Georg Wind

Bio

you can find anonymous feedback option + calendly + CV here: https://linktr.ee/georgwind

I hold a BA in Philosophy & Economics and am currently pursuing a MSc in Social and Economic Data Science. I've got some experience in developing smaller NPOs (strategy, ops, partnerships) mainly in Germany and some other (see LinkedIn if interested). I love coffee (but don't really tolerate it :D), like going for a run and having meaningful connections.

SEADS: Together with two (much more experienced) data scientists I'm currently developing an agency for Data Science Services in EA (SEADS), mostly focused on running the PM, project acquisition/staffing/admin/evaluation part of it to make ends meet between high demand for and high supply of data science talent across EA. Please reach out if you see a relevant connection to what you are doing (e.g. project potential, volunteering, advise)!

Emergination Africa: In my spare time I am doing pro bono work at Emergination Africa, a (currently exclusively) Zimbabwean NPO supporting young entrepreneurs on their way to sustainable and impactful local businesses with a innovation incubator program that grants apart from other things free access to a high-value pool of advisors on many different topics as well as no-ties-attached seed money for business incubation. (Redundant to say that I am doing my best to steer them towards a rigoros impact analysis ;)).

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this very interesting topic!

Did you consider the impact that companies like or in particular Elon Musk's Starlink is going to have on the situation? Starlink seems to be focusing their efforts exactly at countries like those studied here, countries with high entry-costs for cable-bound telecom means which they don't have since they already largely invested in their now existing satellite fleet and a significant remaining gap in the population without access to telecoms.  

Without knowing much about it, it seems to make much sense to run a business model that is based on either very low prices for those that weren't able to afford telecoms before Starlink and/or heavy advantage over the existing (weak) competition in terms of quality. Looking at Starlink's current activities, they could change the situation in many LMICs drastically within a few years.

That being said, I have also heard that Starlink seems to be quite expensive to deploy atm (but as before, I'm no expert on the topic).

Starlink is AFAIK a much discussed topic at least in Mozambique, Nigeria and Zimbabwe atm.