Projects

Fantsuam Foundation (Nigeria)

The Fantsuam Foundation has adopted an innovative approach to improving healthcare and education, primarily for women, through shared access to ICT facilities. Fantsuam offers ICT training at community learning centres and operates a solar-powered rural telecentre in southern Kaduna. Link | Read more...

The Women of Uganda Network

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is an NGO established in 2000 by several women's organisations in to promote the use of ICTs for sharing information and addressing issues collectively. Link | Read more...

Dimitra (FAO)

Dimitra is an information and communication project of the FAO involving a network of local partners in Africa and the Near East. Dimitra's goals are to empower rural women and to improve their living conditions and status by highlighting the extent... Link | Read more...

Electronic Learning Network (ELN)

The Electronic Learning Network (ELN) brings together women professionals, male colleagues and women farmers in Africa working in partnership for food security and environmental sustainability. ELN participants learn how to access the Internet, use... | Read more...

Nakaseke Telecentre (Uganda)

The Nakaseke Telecentre has produced a CD-ROM, Rural Women in Africa: Ideas for Earning Money, in Luganda and English, with graphics and audio interfaces to facilitate its use by illiterate women. The telecentre, supported by IDRC and the International... | Read more...

The Grameen phone ladies (Bangladesh)

The Grameen phone ladies scheme is a successful example of rural women accessing mobile technology to alleviate poverty. The Grameen Bank offers women low-cost loans to set up a mobile phone exchange in villages where there are few if any landlines. Link | Read more...

The Self-employed Women’s Association (India)

The Self-employed Women's Association (SEWA), founded in 1972, is a union of women working in the informal sector in Ahmedabad. SEWA is introducing ICTs to its 250,000 members through technology information centres. Link | Read more...

The People First Network (Solomon Islands)

The People First Network (PFnet) has been instrumental in bringing connectivity to the Solomon Islands, where 85% of the population have no access to telecommunications. Using point-to-point communication, the project is promoting ICTs to further... | Read more...

Enda-SYNFEV : Synergie, genre et développement (Sénégal)

Enda-SYNFEV: Synergie, genre et développement (SYNFEV) est le programme pour la question du genre de l’organisation Environnement et Développement du tiers-monde (Enda). En créant le site Internet Famafrique, la SYNFEV a mis en place un espace... Link | Read more...

Association pour le soutien et l’appui à la femme entrepreneur (Cameroun)

ASAFE (Association pour le soutien et l’appui à la femme entrepreneur) encourage les femmes entrepreneurs, y compris les femmes rurales gérant des exploitations agricoles ou agro-industrielles, à utiliser les NTIC pour développer leur entreprise. Link | Read more...

Business Information Services (Tanzania)

Business Information Services (BIS) changes the lives of Tanzanian farmers and is a pioneering project that seeks to empower farmers and strengthen rural economies through e-business, and to help transform the country from an essentially agrarian economy to a more knowledge-based society. Link | Read more...

Studies in Information Technology Applications (SITA)

Studies in Information Technology Applications (SITA) Studies in Information Technology Applications (SITA) is a gender empowerment project sponsored by infoDev. Since 1999, SITA has provided computer skills training to some of the neediest of India’s poor – women. | Read more...

The Philippine Sustainable Development Network (Philippines)

The Philippine Sustainable Development Network (PSDN) holds quarterly, one-day training sessions in email and Internet use, web mastering and content. Before the arrival of Internet, PSDN established three bulletin board system (BBS) nodes around the... | Read more...

BBC Science and Technology section

The BBC (Science and Technology section) posts reports, based on its radio broadcasts, on a wide range of local experiences in applying ICTs for development. For example, ‘Digital Destinations: From Dakar2Dhaka’ and ‘e-villages’ in India. | Read more...

OneWorldMarket

OneWorldMarket launched in the Netherlands in November 2002 promotes sustainable trade and production chains via its Internet platform, encouraging collaboration between entrepreneurs and civil society organisations in the North and the South. | Read more...

India: Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI) project

The Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI) project seeks to show that viable markets exist for information and communication services in rural poor areas by inventing and deploying innovative technologies, assessments, and business models. Link | Read more...

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