The President's Digital Freedom Initiative (DFI) aims to harness the strengths of the U.S. public and private sectors to help the developing world utilize information and communication technologies (ICTs) to resolve development challenges. The initiative involves multiple federal agencies, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and universities.
The DFI Public/Private Sector Roundtable of February 20, 2007 provided a forum for the U.S. Government, private, academic and NGO participants to exchange view and program ideas on how to best work together to achieve the key goal of using ICTs to aid development. The DFI Public/Private Sector Roundtable brought together more than 150 participants from a range of U.S. Government agencies, the private sector, a number of representatives from foreign embassies, as well as other organizations involved in the implementation of ICT-related development activities. The DFI implementation team includes representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, SRA International, and the Academy for Educational Development (AED).
For more information about the February 20, 2007 Public/Private Sector Roundtable, follow the link to the summary of the event. For more information about the Digital Freedom Initiative, visit the DFI website.
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.