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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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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TelecentresAfrica

TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to the telecentre movement in Africa. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in promoting and implementing ICT4D projects for the development of rural communities in Africa. Within the context of the global knowledge economy, telecentres have […]

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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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Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto

We live in a time of unprecedented advances in science and technology. The world is ever more globalised and interconnected. Yet poverty is deepening, the environment is in crisis and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has stalled. Meeting the interlinked global challenges of poverty reduction, social justice and environmental […]

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Digital Opportunity Channel

The mission of the Digital Opportunity Channel is to educate and inform a global audience on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for promoting digital opportunity for all, leading to sustainable development and a better quality of life. ICTs can be powerful instruments of social […]

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ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London

The site of the ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and in 2009 it became an official Research Centre at the College. The Collective […]

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Information and Communications Technologies for Development at Georgia Tech

Research and Projects This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) – in particular the internet and mobile networks – in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to as ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development). We are always on the look-out for new and […]

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D-Lab at MIT

D-Lab is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that fosters the development of appropriate technologies and sustainable solutions within the framework of international development. D-Lab’s mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low cost technologies. D-Lab’s portfolio […]

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Eldis Community

Eldis Communities has been developed by the Eldis team. Since 1995 we have been providing an online information service for the development community. Eldis Communities is an extension to our existing services and runs alongside the Eldis website. Through Eldis Communities development professionals can engage with each other and also […]

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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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The Challenge of “sustainability” in ICT4D – is Bricolage the Answer?

Sustainability is a central concern in a wide variety of “ICT for development” projects – from telecentres to ICT education in schools and universities and health informatics. But what is sustainability and how can it be achieved? In contrast tothe ICT fordevelopment literature, much IS literature does not emphasize sustainability, […]

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Appropedia

Our vision is that all of humanity is able to work together developing and realizing rich, sustainable lives. We build the infrastructure, and help make the connections and populate free content to effect that vision. We provide the living resource library of individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable, healthier […]

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Indigenous-Infused Digital Games: a New Model for Self-Sufficiency and Social Impact

Introduction Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is the primary educational, workforce development and social service provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people (AN/AI) in the Anchorage/Cook Inlet Region of Alaska. As an organization, CITC is striving to be a leader in using social enterprise as a vehicle for financial […]

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Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability

A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative Mobile phones and smart applications have become an important if not the key factor in many current development initiatives. One of the main questions remaining is: Which are the key “killer” applications that make a real difference for personal and community development, provide […]

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Invisibility and the Ethics of Digitalisation: Designing So As Not To Hurt Others

Abstract The diversity of knowledge is crucial for finding credible and sustainable alternatives for living together. Yet, a preoccupation with content and connectivity obscures the role of information technology in making invisible different ways of knowing and other logics and experiences. How to deal with diversity and difference in information […]

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