This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day was Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality. In line with that, we decided to reflect upon how we as an organisation have helped individuals, societies and communities to move towards gender parity in whatever way — big or small.
Vijay Roy, who lives with the Sahariya tribe in Baran district of Rajasthan, was trained in 2008 to establish wireless networks through the Wireless for Communities (W4C) project run by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. Today, the 28-year-old young man looks after seven Community Information Resource Centres (CIRCs)
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India invited counter-comments on its Consultation paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services. Differential pricing for data usage for accessing different websites, applications or platforms is a practice that is contrary to the principles of network neutrality.
DEF completed 13 successful years on December 16, 2015. Over the years, the DEF family has become bigger, stronger and more diverse. Many CIRCs celebrated the day in their own way. Some wrote wishes and messages on chart papers and shared photographs with the rest of the DEF family
For some people, their true calling is all about giving something back to society
The district collector of Bokaro has integrated the use of WhatsApp to manage the administration of the district
The 12th Manthan Awards 2015 were held this year in an all-new ‘un-conference’ style at India Habitat Centre, New-Delhi, on December 2, 2015.The event began at 3 pm with more than 450 participants, speakers, delegates and award finalists — from all over South Asia and Asia Pacific region…
It was early Sunday morning (8 am on October 18, 2015) and Team DEF was waiting at Chawri Bazaar Metro Station Gate No. 3 for an expected crowd of about 50-60 participants to arrive and register for a walk organised by the eHeritage Project — Heritage Walk: Tracing Dilli ki Tehzeeb.
The 4th edition of the eNGO Challenge Awards was successfully hosted at Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi on October 9, 2015. Mr. Osama Manzar, Founder & Director of DEF, welcomed the esteemed panelists and representatives from more than 700 non-government organisations (NGOs)
Somti Gathiya, a resident of Raipur village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, was a facilitator of a SHG supported by a local NGO called Pradan. She was extremely fond of the NGO’s wors and dreamt of handling bigger responsibilities. However, a middle school dropout, Somti deemed herself under-qualified to ever pursue her dream. A…