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The Acacia Initiative is an international effort to give sub-Saharan African communities the ability to apply information and communication technologies to their own social and economic development.
The Advisory Network for the African Information Society (ANAIS) was established to facilitate social use of information technology by Africans following the Geneva Conference on Africa and new information technologies (October 1996). It aims at facilitating the appropriation of information technology and communication (ITC) by Africans.
site provides country-wise status of Internet Connectivity in Africa.
Provides access to political news relating to various countries in Africa to enable greater awareness of citizens in political processes and debates.
The AISI action framework calls for the elaboration and implementation of national information and communication infrastructure plans involving development of institutional frameworks, human and technological resources in all African countries.
Africa Technology Forum (NEW!)
The Forum will serve as a platform for high-tech companies of African origin or for companies with interests in Africa to discuss issues of common interest and network. The Forum will serve to encourage entrepreneurship in the African community by disseminating latest ideas and intelligence on the high-tech industry.
AVU will seek to tap the potential offered by new technologies to overcome
the financial, physical and informational barriers that prevent increased
access to high quality higher education in sub-Saharan Africa.
the next three years, the "Multi-Lingual Digital Library for West African
Sources" will develop a multi-media digital library of West African sources
in multiple languages that includes sound, text and image content from
multiple countries. These materials will be made freely accessible over
the Internet in the United States, West Africa, and throughout the world
- many of them for the first time.
African Information Society Initiative (AISI) is an Action Framework to
Build Africa's Information and Communication Infrastructure which was adopted
in May 1996 by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference of Ministers.
AISI is also the principal activity within the United Nations System-Wide
Special Initiative on Africa programme on Harnessing Information Technology
Knowledge and Information Systems for Rural Development (AKIS/RD)
The mission of the Alliance for Community Technology (ACT) is to lead in advancing the use of computing and communication technology globally to serve people (to help people help themselves) through community serving organizations. It is committed to a human-centered focus on the creation, use, understanding, training and dissemination of appropriate technologies to support communities whether these communities are defined by geography, organizational structure or common interest.It will focus particularly on disadvantaged communities.
Pradesh (India) Electronic Governance Initiative
APC through its programme work on - training, participatory research, policy and advocacy in the area of gender and information technology, information facilitation, regional programme support, aims to respond to gender inequities and offer opportunities to women from many regions of the world.
The organisation monitors, research's, publishes, lobbies, campaign's and litigate's on behalf of freedom of expression wherever it is threatened. It develops standards to advance media freedom, assist individuals to speak out and campaign for the free flow of information.
Development Information Programme (APDIP)
Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC), established in Nov. 1996, aims at promoting women's informatization and women-related communication technologies in the Asia-Pacific region including South and North Koreas.
Athena Alliance (NEW!)
The Athena Alliance looks at the challenges which the transition to information economy and network society pose to communities and individuals. It seeks academic, corporate and grass-roots input in order to provide tools for dealing with these challenges.
The mission of AiCE to undertake research and provide > teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels regarding the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens.
This new "Webcasting station" from the World Bank lets users anywhere tune in to the numerous seminars, workshops, and conferences the Bank holds in its Washington headquarters. At present, there are only a few archived interviews and presentations, but in the future, the site will feature numerous live broadcasts as well as a virtual library of video segments on development and poverty issues.
Balancing Act is facilitating the development of content for the internet and other new media technologies in Africa that will have an impact on people's lives and that they will want to use, with a particular focus on cultural content.
Best Practices Database (New!)
searchable database contains over 1100 proven solutions from more than
120 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems
of an urbanizing world (including on the use of Information and Communication
Technologies). It demonstrates the practical ways in which communities,
governments and the private sector are working together to improve governance,
eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services,
protect the environment and support economic development.
Bridges.org's mission is to empower people in developing and emerging countries to use technology for themselves by providing public education about technology use, promoting policy-making that removes barriers to the use of technology and creating a body of knowledge about digital divide issues.
of the most relevant software/Internet/computer/IT ventures in South Asia,
ironically, fail to get the attention they merit. bYtES For aLL is an attempt
to swim against the tide. Through a website and an e-mail based mailing
list, we hope to update interested readers about interesting ventures.
Attempts that focus on people before profits.
A web-site dedicated to advancing the policy and practice of capacity building in international development cooperation.
for Democracy and Technology
take the state-of-the-art technology to the people in rural areas and use
its benefits for social upliftment by way of education, employment, empowerment
and enrichment .
The Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) is a distributed center designed to serve as a national resource for stimulating research on innovative, technology-enabled solutions to critical problems in K-14 learning. Our approach is to foster and conduct collaborative research and development in areas that we believe promise significant advances in learning.
Centre for Alternative Agricultural Media (CAAM), India (new!)
Centre for Alternative Agricultural Media (CAAM) - India - focuses on farmer
friendly communication systems. It aims to promote alternative efforts
in agricultural communication, bridge the communication gap between farmers
and scientists/government, set up a library on alternative agriculture
and alternative agricultural communication, and maintain a website and
publish an e-bulletin.
The Chapter 2 Network is a clearinghouse of information and communication for social justice issues in South Africa. Through its website, it provides information about advocacy campaigns; training on Advocacy and lobbying, including learning practical skills through the Advocacy game; research on political intelligence, policy analysis and legislation monitoring and networking opportunities to interact with other civil society organisations who are engaged in social justice advocacy.
Network Academy Program
UK: CitizensOnline (new!)
independent not for profit organisation committed to promoting universal
internet access and to addressing the issues of the digital divide.
Society Internet Forum
Commerce and Knowledge Network (ComKnet)
Community Learning, Information and Communication (CLICC) (NEW!)
Multi-directional flows of information, communication and learning form the basis upon which decisions are taken and change and action occur. Complex processes are involved in translating a particular piece of information or knowledge into changes in attitude and, in turn, into changes in action.
Aid International exists to recycle donated computers for re-use in schools,
and community organisations in developing countries. It aims to maximise
the number of second-use computers reaching schools and community organisations
in developing countries.
Computer Bank Project (new)
The Computerbank Project is an Australian initiative to supply free GNU/Linux systems to low income individuals, community groups and disadvantaged schools. This Project has resulted in the formation of volunteer organisations in several Australian states.
A public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society
Creditwatch is developing an interactive platform which will link the poor and small business owners (in association with NGO intermediaries) with credit institutions for assessing credit needs and in designing credit products in a consultative and participatory environment.
Democracy Online (New!)
Democracy Online Project has three principal goals: the establishment of
a research base for the study of online politics, especially with respect
to American campaigns and elections, the design, testing, refinement, and
promotion of an appreciation statement regarding appropriate standards
of practice for the conduct of online campaigning; and the creation and
public promotion of an online public space where good campaign practices
and democratic values may thrive.
Democracy Project (New!)
The Democracy Project is the sponsor of Quorum.org, a citizen-centric public space on the Internet. Our goal with Quorum.org is to allow citizens to inform themselves, engage each other and political leaders, and help shape the public agenda. With 35 million people going online this year for election information, we have a unique opportunity to set the standards for an online public space.
Communications Network (formerly the Spinning the Web Network)
Development Marketplace (new!)
fundamental objective of the Development Marketplace is to promote innovation
in development, particularly at the grassroots level, with the benefits
being made available to the international development community at large.
Development Space (new!)
DevelopmentSpace is an online marketplace for the exchange of resources and ideas to help the developing world. Intelligent software and design produce a straightforward site for our users: social entrepreneurs, service providers and social investors.
Digital Africa (new!)
Democracy (Media Channel) (New!)
Divide Campaign (One World)
Digital Divide Network (new!)
The Digital Divide Network Web site offers a range of information, tools and resources that help practictioners stay on top of digital divide developments. The site looks at the causes and effects of the divide from four distinct angles: technology access, literacy and learning, content, and economic development.
Digital Dividend (new!)
Our goal is to bridge the global digital divide through business solutions that bring connectivity and digital services to unserved populations in developing regions.
The Digital Freedom Network (DFN) promotes human rights around the world by developing new methods of activism with Internet technology and by providing an online voice to those attacked simply for expressing themselves.
Digital Partners (new!)
Digital Partners aims to tap the power of the digital economy to develop market-based solutions that benefit the world's poor, by fostering a global leadership movement in which the market-development acumen of IT entrepreneurs is linked with the poverty-alleviation activities of social entrepreneurs, foundations, and development institutions.
A public-private partnership of Accenture, the Markle Foundation and UNDP, the DOI was launched at the G-8 Okinawa Summit in 2000 with the aim of identifying the roles that information and communication technologies can play in fostering sustainable economic development and enhancing social equity.
This website will serve as an information resource on the DOT Force process, and a link to various opportunities for public consultation and input into that process. This site is, like the DOT Force report itself, a work in progress, and we invite you to return regularly for updates.
A reporting service which keeps informed citizens worldwide about global environmental negotiations, processes and decisions. The service is especially useful for developing countries to keep track of Global Governance issues.
is the premiere political Internet news and tools provider for Spanish-
speaking markets around the world.
The Electronic Immigration Network aims to link major information providers with advice workers and practitioners dealing with all issues relating to immigration, refugee and nationality law and practice in the United Kingdom.
Networking for Rural Asia/Pacific (ENRAP)
is the world's leading provider of internet statistics. Its reports combine
original analysis with aggregated numbers from leading sources worldwide.
is a new public/private partnership founded on a unique, low-cost digital
radio and multimedia broadcasting system. It builds off an existing $1
billion satellite infrastructure that broadcasts to the developing world.
To utilize a portion of this infrastructure, =access is building a coalition
of partners to provide much needed information and educational content
to hundreds of millions of under-served people throughout the world. Once
fully operational, the total reach will be 4.6 billion people in 133 countries.
The European Institute for Communication and Culture (Euricom) is a non-profit organisation registered under Slovene law, whose purpose is to further research and publication in the general areas of mass communication, media studies, and cultural studies. In keeping with its unique position bridging the two parts of the formerly divided Europe, Euricom is particularly concerned with the relationship of the mass media to issues of democracy and democratisation.
Survey of Information Society Projects and Actions
By all means, connecting voices, technologies and actions to give a voice to the voiceless. Feminist International Radio endeavour (FIRE) is a non profit, non governmental organization desducated to amplifying women´s voices in international communications. It produces FIRe in Internet Radio, a biannual magazie "Women´s Voices on FIRE" and a local radio program in Costa Rica by the name "Está Legal".
FUNREDES is a Non-Governmental Organization, dedicated to the dissemination of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. The in collaboration with Internation Organizations, NGO's, the States, Administrations, and public or private institutions, with the objective of contributing to regional development and integration.
(GAINS) is a "one stop" web-based electronic system for: producing, managing and disseminating gender related knowledge and information, Conducting collaborative research on emerging gender issues, facilitating consultations and dialogue between different stakeholders on global critical issues using a gender perspective, and Training and capacity building on women and gender issues.
Generation Net (New!)
Net engages young people in the political process, tapping the power of
the Internet to democratically determine our own non-partisan agenda, raise
public awareness of pressing issues, and coordinate grassroots advocacy
campaigns to generate national policy changes.
Geographical Knowledge Networks (Geo-Know.Net)
Geo-Know.Net for short, is a non profit organisation that exists to encourage and enable access to the Internet for individuals, groups and organisations that are actively working in environmental conservation and/or development practice.
GhaCLAD is committed to the inclusion of Africa, specifically Ghana, in the mushrooming information technology movement and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups in rural d urban areas gaining access to both indigenous and emerging information communications technologies.
Satellite Networks Limited
idea is to advocate good internet policy around the world--"good" means
policies that help the internet become more widely accessible and more
"free". The project is building a (physical) network of policy activists
and providing them with resources to be able to do the advocacy work.
GIVE is acting as a catalyst organisation for social innovations possible and required by the potential of telecommunication and information technology. As this catalyst, it works as organizer of conferences and meetings. The main focus is sustainable development in its relation to information and communication. Information and communication are the most powerful tools to shape physical environments, and GIVE is devoted to the full comprehension of this power.
Development Gateway (World Bank)
Development Learning Network (GDLN)
Development Network (GDN)
Information Infrastructure Commission
The Global Internet Liberty Campaign advocates : prohibiting prior censorship of on-line communication; requiring that laws restricting the content of on-line speech distinguish between the liability of content providers and the liability of data carriers etc.
Knowledge Activity Information Management Systems (GK-AIMS)
GONDWANA ASBL- ICTD is a Belgian non-profit organisation specialised in ICT awareness campaigns and training for educated people active in disadvantaged and economically isolated communities in Sub-Sahara Africa. It offers online training and seminars.
Green-eCommerce links the people and organizations around the world who are working on the environmental impacts of the networked economy. Its goal is to foster the research, policies, and programs that can lead to a sustainable digital future.
GreenNet is a not-for-profit Internet Service Provider dedicated to supporting and promoting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights and the environment, through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Health Information for Development project is seen as the first phase of the much-larger, $45 m/£30 m Information Way stations and Staging Posts project, which aims to establish a global network of 1,000 health information resource centres that will provide locally appropriate content on health issues. The project is intended to reinforce existing health services and education systems, not replace them.
The International Centre for Disability Resources on the Internet is involved in the activity of collecting and presenting disability resources on the Internet, along with various other tasks. By building and maintaining this Center, ICDRI is working to improve communications amongst disability-related groups on a worldwide basis. This will enable everyone to use resources more effectively.
Interactive Health Ecology Access Links (IHEAL) is an international service network dedicated to improving the presentation of information about health and the environment to the general public and non-governmental communities. IHEAL was created in February 1999 by non-governmental organisations seeking to implement the Principles of the Aarhus Convention and in fulfilment of the Ministerial Declaration, subsequently adopted by ministers of health and environment at the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in June 1999.
India Development Information Network
This website is developed by the Microland Group as a not-for-profit effort for the Digital Divide Initiative of the World Economic Forum. The overall objective of this public website is to raise awareness on the Digital Divide in India and to collect and showcase projects and activities that have been carried out in India that help bridge the Digital Divide between India and the rest of the world.
centre has been set up at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
(IIMA) with the twin objectives of identifying worthwhile applications
and disseminating knowledge and skills for successful implementation of
electronic governance applications amongst the bureaucracy and other stake
new division of Electronic Governance has been set up in the Ministry of
Information Technology as an initiative to accelerate the usage of Information
Technology in all spheres of Governance. The E-Governance division examines
the practical implications of IT related issues in the Government with
the aim of improving services to the citizens.
India: GNU (new!)
is the Indian gateway to Free (Swantantra) Software Movement. It is an
effort to get people who are interested in GNU and its projects under one
flag, so that we can get lot more work done as well as have lot more fun!
is a major resource and a reason for conflict in areas where pressure on
land is high. In developing countries, land related information such as
ownership maps etc. is available only in the hands of few which increases
the chance of its misuse. Land registration offices throughout Andhra Pradesh
now operate computerized counters to help citizens to complete registration
requirements within an hour instead of several days, as was necessary under
the earlier system. The lack of transparency in property valuation under
the old system resulted in a flourishing business of brokers and middlemen
leading to corruption.
21: Information and Communications Technologies for Development
Web-section of Global Development Gateway on Information and Communication Technologies for poverty reduction.
Technology at USAID
The Information Technology Centre for Africa (ITCA) is an information and communication technology (ICT) focused exhibition and learning centre to demonstrate to African policy makers and planners the value of ICT for development.
Tech Project of UNRISD
The INFOYOUTH Network was initiated in 1991 by UNESCO in order to meet two main challenges: on the one hand, the necessity to counteract the splintering of various and scattered information sources and networks on youth, and on the other, the urgent need to implement appropriate and coherent youth policies from local to global levels.
The Mission of IGC is to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and environmental sustainability through strategic use of online technologies.
for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS)
non-profit group that donates websites, computers and provides internet
training to organizations dedicated to benefiting the local community or
environment in developing countries
is a platform for exchanging information about worldwide teaching and research
in the field of Information Ethics. It gives the opportunity to meet each
other and provides news on ongoing activities by different kinds of organizations.
The International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA) is a nonprofit international association. It promotes and facilitates the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences on the management, organizational impactand use of information technology (IT). Annual conferences, study groups, regular publications and frequent contacts between ICA members and associates are used to achieve ICA's goals.
Institute of Communications
Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
International Womenâs Tribune Centre (IWTC) is dedicated to achieving
womenâs full participation in shaping a development process that
is just, peaceful and sustainableFor the last 25 years, IWTC has played
an important role as a major information, education, communication, networking,
technical assistance and training resource for women worldwide.
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Public Policy Network (IPPN)
Societal Task Force (ISTF)
The Internet Society's mission is to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
strives to improve the socio-economic conditions of developing countries
using IT and Internet. IT4dev works with Governments, International Organizations,
Corporations and Financial Institutions assisting in the fields of policy-making,
capacity building and projects strategy, design and implementation.
for Development Programme of UNDP (INFO 21)
Kabissa's aim is to provide a space on the Internet for the African non-profit sector. We seek to support African non-profits in their effort to take advantage of ICT and Internet as a means for achieving their humanitarian objectives. We operate on the principles of inclusiveness and collaboration, and invite large and small organizations and initiatives that share our goals to join as members and partners.
Ga., has launched a city-wide Community Link program that allows residents
with common interests to share information through highly-interactive,
organization-specific Web sites. Groups and membership organizations such
as neighborhoods, sports teams, schools, religious congregations and civic
associations can create and respond to content which can include calendars,
newsletters, classified ads, surveys, meeting notices, message boards,
and community alerts. Site administrators can provide sites with up to
five custom news links and 18 global news feeds selected from a menu of
uses information, communication and educational technologies (IECTs) to
strengthen learning systems essential for sustainable development. Learnlink
applies IECTs to link individuals, groups and organizations and improve
their capacity to access resources to meet learning needs.
Comprehensive list of US based resources for availing low-cost/ recycled computers.
The project is a forum for debate, a medium for participatory learning and a channel for dialogue and exchange on women, gender and development in the Middle East and Maghreb region.MACMAG GLIP primarily targets grassroots development organizations and activities and aims at supporting, facilitating, documenting and disseminating field experiences and expertise in mainstreaming gender in development particularly at field/project and policy levels.
Making The Net Work aims to help those planning to get their organisation or neighbourhood online, or create local technology centres. We are also interested in virtual teams and networks.
is devoted to the application of new technologies in humanities and social
science teaching and research. The Center creates and maintains online
resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies,
and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in new teaching
MahilaWeb is hosted on NepalNet site with the objective to inform and share information about women and gender in Nepal locally and globally. It updates information collected from NGOs, INGOs, GOs, Media and Private Sectors, on the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform For Action (BPFA) and other gender issues in Nepal.
site developed to meet the needs of health managers from all parts of the
world by providing thousands of resources to help find answers to your
most pressing management questions.
Media Action International aims to promote a more effective use of the media to help local populations in crises and to strengthen the role of information in humanitarian and development initiatives.
The Microsoft corporate social investment programme strives to contribute towards improving the quality of life of historically disadvantaged South Africans. Technology has become an integral part of our lives and, as history evolves, it is a determining factor that we cannot afford to ignore. It has become imperative that South Africa demonstrates its ability to apply its technical skills to be recognised and competitive as a first world country.
Methodology and Social Impact of the Information and Comunication Technologies in America) is a two year project with two objectives :strengthening of the NICT social actors in Latin America and the Caribbean and experimentation of an articulated methodology for communication within virtual communities.
Intelligence for Development
Each year New Statesmanís New Media Awards focus national attention on the growing use of new media and how it impacts on a wide range of issues.
The Observatory's main objectives are to raise awareness on the constant evolution of ethical, legal and societal challenges brought about by new technologies. It aims to become a public service readily accessible to all by providing updated information on the evolution of the Information Society at the national and international levels and fostering debates on the related issues.
World Radio News Service in Real Audio
Radio Southeast Europe aims to be the place on the world wide web
where radio stations from the region of Southeast Europe can exchange programmes
at no cost on issues of human rights, civil society, democracy and sustainable
Corporation - Connected citizen
Asia Networking (PAN)
on knowledge and information as the key to Sustainable Social and Economic
Advancement. PEGS communication strategies are aimed to ensure sustainable
social advancement start with the identification of issues and end by putting
into place possible solutions.
People First Network (new!)
(Solomon Islands People First Network) is an idea for a low-cost, community
focused information and communication technology (ICT) network, built around
a sustainable Internet-based technology and using an existing base of experienced
rural development volunteers and community workers.
PLANETWORK brings innovators from a wide spectrum of fields together in forums that illustrate the pivotal role the information technology industry may play in the creation of a sustainable future.
project is funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
The goals of the project are to use technology to enhance communications
and the ability to work with colleagues and like-minded organizations in
Africa and overseas, improve access to information and improve the dissemination
of African information.
Project Radio , Madagascar (New!)
project aims to empower local people to develop new methods of farming
and resource management, which can increase their food security, and basic
standards of living. Villagers are actively involved in all aspects of
programme making, and produce music and songs to accompany some of the
broadcast dialogues and messages.
slide show presentation by Parmesh Shah, Participation Coordinator, Social
Development Department, The World Bank
Clift is an online strategist focused on the use of the Internet in democracy,
governance, and community. He seeks to fundamentally improve democracy
and citizen participation through the use of the Internet. From his local
community up through global networks he is changing the world one e-mail
at a time.
is a public forum for a new democracy conversation. Our
technology promotes intelligent, diverse and deliberative discussions,
both here and among a network of sites around the Internet.
Regency Foundation (new!)
The foundation is involved with raising awareness of the benefits and the practical applications of information and communication technologies, and supporting the implementation of information and communication technology related projects.
Regional Informatics Network for Africa (RINAF) (new!)
The Regional Informatics Network for Africa (RINAF) was initiated in 1992 as a framework for UNESCO's support for African co-operation to promote academic and public sector computer networking within the Intergovernmental Informatics Programme. RINAF started with the support from Italy, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea and UNESCO's Regular Programme.
Centre for Cyberculture Studies
Southern African Research and Documentation Centre is an independent regional information and documentation centre which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of key development processes in the region through the collection, production and dissemination of information, and enabling the capacity to generate and use information.
Southern Africa's non-profit Internet service provider. Aims to build capacity through the use of electronic communication and information access.
A proposed free access gateway to information about science and technology for developing countries.
The SURF system is providing technical support to Country Offices (and to managers of Global, Regional and Special Programmes at UNDP Headquarters) in an innovative, cost-effective and demand-driven manner which maximizes the contributions from all UNDP staff, applies both global and regional perspectives, takes full advantage of Internet technology to tap available but so far under-utilized resource bases, and builds a close, responsive relationship with the Country Office clients.
Development Networking Programme
Development for Indian Languages
is a global network of organizations and individuals whose purpose is to
identify, support and empower projects that contribute to improving the
state of the world. TEN has a special interest in projects, for
whom information technology plays a central role in achieving their objectives.
project sponsored by International Centre for Science and High Technology
(ICS) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to
"outlook" the future and develop a shared vision of tomorrow's society
needs.It is a tool that allows to select a desirable future and contribute
to its creation.
is committed to leveraging its strength as a community-wide portal for
the benefit of the entire community. We have compiled resource lists of
nonprofit discounts offered by hardware and software companies, and by
technology assistance agencies.
A network of access centers to the new information and communication technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean. This site is open to all individuals and institutions who are involved in developing community Internet access centers (Telecentros/Telecenters). These centers are spaces where communities can train and access new information and communication technologies (ICTs), and find alternative practices to help their development and strengthen local communities.
a decade ago, with the objectives of developing economical solutions for
the emerging era, pioneering academic research in this confluent field
and nurturing a skilled manpower base in this vibrant branch, TeNeT collaborates
with a number of like-minded R & D organisations, with many of whom
it enjoys strategic alliances and tie-ups.
Research Center (TRC)
Terraknowledge Network (new!)
TerraKnowlege Network provides a "space" for you to present to the public
your writings and research related to social and environmental issues.
It is based on the premise that social science research, if readily available,
will help inform public debate and become useful to people in their personal
and political lives. As the TerraKnowlege Network grows and gains "momentum"
it will become a valuable resource for researchers, communities, and individuals.
Visitors will be able to search for articles by keyword. Articles about
similar subjects will be linked to one another in a logical and fluid manner.
The objective of the Task Force is to "provide overall leadership to the United Nations role in helping to formulate strategies for the development of information and communication technologies and putting those technologies at the service of development and, on the basis of consultations with all stakeholders and Member States, forging a strategic partnership between the United Nations system, private industry and financing trusts and foundations, donors, programme countries and other relevant stakeholders in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions.
Nations Information Technology Service
Nations University, Institute for New Technologies
The idea for creating Virtual Mayor was spawned out of frustration of the events of the London Mayoral Election and the ongoing political party posturing, that so often ignores the people for whom the process was originally intended to represent. The intention of Virtual Mayor was to return dignity to the office of mayor by allowing Londoners to elect a website, www.virtualmayor.com, as their mayoral candidate.
an Internet-based service designed to foster technical cooperation among
developing countries (TCDC). TCDC is a means of building communication
and of promoting wider and more effective cooperation amog developing countries.
Established within UNDP by the United Nations General Assembly in 1974,
the Special Unit for Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (SU/TCDC)
assists countries to undertake TCDC programmes and activities.
Wired Woman Society creates an open environment that encourages women to
explore opportunities in Information Technology and to build successful
careers that will allow them to play a positive role in the growth and
development of the Information Age.Wired Woman provides networking opportunities,
career resources, community and academic presentations, role-modeling and
mentoring for our members.
is a global, information, communication and media network which enables
NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing+5 review process. The site offers
an introduction and links to Women actions participants in the regions
of Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Latinamerica/Caribbean and
Europe/ North America. Women action focuses especially on women and
Economic Forum (Digital Divide)
World Links (new!)
Links connects and trains teachers and kids in developing countries to
improve education and employment opportunities. eLearning and the
Internet are the tools to make this happen. World Links combines three
key components to realize its goals, designed to have the greatest demonstration
and multiplier effect: Connectivity solutions, Training and professional
development, and Monitoring and evaluation tools.
Links for Development (WorLD) Program
WorldSpace Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. Our mission is to help improve the lives of disadvantaged persons in developing regions of the world by providing access to education and other information broadcast directly to radios from satellites.
White & Blue is a non-partisan consortium of 17 of the largest Internet
sites and news organizations who have come together to highlight the potential
of the Internet to expand citizen participation in our democracy. They
include major portals and news organizations which together reach more
than 85% of the total US Internet audience.
of Nations in UN Working Group on Informatics
Women's Learning Partnership (new!)
mission of the Women's Learning Partnership is to advance communication
and cooperation among and between the women of the world in order to protect
human rights, facilitate sustainable development, and promote peace. WLP
links those with access to resources, knowledge, and technologies, to those
without and augments the voices and visions of the world's resource-poor
An activist group on the internet -- empowering women in politics, media, society, the economy and cyberspace, and building an online network of one million women and men.
World e-Inclusion (new!)
Hewlett-Packard's World e-Inclusion initiative is empowering people in developing countries by giving them access to the social and economic opportunities of the new Information Economy.
Report and Recommendations to the Global Knowledge Partnership