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Kiwix

location_on Switzerland

Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access.

Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access. Wikipedia, MOOCs, books from the Gutenberg Library or even TED talks: these and a thousand more can be made available offline and accessed on smartphones, computers and hotspots, even where there is no connectivity. Kiwix is free to use and distribute, and has more than 3 million users in 200 countries and territories.

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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2020

2017

Established

3M

Children/users

60

Countries
Organisation
Not-for-profit
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
I live in a small and remote village where information is not available. (..) With this software I help hundreds of kids with their schoolwork.
User, Cuba

About the innovation

Kiwix, connecting the unconnected

In the age of fiber optics and 4G/5G deployments, four billion people still do not have access to a working internet - be it because of poor infrastructures, high data costs or even censorship.

Kiwix is an offline browser, meaning that it can read websites that are stored locally or downloaded from its library. Be it the entirety of Wikipedia, or books, or videos, it does not matter: Kiwix is content agnostic and works on any platform.

Kiwix now has around 4 million users in 200 countries, from Antarctica to Cuba to North Korea and we plan on 100 million users by 2023. It is already being deployed in African schools, in European and US prisons, or used by medical students in India. 

Impact & scalability

Academy review results
High Impact
Low Scalability
High Impact
High Scalability
Low Impact
Low Scalability
Low Impact
High Scalability
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