Inter-Networking Communities (INC)

Funding: Members of the INC group are involved in a number of different funded and unfunded projects.

Duration: 2005

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INC stands for Inter-Networking Communities. In 2005, the CDU research panel awarded an infrastructure grant to further collaboration among CDU staff and with students who are working in the areas of Information and Communication Technology and Capacity Building in remote communities.

Computers in communities:

One year after the beginning of the project, INC computers are in use in the communities of Anmatyerr (Ti-tree), Djurranalpi, Milingimbi, Yirrkala and Gapuwiyak. People currently using INC computers are Yalmay Marika, Tony Scrutton (with Craig and Nathanial), Wulumdhuna Yunupingu, and Mark Yingiya.

Other people who have bought their own computers and with whom we are working are Gothadjaka (at Gawa), Jackie (at Marpuru) and Maratja (at Galiwin’ku).

Following closely the ways those computers are taken up for optimising the sustainability of remote communities is a key focus of the research.