Vision: PCI envisions a People-Centered sustainable future where digital systems serve People, Communities, and the Planet.
Mission: PCI Partners to Build Resilient Communities Enabled by Digital Infrastructure and Ecosystems, Informed by Local Priorities and Goals.
People-Centered Internet works to make sure that the Internet is a positive force for good, improving the lives and well-being of people around the world. Through our global initiatives, we promote connectivity, fight disinformation, add to the discussion about technology ethics, support the development of people-centered applications and initiatives, advise policymakers, and leverage technology to help communities be more resilient.
A Message from the founders
“When we organized the 40th anniversary of the TCP/IP spec in 2014 I realized the global spread of the Internet was not a national or corporate or religious or political phenomenon but a rare and infinitely unique gift of people all over the world who wanted to bring it to their communities. We now face serious challenges as one of the most powerful tools in the hands of half of humankind, like fire, can be harnessed for good or bad. The People Centered Internet is just a short name for those who believe in an Internet by the people of the people and with the people of the world.”
Photo: Afternoon tea before Planet Positive (left to right): Stephen Ozoigbo, Benedikt Signer, Julia Pope, Tamara Singh, Navroop Sadhev, Mei Lin Fung, Ross Casley, and Usha Jagannathan. Mei Lin spoke at the first Planet Positive meeting at Stanford University on how the Community Climate Clubs can shape the future of humanity and the planet. For
“We will make the most of our G7 Presidency to ensure this group of states takes on a pioneering role – in the pursuit of climate neutrality and an equitable world,” Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the handover of the G7 Presidency. Seven Engagement Groups comment and provide stimuli for G7 topics: Business community (Business7) Non-governmental organizations
The “PCI Community” is a group of people from around the world who share ideas together and support PCI’s goals. Members of the PCI Community gather in a community listserv and hold video calls for members or invited guests to present new projects, ideas, or host in-depth discussions.
PCI Cofounder, Mei Lin Fung leads an international delegation and members of the PCI Community on a tour of Sonoma County that included an introduction to library connectivity programs at Sonoma County Library and a discussion of agricultural tech at Iron Horse Vineyards.
How PCI Works
As a volunteer-led organization, PCI supports mission-aligned projects by convening experts and stakeholders, producing papers and recommendations, and through project advising and fiscal sponsorship.
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