Organization

organization

  • VillageTelco — Non-profit that builds low-cost community telephone network hardware and software.

  • Kids On Computers — Nonprofit organization comprised of a group of volunteers, setting up computer labs in areas where kids don’t have access to technology.

  • World Computer Exchange — Non-profit organization that provides capacity building, low-cost computers, content development, training trips, computers for girls and local e-waste solutions.

  • Code for Progress — Brings women and people of color into the coding workforce through holistic investment in their technical training and communities of support.

  • Code Your Future — Non-profit organization supporting refugees becoming developers.

  • YesWeCode — Grassroots training programs and teaming up with major technology partners, celebrities and political leaders to promote the goal of training 100,000 low-opportunity youth to become high-level computer programmers.

  • Aiddata — Research and innovation lab that seeks to improve development outcomes by making development finance data more accessible and actionable.

  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC) — Non-profit and network focusing on keeping the Internet free, open, affordable, and useful.

  • Creative Commons — Nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

  • Esoko — Manage large groups of people with powerful mobile applications and useful market intelligence.

  • FrontlineSMS — SMS management tools that help you reach more than 3 billion people with the phone already in their pocket.

  • HNI (Human Network International) — Global development organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations working in the developing world.

  • infoDev — Division of the World Bank Group that oversees a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurs.

  • Magpi — Organization (and name of platform) for configurable, cloud-based mobile collection and communication applications.

  • Mozilla Foundation — Non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet.

  • No Ceilings - The Full Participation Project — Collaboration of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation to gather data and analyze the gains made for women and girls over the last two decades, as well as the gaps that remain.

  • Open Learning Exchange — International non-profit helping to create powerful open learning communities throughout the developing world that ensure quality basic learning for all, with a focus on children and youth, especially girls.

  • OpenGov Hub — Physically collocates like-minded communities of practice in a single shared physical workspace in downtown Washington, DC and Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • SocialCops — Data intelligence organization for the developing world. Great case studies and an interesting 'collector' tool.

  • Sunlight Foundation — National, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make government and politics more accountable and transparent.

  • Advocacy Assembly — Non-profit focused on digital privacy and human rights.

  • eNACSO — NGO alliance aimed at creating a safer online environment for children through advocacy actions at national, European Union, and international levels.

  • End Child Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT) — Protecting children from abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation, and listing of people, resources and tools needed to solve those problems.

  • Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) — International, nonprofit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.

  • ICMEC (International Center for Missing and Exploited Children) — Global network dedicated to protecting children. They coordinate research, advocacy and action to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

  • Responsible Data — Useful tools and strategies for dealing with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy.

  • Catapult Design — Design firm that researchs, designs, and develops human-centered products and services.

  • IDEO.org — Nonprofit (related to design consultancy IDEO dedicated to applying human-centered design to alleviate poverty.

  • OpenIDEO — OpenIDEO (born out of IDEO and IDEO.org, a design and innovation firm that uses a human-centered, collaborative approach to solving complex issues.

  • Proximity Designs — User-centered design methods for irrigation and solar products to create innovative financial solutions for rural smallholders.

  • Equal Access — International not for profit organization in San Francisco working throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East on communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization.

  • Mobile for Development — Group within GSMA that brings together mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets.

  • TASCHA (Technology and Social Change Group) — Group at the University of Washington Information School that explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges.

  • Earth Journalism Network — Environmental journalism and storytelling — their Resources Page is really great.

  • Outside the Lens — Digital media non-profit with a focus empowering youth through media creation.

  • Video4Change — Video activists and those looking to use video for social change.

  • Witness — Video activists, trainers and their allies.

  • Destination Imagination Singapore — Non-profit, volunteer-led organization that inspires and equips students to become innovators and leaders.

  • EDC — Private organization that designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide.

  • Educator Innovator — An online meet-up for educators who are re-imagining learning.

  • IREX — International nonprofit organization with a focus on education.

  • Khan Academy — Education non-profit that develops practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

  • Learning Equality — Education non-profit committed to enabling universal access to high quality open educational resources, and creating tools that empower communities to author and share their own content.

  • National Geographic — Nonprofit scientific and educational institution that focuses on geography, archaeology, natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

  • Planetread — Non-profit dedicated to reading and literacy development around the world.

  • Right to Education Project — Promote mobilization and accountability on the right to education and build bridges between the disciplines of human rights, education and development.

  • Rumie — Non-profit organization bringing free digital educational content to the world’s underprivileged children.

  • Sesame Workshop — Nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, their mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

  • Shuttleworth Foundation — Privately funded trust that focuses opening knowledge resources.

  • Wikimedia Foundation — Empowering and engaging people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

  • World Education — International organization that supports effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations that improves the quality of life through education.

  • Worldreader — Provide e-readers to schools in need through both sponsorships and sales.

  • WRI — Non-governmental global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural resource management.

  • 4Afrika — Education initiative from Microsoft leveraging online and offline learning tools to help Africans develop both technical and business skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability.

  • Accion Venture Lab — Investment initiative that provides seed capital and support start-ups focusing on global poverty.

  • Acumen Fund — Non-profit that raises charitable donations to make investments in early-stage companies in agricultural, education, energy, healthcare, housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers.

  • Ashoka — Ashoka Fellows serve as powerful examples of the change-making power inherent in every citizen of the world, so that together, the power of everyone creates the world we wish to see.

  • Empretec (UNCTAD) — Program established by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to promote the creation of sustainable, innovative, and internationally competitive small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • MOUSE — National youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good.

  • Rockefeller Foundation — Promote the wellbeing of humanity throughout the world — strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

  • Rotary — Network of members (~1.2 million) supporting exchanges and projects around the world.

  • Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship — Not-for-profit, independent and neutral organization with the purpose to advance social entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress.

  • Skoll Foundation — Entrepreneurship organization that drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators who help them solve the world's most pressing problems.

  • Solutions for Youth Employment — Helps stakeholders across all sectors to link to each other for coordinated action, to identify, learn from, and innovate upon successful solutions, and to leverage and scale up effective policies and investments to enhance employment among youth.

  • TechTribes — International non-profit using digital technologies to empower young Arab innovators.

  • BuiltByGirls — Organization with resources and challenges for young women to be builders, creators, and innovators.

  • Anita Borg Institute — Social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs. Amazing network of individuals.

  • AppCamp4Girls — One-week summer day program where girls can put their creative powers to work, designing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women mentors in the field.

  • Chayn — An open-source project that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives.

  • DIY Girls — Community organization focused on increasing girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships.

  • Django Girls — Free Python and Django workshops, create open sourced online tutorials and care about curating amazing first experiences with technology.

  • ELiTE Education — Organization that supports organizations around the world that inspire girls and underrepresented minorities with the power of computer science.

  • Girl Effect — Organization that connects girls to each other and to the critical assets they need.

  • Girl Up — United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, helps the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

  • Girls Make Games — Series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers.

  • Girls Who Code — Programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

  • Grace Hopper — World's largest gathering of women technologists.

  • Hearmecode.org — Free, beginner-friendly coding classes for women, by women.

  • Million Women Mentors — Supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers.

  • Systers — Forum for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The community has over 5,500 members from at least 60 countries around the world.

  • UNGEI (UN Girls Education Initiative) — Provides sources of information for teachers and administrators on developing programs for girls' educations.

  • Vital Voices — Organization with focus on women through long-term investments that expand skills, connections and visibility, to accelerate women efforts.

  • WAAW Foundation — Foundation that supports organizations around the world that inspire girls and underrepresented minorities with the power of computer science.

  • Womanity — Empower girls and women to shape their future and accelerate progress within their communities.

  • World Pulse — Action media network powered by women from 190 countries, seeks to lift and unite womens' voices to accelerate their impact for the world through programs (online communities, magazine and online campaigns).

  • Global Communities — International non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

  • Nomi Network — A nonprofit that creates economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking.

  • Fab Foundation — Non-profit organization that provides access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything.

  • Field Ready — Social enterprise that works in disaster relief and humanitarian response leveraging tools like rapid manufacturing and 3d-printing.

  • Humanitarian Makers — Makers, designers, and engineers using 'make' approaches for issues of social good.

  • Libraries without Borders — NGO working in knowledge and culture-based development in the world and supporting libraries in developing countries.

  • Maker Education Initiative — Non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education.

  • GIS Corps — Coordinates short term, volunteer-based GIS services to underprivileged communities.

  • GroundTruth Initiative — Use digital media, mapping, and open data tools for ground-truthing data.

  • Akvo — Custom-built data collection for international development projects with an emphasis on maps and offline functionality.

  • Developing Radio Partners — US-based non-profit media development organization that works with local radio stations in developing countries, providing them with the skills they need to bring reliable information to those who need it most.

  • Farm Radio International — International non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through radio.

  • Curiosity Machine — Science education non-profit offers flexible STEM education tool that can be adapted to any learning environment.

  • GESCI (Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative) — International NGO and works with developing country governments and agencies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to leverage technology as a catalyst for improving access and quality of education.

  • GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) — International science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

  • Iridescent — Education non-profit that trains professional engineers, scientists, and parents to deliver cutting-edge STEM education to underserved girls, children and their families through two flagship programs: Technovation and Curiosity Machine.

  • NASA — US space agency – has a wealth of resources in education, particularly in STEM.

  • Smithsonian Education — Over 2,000 resources for educators and teachers to use.

  • International Rescue Committee — Organization focusing on humanitarian crises and helping people to survive and rebuild their lives.

  • Satellites for Sustainability — Partnership effort of Devex and UK Space Agency to collect satellite information for use in international development.

  • Humanitarian UAV Code of Conduct — Informs the safe, responsible and effective use of civilian drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in humanitarian settings.

  • Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) — Coalition of more than 80 organizations across civil society, public and private sectors working to enable access to the Internet.

  • Open Data Institute — Works with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage its harmful impacts.

  • eSkills4Girls — Initiative from G20 members together with UNESCO, UN Women, ITU and OECD that aims at tackling the existing gender digital divide in particular in low income and developing countries.

  • RootIO Radio — Tiny FM radio stations that require little investment, maintenance, or contribution from the community, yet at the same time offer more and better modes of interaction than traditional stations.

  • AI4ALL — National nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence.

  • Global Digital Health Network — Formerly the mHealth Working Group, created in 2009 by global health organizations for global health organizations, is a 3000+ person-strong networking forum for members from 108 countries to share information, engage with the broader community, and provide leadership in digital health for global public health.

  • CGIAR — Global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

  • Civicus — Global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. (NEW)

  • C4D Network — Global community of professionals working in Communication for Development. (NEW)

  • Humanitarian Innovation Fund — Supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. (NEW)

  • mySociety — Not-for-profit social enterprise, based in the UK and working internationally, providing technology, research and data that help people to become active citizens. (NEW)

Last Updated: 8/13/2018, 7:36:32 AM