Annual Activity Report (2011 Updated)

ACTIVITY REPORT of DEF (2003-2011 Updated) Since its inception in December 2002, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) has engaged itself into number of activities while pursuing its mission and objectives of ICT delivery and promotion in India. The focus areas of intervention had been in development, promotion, spread and usage of content for grassroots use and…

CWIRC

About CWIRC Chanderi Weavers ICT Resource Centre is a Community Information Resource Center set up by Digital Empowerment Foundation 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. It helps in enhancing the existing skills in weaving and textile…

GyanPedia

About GyanPedia: Gyanpedia is an online digital content repository truely generated by children and teachers of rural government schools across India.Gyanpedia is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation with whole hearted support from Media Lab Asia, to create a Comprehensive, multilingual, dynamic virtual platform for country wide content exchange program for the learning community –…

Digital Panchayat

Introduction and Background: Modern society and economy is driven by information, knowledge and network based relationships. Information and knowledge is power and this leads to an equitable and transparent societal and good governance administrative system. The power of Information Communication Technology to this effect is tremendous. India is no exception. There are multifarious ongoing efforts…

eMSME

Introduction and Background: eMSME is a web enabled facility designed by Digital Empowerment Foundation for Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises with a cost effective web platform creation and service delivery with unlimited web pages and thereby facilitating hundreds and thousands of MSME entrepreneurs to have a virtual identity through information and communication technology platform for…

eNGO

About eNGO: The eNGO programme is a web service package design in a way to provide services at a minimal cost which is sustainable and a low cost solution for grassroots organizations unlike any commercial service at market value. Under eNGO Service one can get a full website with a minimal cost including designing and uploading…

WforC

About W4C (Wireless for Community) Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Internet Society (ISOC) have launched a joint project called “Wireless For Communities” (W4C). The project aims to provide a holistic, community-empowered approach to connecting rural communities to the Internet. The motivation for the W4C project by ISOC and DEF is twofold. One is to…

DKC

About DKC (Digital Knowledge Centre) A digital repository of best digital content for development interventions in India and South Asia in audio-visual format. These digital interventions area are to be selected from as many intervening areas as feasible. Documentation in print in case study book format shall be the other component of the project.The need…

Green Prakriya

About Green Pakriya Green Prakriya is a functional and dynamic platform that aims to initiate a continuous process of learning, sharing and collaboration amongst all stake-holders towards empowering a sustainable habitat. The objective is to create a knowledge eco-web of how information and communication technologies can play an instrumental role in empowering a sustainable habitat.…

ICT4D

About ICT4D Publications Information and Communication Technology for Development is a Research and Publication Unit of Digital Empowerment Foundation which publishes about the best practices, services and contributions of ICT for development purpose use by grassroots organization, idea and innovation bought from case studies, research experts etc. Publications of scholars, researchers, practitioners works in India and South Asia using technology…