Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD)

The Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) at Iowa State University focuses its activities on preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the globe. CIKARD was established at Iowa State University in October 1987 as part of ISU’s Technology and […]

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Centre in ICT4D at the University of Cape Town

The Centre serves as a focal point for researchers who wish to create Information and Communication Technologies that address problems in the African Continent and other developing regions. We are a multi-disciplinary Centre that seeks to create new technologies for the developing world, as well as study the impacts of […]

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Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington (TASCHA)

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners […]

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University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring collegiate level studies to even the most […]

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CATaC conferences: cultural attitudes towards technology and communication

The biennial conference series on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication provides one of the most significant international forums for research on how diverse culture attitudes and communication preferences shape the implementation and use of information and communication technologies. The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who […]

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UC Berkeley: Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)

Research on ICTD at the School of Information follows several distinct trajectories: First, to understand current processes of technology diffusion and adoption in developing regions. Second, to act through the design and deployment of information systems in close collaboration with the communities they are meant to support. Finally, to reshape the dialogue about the role of […]

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ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London

The site of the ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and in 2009 it became an official Research Centre at the College. The Collective […]

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Information and Communications Technologies for Development at Georgia Tech

Research and Projects This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) – in particular the internet and mobile networks – in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to as ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development). We are always on the look-out for new and […]

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D-Lab at MIT

D-Lab is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that fosters the development of appropriate technologies and sustainable solutions within the framework of international development. D-Lab’s mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low cost technologies. D-Lab’s portfolio […]

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Ørecomm Centre for Communication and Glocal Change

Ørecomm is a bi-national research group that originated at Malmö University (MAH) and Roskilde University (RUC) for research in the field of Communication for Development. Ørecomm focuses on the relations between media, communication and social change processes at both global and local levels. The term glocal change refers to interconnectedness […]

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International Development Innovation Network (IDIN)

MIT’s D-Lab will lead the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), a consortium of universities around the world to establish and nurture a global network of local innovators using technology to address issues facing people living in poverty. “One of our visions is actually to fundamentally change the way that development […]

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World Oral Literature Project

About the Project From the project website: “The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local communities and committed fieldworkers engaged in the collection and preservation of all forms of oral literature by […]

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