ICT for development (ICT4D)

ASUTIC 17 November 2019

ASUTIC, which stands for Association des Utilisateurs des TIC (ICT Users Association), is a non-profit, independent organisation based in Senegal that promotes and protects human rights and fundamental freedoms in the digital age. It strives to ensure that people have access to knowledge and information, key drivers for sustainable development to the benefit of everyone. ASUTIC works to create legal, institutional and policy frameworks that foster participatory democracy, openness of ICT infr...

Sylvia Cadena
Sylvia Cadena 18 December 2018

Over the past two decades, Sylvia has worked on strategic use of the internet for development with an emphasis on capacity building. Since her early years as a UN Volunteer working on a South-to-South farmers' internet information exchange project in Colombia in 1993, she has worked across the multistakeholder spectrum of organisations with technical and advisory roles, mainly about information systems, access provision and innovation. At Colnodo, she supported over 400 NGOs to establish th...

The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio
The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio 05 July 2018

Since its foundation in 1979, The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio has been involved in youth-related and development activities. It has branches in every region of the country. The overall aim of The Gambia YMCA is to continue to help develop the potential of Gambian youth so that they will be empowered with the necessary skills to be able to live and...

Mark Graham
Mark Graham 28 March 2018

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As director of the Wayback Machine, he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use more than one billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently senior vice president with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live m...

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)
Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) 02 November 2017

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) works on ICT for peace. It has developed a diversity of digital security initiatives, monitors online hate speech and develops counter speech, and has produced handbooks on an online peace mobilisation system and social media verification guidelines.

Helen Nyinakiiza
Helen Nyinakiiza 31 May 2017

Helen Nyinakiiza provides digital security training for human rights activists and is a research coordinator on tech usability. She lives and works in her native country, Uganda. She has worked on projects that offer capacity building for human rights activists since 2011. Now as a member of APC, she participates in the development of the FTX: Safety Reboot curriculum and on other education ini...

Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Towela Nyirenda-Jere 25 May 2017

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (e-Africa Programme)

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
Social Media Exchange (SMEX) 14 March 2017

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its work encompasses media development programmes as well as internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region. Whi...

Rhizomatica 23 June 2016

Rhizomatica works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Its mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over two billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico...

AlterMundi 23 June 2016

AlterMundi is an NGO based in Argentina that strives to promote the emergence of a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different manifestations of peer-to-peer collaboration from a technological perspective and in particular it has a done a great deal of work in relation to wireless community networks for small towns and rural areas. Projects suc...

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