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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  • AIDA Launches with a Celebration and Inspiration for Social Change

    Appropriate IT Development Academy (AIDA)

    On August 15, Appropriate IT Development Academy (AIDA) hosted a special event to celebrate India’s independence day and mark the opening of AIDA’s first training center in Kinathukadavu, near Coimbatore, India.

    This event “Celebrating Ourselves, Inspiring Social Change” took place at NGP Engineering College, Coimbatore on Aug 15 from 3 – 5 pm. The ceremony opened with a short presentation on Appropriate IT’s

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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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Web & Mobile App Development

Developing open source information & communication technology for development (ICT4D) applications

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Citizen Action Platform

Monitoring, reporting, & resolving health care service delivery issues in Uganda

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Janani

Social accountability platform for citizen engagement & crowdsourced reporting

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Drones for Development

Mapping & monitoring with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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Shakthi

Gamified eLearning and knowledge management platform

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Research Areas

Big Data, Internet of Things, 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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