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About Us

15 July 2009

OneWorld South Asia is the South Asian centre of the OneWorld International Foundation that uses the democratic potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to promote sustainable development and human rights. OneWorld Foundation India, its registered Indian entity, carries forward the mission by transforming community lives with technology and knowledge. 

OneWorld accelerates development goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by using emerging and traditional ICT tools that:

  • develop knowledge connectivity among communities for change;
  • build ICT capacities and communication opportunities at the grassroots, and;
  • create innovative knowledge delivery services and products for development.

OneWorld works in partnership with all stakeholders: communities, grassroots organizations, governments, private sector, and the larger international community for bringing sustainable development solutions through the use of ICTs.

Climate Justice for Southern Voices

Climate change as a global concern adds a new dimension to the challenges of realising the MDGs as its impacts in the South impose substantial vulnerabilities on development sectors and marginalised communities. OneWorld believes that new technologies and knowledge can help build adaptation and mitigation efforts that simultaneously address development and climate change challenges.
 
Bhoogyan – OneWorld’s Integrated Knowledge System on Climate Change Adaptation is designed to cater to the needs of communities vulnerable to the dangerous impacts of climate change. The web-based technology solution will provide contextual knowledge on local and indigenous coping strategies to grassroots communities through multiple delivery channels, including the mobile, internet and radio. 

Communities in turn will access on-demand knowledge through mobiles, based on geographical specifics and in local language, on crucial adaptation and risk reduction measures. To know more about the mobile application technology, click here.