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The Asia Foundation, with offices in 19 Asian countries and 49 years' experience in Asian development, has ICT-related activities in e-governance, advocacy of human rights, rural access to news and information, NGO strengthening, and e-commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. Since 1986, the Foundation has supported and/or implemented more than 130 ICT-related programs, in 20 Asian countries. For example, with the support of USAID, the Asia Foundation in Cambodia recently implemented a network of 22 Internet-enabled Community Information Centers (one in every province), to provide access to news, email, and development-related information for Cambodians living outside Phnom Penh. In Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and India, the Foundation is helping to accelerate the adoption of eGovernment through a broad set of initiatives to address the political, technical and institutional constraints to eGovernment. The Foundation is also supporting the implementation of the Martus Human Rights Documentation System, a web-based, Open Source system to allow secure transmission of sensitive human rights reports, in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Nepal.

Organization Type:

DOT: dot-ORG

Web Site:

Project Web Site:

For more information on working with Asia 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

Asia Foundation
465 California Street
9th Floor
San Francisco
United States

Phone: 415-982-4640
Alt. Phone: 855-12-905-734
Fax: 415-392-8863

Country Experience:

Asia & Near East
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Other Countries
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Institutional Capacities:

Hardware, software, and physical infrastructure
Telecenters/Public Access Centers (installing LANs, establishing access, maintenance).
Web design and development
Software and application development
Information systems & database development
Knowledge management, collaboration tools
Internationalization of software/web sites/training content
Portal design, development, maintenance
Application selection and integration

Public access to ICTs
Community access telecenter establishment
Public access for e-govt service delivery

Capacity building of SME
Procurement applications

Procurement and services systems
Voter registration and records systems
Election monitoring and democratization
Capacity building and reform through ICTs
Information systems development for Government
Public/private sector partnerships
Citizen participation/ civil society development
Public information and relations
Civil and human rights

ICT projects for targeted audiences
Women and girls
Virtual communities and electronic networks
Illiterate/low literacy/ non-latin characters
Rural populations

Telecommunications policy and regulations
E-commerce and telecommunications policy
Telecommunications legislation

Content development and repurposing
Content development for specific sectors

ICT and Gender
Civil rights and advocacy
IT training and employment for women and girls

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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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