Michael Tetelman , Director, dot-ORG
Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: (202) 884-8856
Rebecca Mayer , Program Associate
Winrock International Email: Tel: 703-525-9430
Full Description: Winrock International is implementing three pilot projects that take an integrated approach to expanding ICT and energy access under its subagreement with the dot-ORG program.
Pilot 1: Expanding Access to ICT Through a Sustainable Electrification Model PRISMA
This pilot project proposes the integration of Internet services in a decentralized rural electrification model designed for isolated Amazonian communities in Brazil.
Pilot 2: Solar-Powered ICT for Ecotourism and Environmental Monitoring in the Panama Canal Watershed
This project addresses the economic needs of a small Wounaan Indian village while promoting monitoring of the health of the environment in a critical watershed area.
Pilot 3: Georgia: Promoting Energy Efficient Product Distribution through ICT Access
This pilot will train young entrepreneurs in the former Soviet republic of Georgia in the use of an online B2B portal to facilitate the development of distribution channels for energy efficient building materials and products throughout the country.
This pilot project explores the use of an online B2B portal to strengthen the distribution network for energy efficient products and renewable energy systems in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The project has a special emphasis on combating youth unemployment, by focusing on training regional entrepreneurs under age 35.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.