Our Projects

2008 Northern Indigenous Communities Satellite Network (NICSN) CCIRDT worked with a consortium of Canadian First Nations organizations Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO), Kativik Regional Council (KRG), Keewatin Tribal Council (KTC), to develop a research and knowledge industry development program to support the on-going development of the NICSN implementation.

2007, Government of Nepal, Advice on Telecentre Development

2007 IT for Change (Bangalore, India) -- CCIRDT Executive Director Michael Gurstein participated in a Workshop on Telecentres and ICT policy development and prepared a background paper on ICT policy and Telecentres for the leading India based NGO IT for Change (www.itforchange.net)

2006-2007 UNESCO (Paris) -- CCIRDT partnered with a South Africa NGO to undertake a future oriented assessment of UNESCO's Information for All Programme (www.unesco.org/webworld/ifap) which is UNESCO's major Programme supporting transitions to Knowledge Societies globally.
Download: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001518/151807E.pdf

2006-2007 K-NET (Keewaytinook Okimakanak) (Northern Ontario, Canada) -- CCIRDT is worked with the telecommunications organization for the First Nations in Northern Ontario, K-Net (www.knet.ca) on an overview and future oriented assessment of the K-Net's activities as a leading Community Informatics organization supporting the use of ICT for economic and social development among Canada's First Nations.

2006-2020 Communications Trust (NZ) -- CCIRDT Executive Director Michael Gurstein presented the keynote address at the 10th anniversary celebration of the 2020 Communications Trust (www.2020.org.nz), a leading New Zealand ICT foundation. In addition, he made a series of presentations to a large number of audiences in several NZ centres concerning the role of ICTs in social and economic development.

2005 UN Secretariat, consultation on UN Reform options reporting to the Under-Secretary General for Management (Mr. Cheng) 2005

2003-2007 E-Fez Local E-Government, on-going research and evaluation advice to major IDRC funded project on local e-government development in Morocco. Project has won national (Morocco), Africa wide (UNECA) and global (UNDESA) e-government awards.

2003 Courses on an Introduction to Community Informatics (University of Toronto, University of Alberta)

2003 USAID: (Chemonics Corp.) Sustainability Assessment of the Knowledge Station Program, National Information Center, Kingdom of Jordan, sponsor USAID 2003

2003 United Nations Volunteers: Evaluation of the On-Line (E-Vol.) Program of UN Volunteers, Bonn Germany, 2003

2002 United Nations, Department of Conference Services, Consultancy on "The Management of the Document Distribution Function in the Light of Digital Work Flow", Feb.- Mar. 2002

2001 Canadian Government, Dept. of Human Resources, Analytic Bibliography on Digitally Enabled Learning Networks and Learning Communities.

2000 National Research Council (US) -- Invited Paper for Review of Broadband Technology, Committee to Study Broadband Last-Mile Technology, 2000.

1998 Missouri, State Legislature; Member of Expert Panel reviewing Missouri Express (Public Internet Access Program) June 1998.