HCI Bibliography : HCI Webliography : Promoting Development
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This website is a resource for those interested in using information and commmunication technologies to promote development.


See the overview page on the SIGCHI Site: New Challenges for SIGCHI and ACM Members.

  1. Adventure and Volunteer in Nepal English Nepal, Bagmati, Kathmandu
    Rabyn Aryal 2007-01-03 HOPE and HOME hopenhome@gmail.com
    Our program makes a positive difference in the lives of the deprived society by providing volunteering opportunities to international volunteers. We provides support to committed volunteers who have an understanding and respect of all races, religions and cultures. Our programs are intended to be flexible and we aim to accommodate all interests, needs and budgets.
  2. Ashoka
    Ashoka's mission is to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka invests in people. It is a global non-profit organization that searches the world for social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities. Ashoka identifies and invests in these social entrepreneurs when no one else will. It does so through stipends and professional services that allow "Ashoka Fellows" to focus fulltime on their ideas for leading social change in education and youth development, health care, environment, human rights, access to technology and economic development. Ashoka has invested in more than 1,100 Ashoka Fellows in 41 countries. Those Fellows have transformed the lives of millions of people in thousands of communities worldwide.
  3. Baggio, Rodrigo
    Rodrigo Baggio 2002-01-21
    spearheads a rapidly growing movement www.cdi.org.br to equip young people in low-income communities with computer skills and thus to expand their job opportunities and their access to modern society.
  4. Center for International Development (CID)
    2002-01-21 Harvard University: Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) and the Kennedy School of Government (KSG)
    Harvard's primary center for research on sustainable international development.
  5. Center for International Development and Conflict Management
    Ernest Wilson 2002-01-21 University of Maryland ewilson@cidcm.umd.edu
  6. Development Gateway United States, Maryland, Rockville
    John Daly 2002-02-23 University of Maryland stconsultant@yahoo.com
    Portal of the Development Gateway Foundation with list of development projects and procurement information; topic pages on ICT4D and Knowledge Economy; Links to network of Country Development Gateways.
  7. Experience Real Nepal - Travel with meaning English Nepal, Kathmandu
    Raju Ghimire 2006-12-06 Experience Real Nepal info@realnepal.org
    We place volunteers in community projects throughout the world, giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
  8. Global Technology Corps (GTC)
    formed because the rapid relative spread of access to information technology masks a disturbing absolute gap - often called the digital divide. Although 64 million new subscribers in Latin America and Asia is a huge market - but represents still less that 1 percent of the almost 4 billion people in the region.
  9. Global Volunteer Network English New Zealand, Wellington
    Colin Salisbury 2006-05-15 Global Volunteer Network info@volunteer.org.nz
    Global Volunteer Network, a non profit organisation. We place volunteers in community projects throughout the world, giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
  10. Greenstar: Solar Ecommerce and Community Center United States, California, Los Angeles
    Paul Swider 2002-03-12 Greenstar pswider@e-greenstar.com
    Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value.
  11. Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals India, New Delhi
    Mr. Sunil Khairnar 2004-06-07 Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals isap@vsnl.net
    ISAP is a network of professionals in India and the SAARC countries and is a non political non governmental organisation started and run by professionals. The professionals who have set up this venture have experiences ranging from Irrigation, Rural Development, Food Processing, International Trade, Research, Agri Inputs, Agri Extension etc. ISAP has been selected by Digital Partners, USA as one of the Most Promising Social Enterprises for their 2002 Award. ISAP has also received funding for its activities from a large financial institution in India and currently has over 10000 members (of whom more than 1300 hold Ph.Ds) all over India and abroad. It has 153 chapters, 730 NGO partners, 110,000 farmers sign ups and has answered well over 3000 queries/problems raised by members of the farming community. This is probably the largest network of its kind in the world.
  12. Information Technology and International Development
    Michael Best 2002-01-21 mikeb@media.mit.edu
    The eDevelopment group invents systems that empower, enrich, and inter-connect developing communities. In particular, we study new e-commerce, communication, and system software that are appropriable and appropriate to emerging communities.
  13. Information Technology at USAID
    The distribution of information has become a very important aspect of global development. USAID has dedicated itself to empowering developing countries with the knowledge and technology to not only survive but to thrive in the electronic global climate.
  14. Information Technology in Developing Countries: Newsletter of the International Federation and Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.4 India, Ahmedabad
    Subhash Bhatnagar 2002-06-10 Indian Institute of Management subhash@iimahd.ernet.in
    Information Technology in Developing Countries is a Newsletter of the International Federation and Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.4 which deals with social implications of computers in developing countries. The Newsletter is in its 10th year of publication and has been reaching 750 subscribers and 45 libraries in 40 countries.
  15. InterAction
    2002-02-19 InterAction
    InterAction is the largest alliance of US based international and humanitarian NGOs. With more than 160 members operating in over 100 countries, InterAction works to overcome poverty, exclusion, & suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.
  16. Partnerships Online: Creating Online Communities for neighbourhoods and networks
    "How to use the Internet to build networks and benefit communities - particularly neighbourhoods and villages."
  17. Save the Children
    Save the Children's done a lot of international development work.
  18. Simputer India
    The Simputer (developed in India) is a low cost portable alternative to PCs, by which the benefits of IT can reach the common man. It has a special role in the third world because it ensures that illiteracy is no longer a barrier to handling a computer. The key to bridging the digital divide is to have shared devices that permit truly simple and natural user interfaces based on sight, touch and audio.
  19. Spanning the international digital divide
    Bridges.org is an international non-profit organisation combining ground-level information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives with ICT policy to help span the digital divide.
  20. The World Summit on the Information Society Switzerland
    Thomas Ruddy 2002-02-23 Solothurn Univ. thomruddy@yahoo.com
    This list of links features events leading up to the first-ever World Summit on the Information Society.
  21. ThinkCycle: Open Collaborative Design for Sustainable Innovation United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
    Nitin Sawhney 2003-04-03 MIT Media Lab nitin@media.mit.edu
    ThinkCycle is an academic, non-profit initiative engaged in supporting distributed collaboration towards design challenges facing underserved communities and the environment. ThinkCycle seeks to create a culture of open source design innovation, with ongoing collaboration among individuals, communities and organizations around the world. ThinkCycle provides a shared online space for designers, engineers, domain experts and stakeholders to discuss, exchange and construct ideas towards sustainable design solutions in critical problem domains. Join the ThinkCycle Community and make a difference!
  22. United Nations Development Program
    A trusted source of knowledge-based advice and an advocate of a more inclusive global economy, UNDP provides funds; helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively; and promotes South-South cooperation. It seeks to address the many causes of poverty and to promote development, including through the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
  23. United Nations Information Technology Service
    The United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS) is a global volunteer initiative that allows volunteers from any country to give their skills and time to extend the opportunities of the digital revolution to developing countries.
  24. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    "Digital Opportunity through Technology and Communication" (DOT-COM) is an alliance of three cooperative agreements to promote information and communication technology for development. DOT-COM activities cross all sectors, including education, economic growth, women in development, agriculture, trade, health, environment, and telecommunications/e-commerce policy. The three DOT-COM cooperative agreements provide expertise and services in policy, access, and learning systems.
  25. Volunteering in Nepal with purpose English Nepal, Kathmandu
    Naresh Asim 2006-06-08 INFO Nepal - Global Volunteers info@infonepal.org
    INFO Nepal offers affordable volunteer placements to people from all over the world in the field of Teaching English, Health and Sanitation, Environmental Awareness, Internship, Cultural Exchange and assisting Orphans. INFO Nepal is a registered locally based volunteer organization running by local people. INFO's mission is to provide volunteers with a customized program that will enable them to make an important contribution to the people of Nepal, while gaining an in-depth experience of Nepalese life style and culture, that will stay with the volunteers for the rest of their lives.
  26. VolunteerMatch
    VolunteerMatch is dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer.
  27. Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
    For over four decades VITA has empowered the poor in developing countries by providing access to information and knowledge, strengthening local institutions and introducing improved technologies.
  28. World Bank Information for Development Program
    World Bank efforts to promote information & communication technologies (ICTs) for social and economic development.

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