Device at Gilutongan Island, took place.
Users Training for the use of COIN Device in Gilutongan community.
The social preparation activity was held at Pangan-an Island, with representatives from the Islands of Caohagan and Pangan-an participating.
The team visited the Gilutongan and Caohagan Islands to check any troubleshooting needs for the network, coin device, and lacs, in preparation for the USAID BEACON visit. There were found minor issues such as cabling and power concerns and were further solved by the technical team.
The USAID BEACON team headed by John Garrity Chief of Party of USAID-BEACON and John Avila the Senior Economic Growth Specialist of USAID, visited Gilutongan and Caohagan Islands to learn insights and experiences from the island's ISLET Connect implementation.
The welding of the poles where the P2P will be attached during installation from Gilutongan to Caohagan has started. The location of P2P sender is in Gilutongan Integrated School and the location of P2P receiver is in Caohagan Barangay. The team from 7 Core Communication Inc. trained the technical project team on how to setup, install, and troubleshoot the Multipoint-to-Point infrastructure from Gilutongan to Coahagan. The result of the training was a successful installation and testing of the facility as it registered a strong broadband connection.
APNIC Foundation’s Slyvia Cadena, its Head of Programs & Partnership and Dave Dawson its Senior Communication’s Coordinator visited the Gilutongan and Coahagan project sites to personally experience the impacts of the project on the communities.
A roadshow event was also staged at DOST7 Conference Rooms to promote APNIC Foundation Australia’s programs, including the ISLET Connect project. It was participated by 70 representatives from the government, academe, NGO, and private sectors.
Dr. Toshikazu Sakano, Director of ATR Japan, who flew from Japan to conduct a 2-day training in the usage of the new features of LACS and to pay an actual visit to Gilutongan Island to monitor the deployments of the Locally Accessible Cloud System (LACS), a project component of ISLET Connect.
A conference exhibiting the deployment of LACS in the ISLET Connect as a disaster tool was held at DOST7 Sudlon Lahug Cebu City. It was participated by 60 representatives from the government, academe, NGO, and private sectors.
Training on Starlink installation and LACS accessibility using Starlink were successfully done in Gilutongan and Pangan-an Island. It registered a download speed of 92.4 up to 120 mbps. The training and testing were done to check if Starlink can be a good alternative when P2P will not be available in the islands of Gilutongan, Caohagan and Pangan-an.
Starlink was installed at Pangan-an Island as a temporary internet solution while waiting for the actual installation of P2P from the Island of Gilutongan to Pangan-an. Training on how to use Starlink and the Locally Accessible Cloud System was also conducted.
As part of USAID's endeavors to assist the creation and advancement of the Philippine digital economy, a news conference presenting the ISLET-Connect project was held on at DOST7 Sudlon Lahug, Cebu City. This was attended by 50 participants from govt and non govt sectors including 25 representatives from national media.
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