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Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) is the practice of applying what we now simply call 'tech' to developing contexts. Examples include projects like One Laptop Per Child and SMS surveys to reach people in rural areas. ICT4D too often relies on outside intervention from well-meaning but non-local actors, and has been criticized as focusing on shiny new tech when longstanding underlying issues pose a graver threat to human development.

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ICT Policy Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa — Promoting effective and inclusive ICT Policy in Africa

Open Development Thailand

Sharing information about Thailand and its development with the world.

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

CITAD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies for development and promotion of good governance.

Tech-Kusema Innovators

Investing in education, training and skills development by ensuring that ICT is fully and appropriately integrated into education and training at all levels and also establishing educational networks for sharing educational resources and promoting e-learning at all levels; Building capacity of the youth to fully integrate them into the Country’s technological transformation;

UNDP Accelerator Labs

We’re building the world’s largest and fastest learning network around development challenges.


m-Omulimisa is an agriculture technology company that leverages ICT tools especially mobile phone technology to improve the livelihoods of small holder farmers in Uganda.

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