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About this Initiative
ItrainOnline is a joint initiative of eight
organizations with exceptional expertise in computer and Internet training in
While there is an abundance of information on using ICTs on the web, our
experience has shown that is difficult to locate high quality and appropriate
information that is suited to the ways development organizations and civil
society groups in the South learn about and use ICTs. ItrainOnline responds to
the need for a single source on the web containing a selection of the best and
most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and
By pooling our resources to create this site, the ItrainOnline partners can
reduce any overlaps in our online content and training programs, learn from each
other, and better focus our investments in ICT training. Most importantly, we
can ensure that learners and trainers in the South have a convenient entry point
on the web for the resources and tools they need.
Objectives and target users
The ItrainOnline initiative aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs)
and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges
posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs). In seeking to
overcome skills gaps in development, it connects people and know-how with the
needs of ICT learners and trainers. ItrainOnline aims:
- To provide a selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet
training resources for development and social change.
- To provide access to high quality and appropriate information that is suited
to the ways development organizations and civil society groups in the South
learn about and use ICTs.
- To concentrate on training and "how-to" guides for development organizations
and civil society groups.
What you'll find
Materials and annotated links to high-quality resources in English, Spanish,
French and other languages, on topics ranging from computer and Internet basics
to highly technical areas and the ways that civil society and development
organizations can increase their impact using these tools.
An Open Content site
ItrainOnline is committed to the free and fair sharing of development
information. The information and annotations on our site are free, and can be
reproduced, translated, and disseminated without restriction. Most of the
material described in the collection is free. Please respect the copyright
restrictions on the external sites described on this site.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Bellanet International Secretariat
International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Content/editorial partners include:
APC Women's Networking Support
Making IT Work for Volunteers (Canada)
Panos Institute - West Africa
Women'sNet (South Africa)
Radio for Development (UK)
The ItrainOnline logo represents the collaboration of the founding partners
in this initiative. Each organization contributes unique expertise and the
product of its experience. Each is committed to collaboration and free and open
sharing of information for the benefit of the development community as a whole.
ItrainOnline content has been funded in part by