Telling our Stories: Aboriginal young people in Victoria and Digital Storytelling

This project worked with Aboriginal youth under the age of 25 – an age group that forms the majority of the Aboriginal population in Victoria and is among the highest users of mobile phones, actively engaging in social media and other online platforms. With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, Aboriginal […]

Building Digital Capacities: Enabling the Drivers of Social Change through ICTs

Welcome to IICD’s Annual Report 2013. Our report will take you through the countries we work in and a selection of projects that demonstrate how our ICT-led social innovation process has helped foster behavioural and social change in these communities. IICD uses ICT to help build the capacity of people […]

Measuring the Impact of Digital Resources: The Balanced Value Impact Model

This paper introduces an innovative new model for measuring the impact of digital heritage resources – the Balanced Value Impact Model. The Balanced Value Impact Model (BVI Model) brings together into a holistic framework aspects from disparate Impact Assessment (IA) disciplines into a cohesive and logical process. This model balances […]

ICT Policy for Development: International Perspectives and National Case Studies

The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at UPenn commissioned the writing of a course curriculum and syllabus which is meant for teaching the fundamentals of ICT4D. The first syllabus was developed as part of collaboration between CGCS and the World Bank, and features a two-week module on Eastern Europe […]

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of ICTs for Development

How has technology influenced the path of international development, and how can information and communications technologies (ICTs) be used to strengthen and improve development projects undertaken by the United Methodist community? To answer these questions, this discussion paper draws from conversations with eight experts whose interviews are featured as part […]

A Digital Shift: Youth and ICT for Development Best Practices

A publication of the GAID Committee of eLeaders for Youth and ICT, In collaboration with TakingITGlobal and the Youth Unit of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. This publication was done with two purposes in mind. The first is to showcase the efforts of individuals and groups who are inspiring a […]

Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)

Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) has attracted increasing attention in recent years from governments and cultural institutions as well as from indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), in parallel with the growing recognition of the cultural and economic value of TK and TCEs. New information […]

Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions / Folklore: a Guide for Countries in Transition

This guide aims to help countries in transition decide whether and how best to protect traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) held by indigenous peoples and local communities. It describes the intellectual property (IP) concepts involved in protecting TK and TCEs and outlines existing international, regional and national […]

ICTs for Development: Empowerment or Exploitation?

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can empower people. They unlock a world of super-fast, globalised communications and decentralised information networks. Once people can access and use the technology, their lives will be improved. According to a recent study of ICT for development (ICT4D) projects in Africa, access to communications technologies […]

Indigenous Knowledge for Development: a Framework for Action

This paper has been prepared in the context of the Indigenous Knowledge for Development Initiative. The initiative is lead by the World Bank in partnership with several organizations which are collaborating under the Partnership for Information and Communication Technology for Africa (PICTA). The main premise of the paper is that […]