Internet Society Launches ‘Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report’

Andrew Sullivan, President, ISOC
Andrew Sullivan, President, ISOC

The Internet Society (ISOC) has launched a report, Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report, in which it outlined its activities during the year.

The annual report explains the Society’s hard work and achievement, where it has supported a total of 76 Internet Society Chapter projects (small, medium and large) implemented by peers. It also launched the Chapterthon program worldwide, with 30 Chapters participating in its global Chapter project marathon.

Through the Beyond the Net Programme, ISOC was able to reach thousands of people through community-driven projects designed to offer training in the use of valuable digital skills. It also developed initiatives to increase trust in the Internet, and has continued to build infrastructure in rural and underserved areas as well as connecting Indigenous communities.

n 2017, ISOC launched the “Chapterthon”, a global marathon of Chapters working together to reach a common goal: The Improvement of Education via the Internet. Through it ISOC taught hundreds of young girls and boys how to code, and brought about much-needed discussions on cybersecurity and online safety to numerous schools. This programme has not only provided a unique opportunity to reinforce community bonds, but has also won the 2018 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) “International and Regional Cooperation” Award presented by the International Telecommunication Union.

The organization therefore expressed its appreciation to each and every one for their individual efforts, adding the success story would not have been possible without tireless work, passion and commitment to the Internet Society’s vision and mission by these stakeholders.

The Internet Society has been pursuing its goals of individual empowerment and collaborative innovation for 25 years now, and it believes that its growing community, organisation, and programmes uniquely position it to advance these goals in the coming years.

ISOC invited the public to explore the Beyond the Net 2017 Impact Report, saying it looks forward to continuing working with everybody in the community.