Recognising and Rewarding Digital Innovations across South Asia

Digital Empowerment Foundation has made a conscious effort to work for the enablement and mass digital empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable communities across the nation. A digital evangelist for over 18 years, our various initiatives have equipped communities with access to information and brought them out of digital darkness. On the path towards connectivity, DEF…

Community networks – a boon in times of pandemic and lockdown

Story of a rookie computer engineer who brought digital entrepreneurship and wireless technologies to his tribal village in India to connect people living in remote areas through Community Networks By Kriti Singh and Osama Manzar Remote area Fiber Restoration in Katakwada GP from Kurkheda block of Gadchiroli District. Curious tribals asking questions during splicing works.…

Women of Grit in Bihar’s Bakhtiyarpur

The global healthcare crisis has led to the decline of multiple sectors across countries and communities. Stories about families unable to perform last rights, hospitals reaching patient capacity, unavailability of hospital beds, exhausted and overworked healthcare workers, migrants travelling long distances to reach home, among gut wrenching incidents of apathy have made our realities somber.…

Reverse migration during COVID – 19: Precarious Labour, Economic Inequality, and Inadequate Social Protection in India

The migrant crisis that has unfolded in the wake of COVID – 19 has thrown into sharp relief how deeply economic vulnerabilities entrenched and precocities were and how inadequate existing institutional and administrative frameworks are in dealing with crises and disasters. The article is the product of relief services provided by the Digital Empowerment Foundation…