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 launched Manthan Awards which has been amalgamated into mBillionth Awards South Asia, Social Media for Empowerment (SM4E) Awards and eNGO Challenge Awards. It aims to recognize, honour and encourage initiatives and social enterprises working towards innovation and community building; thereby creating an ecosystem of innovators to collaborate and scale up across nine South Asian countries – India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
In 2020, DEF launched its 11th mBillionth Awards South Asia, 7th eNGOChallenge and 7th Social Media for Empowerment Awards. Rising to the challenge of the Covid-19 healthcare crisis, this year the Awards will be held Online.
A non-monetary award system, these will focus on knowledge sharing and digital innovation leading to positive social development.