Training & ICTs

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)

- Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life

SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development.

The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in academics, governance, for corporate and individual use, and for employment generation. SPACE has been instrumental in several important free software based development interventions like ICT in education, community radio, ICT for disabled etc. It has played a significant role in the formulation of the ICT policy of Government of Kerala. SPACE is currently in the process of expanding its activities throughout India.

Levergaining on diverse background of its team, SPACE concieves and implements innovative programs for social and economic development, with help of Information and Communication Technology.

SPACE collaborates with and brings together institutions and people from government, non-government, corporate, academic backgrounds for greater outreach and impact.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Accessibility,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

SPACE C-11, Elankom Gardens Vellayambalam Thiruvananthapuram 10 Kerala Ph: 0471 2318997 Email: contact@space-kerala.org
http://www.space-kerala.org/

MEF report - Using Digital Story Telling for Elaboration of Advocacy Tools Workshop APC Member Exchange Report

In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement. Attached report describes challenges faced by workshop organizers, as well as several suggestions for those who are planning to develop digital stories in future.

Attached reports are:

  • Membership Exchange report on the DST training
  • French report from the event

Location: 
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Publication date: 
March 2010

In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement.

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

Digital Empowerment Foundation LogoDigital Empowerment Foundation LogoDigital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, it was founded to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means.

Organization’s vision is to make the digital inclusion reach the masses, to create even opportunities and linkages between haves and have-nots so that the grassroots knowledge reaches the economic prosperity and vice versa through information communication technology and digital media.
The objectives of the work of The Digital Empowerment Foundation are:

  • To offer and facilitate seamless ICT and digital solutions linkages to the needs and demands from the diverse groups of rural areas
  • To sensitize and provide knowledge inroads to government and corporate to offer inclusive ICT solutions for the masses
  • To create Digital Media Platforms for masses

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Cultural & linguistic diversity,
  • ICT for development,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Digital Empowerment Foundation
House No. # 44, 3rd Floor,
Kalu Sarai, beside Narayana IIT Academy,
New Delhi – 110 016
Ph # 011 – 26532786/87
Fax # 011 – 26532787
E-mail # defindia@gmail.com
http://www.defindia.net

North East Regional Office
House 10, Nijom Path,
Sixmile, Khanapara,
Guwahati- 781037
Assam
Telefax: 0361-2332400

Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • Media & ICTs,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Sulá Batsú
Address: 100m Norte y 175m Este, del AM-PM en Sabanilla, Montes de Oca
Apdo. 222-2110
San Pedro, San José Costa Rica
Phone/Fax: +506 2253 1339, +506 2253 1326
http://www.sulabatsu.com
Email: info [at] sulabatsu [dot] com

Open Institute

The Open Institute is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization base in Cambodia, established in September 2006. The mission of the organization is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society, in particular by i) enabling widespread use of technology by means of using local language. ii) improving access to education and the quality of education by enabling the use of technology. iii) using technology to facilitate information sharing and communication as tools to build a more equitable society. iv) expanding Khmer lexicography, ensuring access to all sources, and developing on existing materials.

At present, the Open Institute implements six main program activities: – Open Schools Program: http://osp.open.org.kh – Open Learning Program: http://elearning.open.org.kh – Women Empowerment for Social Change: http://women.open.org.kh – Khmer Software Initiative: http://www.khmeros.info – Publications: http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com – Lexicography

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Open Institute
Street Address: House 19, Street 374
P.O.Box 1552
City/Town: Phnom Penh
Country: Cambodia
Telephone: +855 23 224821
Email Address: openinstitute@open.org.kh
Website: http://www.open.org.kh/en

ArabDev

ArabDev’s mission is to improve the livelihood of poor people in the Arab region by promoting sustainable community development through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools and skills that incorporate the local culture and language.

  1. Skills Development Training of unemployed youth, women and men focusing on IT, to enhance people’s skills in their local marketplace and to build the capacity of local grassroots organizations to fight poverty and social inequity.
  2. Dissemination of developmental information on a national and regional basis to provide access to useful information, share ideas and objectives across region, and allow diverse experiences and lessons learned to be known and applied by a wider group of people working for sustainable community development.
  3. Creation of linkages between NGOs, that help bridge the communication gap between grassroots organisations and promote collaboration for more successful developmental work.
  4. Supporting developmental advocacy through the use of ICT.
Topic areas of expertise:
  • Accessibility,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

168 El-Sudan St.
Mohandeseen
12411 Giza
Egypt
Tel: (202) 3046032/3/4
Fax: (202) 3046033/4
info@arabdev.org
www.arabdev.org

Community Education Computer Society (CECS)

CECS is the oldest computer training non-governmental organisation in South Africa, established in April 1985 for the technological empowerment of the historically disadvantaged.

CECS wants to establish and maintain non-profit computer training facilities to service community information and communications technology (ICT) developmental needs, by building computer skills and capacity, by engaging in policymaking, research especially amongst the historically disadvantaged.

The objectives of the organisation is, amongst other, to: reduce the gap between rural and urban discrepancies regarding ICT skills; to facilitate the establishment of community training and support infrastructure to service developmental needs of communities; address gender inequality in the ICT field.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • ICT for development,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

P O Box 61419, Marshalltown, 2107
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 834-3329
Fax: +27 11 834-9054
arnold.pietersen@cecs.org.za
www.cecs.org.za

Computer Aid International

Computer Aid International is a UK registered charity and the world’s largest provider of professionally refurbished PCs to the not-for-profit sector in the developing world. Our aim is to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions. To date Computer Aid International has provided over 135,000 fully refurbished PCs – donated by UK employers and individuals – to where they are most needed in schools, hospitals and not-for-profit organisations in over 100 countries.

Computer Aid International is approached by many hundreds of overseas organisations who are interested in receiving refurbished Pentium computers. Many organisations apply for computers by completing an application online. For others who do not have access to the internet we will post or fax the application form. Computer Aid International will provide computers to non governmental organisations working in developing countries.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • ICT for development,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Unit 10
Brunswick Industrial Park
Brunswick Way
London N11 1JL
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 208 361 5540
Fax: +44 (0) 208 361 7051
info@computeraid.org
www.computeraid.org

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