Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are “living” guidelines that can help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. They are written by and for international development donors, multilateral organizations, and implementing partners, and they are freely available for use by all. The Principles are intended to serve as […]

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Enduring Cultures – A Socio Cultural Toolkit

In the mad rush of modernization and the blind aping of Western manners, the East Indians (Roman Catholic ethnic group from the west coast of India) are slowly but steadily losing count of some of their most cherished customs and conventions, and are at the risk of being lost forever. […]

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Digital Memory Toolkit

The Digital Memory Toolkit aims to address a lack of digital literacy in community memory projects by giving project teams the insight and tools necessary to undertake digital memory projects. Projects of this nature commonly have twofold relevance – helping to preserve local knowledge and also empowering community members through […]

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ICT4D: Connecting People for a Better World

Are information and communication technologies (ICT) such as computers, mobile phones, radio, TV, video and the Internet effective instruments to empower people, reduce poverty and improve lives? Or are ICT just deepening already existing inequalities and divisions in the world? In this book, key innovators, leading CEOs, top-level government leaders […]

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Preserving [digital] Objects With Restricted Resources (POWRR)

About POWRR While many larger institutions have made considerable headway on digital preservation, many medium and smaller sized institutions have struggled to make similar progress, largely due to a lack of economy of scale. This project will investigate, evaluate, and, at its close, recommend scalable, sustainable digital preservation solutions for […]

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Digital Preservation in a Box

Digital Preservation in a Box is a product of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s (NDSA) Outreach Working Group and is designed as a toolkit to support outreach activities that introduce the basic concepts of preserving digital information. The DPB provides the best available resources and tools to help you communicate […]

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Open Source Toolkit

The Open Source Toolkit: Empowering digital teachers and learners through access to open-source software. Through the Open Source Toolkit, the DHC exposes the university community to software freedom. The project benefits the community by: demonstrating the uses of open source providing workshops for new users fostering a supportive peer community […]

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UNDP Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

This kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance as to how to engage indigenous […]

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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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WIPO Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit

A wide range of tools and proposals have been developed over the past decade or so to protect traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) (including using classical IP systems, developing sui generis legislation, applying defensive protection instruments, among others). Special attention has been given to documentation and the […]

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Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. We created it to be a resource both for KS workshops and […]

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KoBoToolbox

KoBoToolbox was co-founded by Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck now based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative who were confronted by the challenges of collecting data in a secure fashion, increasing the quality of survey data, and making results available rapidly after data collection. We first piloted handheld digital data collection […]

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Connect a School, Connect a Community: Toolkit of Best Practices and Policy Advice

About Connect a School, Connect a Community From the connectaschool.org website: “Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Connect a School, Connect a Community is a public-private partnership […]

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Connect a School, Connect a Community: Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples

This post was created to share a document called “Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples” which is part of a best practices toolkit created by the ITU’s Connect a School, Connect a Community initiative. But before I present the document, I’d like to step back and introduce it in context starting […]

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Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit

Introduction The Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit was developed by Sipiriano Nemani, Policy and Planning Analyst at the Department of National Heritage, Culture and Arts in Suva, Fiji, and commissioned by the Human Development Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The toolkit is based on Mr Nemani’s […]

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