This site summarizes research from the Finding a Voice project (2006-08), a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP.
Finding a Voice investigated creative engagement between underserved communities and information and communication technology (ICT) to empower poor people to communicate their ‘voices’ within marginalised communities. Participatory content creation (content created by and for specific local communities) was tested as a means to develop and communicate ideas, information and perspectives appropriate to those communities.
The project established a network of 15 local media and ICT initiatives across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Local embedded researchers worked in each of these initiatives, with the goal of understanding how creative engagement with ICT can be both effective and empowering for positive social change.