Paul is making the open-source Serval Project the premier mesh telephony platform, thus empowering individuals and communities to meet their own telecommunications needs, and to maintain telecommunications capacity when infrastructure is unavailable or unaffordable.
He hopes that this will help connect the last billion to affordable telephony, and the last five and a half billion to the internet, and thus narrow the digital-divide.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.