Quick quide: ICT a...

Quick quide: ICT and education activities supported by USAID

This Quick guide is part of infoDev's series of informal Quick guides to resources and work on ICTs and education in international institutions and donor agencies. Information presented here has been gathered by infoDev from publicly-available documents and should not be considered to be endorsed by the subject organization.

dot-EDU is an information and communication technology (ICT) program for USAID (United States Aggency for International Development) Missions seeking to assist developing countries in strengthening learning systems that improve quality, expand access, and enhance equity through carefully planned applications of digital and broadcast technologies. It is part of the larger, USAID-funded DOT-COM Alliance (2001-2006) to promote the use of information and communications technology (ICT) across all development sectors. dot-EDU is led by the Education Development Center (EDC), working with 35 Resource Partners.

Information about dot-EDU can be found on the following web sites:

Please note that you may wish to visit both sites, as the information on them is not fully in sync.


More complete information about individual dot-EDU projects can be found at the following web sites:

dot-EDU activities (DOT-COM Alliance web site)

dot-EDU projects (dot-EDU web site)

dor-EDU pilot projects (dot-EDU web site)

Here is a consolidated listing of these activities:


  • Botswana - ICTs in African Schools Conference
  • DRC - Complementary Instructional Strategies and Community Learning and Resource Center in DRC
  • DR Congo - Improving Basic Education, Especially for Girls in Targeted Areas (aka SIEEQ) 
  • Ghana and IT policy
  • Kenya Education Sector Support Program
  • Madagascar - Technology Support for Education
  • Mali - University to University Linkage
  • Namibia - Alliance to Promote ICTs in Namibian Schools (GDA SchoolNet)
  • Namibia - Initiative for Namibian Education Technology (iNET)
  • Rwanda - Teacher Professional Development and IT Equipment Provision
  • Somaliland – Somali Interactive Radio Instruction (SIRIP) 
  • Sudan - dot-EDU Support to Education in Southern Sudan
  • Sudan: Assessment/Design for a Sudan Independent Radio Station
  • Sudan Radio Service
  • Uganda - Connect-ED Phase II
  • Uganda - Piloting Low-Energy, Low Cost Thin-Client Appliances to Link Teacher College and Primary Schools
  • Uganda - The IT and HIV/AIDS Pilot Project
  • Zambia - Improvement of Basic Education for More School Aged Children (Phase II)
  • Zambia - Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) for Out of School Youth

Asia & Near East

  • India - Technology Tools for Teaching & Training in India (Project T4)
  • Lebanon - YouthCaN Med Technology & Environment in the Classroom 
  • Laos/Thailand - Low Cost Technology for Semi-Literate Mekong Girls 
  • Thailand - SEAMEO Innotech: IBM Strategic Planning Toolkit 
  • Yemen - ICTs for the Improvement of Education and Female Role Models

Europe & Eurasia

  • Macedonia for EWoRLD (Education and Workforce Learning Development Program) 

Latin America & Caribbean 

  • Colombia - Eluminate! Live 
  • Guatemala - Proyecto Enlace Quiche 
  • Guatemala - Transferring Enlace Quiché to NGO Status 
  • Haiti - Interactive Radio Instruction 
  • Honduras - Interactive Radio Instruction for Preschool Education 
  • Peru CAPTIC (Comunidades que Aprenden com Apoyo de Technologías de Informacíon y de Comunicaciónes) 
  • Peru - Early Childhood Development 


  • Sustaining School Networks Globally
  • Database of ICT and Education Globally

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