About Kiwix - Empowering Access to Knowledge Offline- Kiwix

What Is Kiwix?

Kiwix is a non-profit organization and a free and open-source software project dedicated to providing offline access to free educational content. The name “Kiwix” is a play on the word “Wiki” as it represented our initial goal of making Wikipedia accessible offline.

The Short Story

The Short Story

The Short Story

Did you know that you could store the entirety of Wikipedia on your phone? And read it anywhere, at anytime?

The Long Story

Kiwix

The Long Story

We can make highly compressed copies of entire websites that each fit into a single (.zim) file. Zim files are small enough that they can be stored on users’ mobile phones, computers or small, inexpensive Hotspot.

Kiwix then acts like a regular browser, except that it reads these local copies. People with no or limited internet access can enjoy the same browsing experience as anyone else.

The software as well as the content are fully open-source and free to use and share.

  • The Challenge

    50% of the world's population has no reliable access to the internet. This can be because of cost, lack of infrastructure, or censorship.

  • The Solution – How Does It Work?

    We copy educational websites and compress them into files that people can take with them and browse anytime, anywhere.

  • Kiwix Is Also A Nonprofit

    Most of our revenue comes from donations. We do not display ads, nor do we collect personal data.

Team Members

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    Benoît Béraud

    Developer
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    Amanda Bittaker

    Board
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    Isabelle Cohen-Solal

    Board Chair
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    Stéphane Coillet-Matillon

    CEO
  • jenny ebermann

    Jenny Ebermann

    Board
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    Emmanuel Engelhart

    CTO
  • emmanuel pierron

    Emmanuel Pierron

    Board
  • fabien jacquier

    Fabien Jacquier

    Board
  • Frédéric Schütz

    Frederic Schutz

    Board
  • Renaud Gaudin

    Renaud Gaudin

    Developer
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    Ravan Al-Taie

    Content Manager
  • Galton Saputra

    Galton Saputra

    ASEAN advisor
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    Levon Manukyan

    Developer
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    Mohit Mali

    Developer
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    Geoffrey Kantaris

    Developer
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    Matthieu Gautier

    Developer
  • Christina Malouf Contomichalos

    Christina Malouf Contomichalos

    Admin
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    Joanna Thompson

    Board

Our Partners

We’re grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors who share our vision of providing free and open access to knowledge. Together, we’re working to make the world a better place.