Monthly Newsletter
Vol. 1 | January 2012
PIR-eNGO Programs:
The eNGO program is a joint effort of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Public Interest Registry (PIR) to enable the use of ICT in the grassroots organisations using free website, domain and capacity building through the eNGO training programs. Around 200 Organisations have registered under the eNGO programme till December, 2011. More than 100 of them are online and 8 workshops have been completed so far. Read more >>
 
Wireless for Communities:
DEF and ISOC (The Internet Society) have jointly launched a project called “Wireless for Communities” (W4C) that aims to provide a holistic, community-empowered approach to connecting rural communities to the Internet. The objective of the project is to train rural youths, students in the deployment and operation of Wireless Mess Networks. Read more >>
 
ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study:
A new report commissioned by the APC written by Osama Manzar and Divya Menon of the Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation takes a critical look at what is being done in the country to manage e-waste. Read more >>
 
Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in India by DEF & APC:
This submission is by the DEF and the APC (Association for Progressive Communication) regarding the human rights, internet rights and making the internet an effective tool to access right to information in India. DEF believes that the internet plays a major role in accessing information and thus a tool for social and economic development. Read more >>
 
m-Power Forum:
m-Power Forum is a unique twin initiative of Ek Soch Foundation & DEF. m-Power Forum has a vision to create an environment of entrepreneurship in technology innovation; with special focus on mobile as a tool for mass media and develop capacity to promote application development for mobile to reach the masses. Read more >>
 
Chanderiyaan- CWIRC:
Chanderi Weavers ICT Resource Centre (CWIRC) is a Community Information Resource Center set up by DEF in early 2009 as a cluster network for Chanderi weavers that fuses technology with traditional skills and facilitates the process of value addition at all levels. The production of readymade garments and other utility items benefit the weavers in more ways than one Read more >>
Chairman's Column:
Technology is as good as what it does. That is the basic principle on which we started our journey at the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and instituted the Manthan Award. The idea was to identify initiatives that use information and communication technology (ICT) tools to achieve specific goals with the long-term Read more >> | For e-Paper click here >>
 
announcements
mBillionth Awards 2012:
The mBillionth Award honors ‘Excellence in Mobile and Telecom innovations’ and is designed as an annual South Asia’s leading mobile & telecom platform leading to larger regional Mobile Congress in media and policy advocacy. With two successful mBillionth Awards so far since 2010, please refer to this section in future editions for the announcements related to the mBillionth Awards 2012. Read more >>
PIR-eNGO Workshops:
For Year 2012, DEF and PIR will be organizing 6 more workshops in the first quarter of 2012. Workshops will be held at the following venues: Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, Ghana, West Africa, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. Read more >>
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