Remo Online Talking Dictionary

The Remo online talking dictionary currently has approximately 4,100 entries and will be uploading more files in the near future. This is the first searchable online record of this important South Munda language of Orissa. The Remo language, also known as Bondo or Remosam, is an Austro-Asiatic language of the […]

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Ho Online Talking Dictionary

The Ho-English Online Talking Dictionary is currently under development as a pilot project. When launched, it will support access for a Ho speech community of over 1 million persons who are rapidly gaining access to the internet. It will have English, Devanagari, Oriya and Warang Chiti-literate searchability functions. It is […]

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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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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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One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT)

One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) is equipping teachers in remote areas with the powerful technology of portable media players (PMPs). This allows village educators to give their students enhanced learning via recorded voices and lessons from the most proficient teachers in their nation. PMPs can contain an entire year’s […]

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ICT for development and commerce: A case study of internet cafés in India

The paper, drawn from on-going studies of internet cafés in India, reports interesting localization of information and communication technology (ICT) offerings in shared public spaces. These are in some disjuncture with the ideology of digital inclusion striving to integrate hitherto excluded and ‘information poor’ communities. We find context specific and […]

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Data Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Processes of Institutionalisation

This paper concerns digital inclusion projects in developing countries and, in particular, focuses on processes of institutionalisation of such projects. Three case studies are described and analysed. The first is the Akshaya telecentre project in the state of Kerala in India. The second is a community-based ICT project in a […]

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Information Technologies & International Development journal special issue: Selected Papers from ICTD2012

Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the “other four billion” – the share of the world population whose countries are not yet widely connected to the Internet nor widely considered in the design of […]

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Mobile Technology, Gender and Development

Mobile Technology, Gender and Development is a University of Jyväskylä based research project focusing on the use and cultural meanings of mobile technology in Africa, India and Bangladesh. From the first post on their blog: We are a group of five anthropologists doing research on mobile technology, gender and development. […]

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