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Number of Links: 218
  Last Update : February 15,  2002

 

The section provides comprehensive links to websites / initiatives relating to ICT, Community Development  and Knowledge Management. Suggest new link at knownet@knownetweaver.org

 

Also See our Links on Digital Governance at http://www.cddc.vt.edu/digitalgov/gov-links.html


 

Acacia Initiative 

http://www.idrc.ca/acacia/

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.

 

Advisory Network for the African Information Society (ANAIS) 

http://www.anais.org

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.

 

Africa: Internet Connectivity Status (new!)

http://www3.sn.apc.org/africa/partial.html

The site provides country-wise status of Internet Connectivity in Africa.
 

Africa Online

http://www.africaonline.com

Provides access to political news relating to various countries in Africa to enable greater awareness of citizens in political processes and debates.

 

African Information Society Initiative (AISI) (New!)

http://www.bellanet.org/partners/aisi/

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 Knowledge Networks 
http://www.unsia.org/aknf/
Africa Knowledge Networks Forum is an initiative led by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to facilitate knowledge- sharing and research partnerships between professional networks, and between them and key knowledge end- users, including policy- makers, trainers at institutions of higher learning, civil society organisations and the private sector. 
 

Africa Technology Forum  (NEW!)

http://www.africatechforum.com/

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.

 

African Virtual University 

http://www.avu.org/

The 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.
 

African Digital Library- West African Resources 

http://www.africandl.org/

Over 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

http://www.bellanet.org/partners/aisi

The 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 for Development.

Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems for Rural Development (AKIS/RD) 
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/EXdirect/EXre0027.htm
Many farmers fail to benefit from technological and other advances. In too many countries, the productivity and incomes of the poorer farmers have stagnated or even decreased. This is not solely due to a lack of investment in education, research or extension. It can also be traced to a number of other causes, such as poorly functioning markets for inputs, products, or credit. 
   

Alliance for Community Technology (New!) 

http://www.communitytechnology.org/ 

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.

 

Andhra Pradesh (India) Electronic Governance Initiative 
http://apts.gov.in/twins/
TWINS is a unique IT project taken up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to take the benefits of Information Technology to the Common man.
 

APC Womenâs Networking Support Programme (New!)

http://www.gn.apc.org/apcwomen/

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.

 

Article 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression (new!)

http://www.article19.org/

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.

 

Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) 
http://www.apdip.net/
Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, is an initiative developed and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and covers 42 countries in the region through 24 UNDP country offices. The programme is implemented by the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS). APDIP aims at assisting member countries in the use of Information Technology (IT) to foster social and economic development.

 

Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
http://www.apnic.net
Addressing the challenge of responsible Internet resource distribution in the Asia Pacific region.
 

Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC)  

http://www.women.or.kr/

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!)

http://www.athenaalliance.org/

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.

 

Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE)  (NEW!)

http://www.aice.net

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.

 

B-SPAN [RealPlayer]  

http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/B-SPAN/

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

http://www.balancingact-africa.com

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.

 

Bellanet 
http://www.bellanet.org
Bellanet is an international initiative working with the development community to increase collaboration. We support partnerships by providing advice and assistance on more effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

 

Benton Foundation 
http://www.benton.org
The foundation works to realise the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of communications. It seeks to shape the emerging communications environment and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems.
   

Best Practices Database (New!) 

http://www.bestpractices.org/

This 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 

http://www.bridges.org/

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.

 

BytesforAll

http://www.BytesforAll.org

Some 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. 
 

Capacity.org

http://www.capacity.org 

A web-site dedicated to advancing the policy and practice of capacity building in international development cooperation.

 

Center for Democracy and Technology 
http://www.cdt.org/
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies.

 

Center for IT Services

http://www.c-it.org

To 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 .
   

Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) (new!) 

http://www.cilt.org/

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.

 

Central Vigilance Committee 
http://cvc.nic.in
A pioneering Indian Initiative toward e-vigilance. Its function is to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance.
   

Centre for Alternative Agricultural Media (CAAM), India (new!)

http://www.farmedia.org/

The 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.
   

Chapter 2 Network

http://www.advocacy.org.za

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.

 

Cisco Network Academy Program 
http://www.cisco.com/edu/academies/index.html
An innovative program that is bringing Internet education to students through a powerful partnerhip of academic institutions, government, community organisations, and business worldwide. Cisco has introduced the program in developing countries because it believes that the internet and education will be the great equalisers of the next century, creating enormous opportunities for people and countries that succeed in harnessing the power of information and knowledge.

 

UK: CitizensOnline (new!)

http://www.citizensonline.org.uk/

An independent not for profit organisation committed to promoting universal internet access and to addressing the issues of the digital divide.
   

Civil Society Internet Forum 
http://www.CivilSocietyInternetForum.org
The Civil Society Internet Forum (CSIF) is a new international Internet community launched in July 2000. It has two basic goals: to make the Internet a ground and instrument for global civil society beyond national boundaries; and to work for the democratization of the Internet and Internet governance.

 

Community Commerce and Knowledge Network (ComKnet) 
http://www.comknet.org.uk
The project consortium team brings together a new media technology consultancy with experience in knowledge management, a university with an excellent track record in disseminating manufacturing technology, a newspaper committed to the use of technology within the community, and a local Internet Service Provider. The collective skills of the project team will be used to help the community discover its own knowledge and share it with those who can benefit from its application within their own businesses and lives.

 

Community Learning, Information and Communication (CLICC) (NEW!) 

http://www.clicc.org

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.

 

Community Kiosks 
http://www.worldccr.org/kiosks.htm
The project envisions a computer community kiosk in every community in every undeveloped country by 2004.

 

Computer Aid   

http://www.computeraid.org

Computer 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)

http://www.computerbank.org.au/

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.

 

Computers for India 
http://www.computersforindia.org
The Computers for India Coalition serves to bring together needy NGO's in India, with Indian community organizations, and partner (donor) organizations in developed countries to implement projects in the areas of education and rural development that use Information Technology to meet their stated objectives.
   

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

http://www.cpsr.org/

A public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society

 

Connect for Kids 
http://www.connectforkids.org
The Web site offers a public space on the Internet for adults÷parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others÷who want to make their communities work for kids.
   

CreditWatch (new!)

http://www.creditwatchindia.net

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!)

http://democracyonline.org/

The 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!)

http://www.democracyproject.org/

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. 

 

Development Communications International 
http://www.devcomm.com/
The site aims to bring the world together via informative media production, by availing internet-based technology and information to networks around the world who need it; and in the production of informative cross-cultural video projects, to be distributed world-wide in collaboration with an international network of humanitarian, ecological and development related groups in North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America, in service to the diverse people of developing countries and their vanishing cultures.

 

Development Communications Network (formerly the Spinning the Web Network) 
http://sdgateway.net/noframe/project.htm
Using the Internet to meet the goals of sustainable development. Network members co-operate to: develop new tools and content about sustainable development, build capacity for using electronic communications more effectively, promote member information, share experiences about managing sustainable development communications.
   

Development Marketplace (new!)

http://www.developmentmarketplace.org/

The 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!)

http://www.developmentspace.com/

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!)

http://www.aitecafrica.com
The web page of Africa's leading ICT publisher. It includes regular stories on computing, telecomms and the internet. Also useful information on ICT events run by AITEC.

 

Digital Democracy (Media Channel) (New!)
All over the world the Net is changing how people understand and participate in democracy. As elections take place this month in Colombia, Kosovo, the United States and across Africa, MediaChannel affiliates explore how the Net is transforming.

 

Digital Divide 
http://www.digitaldivide.org
Digital Partners is a nonprofit research institute spawned by Seattle's late-90s emergence as a global powerhouse in Internet marketing. The purpose is to tap expertise in hopes of achieving breakthroughs in world poverty.

 

Digital Divide Campaign (One World) 
http://www.oneworld.net/campaigns/digitaldivide/index.html
Communications technologies are playing an increasingly important role in economic development, education, health and governance. The exclusion of billions who are poor, illiterate, rural or non-English speaking from the evolving global information infrastructure has serious effects and the digital divide is fast becoming a critical issue for developing countries.
   

Digital Divide Network (new!)

http://www.digitaldividenetwork.org

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!)

http://www.digitaldividend.org

Our goal is to bridge the global digital divide through business solutions that bring connectivity and digital services to unserved populations in developing regions.

 

Digital Freedom Network

http://dfn.org

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!)

http://www.digitalpartners.org/

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.

 

The Digital Opportunity Initiative (DOI) (new!)

http://www.opt-init.org

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.

 

DotForce  

http://www.dotforce.org

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.

 

E-connexions 
http://www.e-connexions.net
E-connexions aims to be the link to connect ideas, people, businesses, customs and traditions to further a better understanding among people from all over the world.

 

E-Governance Projects in India (Ministry of Information Technology) 
http://www.mit.gov.in/eg/home.htm
   

Earth Negotiations Bulletin

http://www.iisd.ca/voltoc.html

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.

 

Electorales.com  (New!)

http://www.electorales.com

Electorales.com is the premiere political Internet news and tools provider for Spanish- speaking markets around the world.
   

Electronic Information Network (New!)

http://www.ein.org.uk

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.

 

Electronic Networking for Rural Asia/Pacific (ENRAP) 
http://www.enrap.org
ENRAP aims at bringing the benefits of the Internet to IFAD-supported rural development projects in the poorest parts of Asia/Pacific. Effective use of Internet information resources and communication facilities shall contribute to the empowerment of rural communities and help address their development objectives.

 

Emarketer (new!)

http://www.emarketer.com

eMarketer is the world's leading provider of internet statistics. Its reports combine original analysis with aggregated numbers from leading sources worldwide.
   

ENTERWeb 
http://www.enterweb.org/
ENTERWeb is an annotated meta-index and information clearinghouse on enterprise development, business, finance, international trade and the economy in this new age of cyberspace and globalization.

 

Entovation International 
http://www.entovation.com/
Committed to enhancement of prosperous sustainability of enterprises around the world through the optimal flow of knowledge in innovation systems.

 

Equal Access (=access) 

http://www.eqaccess.org

=accessú 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.
   

European Institute for Communication and Culture (New!)

http://www2.arnes.si/~ljjavno1/

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.

 

European Survey of Information Society Projects and Actions 
http://www.ispo.cec.be/esis/
At the beginning of 1997, ISPO, the Information Society Promotion Office of the European Commission has launched a project called ESIS (for European Survey of Information Society), with the objective to build an Inventory of projects as well as to assemble European data concerning promotional activities undertaken by public authorities and private actors, be they European, national, regional or local. 

 

Feminist Interactive Radio Endeavour FIRE  (new!) 

http://www.fire.or.cr/

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". 

 

FUNDRES (new!)

http://funredes.org

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.

 

GeekCorps 
http://www.geekcorps.org
Geekcorps is committed to expanding the benefits of the Internet Revolution internationally. We use information technology to improve the economic prospects of developing nations.

 

Gender Awareness Information and Networking System (GAINS)  (NEW!)

http://www.un-instraw-gains.org/

(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.

 

Gendered Radio 
http://radio.womensnet.org.za
The clearing house contains radio-ready programmes produced by radio stations and women's organisations which they are able to share and download on the internet.

 

Generation Net (New!)

http://www.generationnet.org/

Generation 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) 

http://www.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

http://www.ghaclad.org

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.

 

Gilat Satellite Networks Limited 
http://www.gilat.com
Gilat is a world leader in VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology. A Network of VSATS uses small fixed antennas to provide highly reliable communications between a central hub and almost any number -tens of thousands - of geographically dispersed sites. Many of these VSATs have been installed in Africa to provide rural telephone services.
   

Global Internet Project Initiative (GIPI) (New!)

http://www.gipiproject.org

The 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.
   

Globally Integrated Village Environment (GIVE) (New!) 

http://www.austria.eu.net/give/

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.

 

Global CN 2000 
http://www.cnglobal2000.org/
Global CN 2000 is an initiative developed by the European Association of Community Networking (e@cn) in partnership with community networkers in the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, India and Africa.

 

Global Development Gateway (World Bank) 
http://www.worldbank.org/gateway
Envisioned as a portal website on development issues, from which users will be able to access information, resources, and tools, and into which they will be able to contribute their own knowledge and experience, the Gateway will create a common platform for shared material, dialogue, and problem-solving that is easy to access and navigate through.

 

Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)
http://www.gdln.org
The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) is a leading-edge tool which aims to help bridge the digital divide. Linked through a web of high-speed communications technologies, GDLN members are part of a worldwide exchange of learning activities including courses, seminars and discussions on key development issues.

 

Global Development Network (GDN) 
http://www.gdnet.org
The goal of the Global Development Network (GDN) is to support and link research and policy institutes involved in the field of development, and whose work is predicated on the notion that ideas matter. The initiative, still in its early phase, has proceeded on two fronts: knowledge generation and knowledge sharing.

 

Global Information Infrastructure Commission 
http://www.giic.org/
The mission of GIIC is to foster private sector leadership and private-public sector cooperation in the development of information networks and services to advance global economic growth, education, and quality of life.

 

Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC)

http://www.gilc.org/

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.

 

Global Knowledge Activity Information Management Systems (GK-AIMS) 
http://gkaims.globalknowledge.org/
GK-AIMS is a set of online tools which facilitates information sharing on "who is doing what" and allows for greater collaboration among project planners. As a result it acts as a central information resource for all those interested in building the information, communications and knowledge resources of developing countries.

 

Global Knowledge Partnership 
http://www.globalknowledge.org
A growing partnership of public, private and not-for-profit organisations working together to help people access knowledge and harness information and communication technologies that will help them live meaningful and fruitful lives.

 

Global Teenager Project 
http://www.iicd.org/globalteenagers/index.html
Initiated by International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), the project aims to bring the use of ICTs to the schoolrooms of the technology poor countries. It gives student the chance to share knowledge and information about themselves, their schools, and their cultures while also learning to use new technologies.

 

GONDWANA ASBL- ICTD 

http://www.gondwana-it.org/ASBL/Training/xTraining.html

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 (new!)

http://www.green-ecommerce.com

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

http://www.gn.apc.org/

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).

 

Health Information for Development Project

http://www.iwsp.org

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.

 

Horizon Solutions 
http://www.solutions-site.org/
The purpose of this site is to provide a forum for the presentation of solutions to vital concerns in the areas of health, population, development and the environment. Initiatives are gathered through a number of different means, including direct user submissions, the efforts of partner institutions, and HORIZON's own research activities. 
   

I-Connect (new!)

http://www.iconnect-online.org
Drawing content from many places and partners, i connect is a jumping off point for information on the application of knowledge and ICT's in sustainable development.
   

ICDRI (new!)

http://www.icdri.org/

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.

 

IHEAL  

http://www.iheal.org

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.

 

INDEV: India Development Information Network 
http://www.indev.nic.in
Indev is an electronic gateway to development information, is a website; a web-hosting service; a training centre; a meeting room; a newsmagazine; a mailing office and a discussion forum. Indev is a 'one-stop-shop' for development information on India, useful for development managers, policy makers and the think-tank, researchers, academics and students.

 

India Digital Divide 

http://indiadigitaldivide.org/

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.

 

Indian IT- Task Force 
http://it-taskforce.nic.in

 

India: Centre for Electronic Governance   

http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~egov/

The 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 holders.
   

India : E-Governance Projects (Ministry of Information Technology)
http://www.mit.gov.in/eg/home.htm

A 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!)

http://www.gnu-india.org/index.html

GNU-India 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!
   

India : Land/Property Registration in Andhra Pradesh

http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/egov/cardcs.htm

Land 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. 
   

Indusscitech 
http://www.indusscitech.net
The objective of this web site is to serve as a one stop internet window to Science & Technology (S & T) work in India. It will also contain selective information about S & T in the U.S.

 

INFO 21: Information and Communications Technologies for Development 
http://www.undp.org/info21/
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are not only a significant factor in the performance and growth of economies - the importance of which is continuously growing -,but they also represent a novel and effective tool to help advance sustainable human development (SHD).

 

INFODEV 
http://www.infodev.org/
InfoDev is a global grant program managed by the World Bank to promote innovative projects on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for economic and social development, with a special emphasis on the needs of the poor in developing countries.

 

"Information for Decision-Making", Chapter 40 of Agenda 21. 
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/info.htm

 

Info Tech for Poverty Reduction

http://gateway.arsdigita.com/gateway/page?item_id=30

Web-section of Global Development Gateway on Information and Communication Technologies for poverty reduction.

 

Information Technology at USAID 
http://www.info.usaid.gov/info_technology
The distribution of information has become a very important aspect of global development. USAID has dedicated itself to empowering developing countries with the knowledge and technology to not only survive but to thrive in the electronic global climate.

 

Information Technology Centre for Africa (ITCA) 

http://www.un.org/Depts/eca/tca/

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.

 

Information Systems in Developing Countries 
http://members.aol.com/kabjian/itindev.htm
A list of resources related to the planning and deployment of information systems in developing countries.

 

Info Tech Project of UNRISD
http://www.unrisd.org/infotech/
At a time when the world confronts immense social problems, many hopes for progress are grounded in the development potential of new information technologies. The UNRISD programme on Information Technologies and Social Development provides a forum for exploring these questions, through a combination of approaches ranging from grassroots social research in Third World villages and urban neighborhoods to national and international policy debates.

 

INFOYOUTH Network 

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/infoyouth/index.html 

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.

 

Institute for Global Communications 

http://www.igc.org

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.

 

Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) 
http://www.impacs.org/
The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver committed to the expansion and protection of democracy and the strengthening of civil society.
   

Interconnection (new!)

http://interconnection.org/

A non-profit group that donates websites, computers and provides internet training to organizations dedicated to benefiting the local community or environment in developing countries
   

International Centre for Information Ethics

http://v.hbi-stuttgart.de/~capurro/icie-join.html

ICIE 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.
   

International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (New!) 

http://www.ica.ogo.gov.au/

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.

 

International Institute of Communications 
http://www.iicom.org
Founded in 1968, the Institute's sole purpose is to explore leading-edge issues/exchange ideas on the challenge of new communications technologies and their commercial cultural and political impacts among policy makers, regulators, academics, content providers, technologists and industrialists.

 

International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
http://www.iicd.org
Harnessing the Power of ICT to Empower People. The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) assists developing countries to utilise the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs) to realise sustainable development.
   

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) 
http://www.inasp.org.uk/
The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is a co-operative network of partners aiming to improve world-wide access to information. It seeks to enhance the flow of information within and between countries, especially those with less developed systems of publication and dissemination. It offers services such as the advisory and liaison services acting as a supportive partner and catalyst for new collaborations and initiatives.

 

International Women's Tribune Centre (NEW!)

http://www.iwtc.org/

The 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.
   

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 
http://www.icann.org
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions

 

Internet Public Policy Network (IPPN)
http://internetpublicpolicy.com/
The Internet Public Policy Network (IPPN) is a network of Internet policy experts that provide content and services dealing with telecommunications, electronic commerce, and community technology issues.
   

Internet Societal Task Force (ISTF)
http://www.istf.isoc.org/istf.shtml
ISTF is an open organization of people who are committed to furthering the mission of The Internet Society (ISOC). Our mission is to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
   

Internet Society

http://www.isoc.org/

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.

 

IT4DEV (new!)

http://www.it4dev.org

IT4dev 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.
   

IT for Development Programme of UNDP (INFO 21)
http://www.undp.org/info21/
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are not only a significant factor in the performance and growth of economies - the importance of which is continuously growing - but they also represent a novel and effective tool to help advance sustainable human development (SHD). UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) seeks to capture the potential of these technologies for SHD and the fight against poverty.
   

Kabissa

http://www.kabissa.org 

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.

 

Kiskeya Alternative 
http://kiskeya-alternative.org
A project on Electronic Commerce and Sustainable tourism in Haiti and Dominican Republic. This project is launched for developing Information Technologies applications and uses to help sustainable tourism destinations develop and impact positively, as much as possible, on social, economical, cultural and environmental aspects in both Dominican Republic and Haiti.
   

LaGrange, iVicinity Create Electronic Village (new!)
http://www.lagrange-ga.org


 

LaGrange, 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 60 categories.
   

Learn Link

http://www.aed.org/learnlink/task/index.html

LearnLink 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.
   

Links to Low-Cost/ Recycled Computer Resources

http://www.scn.org/teched/computers.htm

Comprehensive list of US based resources for availing low-cost/ recycled computers.

 

MACHREQ/MAGHREB Gender Linking and Information Project (MACMAG GLIP) 

www.women-machreq-maghreb.com

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

http://www.makingthenetwork.org/

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.

 

MATRIX

http://matrix.msu.edu/

MATRIX 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 technologies.
   

Mahila Web 

http://www.mahilaweb.org/

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.

 

Manager's Electronic Resource Center (new!)

http://erc.msh.org/

A 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

http://www.mediaaction.org/

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.

 

McConnell International 
http://www.mcconnellinternational.com
McConnell International manages a global, electronic, action-oriented, Information Technology Coordination mailing list under the auspices of the United Nations Working Group on Informatics. Many of the nearly 120 participating countries have developed excellent web pages to promote electronic governance and "e-society."
   

Microsoft's social investment programme (new!) 

http://www.microsoft.com/southafrica/community/

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.

 

Mistica  

http://funredes.org/mistica

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.

 

Morino Institute
http://www.morino.org/
The Morino Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to achieve positive social and economic change through the use of the Internet. The Institute focuses its energies on netpreneurs, who are creating new Internet-related business and are the drivers of the New Economy, and youth in low income communities who at present lack the opportunity to fully participate in the New Economy.
   

NetAid 
http://www.netaid.org
In the context of ICT for Development Netaid.org is offering an innovative new service developed and managed by the United Nations Volunteers. The global Internet development platform Netaid.org provides a new opportunity for all developmental organizations to obtain help of volunteers, through the Internet.

 

Networked Intelligence for Development 
http://www.networkedintelligence.com/
Networked Intelligence for Development is a consulting and training organization established in 1997. NID works with communities in developing countries to assist them to harness the benefits of evolving information and communication technologies (ICTs) and to establish their identities in the knowledge economy.
   

New Media Awards 

http://www.newstatesman.co.uk/nma2001about.htm

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.

 

Observatory on the Information Society of UNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/observatory/index.shtml

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.

 

One World Radio News Service in Real Audio 
http://www.oneworld.net/radio_news/index.html
Audio features and reports of up to half an hour in length about human rights and environmental issues are now available free and worldwide via the internet.
   

OneWorld Radio Southeast Europe (SEE) 

http://www.oneworld.net/radio/see

OneWorld 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 development.
   

Oracle Corporation - Connected citizen 
http://e-gov.uk.oracle.com
Putting the Citizen at the centre of Government means taking a delivery channel view. Giving Citizens the choice of when and where they access Government information and services.
   

Overview of African connectivity

http://www3.sn.apc.org/africa
Independent Site providing an overview of Internet and telecommunications connectivity on the African continent with detailed country profiles and various maps, graphics and tables to provide a comparitive guide to the status of the use ICTs in African countries.
   

Pan Asia Networking (PAN) 
http://www.panasia.org.sg
The Pan Asia Networking (PAN) program pioneers information networking in Asia, linking together people and computer-based information resources on sustainable development from Asian organizations. PanAsia's aim is to promote electronic networking in Asia; the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT); the development and sharing of information resources; and the research and development of Internet systems, technologies and policies.

 

Partnerships Online 
http://www.partnerships.org.uk/
An extremely comprehensive site full of practical advice on how to use the Internet to change organisations, build partnerships and benefit communities. The stated aim of this site from the UK-based Partnerships Online is to create a framework for thinking about real and virtual communities, existing institutions and the impact of new media, provide links to existing resources, and act as a catalyst for new sites and projects.

 

PEGS -Practical Education and Gender Development

http://www.pegs.org

Focusing 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!)

http://www.peoplefirst.net.sb

PFnet (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 (new!)

http://www.planetworkers.org

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.

 

Power Up 
http://www.powerup.org/
PowerUP is a unique partnership to give underserved youth access to technology and guidance on how to use it. Based in schools and community centers around the country, PowerUP not only will provide young people with access to the wide range of content and information on the Internet; it will also help them develop additional skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.

 

Project for Information Access and Connectivity

http://www.piac.org/

The 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!)

http://www.andrewleestrust.org.uk/radio.htm

The 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.
   

Promoting Participation, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through IT (New!)

http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/egov/Partic&EmpowerThroughIT.pps

A slide show presentation by Parmesh Shah, Participation Coordinator, Social Development Department, The World Bank
   

Publicus.Net - Public Strategies for the Online World

http://www.publicus.net

Steven 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. 
   

Quorum

http://www.quorum.org

Quorum 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!)

http://www.regency.org/

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!)

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/build_info/rinaf.html

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. 

 

Resource Centre for Cyberculture Studies 
http://otal.umd.edu/~rccs/
The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.

 

SARDC 

http://www.sardc.net/

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.

 

Sangonet

http://www.sn.apc.org/

Southern Africa's non-profit Internet service provider. Aims to build capacity through the use of electronic communication and information access.

 

Satellife 
http://www.satellife.org
SATELLIFE is an international non-profit organization that uses satellite, telephone, and Internet technology to serve the communication and information needs of the health sector of developing countries.

 

SciDev.Net (NEW!)

http://www.scidev.net/

A proposed free access gateway to information about science and technology for developing countries.

 

SIDSnet 
http://www.sidsnet.org/
The Small Island Developing States Network was initiated as a follow up to the Barbados Programme of Action from 1994. It was recognised that all islands share common issues and SIDSnet was initiated with UNDP/SDNP and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

 

Simputer Project 
http://www.simputer.org
The Simputer Project, initiated by the Simputer trust, aims at developing low cost access device that can pervade the rural landscape, especially in third world countries.

 

Stockholm Challenge 
http://www.challenge.stockholm.se/
Stockholm and a network of European cities challenge cities and regions in the whole world to show their finest information technology projects.

 

SURF of UNDP

http://www.undp.org/surf/

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.

 

Sustainable Development Networking Programme 
http://www.sdnp.undp.org/
It is evident that the "Internet Revolution" and the increased use of IT tools have also created new issues and problems in DCs, issues and problems that need to be specifically addressed by developmental organizations and institutions. These are some of the issues has the Sustainable Development Networking Programme has been addressing since its inception, by operating at the country level, launching and supporting local Internet sites, and building national capacities and knowledge resources.

 

TalkToGov.com 
http://www.TalkToGov.com
A web site that is restoring the communication line between the people and the Government. TalkToGov.com is a fast, easy way to ensure your Congressmen represent you. TalkToGov.com offers easy-to-read updates on Congressional proceedings with direct mail features so you can voice your views on any issue.

 

TARAhaat.com 
http://www.TARAhaat.com
A portal site developed by the organisation "Development Alternatives", India, to cater to the needs of village users. It connects the user to information services, government agencies and to all kinds of markets.

 

TechFoundation 
http://www.techfoundation.org/
The vision is to revolutionize the way nonprofits achieve their mission through the power of technology. It aims to create opportunities to manifest this vision through partnerships with venture capitalists, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit technology providers - bringing social investment and vision to meet the needs of nonprofits across the sector.

 

Technology Development for Indian Languages
http://www.tdil.gov.in
TDIL has the objective of developing Information Processing Tools and Techniques to facilitate human-machine interaction without language barrier; creating and accessing multi-lingual knowledge resources; and integrating them to develop innovative user products and services.
   

Technology Empowerment Network (new!)

http://www.techempower.net

TEN 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.
   

Technology Foresight

http://www.foresight.ics.trieste.it/

A 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.
   

TechSoup

http://www.techsoup.org

TechSoup 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. 
   

Tele-Centros (new!)

http://www.tele-centros.org/english/

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.

TeleCommons Development Group 
http://www.telecommons.com
TDG provides a participatory approach for rural telecommunication & networking project design and implementation, Internet applications for rural, agricultural and environmental development, and planning and operation of rural telecentres.
   

Telecommunications and Computer Networks Group (India) 

http://www.tenet.res.in

Established 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. 
   

Telecommunications Cooperative Network 
http://www.tcn.org/
TCN's vision is to further empower nonprofits, and those of you committed to administering and implementing the many programs these organizations undertake, through the development and effective deployment of communications and information technology.

 

TeleFood of FAO 
http://www.fao.org/Food/Default-e.htm
A global campaign to build awareness and raise solidarity to end world hunger through annual campaign of broadcasts, concerts and other events dedicated to reducing the number of hungry people in the world.

 

Telemedicine Information Exchange 
http://tie.telemed.org/
Comprehensive, international, quality filtered online resource for information about telemedicine and telemedicine related activities.

 

Telemedicine Research Center (TRC) 
http://trc.telemed.org
A non-profit public service research organization dedicated to promoting telemedicine research and the creating, managing and disseminating infromation about telemedicine related issues.

 

Telework Project (INTECH) India 
http://www.intech.unu.edu/program/proj9899/telework.htm

 

Telework Project (INTECH) Malaysia 
http://www.intech.unu.edu/program/proj9899/TeleworkMalaysia.htm

 

The Communication Initiative 
http://www.comminit.com
The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The C.I. strategy includes provision of real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems.
   

Terraknowledge Network (new!)

http://www.terraknowledge.com/

The 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.
   

Total Knowledge Management 
http://www.totalkm.com
Total Knowledge Management (P) Ltd., incorporated in early 2000, is a fast growing company dedicated to working towards the creation of a knowledge society by providing TotalKM solutions and services for all who can benefit from this framework.

 

United Nations Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force (new!)

http://www.unicttaskforce.org/

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.

 

United Nations Information Technology Service 
http://www.unites.org/
The intention of the initiative, the United Nations Information Technology Service, or UNITeS, is to create a worldwide programme for information technology volunteers. They will work with their developing country partners to strengthen capacities for applying information and communications technologies (ICT) to human development, in particular in areas such as health, education, environment and small and micro- enterprises.

 

United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies 
http://www.intech.unu.edu/
The objective of UNU/INTECH is to conduct policy oriented research on the economic and social impacts of new technologies in the international economy, and especially in relation to the developing countries. Emphasis on the developing countries has been a consistent priority in the work of the Institute's Programme.

 

Virtual Mayor  

http://www.virtualmayor.com/

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.

 

WIDE  

http://www.undp.org/tcdc/wide/index.html

WIDE is 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.
   

WiredWomen (new!)

http://www.wiredwoman.com/

The 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. 
   

WomenAction

http://www.womenaction.org/

Womenaction 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  media.
   

World Economic Forum (Digital Divide)
The World Economic Forum's Digital Divide Initiative was established in 2000 to develop and propagate creative public and private sector initiatives to transform the digital divide into an opportunity for growth.

 

World Links (new!) 

http://www.world-links.org

World 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.
   

World Links for Development (WorLD) Program 
http://www.worldbank.org/worldlinks/english/index.html
The World Links for Development (WorLD) program provides Internet connectivity and training for teachers, teacher trainers and students in developing countries in the use of technology in education. WorLD then links students and teachers in secondary schools in developing countries with schools in industrialized countries for collaborative learning via the Internet.
   

WorldSpace Foundation

http://www.worldspace.org/

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.

 

Using the Internet 
http://nrm.massey.ac.nz/changelinks/internet.html
This page provides links to highlight the growing potential of the Internet in environmental management, particularly its potential in multi-stakeholder situations to extend information sharing, learning and networking. The advantages of technology are not in creating new 'virtual' communities, but in strengthening already existing social networks.

 

Web  White and Blue 

http://www.webwhiteblue.org

Web 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. 
   

Websites of Nations in UN Working Group on Informatics 
http://www.mcconnellinternational.com/ereadiness/countryweb.cfm
Websites of the nearly 120 countries participating in the United Nations Working Group on Informatics, toward the end of promoting both "electronic governance" and also "e-society".

 

Women and Human Rights Site 
http://womensnet.org.za/humanrights
Makes available context-specific human rights information relevant to women on the Net.

 

Women's Learning Partnership (new!) 

http://www.learningpartnership.org/

The 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 majority. 
   

Women Leaders Online/Women Organizing for Change (new!) 

http://wlo.org/

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 Computer Exchange 
http://WorldComputerExchange.org/
World Computer Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to ship donated new and used, working Internet-accessible computers to formal and informal schools in Africa, Asia, and  Latin America. Students in these schools are partnered on-line with interested schools in industrialized countries.

 

World e-Inclusion (new!)

http://www.hp.com/e-inclusion

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. 

 

WOUGNET - Women of Uganda Network 
http://www.wougnet.org
An initiative for using Information and Communication Technologies for the better being of Ugandan Women.

 

Youth Building Knowledge Societies
http://iisd.ca/networks/ybks.htm

    Final Report and Recommendations to the Global Knowledge Partnership
    http://iisd.ca/networks/ybks.htm
    The report, founded upon of the insights and efforts of numerous youth from around the world represents a concrete attempt to address some of the issues revolving around ICTs and Sustainable Development.

Youth Learn
http://www.youthlearn.org
The Youth Development Collaborative (YDC) Pilot offers youth -- particularly those left out of the digital revolution -- the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in the New Economy. The Morino Institute's two-year pilot program works with four community-based groups in the District of Columbia to integrate the Internet into out of school learning and other youth related programs.