i-Treasures

i-Treasures (Intangible Treasures – Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures FP7-ICT-2011-9-600676-i-Treasures) is an Integrated Project (IP) of the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme ‘ICT for Access to Cultural Resources’. The project started on February 1, 2013, and will last 48 months. Cultural […]

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Creating Digital Heritage content: bridging communities and mediating perspectives

In this paper we focus our attention on an often overlooked aspect of digital heritage content, namely by whom how, and with what purpose such content is created. We evaluate digital materials that are anthropological and archaeological in nature, both digitized archives and newly created materials. In our work and […]

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New Interaction Tools for Preserving an Old Language

The Penan people of Malaysian Borneo were traditionally nomads of the rainforest. They would leave messages in the jungle for each other by shaping natural objects into language tokens and arranging these symbols in specific ways – much like words in a sentence. With settlement, the language is being lost […]

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Indigenous Logics: Anthropological reflections on Participatory Design in Community Informatics

For anthropologists, the incorporation of local knowledge and experience becomes a fundamental challenge in the practice of participatory design (PD). This is particularly the case in the field of community informatics, in which the introduction of technology in collective spaces further complicates the design activity. The empirical studies to date […]

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Strangers on the Land: Place and Indigenous Multimedia Knowledge Systems

Leggett and Dyson are non-indigenous Australians interested in the potential of designing new media applications that are sensitive to and productive for indigenous peoples. Their research has focussed on development of new media systems that reflect indigenous world-views, particularly with relation to established knowledge-sharing protocols. They demonstrate that there is […]

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The Use of Social Media Technologies to Create, Preserve & Disseminate IK

The preservation, management, and sharing of indigenous knowledge is crucial for social and economic development in rural Africa. The high rate of illiteracy (print-based) in rural Africa and the exclusion of indigenous knowledge from Western education add to the information gap experienced in rural Africa. Other challenges facing oral cultures […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Communication in the 21st Century

Indigenous knowledge — the knowledge developed by local people and passed down over generations — is a major, untapped resource for development. In the 21st century indigenous information is transmitted mainly through indigenous communication channels: indigenous organizations, folk media, traditional education, and so forth. Emerging information and communication technology (ICT) […]

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Network of Indigenous Knowledge

From the PBS website… How can the modern study of global change benefit from ancient knowledge? Special correspondent John Larson reports on the new ways indigenous communities around the world are connecting with one another to share observations and sustain their native cultures. Excerpt from the transcript JOHN LARSON: When […]

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e-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption

Information and communication technology (ICT) innovations provide significant implications for business and socioeconomic development due to the role it plays in the diffusion of knowledge sharing, community development, and equality. E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most […]

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The Participatory Web – New Potentials of ICT in Rural Areas

Web 2.0 solutions offer people in rural areas a platform for networking and knowledge exchange. This brochure provides a systematic overview of Web 2.0 experiences made to date in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It serves as a practice-oriented introduction to the theme and discusses both the potentials and the […]

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Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning (SPiLL)

The Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning SPiLL was established in 2007 to support and research the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. SPiL is based at the Charles Darwin University. SPiLL’s research seeks to understand and enhance the ways […]

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Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts

Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts publishes papers reporting original research and other issues relating to the learning of individuals, groups, communities and organisations. The emphasis is on the socio-cultural dimensions of learning in these different contexts and configurations. The aim of the journal is to publish […]

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Africa Gathering

Africa Gathering draws inspiration from the traditional, symbolic African Baobab tree: the place where people can gather to share knowledge, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Under AG’s tree all speaks openly, from activators to innovators, from artists to technologists. Under our tree we celebrate the change-makers and their […]

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Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation

What is Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF)? Every organization involved in development needs to network and exchange knowledge. GKPF has the role as the knowledge broker, networking, communication and dissemination, logistics partner for all organizations, companies and governments involved in development. GKPFs mission is it to create and maintain the […]

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Alaska Native Knowledge Network

The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is an AKRSI partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to […]

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Bellanet Alliance

The Bellanet Alliance is an international network of organizations working to foster global and regional collaboration through a more effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and Knowledge Sharing practices. Operating as an independent and self-sustained alliance of social entrepreneurs in four well established regions of the world, Bellanet […]

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Digital Green

Digital Green is dedicated to improving the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of small farmer livelihoods. We aim to raise the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across the developing world through the targeted production and dissemination of agricultural information via participatory video and mediated instruction through grassroots-level partnerships. This work begins […]

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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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Knowledge Translation (KT) for Indigenous Communities: a Policy Making Toolkit

We have put together this kit of information to provide practical assistance to community policy makers and those who assist them (policy analysts, etc.) in development of Knowledge Translation (KT) policy. The specific focus is on health related knowledge translation. The toolkit has been developed for use at the First […]

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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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Kabissa: Space for Change in Africa

Kabissa is 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 develop […]

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Literacy Bridge

At Literacy Bridge, our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights. We acknowledge that a wealth of crucial knowledge is already available within developing countries; the problem is […]

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Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER)

TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. We aim to address the challenges in bringing the Information Technology revolution to the masses of the developing regions of the world. Historically, most projects that aim […]

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