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Who should we talk to and hear from during this process?

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  • representative organistions of small languages
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Existing list of contacts[edit]

Below is a select list of contacts for transparency to avoid duplication. We are working on a form to submit new contact information, so that we avoid publishing personal details here if possible.

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Global Contacts[edit]

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Organization City/Country Type Have contact? Comments
Derechos Digitales Chile Digital rights advocacy Yes
Internet Society Uruguay Internet policy and development Yes
Internet in a box USA IT solutions Yes
REDUCA LATAM Association of educ non-profs
A4AI DC, USA Nonprofit: Internet studies Yes
Web Foundation DC, USA Nonprofit: Internet studies Yes
Kiwix / Wikimedia CH Switzerland Nonprofit: Offline Wikipedia Yes
APC Argentina Yes
CAF LATAM International bank for development Yes
Creative Commons Canada (Toronto) Non-prof: digital rights Yes
GSMA - Mob4Dev Global Industry association Yes
Wikitongues USA/India Non-prof: language preservation Yes
Global Voices Global / Bolivia Non-prof: Citizen media reporting Yes
Fund. Ciudadano Inteligente Chile Non-prof: democracy Yes
SEE Global Social and environmental entrepeneurs Yes
Ashoka DC USA Entrepeneurship Yes
Eneza education USA education, entrepeneurship Yes
OneM International SMS/USSD Yes
Mozilla Yes
Social Progress Imperative DC
Whose Knowledge USA Leaders/Innovators Yes
GNU Leaders/Innovators
Unicef Nonprofits
World Bank
Open Society Foundations
Glamour Russia Russia Media Yes
Glamour USA? USA Media Yes
Glamour UK? UK Media Yes
WIRED Japan Japan Media Yes
Conde Nast Japan? Media
Vogue China China Media Yes
SELF China China Media Yes
Mckinsey Social Initiative USA Nonprofit Yes
Google.org USA Philanthropy/Technology Yes
Microsoft? USA Technology
Silicon Valley Community Foundation USA Philanthropy Yes
Bus Federation USA Non-profit: civic engagement Yes
National Democratic Institute USA Yes
MobileActive.org USA (NY) Technology/Social Impact Yes
Libraries of Science at Microsoft
OpenStreetMaps Yes
National Association for Media Literacy Education. New York, New York Yes

Region: Middle East and Africa[edit]


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Piloting this table. Things may change while this is in development.

Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
Beyond Access (IREX) Lagos Non-profit Yes
W.TEC Lagos Non-profit Yes
GBD Lagos Education/Non-profit Yes
Phinnx Lagos Education/Government Yes
Nigeria Computer Society Abuja Education/Government Yes
Opera Lagos Tech/Mobile industry Yes
Arial View Lagos Tech/Mobile industry Yes
iConcepts Lagos Tech/Mobile industry Yes
Naij.com Lagos Private Sector/Media Yes
Connect Nigeria.com Lagos Private Sector/Media Yes
CCHub Lagos Social change Pending
Human Network International Lagos Private Sector: SMS/USSD Yes
Eskimi Lagos Private Sector: Social Network Yes
Jongla Lagos Private Sector: Social Network Yes
TimWe Group Lagos Private Sector: SMS/USSD Yes
iConcepts Lagos Private Sector: SMS/USSD/VAS Yes
Girl Effect Mobile Lagos Non-profit: Women empowerment Yes
Seedstars World Lagos Non-profit: Innovations hub - global contest Yes
Digisoft Education LTD London/Lagos Education: Free Wikipedia via WIFI hotspots Yes
Venia Hub Lagos Innovations hub
iDEA Lagos Innovations hub
Passion Lagos Innovations hub
Lagos Garage Lagos Innovations hub
Yabatech Lagos University
University of Lagos Lagos University
University of Ibadan Oyo University
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun University
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Lagos High tech entrepreneur training
Andela Africa Unemployement training
Goethe-Institut Lagos Cultural institute
Ventures Africa Lagos Media/Creative Yes
LEAP Africa Non-profit/Social entrepreneur Yes
Plan International Nigeria Non-profit
Ministry of Education Government
Ministry of Science and Technology Government
Ministry of Information and Culture Government


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Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
SICO Electronics Cairo OEM - App preload Yes
Action for Hope Cairo
Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression Cairo
Amideast Egypt Cairo Non-profit/Education Yes
Academy Company for Information Communication Technology Cairo Academic/Education Yes
advancED Cairo Education Yes
Chestnut Cairo Education/ICT Yes
The Middle East Readers Info Center Cairo Education/ICT Yes
Plan International Egypt Non-profit
CARE Egypt Non-profit Yes
Minister of Culture Egypt Government
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Egypt Government
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Egypt Government
Ministry of Education Egypt Government

Region: Asia[edit]


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Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
Technology blogger Banka Media: Online news portal Yes
Pratham New Delhi Education, Non-prof: Education, Curriculum development Yes
Teach for India Various Education, Non-prof: Primary Education Yes
Tamil Virtual Academy Chennai GLAM: Language promotion Yes
IT@School Trivandrum Government: ICT Yes
Goverment of India New Delhi Government: Rural development Yes
Indian Express New Delhi Media: National Newspaper
Tata Trusts Mumbai Non-prof: Education, Technology
Point of View Mumbai Non-prof: Gender rights Yes
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Delhi, Mumbai Non-prof: Industry Association Yes
Digital Empowerment Foundation New Delhi Non-prof: Technology Education Yes
Idea Cellular Mumbai Private: Telecom Operator Yes
NCERT New Delhi Education, Government: Education research and training
University Grants Commission New Delhi Education, Government: Regulatory body
Azim Premji Foundation Bangalore Education, Non-prof: Education
National Library of India Kolkata GLAM: National Library
Government of Tamilnadu Chennai Government: Free Knowledge Yes
India Today Media: National Newspaper
Malayala Manorama Kottayam Media: Newspaper
Internet Freedom Foundation New Delhi Non-prof: Internet Yes
Medianama New Delhi Policy: Digital rights activism Yes
Google India New Delhi Private sector: Leaders/Innovators Yes
Reliance Communications Mumbai Private sector: Telco major
Asian College of Journalism Chennai Academia: Institution
Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore Academia: IT,Telecoms Expert Yes
Azim Premji University Bangalore Academia: Public Policy and Governance research Yes
SCERT Chennai Government: Education research and training Yes
Government of Delhi New Delhi Government: Free Wifi initiative Yes
Government of Tamilnadu Chennai Government: Information Technology Yes
Government of India New Delhi Government: IT Yes
JNU New Delhi Government: Library Yes
Government of India New Delhi Government: Ministry of Culture Yes
Indian National Congress New Delhi Government: Political party Yes
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India New Delhi Government: Regulatory body Yes
Anandabazar Patrika Kolkata Media: Newspaper
The Hindu Chennai Media: Newspaper
Dainik Jagran Kanpur Media: Newspaper
One India NA Media: Online news portal
People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Various Non-prof: Civil Rights Yes
Observer Research Foundation New Delhi Non-prof: Digital Policy, Cyber Yes
Internet Democracy Project New Delhi Non-prof: Digital Rights - focus on Gender and Internet Yes
Centre for Policy Research New Delhi Non-prof: Economic Policy, International Relations etc.
Free Software Foundation, TamilNadu Chennai Non-prof: FOSS advocacy Yes
Free Software Movement of Karnataka Bangalore Non-prof: FOSS advocacy Yes
Swathanthra Malayalam Computing Trivandrum Non-prof: Language computing Yes
Sarai New Delhi Non-prof: Media, Culture Studies
Knowledge Commons New Delhi Non-prof: Open Access, Connectivity Yes
Ford Foundation NA Non-prof: Partnerships with Indian NGOs
Takshashia Institution Bangalore Non-prof: Public Policy
Centre for Internet & Society Yes
Centre for Communication Governance New Delhi Non-prof: Technology Yes
Software Freedom Law Centre New Delhi Non-prof: Technology Yes
IT For Change Bangalore Non-prof: Technology & Development Yes
SUN Networks Chennai Private sector: TV, Radio, Print media networks
Vodafone Mumbai Private: Telecom Operator Yes
GQ India Media Yes
Vogue India Media
Plan International India


Placeholder for form submission. Coming soon?

Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation (http://priscillahall.org/) Non-prof: multiple interests
University of Indonesia Jakarta Education
Indosat Ooredoo Jakarta Private: Telecom operator
National Library of Indonesia Jakarta GLAM: Library
The Ministry of Education and Culture Government
ICT Watch (http://ictwatch.id/) Non-prof: Digital rights activism
Ministry of Communication and Informatics (https://kominfo.go.id/) Government
Indonesian Linux Mover Foundation (http://ypli.or.id/) Free knowledge
Inspirasia (http://www.inspirasia.org/indonesia) Social Impact
Telkomsel Jakarta Private: Telecom operator
The Jakarta Post Jakarta Media: News
Lontar Foundation GLAM: Literary organization
relief agencies (CARE, Save the Children, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services and Mercy Corps.)
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Government
CARE Indonesia Non-profit
Plan International Indonesia Non-profit
Kopernik Technology Yes
Tokopedia Technology Yes
Indika Energy Private Sector Yes
Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Private Sector Yes
Paramadina Public Policy Institute, Paramadina University Education, Policy, Academia Yes
USAID Indonesia Non-prof: multiple interests Yes
Politikana.com Jakarta Media Yes

Region: Latin America[edit]


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Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
Fund. Carlos Slim Mexico City Mobile/Non profit Yes
Connovo Mexico City Tech / Social entrepenurship Yes
Secret. Educ. Plan SEP Mexico City Government Yes
UNAM Mexico City Education
Museo Soumaya Mexico City GLAM Yes
Greenpeace Mexico Mexico City Non-prof/social change: Environment Yes
R3D Mexico City Non prof/social change: Digital Rights Yes
Fund. Arcoiris Mexico City Non-prof/social change: LGBT rights/UNAM prof Yes
Victoria 147 Mexico City Non-prof/social change: women empowerment Yes
Tierra Nativa Chihuahua Non-prof/social change: indigenous rights Yes
UNICEF Mexico Mexico City International agency Yes
Fund. AT&T Mexico City Tech/Non profit Yes
Fund. Telefonica Mexico City Mobile Industry Yes
FM4 Guadalajara Non-prof: migrants
AMIPCI Mexico City Tech non profit (Asoc. Mexicana Internet) Yes
GSMA Mexico City Mobile Industry Yes
Presidencia - CEDN Mexico City Government Yes
Vive Digital Mexico City Tech / Social entrepenurship CEO Yes
Fund. Telmex Mexico City Non-prof: education
Fund. Educa Mexico City Non-prof: education
UNETE Mexico City Non-prof: education
Mexicanos Primero Mexico City Non-prof: education
Fund. Dondé Mexico City Non-prof: general
LAZOS Mexico City Non-prof: general
Educampo Mexico City Non-prof: rural areas + education
Rhizomatica Mexico City Non-prof: access
SocialTIC Mexico City Non-prof: movement empowerment through IT
Laboratorio de la Ciudad Mexico City Non-prof: urbanism
Sin Fronteras Mexico City Non-prof: migrants
Tlachinollan Tlapa Non-prof: indigenous rights
Fund. Patrimonio Indigena Mexico City Non-prof: indigenous rights
Marfund Cancun Non-prof: environment
FME LGBT Mexico City Non-prof: LGBT entrepeneurship
CANIETI Mexico City Mobile organization
PNUD Mexico Mexico City International org
Intel Mexico City Private company-CSR Yes
Glamour Magazine Mexico & Latin America Mexico City Media Yes
Aliat Universidades Education Yes
Excelsior Newspaper Media Yes
CCinepolis Private Sector Yes
Grupo Salinas Media Yes
Secretary of Economic Development, Secretariat of Economic Development of the Federal District of Mexico Government Yes
Secretariat of Social Development Mexico Government
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation Mexico Government
Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare Mexico Government
Secretariat of Public Education Mexico Government
Secretariat of Culture Mexico Government


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Organization City Type Have contact? Comments
ANATEL Brasilia Goverment: Head of the International Affairs Office Yes
Positivo Curitiba Tech: Head of Strategic Alliances for Innovation Yes
INTERVOZES Technology/Advocacy Digital rights Yes
Twitter Sao Paulo Technology/Policy (Head of Public Policy - Brazil) Yes
CGI.br Brasilia Government/Policy: CGI Head of research Yes
Samsung BR Sao Paulo Technology: Bizdev Sr. Manager Yes
Free Networks P2P Cooperative Rio Technology/Social Entrepenuership Yes
VIVO Telefonica Sao Paulo Technology: Digital Services and Innovation Director Yes
Positivo Curitiba Tech: Head of Strategic Alliances for Innovation Yes
ITS Rio Rio Education/Policy Yes
UFMG Minas Gerais Education: Observatório de Cidadania, Inovação e Tecnociência Yes
Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio Education/Policy: Senior researcher Yes
IDEC Sao Paulo Policy/Research Yes
InternetLab Technology/Advocacy Digital rights Yes
CEBRAP Sao Paulo Education/Research
Education Ministry Brasilia
USP Sao Paulo Education
Gastromotiva São Paulo, Brazil Non-profit: peer-to-peer culinary education Yes
FazINOVA São Paulo, Brazil Non-profit/Technology: online education Yes
FREELAND Brasil São Paulo, Brazil Non-profit: environment Yes
Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Technology (AI, digital inclusion) Yes
Product and Innovation for Emerging Markets, Pearson Education, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Education/Technology Yes
EMBRAER Institute of Education and Research Brazil/Miami? Education Yes
Glamour Magazine Brazil Media Yes
CARE Brazil Non-profit
Plan International Brazil Non-profit
Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications Government
Ministry of Education Government
Ministry of Culture Government
ARede Educa São Paulo Civil society Yes Head of an NGO which focuses on the use of technology in education.