The Cisco / Oxfam Partnership helping to unlock the potential of web technology.

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The Cisco / Oxfam Partnership helping to unlock the potential of web technology.
Oxfam International began to explore the possibilities of working with Cisco in 2002 to use the huge knowledge that Oxfam has in new and more effective ways to drive forward its mission. It was crucial for Oxfam that any form of co-operation with Cisco would have to be a partnership and not sponsorship. “For a charity, this is very important because it determines the nature of the relationship and the extent to which we can help each other”. Oxfam already had Internet connectivity tools and, as a result, was receptive to Cisco helping it unlock the potential of web technology.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
Oxfam International

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* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No