Ask the community first: how not to be a technocrat

Junio’s early experience working with schools in remote parts of his native country had shown that input of the local community is vital in taking technology to the grassroots. Without learning from the lived experience of those living in the grassroots, technocrats might miss the underlying conditions that plague a community. Read more

Connecting rural communities

Hailing from Barpak, Gorkha, one of the most rural and earthquake-prone areas of Nepal, Babu Ram Dawadi is looking to “connect rural communities to the world”. In most of Nepal, ICT is not the commonplace term it is in most cities today, and he is resolute to take its benefits to all parts of the country, including hard-to-reach areas. Read more