Information and Communication Technologies for Development Working Group

Through advising, training, and sharing resources and information, the ICT for Development Working Group (ICTDWG) seeks to help NGOs to improve and increase their use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to be more effective in their development work in Vietnam.


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Information and communication technology for development, is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) within the fields of socioeconomic development, international development and human rights. The basic hypothesis behind the approach is that more and better information and communication furthers the development of a society (be this to improve income, education, health, security, or any other aspect of human development). In our times, the most tangible and effective way to improve information and communication flows in a society consists in fostering ICT, ergo ICT4D.


Key objectives

  • To share information on and experience with ICT for development in Vietnam;
  • To enhance participants’ understanding of various aspects of ICT for development in a variety of development fields;
  • To enhance collaboration on various aspects of ICT for development in a variety of development fields (in sub working groups).

Please see the detail Term of Reference of the ICT Working Group