WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Empowering Women through Technology - Digital Hubs in Smart Villages


United for Hope and Shakti Empowerment Solutions’ Smart Village strategy combines education and entrepreneurial business opportunities to transform the lives of India’s rural poor. We work with and for underserved villagers to address community issues and build new attitudes and structures. We have successfully implemented wide-ranging social development programs in our pilot SV of Tirmasahun in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. Our approach is both for-profit and non-profit, and requires investment and commitment from those being served. We organize projects with a holistic approach through three overarching pillars: social enterprise education community support. In our area, millions lose their rights, assets and education because of the lack of access to information.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C7. E-health
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 1: No poverty
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

  • Germany
  • India



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Target beneficiary group(s)
  • The unemployed
  • The poor
  • Remote and rural communities

WSIS values promotion

By combining the creation of access to digital services with the empowerment of the most marginalized group in rural Indian – women. Our solution does not only serve females but also males and is designed to have long-lasting behavioral changes in the society.

Entity name

United for Hope

Entity country—type

India International Organization

Entity website


Gouvernement Member of Legislative Assembly IEEE Smart Village