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Omar Dengo Foundation - Education, Technology, and Omar Dengo Foundation (FOD)

The Omar Dengo Foundation, based in Costa Rica, is a private, non-profit organization that develops and executes national and regional projects in the fields of human development, educational innovation and new technologies. The Foundation works on expanding the knowledge of children and young with the use of computers and teaching methods that reinforce creativity and capacity development. The Foundation also develops refresher courses for teachers, conducts research, and provides special programs to help individuals, institutions and businesses gain access to new technologies and innovative teaching methods. The Foundation provides consultancy to other countries in the region that use technology as a tool for development.

Organization Type:

DOT: dot-ORG dot-EDU

Web Site:

Additional Information: Omar Dengo Foundation - Education, Technology, and Development
This documents describes Omar Dengo Foundation areas of expertise including educational informatics, educational innovation, professional development and training for teachers, digital technologies for all, robotics and learning through design, on-line learning and digital production, research and evaluation, and informatics, telecommunications and technical support.

For more information on working with Omar Dengo Foundation:
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

Omar Dengo Foundation
P. O. Box 1032-2050
San Jose
Costa Rica

Phone: 506-257-6263
Fax: 506-222-1654

Country Experience:

Latin America & Caribbean
Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

Other Countries

Institutional Capacities:

Hardware, software, and physical infrastructure
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)
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (local)
Connectivity and telecoms assessments (national/regional)
Portal design, development, maintenance

ICT training for standard business applications
Working with women-owned businesses

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
Rural populations
Low income communities

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

Content development and repurposing
Content development for specific sectors

ICT and Gender
Education for women and girls
IT training and employment for women and girls

ICT and Formal Education
Curricula creation and reform
Teacher training
School administration and management reform and capacity building
Project-based learning through ICTs
Pedagogical analysis and evaluation

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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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