Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE)

MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning will lead the CITE effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world; this methodology will help donors and policy-makers identify and invest in the best of these solutions. “Right now there is no shortage of […]

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The Language Archive (at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

The Language Archive (TLA) is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics concerned with digital language resources and tools. Its major features are: A large data archive holding resources on languages worldwide. Many of the data are annotated audio and video recordings, but several other data types such as time […]

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First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C.

British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. You can access indexes of all the languages, First Nations and Community Champions through the top navigation on all pages of […]

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Finding a Voice

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 […]

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FAILfaire: Learning from #FAILs in ICT and Mobiles for Development

Projects succeed, projects fail. The successes are reported on, the failures are filed away. Or, in the case of most ICT 4 Development or Mobile 4 Development projects, pushed under the proverbial rug. Well, its time to bring out the failures, with a sense of humor, and with an honest […]

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Human Rights TV

We are established to “empower the voice seldom heard”. We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual in their own words and their own way, visible, accessible and freely available we can offer some […]

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Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

We are one of the most northerly aboriginal peoples on the North American continent, living at the northwestern limits of the boreal forest. Only the Inuit live further north. We are part of a larger family of Aboriginal people known as Athapaskans, which include peoples such as the Slavey, Dogrib, […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Commons

The Indigenous Knowledge Commons provides a forum for thinking creatively about the social and cultural roles of Indigenous Studies, especially in relation to online teaching and research in the field. We invite you to join us in thinking about ways in which Indigenous Knowledge can be acknowledged, valued, celebrated, and […]

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IWGIA Publications

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) publishes books, manuals, reports, briefing papers, videos and a yearbook in several languages documenting the situation of indigenous peoples around the world and informing about indigenous peoples’ rights. Most publications can be purchased through their webshop and many can be freely downloaded […]

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Kiwanja.net: where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development

“kiwanja.net is the fulfilment of a life-long journey – a passion for technology which began at an early age with the dismantling of old TV’s and radios the chance to play with an early Commodore PET computer, and a later fascination with the world around us, its nature and its […]

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Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. We created it to be a resource both for KS workshops and […]

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Map Kibera

Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete interactive community information project. view map at openstreetmap.org

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NISG ICTD Knowledge Repository

The ICTD project has generated a store of knowledge during implementation. These knowledge artefacts are available for wider dissemination for the benefit of civil society and government organisations. We thank UNDP, DIT and our partner organisations for contributing to this rich store of knowledge.

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Taiwan Indigenous TV

TITV Weekly’s mission is to tell the story of the indigenous people — in our words, in our perspective — and to broaden your vision on our issues, our concerns, our culture, our tradition, and our languages. Indigenous movements have a long history; indigenous concerns and issues originated from continuous […]

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Research on ICTs with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA)

Across Canada, Aboriginal communities are considering how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help them reach their development goals. Research on ICT with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA), a new research cluster, is building a critical mass of knowledge that Aboriginal communities can both contribute to and tap into on their paths […]

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Wikipedia entry on ICT4D

Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of socioeconomic development or international development. ICT4D concerns itself with directly applying information technology approaches to poverty reduction. ICTs can be applied either in the direct […]

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Web2forDev Gateway

Participatory Web 2.0 for development in short Web2forDev is a way of employing web services, in order to improve information sharing and collaborative production of content in the context of development work. In this context actors in development can easily relate to other stakeholders, have selective access to information, produce […]

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Aptivate’s Web Design Guidelines for Low Bandwidth

Usability research has shown that the biggest factor in user satisfaction is speed of response. Optimising your website for response speed means people will enjoy using it more. But it’s more important than that. The number of Internet users in developing countries is estimated to have quadrupled between 2000 and […]

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THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) Scribd Shelf

THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and digital technologies can enable innovation processes, economic growth and human development in mature, emerging and less developed […]

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Indigenous Cultures and Globalization Wiki

The impact of globalization on indigenous cultures can be viewed as both positive and negative. The growth of globalization has brought new opportunities to people around the world but at the same time has impeded the ability of indigenous peoples to retain their cultural practices and indigenous knowledge. Globalization has […]

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Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (Library of Congress)

The DPOE mission is to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their digital content. The DPOE team supports the growth of the DPOE National Trainer Network and builds relationships […]

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SPIDER’s ICT4D Resources

ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development) is a relatively new and highly dynamic field of development intervention. ICT covers a whole range of technologies to access, process and distribute information (text, sound, images etc), but is most commonly used in reference to computers, Internet and mobile phones. ICT4D is […]

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Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium website

Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) explored the ever-increasing use of IT to access, create and collate tangible and intangible cultural information and heritage. The torrent of new media and digitisation provides a wealth of opportunity for creativity, transmission and the decentralisation of collections and the information they contain. What […]

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Digital Himalaya project

A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. Based at the Department of Social […]

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Digital Return: Digital Repatriation & Indigenous Knowledge

Digital Return is a research network and online resource providing a place for dialogue and connection and direct links to people and projects related to the return of cultural and linguistic materials to Indigenous communities globally. Over the last twenty years as digital technologies have grown and collecting institutions have […]

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