Organisations

ACREO http://www.acreo.se/ Open Access Strategist

ALPA Foundation http://www.alpa.org.pk (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) ALPA Foundation is a registered non-governmental, non-sectarian, non-political entity. We are committed to pursue sustainable development following the mandates of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for sustainable human development for the deprived segments of society. The Foundation came into being on 31st January 2002 and is registered under the Societies Act 1860 on 7th July, 2003. It was on January 29, 2004 that the Commissioner of Income Tax of the Central Board of Revenue, Rawalpindi Zone have granted ALPA Foundation its non-profit status (Tax Exemption Approval -06/03-04/4074/I). We promote happy, healthy, and productive living, building on goal-oriented self development, efficient resource mobilization of available resources, hard work, good ethics and good governance where we work.

Africa Christian Youths Development Foundation http://www.acydfoundation.org (Jos, Nigeria) The Africa Christian Youths Development Foundation seeks to address the impacts of poverty, social injustice and imbalances, conflict and social dislocation in communities, including their root causes, where we live and work. It is our believe and faith that as we continue to address these problems from their roots causes, we will also proffer practical solutions which when accepted in good faith and translated into positive actions, would become indices for authentic growth, social transformation and genuine development. To achieve this, we will continue to collaborate with others in local, National, Regional and International Initiatives to strategize and develop cultures and practices in which we share and apply our experiences and learning.Our mission is to seek out those who are inclined to listen to God’s Voice and lead them into a mature relationship with Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our challenge is to connect people to Christ Jesus and to each other for world-class Christian living. The Foundation provides a platform for the maximum expression of youthful creativity and the harnessing of the rich potentials of Christian youths in Africa, for the promotion of positive social change and transformation towards sustainable growth and authentic development. Our focus is on youth empowerment, neighborhood organization development and community development and service projects that involve youths and organizations working together. We have special interests and commitments to Christian Leadership Development, Prayer and Evangelical Action, Marriage and Family Life Education, Pure Love Education, Culture of Peace Education, Social Justice and Good Governance, Interfaith Dialogue, Research and Documentation, Partnership Development, Skills and Capacity Building. Our doctrine is love and compassion, peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. Our core values are truth and sincerity, integrity, transparency and accountable action. We appreciate and value the inherent dignity in humanity’s unity in diversity.

Air-Stream Wireless Incorporated http://www.air-stream.org (Walkerville, Australia) Air-Stream Wireless is a non-profit community group who are using wireless and open source technologies to deploy a Wide Area Network (WAN) in order to facilitate community participation, local content and communications.

CIVITAS 21 Consulting S.L. http://www.civitas21.es (San Sebastian, Spain) Building Digital Cities

CUWiN — The Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network http://www.cuwireless.net (Urbana, United States)

GEO http://www.geo-uk.net (London, United Kingdom)

GnUmanix http://www.umatlantide.it (Guidonia Montecelio, Italy) GnUmanix in one of the most active activity of Associazione Umanista Atlantide, a volunteer association for the new humanism in the world. We say “No violence”, and for us the Human Being is a central ideal. The ICT can be one of the way to raise on this idea.

guifi.net http://guifi.net (Gurb, Spain)

INEC http://www.i-nec.com (Eindhoven, Netherlands) INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF E-COMMUNITIES (INEC) Communities around the world are responding to the needs of their citizens by discovering new ways of using information and communication technologies for economic, social and cultural development. Companies and governments that take advantage of these new technologies will create jobs and economic growth as well as improve the overall quality of life within the communities in which they take part. E-Community An E-Community is a community with a vision of the future that involves the application of information and communication technologies and broadband infrastructures in a new and innovative way to empower its residents, institutions and regions as a whole. As such, they make the most of the opportunities that new applications afford and broadband-based services can deliver and help improve the community in question. Importantly, an E-Community is not primarily focused on technology. It is about using broadband technology to enhance education, export, elderly care, experience, effectiveness, efficiency, emotions, entertainment and more. What activities are initiated by INEC? The aim of INEC is to promote, facilitate and institutionalize cooperation by means of exchange, best practice programs, business development, missions, benchmarking tools, and joint project implementation. Collectively, the INEC partners have the ambition to excel as leaders in e-community development. As an organization, INEC facilitates exchange and benchmarking instruments, as well as the business development tools and best practice programs to further that ambition. Business development is facilitated by means of matchmaking facilities and missions. Active support is offered to private sector parties directly involved in smart community development and the creation of innovative services. INEC Mission Statement To facilitate it’s members to excel in e-community development by means of sharing unique knowledge and experience in ICT and broadband development, running joint programs and stimulating business relations between e-communities worldwide.

Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care http://www.idydc.org (Iringa, Tanzania, United Republic Of)

Meraka Institute http://www.meraka.org.za (PRETORIA, South Africa) South African based technology institute that research innovative ICTs for development in domains such as rural access, people with disabilities and education.

NYCwireless http://www.nycwireless.net (New York, United States)

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors http://www.natoa.org/ (Alexandria, United States) The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) is a national association that represents the communications needs and interests of local governments, and those who advise local governments. Our membership is predominately composed of local government agencies, local government staff and public officials, as well as consultants, attorneys, and engineers who consult local governments on their telecommunications needs. Our government members have responsibilities that range from cable administration, telecommunications franchising, rights-of-way management and governmental access programming to information technologies and INET planning and management. We have members from not-for-profit organizations whose needs and interests are complementary to those of NATOA’s members and we have members who are vendors to local governments, and telecommunications providers of all types of services to and for local governments.

OpenPlanet Ltd. http://www.open-planet.net (London, United Kingdom) OpenPlanet’s mission is to provide the means by which communities, households and businesses can discover and fully exploit – both as consumers and creators – the next generation of broadband content and services which are already emerging and will mushroom once OPLANs are developed.

panOULU consortium http://www.panoulu.net (Oulu, Finland)

Sarematica http://www.sarematica.com (San Sebastián, Spain)

Stellenbosch Wireless User Group http://www.stbwug.za.net (Stellenbosch, South Africa) We are a group of people interested in creating a free, public and open network, using IEEE 802.11 (“Wi-Fi” or wireless) technology. More specifically in the Stellenbosch region. What sets our network apart, from other similar networks, is the fact that it is and will stay free for public non-commercial use. Furthermore, the network and its content is entirely owned by its users, which ensures that no one benefits from it financially.

The Center for Democracy and Technology http://www.cdt.org/ (Washington DC, United States) The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

Tibetan Technology Center http://www.tibtec.org/ (Upper Dharamsala., India) The Tibetan Technology Center is a charitable organization dedicated to harness modern technology for helping the Tibetan community in India.

WiFiSoft.org http://www.wifisoft.org (Koudekerk aan den Rijn, Netherlands) The WifiSoft.org Foundation initiates and stimulates local and international cooperation between communities that administrate a public wireless network. Wifisoft.org achieves and facilitates cooperation between Wireless Communities via the Internet. We organize and facilitate lectures and hands-on workshops. Next to this Wifisoft.org develops and maintains open source software.

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