Appropriate IT (AI) is a for-profit social enterprise that harnesses the power of technology to advance social justice, equitable access, and inclusive international development

What We Do

Develop solutions & expertise that help individuals & organizations utilize the power & promise of information age for sustainable social change across the world

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Who We Serve

Creating a technology sector that is developing game-changing interventions not just for, but also by, underserved communities

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Why We Do It

Love the potential & excitement around emerging technologies. Equally, if not more, passionate about utilizing this cutting edge tech for social change

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From the Blog

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  • Learning is a Mindset

    AIDA Inauguration 5

    (Guest blog by Heather A. Moore)

    Usha recently invited me to share some words of advice with the inspiring young women that had recently graduated from the pilot program of AIDA, Appropriate IT’s Development Academy, and with those from the community. Having gathered some sage advice from a few wise and generous mentors throughout my career, as well as the hard earned wisdom that comes

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Innovation Lab

Applied research and incubator services to pilot innovative solutions, explore emerging technologies, and establish collaborative ventures to solve long-standing social issues.

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Current Projects

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Open source crowdsourcing and citizen engagement platform for social accountability & improved governance

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Citizen Action Platform

Monitoring, reporting, & resolving issues in health care service delivery for anticorruption and transparency in Uganda

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Web & Mobile App Development

Designing and developing open source information & communication technologies for development (ICT4D)

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Open source elearning and knowledge management platform for lifelong learning in a fun and playful environment

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Krishi Janani

Information services, knowledge network, & market access platform to support organic & sustainable farming in India

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Research Areas

Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Wearable Devices, Artificial Intelligence...

Development Academy

The Development Academy works to redress social inequality by creating opportunities for under-privileged youth, particularly girls and young women, through training in software development, communication, and leadership.

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Currently Offering

Open Source Developer Trainings

Open Source
Developer Trainings

Providing introduction and intensive courses in emerging open source technologies such as big data, machine learning

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Software Development Academies for Young Women

Software Development Academies for Young Women

Free training & mentoring for underprivileged young women so they can access high-growth jobs of the future

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Workforce Preparedness Workshops

Workforce Preparedness Workshops

High-quality training options for businesses to prepare their new hires for employment and long-term success

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Tech Academies for Girls

Tech Academies
for Girls

After-school programs for girls to create peer cohorts learning emerging technologies such as robotics

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