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Tackling Digital Divide at Policy Level

Government policy and targets tackle digital divide


Tackling Digital Divide at Program Level


Providing Access

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Provision of equipment and connectivity
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Establishment of "Cyber Point"
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Subsidy or loan for disadvantaged groups to purchase or borrow computers
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Recycling old computers or organizing donation of new computer
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Support the not-for-profit IT operations or Internet Service Providers

Skill/Capacity Building

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Induction and training to the underprivileged
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Establishing and maintaining a group of volunteers
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Facilitation for the disadvantaged individuals to support each other

Proper Design

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Prrnational Standards - universal design

Application and Content

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Cyberspace for disadvantaged population to learn, to share and to work
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Vertical portal sites for various disadvantaged group

What is your role?

Roles of Government


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Establish strategies and policies on Digital Inclusion
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Legislation, use of market force
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Pro-poor elements in e-Govt policies
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Digital Inclusion and Poverty Eradication
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Support research / measurement on Digital Divide
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Establish targets for Digital Inclusion
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Leadership in multi-stakeholder-team
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Establish sustainable financial infrastructure for NGO

Roles of Business Sector


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Turn digital divide into digital dividend
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Finance digital inclusion as business investment
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Charity
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Supply of volunteers to support DI programs in community
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Expert knowledge in ICT (design)
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Work with NGOs in program level

Roles of NGOs


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Know the needy groups in community, feel their pulse
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Mobilize volunteers, promote mutual help
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Conduct programs at community levels
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Accumulate know-how via practice
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Accumulate know-how via practice
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Reflect needs of people to policy-makers
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Participate in policy review and planning

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