Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860″ to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, it was founded by Osama Manzar to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability […]

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Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation (DIYNGO)

DIYNGO stands for “Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation”. We are an NGO (currently a voluntary organisation) who create an awareness of the usefulness of renewable technologies, e.g. wind and solar power. Specifically, we are interested in using this renewable energy to power a range of computing devices, from Personal […]

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ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge

At first glance, the relationship between indigenous knowledge and the Internet seems fraught. Indigenous knowledge provides a distinct set of beliefs, practices and representations avidly tied to place; the internet lauds itself for erasing boundaries and borders. On one hand, the traditions encapsulated in indigenous knowledge are culturally unique, using […]

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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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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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Rethinking the Indigenous Communications Program: developed by Broadband for the Bush Alliance

From the Executive Summary… Indigenous Communications Over the years, governments have put in place a range of initiatives aimed at improving communications in remote Indigenous communities. However, high levels of digital inequality still exist in many communities around Australia. Indigenous Remote Media Association (IRCA) highlights this point, saying ‘most remote […]

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The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI)

In December 2010, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak approved the formation of the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation (ISITI). The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) which was previously anchored at the Faculty of Computer Science and IT, is now anchored at ISITI. In 1999 UNIMAS launched eBario project […]

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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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International Institute for Communication & Development (IICD)

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) is a non-profit foundation that specialises in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for development. IICD creates practical and sustainable solutions using both modern media (such as computers, Internet, email and multimedia) and traditional media (such as radio and television) […]

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Kabissa: Space for Change in Africa

Kabissa (1999-2018) was a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities. Our current program is to […]

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LIRNEasia is a regional information and communication technology (ICT) policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific. Our Mission: To improve the lives of the people of the emerging Asia-Pacific by facilitating their use of ICTs and related infrastructures; by catalyzing the reform of laws, policies and regulations […]

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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 & 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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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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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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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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Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas (ICCTA)

ICCTA’S Mission To promote the appropriate use and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen the recovery of the roots of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and their legal, political, social, educational, cultural, spiritual and economic well-being. Slideshow about the ICCTA ICCTA Strategic Plan The objective of […]

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iREACH: informatics for rural empowerment and community health

KITD, through its iREACH project, is a pioneer in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the empowerment process of poor rural communities in Cambodia. Through the use of ICTs, villagers are better able to improve their social, cultural and economic well being. This has been, and is […]

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The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT

The eBario project is operated by eBario Sdn Bhd. Here is the eBario mission: The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT We welcome the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration serves to further invigorate our own energies towards realizing our rights and we note that the Declaration […]

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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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iConnect-Online: Applying knowledge to development

iConnect-Online is an initiative of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and serves as a collaboration platform on the practice and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in sustainable development. iConnect draws content from IICD and its partners, linking resources and expertise. iConnect-Online includes locally produced articles, […]

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Gurstein’s Community Informatics (Michael Gurstein’s blog)

Mike Gurstein’s comments on enabling and empowering communities with information and communications technologies and other stuff. Michael Gurstein is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (Vancouver BC and Cape Town, South Africa). Canadian, he completed a B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan and […]

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ICT-KM blog

The ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR promotes and supports the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge management (KM) to improve the effectiveness of the CGIAR System’s work on behalf of the poor in developing countries. The Need The world is undergoing profound economic, technological and social changes. […]

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