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Promoting Infolady forBuilding Inclusive Information andKnowledge System (PILBIIKS)A Dnet projectByNadia A. Shams
Dnet the organizationA social enterprise for working forcreating access to information andknowledge• Fusion of technology ...
• Education• Health• Livelihood• Social Accountability
PILBIIKS: General facts•A 3 year pilot project started in 2010• 2 location• Fund size $582,161•Manusher Jonne Foundation (...
Problems ObjectiveWomanentrepreneurshipAccesstoinformationandknowledgeEmpowering womanDisempowerment ofwomanTriple literac...
Who is an Infolady
Equipmentsof anInfolady
Services category
SAMPLE TEXTBasic healthServices
ICT services
Infolady Model
HUB•Local organization•Investment capacity•Good reputation•Permanent establishment
Fair Price International Pvt. Ltd.• A for profit social enterprise• Equipment supplier for Infolady and HUB ata price fair...
How the process works1st step• Selection of HUB• Capacity building of HUB2nd step• Selection of Infolady• Capacity buildin...
Number of beneficiaries Infoladyserved•1,50500 direct beneficiaries (male+ female)•64960 indirect beneficiaries (male + fe...
Individual(infolady)ImprovecapacityFinancialstabilityPrestigeSelf esteemIndividual(beneficiary)Access toinformationIncreas...
Replicability and scalability• Launching nationwide• 12,000 Infolady byyear 2017Scalability• Possibility ofreplication in ...
Challenges•Content•Conservative society•Electricity•Lack of knowledge•Low bandwidth
Use of Fund•Develop content•Capacity building•Campaign
Thank you
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This is a presentation of a DNet project on awareness raising and increasing access to information through Infoladies.
Presentation by Nadia Afrin Shams, GDN Award finalist on Most Innovative Development Project

GDN 14th Annual Conference
Manila, Philippines
June 17-19, 2013

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Promoting Infolady for Building Inclusive Information and Knowledge System (PILBIIKS) - A Dnet project

  1. 1. Promoting Infolady forBuilding Inclusive Information andKnowledge System (PILBIIKS)A Dnet projectByNadia A. Shams
  2. 2. Dnet the organizationA social enterprise for working forcreating access to information andknowledge• Fusion of technology and social tools forinnovation• Replicable social models
  3. 3. • Education• Health• Livelihood• Social Accountability
  4. 4. PILBIIKS: General facts•A 3 year pilot project started in 2010• 2 location• Fund size $582,161•Manusher Jonne Foundation (MJF)
  5. 5. Problems ObjectiveWomanentrepreneurshipAccesstoinformationandknowledgeEmpowering womanDisempowerment ofwomanTriple literacy barrierInsufficient accessto informationWhat do we address
  6. 6. Who is an Infolady
  7. 7. Equipmentsof anInfolady
  8. 8. Services category
  9. 9. SAMPLE TEXTBasic healthServices
  10. 10. ICT services
  11. 11. Infolady Model
  12. 12. HUB•Local organization•Investment capacity•Good reputation•Permanent establishment
  13. 13. Fair Price International Pvt. Ltd.• A for profit social enterprise• Equipment supplier for Infolady and HUB ata price fair• Supply chain management-Top down/ bottom up
  14. 14. How the process works1st step• Selection of HUB• Capacity building of HUB2nd step• Selection of Infolady• Capacity building of Infolady3rd step• Mentoring and monitoring ofInfolady
  15. 15. Number of beneficiaries Infoladyserved•1,50500 direct beneficiaries (male+ female)•64960 indirect beneficiaries (male + female)•2560 children
  16. 16. Individual(infolady)ImprovecapacityFinancialstabilityPrestigeSelf esteemIndividual(beneficiary)Access toinformationIncreasedawarenessDecreaselivelihoodcostUnderstandRTICommunityMoreemploymentMoreincomeUnderstandingof RTIMoreaccountabilityImprovedcapacityPolicyLoan forwomanentrepreneursGovernmentaccountabilityImplementation of RTISocio-economic impact
  17. 17. Replicability and scalability• Launching nationwide• 12,000 Infolady byyear 2017Scalability• Possibility ofreplication in Rwanda,Burundi and CongoReplicability
  18. 18. Challenges•Content•Conservative society•Electricity•Lack of knowledge•Low bandwidth
  19. 19. Use of Fund•Develop content•Capacity building•Campaign
  20. 20. Thank you

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