Mobiles for Social Impact

This book is a compilation of best e-practices by NGOs in India who uses technology to improve their reach of services in information and content for masses. Most importantly, the book have details of those finalists who have applied for Vodafone Mobiles for Good Prize at mBillionth Award South Asia 2011. The innovations is meticulously…

Manthan Award South Asia (MASA)

ABOUT THE MANTHAN AWARD Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity. It (http://www.manthanaward.org) was launched on 10th October ‘2004, by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, and various other stakeholders like civil…

mBillionth Award South Asia

ABOUT mBILLIONTH AWARD mBillionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The mBillionth Award is designed as an annual South Asia’s leading mobile & telecom award platform leading to larger regional…

Events

Upcoming Events: Past Events: 1. Tura BPO Training to be held at Tura, Meghalaya Conduct by: Tura Internet Service Center (a CIRC unit of Digital Empowerment Foundation) Date: 8th August to 10th September, 2011 Venue: Nikwagre Main Road, P.A Sangma Complex, Tura Local Partner: North East Development Foundation (http://www.nedfindia.org/) Click here for details of Training…

Vodafone Mobiles for Good

‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ programme concept Inspired by the great success in 2011, Vodafone Foundation along with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) announces the ‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ programme for the second time. The ‘Vodafone Mobiles for Good’ programme is to motivate and encourage innovations in mobile content and services delivery benefiting communities. It is imperative…

Guwahati eMSME Workshop Report

The socio-economic development of the North Eastern Region of India, consisting of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim has been one of the key areas of concern for the Indian government. Union Minister of Ministry of MSME, Mr. Virbhadra Singh, has recently urged the Indian government to give adequate focus to…

Agra eMSME Workshop Report

The Interactive Seminar “Internet for MSMEs”, organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and supported by Verisign and Ministry of MSME at Agra on April 5, 2011 aimed to address in a timely manner the means MSMEs can employ to make themselves visible to and connect with customers globally in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Click…

Kanpur eMSME Workshop Report

An Interactive Educational Seminar held at Kanpur titled Empowering the Leather MSME Clusters With nearly 81 million Internet users in India and over 1.9 billion Internet users that exist worldwide, the Internet offers businesses of all sizes a rich and powerful medium to create awareness about their products and offerings. Businesses that are not present on…

Using cellphones to track public services

Tracking Livelihood Entitlements for Rural Communities is a mobile phone-based initiative to track the efficiency of the government’s public distribution scheme for food, pension schemes and the rural job guarantee scheme. It has helped more than 2,000 families in Orissa’s backward Keonjhar district gain access to the public distribution system and has had an impact…