WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway and ODAdata, two leading providers of aid information management systems, announced today that they have joined forces to provide effective, user-friendly, and results-driven applications to advance aid management and donor coordination efforts. This partnership leverages the expertise of both organizations, based on field operations in more than 12 countries.
WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway Foundation announces today that Jean-Louis Sarbib will serve as chair of the board of directors. Mr. Sarbib succeeds Dr. Michael Hofmann, who stepped down in October 2007“Jean-Louis has been a strong supporter of the role of information and communications technologies for development and the aid effectiveness agenda,” according to Mark Fleeton, CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation.
These new portals will provide a virtual space in which participants can share knowledge, best practices, and other relevant information. The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity, strengthen working relationships, and improve development outcomes. Particular emphasis will be placed on bringing together government agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations in developed and developing countries to discuss common challenges.
dgCommunities brings the latest information on key development topics to desktops around the world, helping members to be more effective in their work. Ms.
The government of Australia will contribute $6.9 million (AUS$7.5 million) to the Development Gateway Foundation in support of its mission to reduce poverty through information technology. Australia was a founding contributor of the foundation and ranks as its largest donor. This is its third round of financial support and represents a substantial increase in its funding of the foundation over the next three years.
Thanks to Development Gateway Senegal and other organizations, Fallou Diagne is better able to meet his business needs.
Cremilide Mambo, director of land management of Gaza Province, center, with Elias Dique, right, project manager of the land management information system, and a technician
The China Development Gateway (CnDG), located in Beijing, has launched the first stage of the China Poverty Relief Forum in partnership with the Development Gateway Foundation. The new all-Chinese dgCommunity, announced in December at the GK3 Conference in Malaysia, will provide a unique venue for knowledge sharing and collaboration among development practitioners working in the Chinese language.
Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA) database expanded to include activities funded by non-traditional donors
Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA), the largest online directory of information about international development activities, has broadened its database for the first time to include projects funded by a non-traditional donor organization.
The Japanese government will contribute $1 million to support the Development Gateway Foundation’s efforts to provide information and communications solutions for more effective aid and efficient governance in developing countries. Mark Fleeton, CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation, said, “Japan has been a major supporter of the Foundation. This renewed funding will help us have a greater impact through the use of common systems in developing countries and by sharing knowledge among development practitioners.”
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