Making ICT work for the poor

Details of the organization
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Making ICT work for the poor
Katalyst is a project funded by DFID, SDC and SIDA working for private sector development in Bangladesh. Facilitate establishment of sustainable / business / entrepreneurship model of telecenters, support for content development, capacity building, service innovation, awareness building etc. We are also supporting to establish commercial 'content developer' for the telecenters. Our partners includes Grameen Telecom, Grameen Phone, Alokito Gram, GHAT and Win Incorporate. Katalyst is also representing as Member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN), national alliance of Telecenter.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 16-3-2000 to 15-3-2013
Grameen Phone, FAO, GKP

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * Partnerships
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-business
         * SME competitiveness
         * Supply chains and outsourcing
      * E-health
      * E-employment
         * Professional training
      * E-environment
         * Protect environment
      * E-agriculture
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes