The ICT revolution is bringing tremendous benefits to millions around the globe - but is also leaving millions behind, through a lack of access and a lack of relevant applications. dot-ORG works with USAID and USAID partners to help bridge these gaps, especially for women and the disadvantaged.
Access to ICT means access to unprecedented information and communication opportunities. dot-ORG is working to expand access in three ways: by helping to create financially sustainable public access points to ICT, by expanding the coverage of Internet access, and by helping to create a large number of trained users.
ICT access is only the first step toward making an impact on economic and social development. To achieve the potential benefits for developing countries, dot-ORG works to accelerate specific applications of ICT that improve equity within societies, support economic growth, and advance the efficiency and transparency of government services.
Lead Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
The DOT-COM Secretariat, administered by AED, fosters communication between the DOT-COM Alliance, USAID, the nearly 100 Alliance partners, and the broader development community. The Secretariat also manages the DOT-COM Alliance web site
Funding is provided by USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (Office of Energy and Information Technology and Office of Women in Development), Regional Bureaus, and Missions. Cooperative Agreement: GDG-A-00-01-00014-00
dot-ORG project manager, EGAT/EIT/IT
United States Agency for International Development
Tel: 202 712 1356
Acting Director, dot-ORG
Academy for Educational Development
Tel: 202 884 8856
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 Energy and Information Technology (EGAT/EIT/IT), 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.