How do you use ICT (information and communication technologies) to create social impact?
"ICT for the sake of ICT is a waste of precious resources. We are delighted to have worked with partners like Ashoka who understand the deep value that ICT can bring to social change when it is offered in context, with appropriate training, and with the intent of empowering the user. We hope this report inspires many others to take up this challenge in ways we haven’t even begun to imagine," says Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director of the Intel Foundation.
Ashoka and the Intel Foundation have partnered together to learn about how technology-based social entrepreneurs are innovating to empower people so they succeed in a rapidly changing world, and the key challenges that must be overcome to achieve further impact.
The newly released report, Social Entrepreneurs Changing Lives Through ICT, invites individuals like you, changemakers and technologists, to come together in conversation about the major opportunities for ICT to change the world.
Download the full report, and participate in a series of Google+ Hangouts that invite social innovators and technologists to join forces for good. Follow us using the #SocEntTech hashtag on Twitter to join the online conversation, and check out our Twitter handles (@Ashoka and @IntelInvolved) for updates and engagement opportunities.
Miss the first online conversation featuring the Brightest Minds using ICT for Good? Watch it here!
Want more insights from Ashoka’s network of leading changemakers? RSVP for the upcoming hangout on Wednesday, November 5 at 12pm EDT, featuring Justin Rattner, Intel Foundation President, Intel Senior Fellow, and former Director of Intel Labs, Sachin Malhan, Executive Director of Changemakers, and Ashoka Fellows, including Cristi Hegranes, Founder of the Global Press Institute. Want to push forward the conversation on the potential of changemaking through ICT? Ask your most challenging questions here!
Ashoka thanks the following Fellows for their time and insights:
- Alex Bernadotte, Beyond 12 (US)
- Anne Roos-Weil, Pesinet (France)
- Daniel Ben-Horin, TechSoup Global (US)
- Donny Budhi Utoyo, ICT Watch (Indonesia)
- Eaklak Loomchomkhae, Missing Persons Information Center (Thailand)
- Guy Etienne, College Catts Pressoir (Haiti)
- Hilmi Quraishi, ZMQ (India)
- James Nguo, Arid Lands Information Network (Kenya)
- Jamila Abass, M-Farm (Kenya)
- Janet Longmore, Digital Opportunity Trust (Canada)
- Josh Nesbit, Medic Mobile (US)
- Karim Sy, Jokkolabs (Senegal)
- Ken Banks, Frontline SMS (UK)
- Khalid Alkhudair, Glowork (Saudi Arabia)
- Mike Feerick, ALISON (Ireland)
- Njideka Harry, Youth for Technology Foundation (Nigeria)
- Onno Purbo, International Development Research Centre (Indonesia)
- Sanjeev Arora, Project ECHO (US)
- Santosh Choubey, AISECT (India)
- Sascha Meinrath, Open Technology Institute (US)
- Serra Titiz, Gelecek Daha Net (Turkey)
- Shivani Siroya, InVenture (India)
- Sunil Abraham, The Centre for Internet & Society (India)
- Sylvestre Ouedraogo, Yam Pukri (Burkina Faso)
- Thorkil Sonne, Specialisterne (Denmark)
- Yuhyun Park, Infollution Zero (South Korea)