DEF (http://defindia.org/) New Delhi based Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) is a non-profit that works for digital inclusion especially in India, South Asia and the Asia Pacific region. DEF’s mission is to use ICT and digital tools to bridge the digital divide and empower underserved and information-dark communities. Working with a multi-stakeholder approach to end all kinds of inequality and create a more inclusive global society, DEF has so far set up over 10,000 digitally empowered entities in India and abroad impacting more than a million people. It has also created a knowledge network and database of more than 5,000 grassroots NGOs/CBOs/CSOs through its various awards such as The Manthan Award South Asia and Asia Pacific; the mBillionth Award South Asia; e-NGO Challenge; and the Social Media for Empowerment Award South Asia and Asia Pacific for recognising excellence in digital interventions for development. Over the last 12 years since its inception 2002, DEF’s work has earned the faith of national and international governments, civil society organisations and corporates. Today it is not only a leader of the digital revolution in India but is an influential voice in the global community of digital evangelists.
Vodafone India (http://www.vodafone.in/) Vodafone is the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company. Vodafone owns and operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. Vodafone India is a 100% subsidiary of Vodafone Group. It commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. Brand Vodafone was launched in India in September 2007, after Vodafone Plc. acquired a majority stake in Hutchinson Essar in May 2007. From a single operation base with 31 million customers, the company has expanded its operations across the country to cover all 22 telecom circles and service 180 million customers. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone’s commitment and success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.
PIR (http://pir.org/) Public Interest Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the .org domain database. As one of the original domains, which has served the online community for more than 25 years, .org has grown into the place to express ideas, knowledge, and causes on the Internet.
Mint (http://www.livemint.com/) Mint is a business newspaper from HT Media Ltd, launched in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal on 1 February 2007. It is a premium business news publication aimed at decision makers and policy makers of the country. Mint is India’s second largest business newspaper published by HT Media Ltd, the Delhi-based media group which also publishes the Hindustan Times. It mostly targets readers who are business executives and policy makers. It is India’s first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format. Mint exclusively carries “WSJ” branded editorial content in its pages by virtue of the content sharing partnership between HT Media and Newscorp, which owns the Journal.
CISCO (http://www.cisco.com/) Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
WSA (http://www.wsa-mobile.org/) The World Summit Award (WSA) is the global follow-up initiative of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM), Salzburg, Austria. It partners with the key UN organisations and agencies in the framework of the UN Geneva Agenda and the Tunis Action Plan and selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications; to date more than 160 countries are actively involved.
DeITY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) (http://deity.gov.in/)
Its main functions are Policy matters relating to Information Technology, Electronics and Internet ; Initiatives for development of Hardware / Software industry including knowledge based enterprises, measures for promoting IT exports and competitiveness of the industry ; Promotion of IT and IT enabled services and Internet ; Assistance to other departments in the promotion of E-Governance, E-Infrastructure, E-Medicine, E-Commerce, etc ; Promotion of Information Technology education and Information Technology-based education ; Matters relating to Cyber Laws, administration of the Information Technology Act. 2000 (21 of 2000) and other IT related laws ; Matters relating to promotion and manufacturing of Semiconductor Devices in the country ; Interaction in IT related matters with International agencies and bodies ; Initiative on bridging the Digital Divide, Matters relating to Media Lab Asia ; Promotion of Standardization, Testing and Quality in IT and standardization of procedure for IT application and Tasks ; Electronics Export and Computer Software Promotion Council (ESC) ; National Informatics Centre (NIC)
“Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets, and ensure efficiency, transparency, and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realise the basic needs of the common man”
DNET (http://www.dnet.org.bd/) Dnet a social enterprise, established in 2001, with a vision for a society where information and knowledge facilitates all stake holders participation in generation of wealth and its equitable distribution for poverty alleviation. Dnet pioneered in research on using ICT as a primary means for alleviating poverty, empowerment through minimizing the digital divide and access to information, civic participation, capacity development and employment generation.
Bytesforall Pakistan (http://content.bytesforall.pk/) Bytes for All, Pakistan is a human rights organization focused on information and communication technologies. It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in Pakistan.
CAN (http://www.can.org.np/) Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) was formed in May 1992 but was formally registered in December 1992 with the involvement of professionals, specialists, manufacturers, institutions and related organizations from the Information Communication Technology sector in Nepal.
ICTA (http://www.icta.lk/) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an increasingly powerful tool for participating in global markets, promoting political accountability, improving the delivery of basic services and enhancing local development opportunities.
INOMY (http://inomy.com/) INOMY is a Media and Technology company providing services like e-content, e-learning, Documentary Film Making, Web and Online Software Development, Web Designing, Designing, Printing and content development at various levels. It was formed in 1999 to focus on the emerging new economy, information economy, and knowledge society
EQUAL ACCESS (http://www.equalaccess.org.np/) Digital Broadcast Initiative, Equal Access Nepal is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Nepal is a developing country, but development is uneven and incomplete unless the population has access to information vital for their well-being. Therefore, the Equal Access Nepal creates and disseminates radio shows that empower listeners with critically needed information for social change on a wide range of development themes.
TELECOM UNCOVERED (http://telecomuncovered.com/) Telecom Uncovered – Inside Telecom New World of Telecom is a website dedicated to provide latest information from Telecom Industry and Industries interlinked to Telecom Industry. We provide news and updates for the following-
MP POST (http://www.mppost.com/) MPPOST.COM is the first Hindi e-News paper in Madhya Pradesh. For over a decade, the MPPOST is encouraging the use of Hindi by improving social media literacy. Regular update of national, regional and local news in Hindi is its USP. The MPPOST has also contributed significantly to promoting m-governance and launching advocacy campaigns through social media for bodies like Election Commission of India. SOCIALMEDIAMP.COM is the first social Media based portal in India.