Through 3 projects 1350 micro entrepreneurs digitally empowered, more than 3500 Chanderi weavers  now use digital tools and have  e-commerce portal, more than 50 women entrepreneurs digitally trained.

Through 3 projects more than 1000 people made aware of Internet Rights, more than 30 grassroots women change leaders identified and honoured, more than Rs 30 million raised to help NGOs working for women’s empowerment.

Through 6 projects more than 5000 ICTD innovators discovered and honoured. A knowledge hub and repository of thousands of best practices in use of digital tools for development has been created.

Through 4 projects more than 1 million people in remote rural areas now have access to the Internet and know how to use digital tools. We have also created India’s only fully digitally literate village.

Through 6 projects more than 5000 NGOs now have websites, another 100,000 being empowered via validation and websites with .ngo top level domain. Natural resources and heritage are being conserved using digital tools.

Through 2 projects more than 500 Gram Panchayats now have websites while 1200 access points are being created to enable 400,000 BPL people to avail entitlements under various government schemes

Through 2 projects more than 500 Gram Panchayats now have websites while 1200 access points are being created to enable 400,000 BPL people to avail entitlements under various government schemes

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The digital voices of NGOs

The digital voices of NGOs

Amid all the negativity about the roles and responsibilities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), mostly from the government and in many cases the business sector, one fact that nobody can take away from the non-profits is that theirs is perhaps the only voice shouting out loud when there are matters of concern, causes that need attention, and issues that affect civil society.

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Travelogue from Odisha

Last month, a team from DEF visited Attabira and Barpali in Bargarh district, and Nuapatna in Cuttack district of Odisha to access the socio-economic condition of weavers. And we were particularly impressed by the weavers of Nuapatna.about 70 kilometres away from the state Capital of Bhubaneswar, actually experiment with patterns, and are more meticulous and traditional in their process of extracting thread, spinning yarn ….

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DEF launches the .NGO domain in India

The 6th edition of the mBillionth Awards marked an important day for both the grassroots NGOs and the digital community.At a time when there is growing distrust of NGOs across the country, the need for a validated and verified identity has become all the more pertinent for non-profits.July 23, 2015, marked an exciting time in the history of Internet because for the first time, ever since the launch of .ORG about 30 years year…

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