Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter

Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times. The Global Impact Study was designed to address this debate […]

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Libraries, telecenters, & cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of ICTs to people worldwide

A guest post by TASCHA‘s Melody Clark. Originally published here. Report: Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access to this increasingly necessary resource to […]

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IFAP Information Society Observatory

This Observatory aims to provide building blocks for the development of such policies and strategies, by making accessible up-to-date information grouped, in the first instance, around the IFAP priority areas: Information for development; Information accessibility; Information literacy; Information ethics and Information preservation. The Observatory will be continuously updated with new, […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Database

The project on the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights through promotion of the principles of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (No. 169) and promotion of the implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is a three year (2006 – 2008) research initiative […]

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UNESCO Register of Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge

Best practices on indigenous knowledge’ refers to examples and cases that illustrate the use of IK in developing cost-effective and sustainable survival strategies for poverty alleviation and income generation. These include indigenous land-use systems to encourage labour-sharing arrangements among farmers, using IK to increase the fuel-efficiency of local stoves instead […]

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AidData Searchable Database

AidData was formed in 2009 through the merger of two existing programs: Project-Level Aid (PLAID) and Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA). PLAID, begun in 2003, was a joint effort between the College of William and Mary and Brigham Young University. It aimed to create a database of development finance […]

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Australian Indigenous Languages Database (AUSTLANG)

The AUSTLANG system assembles information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from various sources. The core of AUSTLANG is the AUSTLANG database (online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages database) which is linked to Google Maps. The system also facilitates access to other databases, PDF files and links to […]

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Digital Namibian Archive

The Digital Namibian Archive (DNA) is an innovative project that brings together international partners to develop a rich digital resource that reflects the diversity of voices and cultural stories of Namibian people to individuals throughout the United States, Africa and the world. This collaborative project, lead jointly by Utah Valley […]

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Our vision is that all of humanity is able to work together developing and realizing rich, sustainable lives. We build the infrastructure, and help make the connections and populate free content to effect that vision. We provide the living resource library of individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable, healthier […]

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Kiwanja Mobile Applications Database

Interested in mobile? The mobile applications database contains details of projects from around the world which make social and environmental use of mobile technology in fields such as human health, economic empowerment, conservation, education, human rights and poverty alleviation. You can carry out a specific search, browse the entire database, […]

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Indigenous Studies Database

Welcome to the Indigenous studies research network. A virtual multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers and research affiliates from Australia and abroad. The Network promotes the sharing and exchange of knowledge, research, solutions and information within the Indigenous studies global community. Recognition and respect for Indigenous peoples’ sovereignties inform […]

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Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal)

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. The vision of the Indigenous Studies Portal is to provide one place to look to find resources for Indigenous studies. This is a major […]

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IDRC free online books collection

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Books publishes – both online and in print – the results of IDRC-supported research on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development. As a specialist in development literature, IDRC Books contributes to the body of knowledge on these issues to further the […]

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Tanzania Indigenous Knowledge Database

Indigenous knowledge (IK) is defined as local or traditional knowledge that is unique to every culture or society, which sometimes influences local decision-making in different areas. In some communities, it is even regarded as a problem solving mechanism to rural communities. IK is recognized as having relevance to the daily […]

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Research for Development (R4D)

R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 20,000 project and document records.

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Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts (NIKE) – Ifugaos Indigenous Knowledge Database

Our library is being developed to safeguard Ifugao’s intellectual heritage and to provide information materials to researchers, students, and teachers. The library is based at the NCIP Office-Lagawe, Ifugao. Materials may be brought out from the office with permission from the library in- charge. You may contact us to avail […]

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