Indigenous Knowledge for Development: Opportunities and Challenges

This paper introduces indigenous knowledge (IK) as a significant resource which could contribute to the increased efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the development process. IK is defined as the basis for community-level decision making in areas pertaining to food security, human and animal health, education, natural resource management and other […]

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Hii Dunia

About Hii Dunia aims to give everyone with knowledge or experience in the Development sector the opportunity to share their work. This may be in the form of academic research, papers or dissertations. Hii Dunia would welcome submissions resulting from non-professional, semi-professional or wholly professional collaborations or projects. Submission Criteria […]

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Hii Dunia’s Development Directory

Development Blogosphere Blogs play an increasingly pivotal role in Development discourse. The ease with which they can be set up means that they have become a vital communicative tool for practitioners in the field, students, researchers and commentators alike. Please note that the ‘Archive’ category in this section refers to […]

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Village Scribe Association (VSA)

We are a group of people who want to broaden the perspectives of and increase the possibilities for people who have very little. Our focus lies in advancing education of underprivileged people so that they will not only be able to help themselves, but also develop an awareness of their […]

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Development Gateway

Development Gateway is a non-profit organization that delivers information solutions to the people on the front lines of international development work. Whether they are government policy makers deciding how to invest scarce resources, aid workers building schools and clinics, or citizens who want to have a voice in the development […]

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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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InSTEDD

At InSTEDD we envision a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development. Founded in 2006 from the TED Prize, and based in California’s Silicon Valley, InSTEDD now operates around the world to implement our vision. With startup funding from Google.org and […]

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Heritage Education for Sustainable Development: Dialogue with Indigenous Communities in Africa

As the twenty-first century gets into gear, it is clear that the defining characteristic of our era is that of climate insecurity. The United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 14th Conference of Parties in Poznań, Poland held in December 2008 ended with a stalemate in north-south talks on how […]

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ICTworks

ICTworks™ is a premier resource for sharing and expanding knowledge on appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and the implementation processes that can make them sustainable in rural and underserved communities across the developing world (ICT4D). ICTworks is hosted by Inveneo, a social enterprise that creates highly sustainable and affordable […]

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ICT4D.at

Vision: In 2028 the digital divide is minimized. Lesser developed countries (LDCs) will be interconnected with the developed world using state of the art information- and communication-technologies (ICTs). People living in LDCs will have the ability to access world wide available information and knowledge at reconcilable costs. Subsequently the social […]

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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Our mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. We […]

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International Development Informatics Association (IDIA)

IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research in the use of ICT for developing economies and societies (ICT4D), where various constraints impact on the use of ICT compared to highly developed regions. IDIA, established […]

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to […]

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IT for Change

IT for Change (ITfC) is an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, that works for the innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote socio-economic change in the global South, from an equity, social justice and gender equality point of view. Current Information Society and ‘ICTs for […]

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Kopernik: Technology Marketplace

Kopernik is a registered public charity with tax exempt 501(c)(3) status in the United States which has set up an online marketplace to bridge the gap between innovators, developing communities and financial supporters in order to distribute life-changing technology effectively to the developing world. Kopernik (Copernicus’ Polish name) is known […]

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Community Owned Best Practice for Sustainable Resource Adaptive Management (COBRA)

Welcome to Project Cobra Increasing confidence across indigenous communities by: – Discussing the challenges facing their community; – Identifying their own solutions to these challenges; – Recording these solutions using visual technologies; – Sharing their results with other communities; – Implementing best practices from other communities. Short description: We use participatory […]

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Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

ODI is Britain’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. We do this by locking together high […]

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work […]

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden’s budget for development aid. Our head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we have ongoing activities. Swedish development aid follows three thematic priorities; democracy and human rights, environment and climate […]

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THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation

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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Technology Salon: a discussion at the intersection of technology & development

In April of 2008, Wayan Vota started the Technology Salon™ as a forum where technology and development professionals could share their opinions on emerging trends in ICT and international development in an intimate and informal discussion around technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and private enterprise driven economic development, […]

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Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS)

The Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) is a constitution of a broad range of people drawn from various fields of endeavour but mainly involved in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sustainable Development. GINKS exist as a linchpin that streamlines all disjointed ICT projects, initiatives and programs in a […]

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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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A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty: The Documentary

In September 2003, thirty experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce poverty. At this “Harvard Forum,” academics, development specialists, and Nobel Prize-winning economists exchanged experiences and ideas on the present and future of ICTs in development. This […]

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ICT for Development Blog

ICT4DBlog talks about the relation between information and communication technologies and socio-economic development. Its contributors all have a connection with the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics, through work and/or study. The Centre teaches a one-year MSc programme in ICTs for Development; a PhD programme on ICTs for development; […]

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