NetAid was created NetAid was founded in 1999 by Cisco and UNDP. The objective of NetAid has been to mobilize support for an end to extreme poverty by bringing individuals, companies and organizations together in ways that expand opportunities for the world’s poorest families and communities. NetAid provides direct connections to local projects throughout the developing world that measurably improve the lives of people. The Internet is a key tool in NetAid’s efforts to join people together in the fight against extreme poverty.
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Related MDGs: MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Programme, Training initiative
All local development projects supported by NetAid are implemented on the ground by established development organizations that NetAid evaluates and monitors to ensure project quality and accountability. In addition to these local partners, NetAid maintains active working relationships with leading international organizations including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Volunteers (UNV), UNICEF, CARE, Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).