Global NetCorps

Details of the organization
Cisco Systems
Canada
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Global NetCorps
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a Canadian international NGO. DOT’s flagship initiative is Global NetCorps. Through Global NetCorps, talented young leaders learn to work in their own communities and train exponential numbers of people in a developmental theme-based approach to computer skills. Global NetCorps engages national teams of young leaders who are trained, supported and profiled to be their country’s greatest resource to cause socioeconomic change in communities through ICT. Global NetCorps has launched ICT for development training themes in SME applications, Community Tourism and Sustainable Livelihoods.
International implementation
Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon
Ongoing from to 
Cisco Systems FoundationUSAIDCanadian International Development AgencyGovernments of Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, EthiopiaMicrosoft, UNESCO (Lebanon)Case Foundation (Jordan)AMIR Program (Jordan)YMCA Lebanon

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
  • Development of National Global NetCorps Programs
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No