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Founded in 1968, IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. For over 10 years, IREX has been a leader in using the Internet as a tool for regional development. By providing computer training and Internet access, IREX strengthens democratization, creates new resources for the exchange of ideas, and opens a window to the West. In its programming, IREX enhances the use and understanding of the Internet and computers, thereby helping to bridge the digital divide between transitioning countries and the West.

Organization Type:

DOT: dot-ORG dot-EDU

Web Site:

For more information on working with International Research & Exchanges Board:
Jeff Cochrane, dot-ORG CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-1956

Academy for Educational Development
Siobhan Green, Information and Dissemination Coordinator
Email: Tel: +1 202 884-8948
Stephen Tournas, dot-EDU CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-0154

Education Development Center
William Wright, Program Director
Email: Tel: +1 202 572-3700

International Research & Exchanges Board
2121 K Street NW
Suite 700
United States

Phone: 202-628-8188
Fax: 202-628-8189

Country Experience:

Asia & Near East
China, Mongolia

Europe & Eurasia
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Other Countries
Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia

Institutional Capacities:

Hardware, software, and physical infrastructure
Telecenters/Public Access Centers (installing LANs, establishing access, maintenance).
PC or online based training systems/ e-learning
Web design and development
CDRom based education
Information systems & database development
Knowledge management, collaboration tools
Technical training (LAN admin, web design, PC maintenance, software development, etc)
Internationalization of software/web sites/training content
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (local)
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (national/regional)
Portal design, development, maintenance

Public access to ICTs
Developing local partnerships with entrepreneurs, private sector
Organizational capacity building
Community access telecenter establishment
Public access /outreach for women and girls
Public access / outreach for special target groups
Telecenter associations/ networks
Public access for e-govt service delivery

Citizen participation/ civil society development
Civil and human rights

E-learning & e-training
Interactive web, CD-ROM or hybrid delivery learning systems
Repurposing face-to-face training to e-learning
Creating content for e-learning content
Implemening e-learning/e-training activities, and scaling up projects
Localizing content and applications

ICT projects for targeted audiences
Women and girls
Virtual communities and electronic networks
ICT training for targeted communities
Illiterate/low literacy/ non-latin characters
Rural populations
Minority groups, civil rights
Low income communities
Physically disabled

Telecommunications policy and regulations
Telecommunications regulation legislation
Telecommunications legislation

Monitoring and evaluation
M&E for ICT and development programs
Formative and quantitative evaluation
Measuring impact for women, disabled, and other target groups

Content development and repurposing
Content development for specific sectors

ICT and Gender
Public access to ICTs for women and girls
Working with women in the informal economy
Civil rights and advocacy
Education for women and girls
IT training and employment for women and girls

ICT and Disability
Public access to ICTs for the disabled
IT training and employment for the disabled
Education for the disabled

ICT and Formal Education
Curricula creation and reform
Teacher training

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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 Human Capacity Development: Basic Education Team (EGAT/HCD), 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.
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