Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program

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Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Programme
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Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program
In 2003, Microsoft launched its regional Microsoft Authorised Refurbishers (MAR) programme across 133 countries Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the United States. Through the programme, refurbishers are licensed to install Windows 98 Special Edition and Windows 2000 Professional operating systems on refurbished computers supplied to educational establishments, charitable organisations and telecentres. The programme has been created to meet the needs of refurbishers and promote digital inclusion by helping under-served communities realise their potential through access to low cost technology solutions.
Regional implementation
Ongoing from to 
CompuMentor is a non-profit organization which supports the technology capacity building of nonprofits.

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • 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