Associates & Partners
DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION
Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organisation was registered on December 2002, under the
“Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, it was founded by Osama Manzar to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means. Technology inspires, but Content inspires more and is what ultimately matters in the long run. DEF has a mission to make India an information rich country and vis-à-vis enrich the world about India’s ancient knowledge, skill and its cultural diversity through the ICT route.
THE AMERICAN INDIA FOUNDATION TRUST
The American India Foundation (AIF) is a
leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. By mobilizing people and resources across the United States, AIF has raised over $30 million since its inception in 2001. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood, and public health projects in India – with emphases on elementary education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively.
DIT’s Center for E-Governance(CEG) is involved in various activities such as policy matters relating to IT; Electronics; Internet; IT enabled services; promotion of E-Governance, E-Commerce, E-Medicine, EInfrastructure, etc; Promotion of IT education and IT-based education; Interaction in IT related matters with International agencies and bodies e.g. Internet for Business Limited (IFB), Institute for Education in Information Society (IBI) and International Code Council (ICC); bridging the Digital Divide; Media Lab Asia; Promotion of Standardization; Testing and Quality in IT and standardization of procedure for IT application and Tasks, and so on.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a private non-profit organization devoted to industrial growth, independent research and policy solutions. It is an industry led and industry managedorganisation, playing a proactive role in North India’s development process.
Govt. of Uttaranchal has registered a society named “Uttaranchal E-Governance Initiative Project Management Unit” that also function as State’s Nodal Information Technology Development Agency. The PMU/ITDA is an Independent and autonomous body to guide and monitor various projects and provide expert inputs, monitor, evaluate and execute state’s IT initiatives.
WORLD SUMMIT AWARD
The World Summit ward (WSA) is a global contest for selecting and promoting the world’s best e-content and applications. It
sees the bridging of the digital divide and narrowing of the Content Gap as its overall goal and- as of today- involving representatives from 168 countries on each continent. Putting its focus on cultural identy and diversity, the WSA looks for multimedia projects that effectively work with quality contents and digitalise educational, scientific and cultural heritage. It is held in the framework of and in cooperation with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Knowledge and learning brings change. Metalearn is continuously working with ideas and platforms that facilitate change and create a dynamic environment of reason and dreams for all its customers. Its mission is to to continuously increase access, availability and affordability of knowledge and learning technologies for all customers across the globe.
A 20-year-old institution with a spotless image of non-partisan, credible and useful information for vendor and user communities alike, DATAQUEST has become an inseparable part of the Indian IT journey. A leader in the true sense of the word, DATAQUEST’s editorial news and commentary is trusted for its information and integrity.
The eGovWorld portal aims to be the first site of reference on e-government by providing a single window interface for sharing ideas, resources & opportunities. eGovWorld is a service available on the Internet that will improve communication between citizens and businesses on one hand and e-government institutions on the other.Its partners are DIT, Govt of India, UNDP- India, NISG and NIIT-Reliance Infocomm Consortium.
HOLE-IN-THE-WALL EDUCATION LTD
Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd. (HiWEL) is a joint venture between NIIT Ltd. and the International Finance Corporation (a part of The World Bank Group). Established in 2001, HiWEL was set up to research and propagate the idea of Hole-in-the-Wall and is now poised to scale up the idea of Hole-in-the-Wall to make a significant contribution to improving elementary education and life skills of children across the world, especially those in disadvantaged communities in rural areas and urban slums.
TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PEOPLE
Technology For The People (TFTP) is a non- profit organization, aimed at leveraging technology to benefit marginalized and rural communities. It supports the use of ICT in areas of education, vocational training for adolescents, and economic empowerment of marginalised groups. TFTP’s major focus is education of adolescents between 14-18 years combined with livelihood skill enhancement programs linked to industry.
agencyfaqs! was established on Sept 28, 1999 with a simple objective: to make easier the lives of professionals in advertising, media and marketing. Hence the name agencyfaqs! – ‘faqs’ being Internetese for Frequently Asked Questions. Most of the brand-related questions that executives ask are answered on the site.
I-CONGO (Indian Confederation of NGOs) was established in January 2005. Its founders realised that the best way forward for sensitizing people about social issues was through Direct Dialogue or Face to Face fundraising through direct sales. They also realised that the external agencies they were establishing would need to be regulated through standard processes and practices to avoid undercutting or demands for high commissions from funds raised since some charities were doing this by under cutting and not informing the donor about fees paid to the agencies.
SRISTI, which means creation, was born in 1993 essentially to support the activities of the Honey Bee Network to respect, recognize and reward the creativity at grassroots. Based inAhmedabad, Gujarat, SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies) is a registered charitable organization that is devoted to empowering the knowledge rich-economically poor people by adding value in their contemporary creativity as well as traditional knowledge.
IRAM, better understood as Initiative for Reconstruction And Mobilization, is a professionally-run NGO. It is an All India level Voluntary Organization, registered with the Registrar of Societies as per Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Society is based in Delhi with its Chapter Offices and programs running in some other cities and states. Its Mission to make Development ‘Sustainable’ by integrating the beneficiaries into the mainstream and, help them take charge of the process of social development.
INOMY MEIDA PVT LTD
INOMY is a new Media company involved in activities like e-content, digital content, content development, content management and development of information and knowledge at various levels. It was formed in 1999 to focus on the then emerging new economy, information economy, and knowledge society.