Building Digital Opportunities

An effort to identify and help remove some of the key barriers to, and to develop genuine opportunities for, poverty-focused information and communication technology (ICT) for development. BDO’s five strategic objectives (‘action lines’) are: Action line 1: The capacities of regional, national and local policy makers to formulate and establish effective ICT policies and regulatory frameworks are strengthened. Action line 2: Local organisations are enabled to effectively apply ICTs for the benefit of poor people. Action line 3: The capacities of local, community, media, and public interest organisations to express themselves, nationally and internationally, through the use of new and traditional ICTs, are strengthened. Action line 4: The awareness by development stakeholders regarding the development potentials of ICTs is increased. Action line 5: The relationships and alliances among BDO and other partners are made more effective.
Information technology, communication technology, local participation, capacity building
Department for International Development (DFID, UK), the Directorate General for International Co-operation (DGIS, Netherlands), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC, Switzerland), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA, Canada).