BRDD: BRIDGING THE RURAL DIGITAL DIVIDE

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International
International organizations

Information about the project
BRDD: BRIDGING THE RURAL DIGITAL DIVIDE
FAO and its partners are working on an integrated set of activities to bridge the rural digital divide by strengthening human and institutional capacities to harness information and knowledge more effectively, namely: · developing appropriate methodologies and tools for disseminating and managing information and sharing knowledge. · building human capacities · building partnerships among governments and institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, extension workers and farmers’ organizations. The overall goal is to ensure that the rural poor and the organizations that serve them are better able to mobilize and exchange information content and to communicate using all the ICTs – in short, to reduce and eventually bridge the rural digital divide.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
A wide range of international and national organizations involved in rural development and food security.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No