Digital Empowerment Foundation

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Delhi, New Delhi, India


Delhi, New Delhi, India

Digital Empowerment Foundation focuses on Communications Human Resources Trade & Finance and is headquartered in Delhi, New Delhi, India.

The mission of DEF is based on practical considerations and realistic visions. Its mission is to inspire individuals and communities to use technology for their own advantages. The mission is to enable communities to be aware and conscious of the utility and necessity to using ICT for their upliftment and empowerment. DEF’s mission is to see widespread development, use, spread, and promotion, and accessibility, affordability of digital content based on cultural specifics or language necessities. The purpose is to bring the content delivery of ICT into limelight. The reason being content comprises the fundamental component of any ICT interventions. If technology inspires, content inspires more and is what ultimately matters in the long run. The larger part of DEF’s mission is to contribute its efforts towards making India an information rich country vis-à-vis the world info society. The mission is to fill in the gaps of digital divide in this country in terms of content gap, information and awareness gap, technology gap, in various intervention modes. DEF’s mission shall be of seeing itself put continuous pressure on the policy framework and formulations pertaining to holistic promotion and growth of ICT and content in this subcontinent. In this drive it shall work along with like minded partners and supporters.


With the motto of ‘Inform, Communicate and Empower,’ Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) started its journey in the month of December, 2002. Based out of New Delhi, India and registered as not-for-profit under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, the effort at DEF has been to find sustainable Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions including digital and new media to address digital divide in under-served and unreached regions and communities. With a non-political approach, it was founded to contribute to an enabling social and economic order in India as well as in South Asia with the need based support of ICT tools and means.