Organiser – DEFIndia
Digital Empowerment Foundation aims to connect unreached and underserved communities of India in an effort to bring them out of digital darkness and empower them with information access through last mile connectivity, digital literacy and digital interventions. With the motto to ‘Inform, Communicate and Empower,’ DEF aims to find sustainable ICT solutions to overcome information poverty in remote and rural locations of India. In an effort to achieve this aim, DEF has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach and a six-fold path to enable communities, governments, schools, civil society organisations and micro-enterprises to avail the benefits of the Information Age. Under this six-fold programme approach, DEF initiates projects in the areas of Access & Infrastructure; Education & Empowerment; Governance & Citizen Services; Markets & Social Enterprises; Knowledge Hub & Network; Research & Advocacy.
Supported by – THE FRIEDRICH NAUMANN FOUNDATION
The basis of all freedoms is that of human rights and the rule of law. This can only be true in a society where all life is valued equally, and judged fairly. FNF and her partners promote the value of each individual to live a life of dignity. A society, whose citizens are not able to feed themselves, is not truly free. Therefore, FNF promotes economic liberty through an open market mechanism that is bound by laws that make sure that each actor has a fair opportunity. Thishas been the greatest engine driving human prosperity. In India, economic liberalization has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But the story has only begun as India achieves its rightful place on the world stage. FNF believes in the creativity and responsibility of every individual. Open societies need clear and just rules so that liberty is neither unduly constrained nor exploited. We are working to help create transparent, accountable and responsive governance systems. These will make India’s urban spaces into zones of creativity and dynamism, where citizens are empowered to shape the future. FNF believes that the pursuit of liberty is an essential goal of humanity. The pursuit of freedom is balanced by the responsibilities that all individuals assume over their actions. It looks to create a world where an individual has the greatest liberty possible, without interfering or undermining the freedom of any other individual.
Event Partner- Inomy
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. INOMY started with publishing e-newsletter and later expanding itself in publishing e-books, and other formal electronic.
Strategic Partner- Twitter
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”.
Outreach Partners- Jaypee Business School
Jaypee Business School (JBS) is the latest symbol of the vision of our Founder Chancellor Hon’ble Shri Jaiprakash Gaur ji. JBS was started in the year 2007 as a constituent of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University). It has made good progress in a short span and has shown a very high level of academic accomplishment. JBS has benchmarked itself with the latest content and teaching methodologies across the country.
The mission of JBS is “to prepare and produce competent, passionate and market centric professionals who can manage human resources, business operations and ensure world class practices with endurance and commitment”. JBS grooms its students remembering its mission into leaders who are adaptable, flexible and sensitive to the cross-cultural business context. Students are also made aware of their social responsibility through a unique social internship program. JBS is one of the few Indian B-School, which can boast of its state-of-the-art resources. All academic activities at JBS are faculty driven. JBS faculty are all respected professionals who have been recognised for their achievements in their respective fields. The faculty decides on the curriculum content, delivery, duration and management of each program.
By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society (ISOC) strives to make the world a better place. It aims to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. To achieve this mission, ISOC facilitates open development of standards, protocols, administration, and the technical infrastructure of the Internet; and supports digital literacy in developing countries. Over the years, ISOC has identified and undertaken a number of projects to demonstrate its commitment to the mission across various parts of the world, including India.