Digital Empowerment Foundation

The Mission of Digital Empowerment Foundation is being briefly enumerated: to constantly create an order of enconomic and knowledge empowerment of the people living at the edge of information and economy through the use of Information Communication Technologies ITC and Digital Media … (full text Mission).

Vision; Partners; What’s new? Manthan Award; Events; Newsletter; Open Source; Info Society;
ICT4D: Projexts; Digital Panchayat; ICT4women;
Address: Digital Empowerment Foundation, House No. # 44, 3rd Floor, Kalu Sarai, beside Narayana IIT Academy, New Delhi – 110 016, India;

About: Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860″ to find solutions to bridge the digital divide.  

With no political affiliations, it was founded by Osama Manzar to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means. It was actively started in the year 2003 after the founder director left his software company to seriously pursue the aims and objectives of Digital Empowerment Foundation.

Background Note: /Objectives: …

… The increasing and fruitful use of Information Communication Technology ICT is being recognized and acknowledged world over. That ICT is a great tool for development and empowerment is being realized by its various stakeholders. Countries of the world are resorting to use of ICT to better their socio-cultural and economic landscapes in ways feasible and sustainable depending on their ground level situations.

Developed and under developed countries and societies are experiencing the increasing interventions of ICT in various domains of activities. The ICT components increasingly being used for development and empowerment purposes includes computer, Internet, Community Radio, audio-video, and other latest gadgets. Blogging is another new entrant in the ICT domain.

So far ICT is being increasingly used in areas like livelihood, education, employment generation, entertainment, health, environment, sustainable development, ICT literacy, business, commerce, and in other fields. Instances have been reported in large numbers of how ICT has helped and assisted in community empowerment and development, trade and business, education and health and so on. In this entire gamut of ICT exercises credit goes to governments, CSOs, NGOs, individuals and others whose valuable contributions have bore fruit so far and the efforts still continues. So far so good … (full long text Background).

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