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Towards responsible digital solidarity - A study on digital solidarity initiatives in France, the Netherlands and Senegal

TitleTowards responsible digital solidarity - A study on digital solidarity initiatives in France, the Netherlands and Senegal
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGuillet L, Diouf A, Haenen I
Prepared forEuropean Union
Pages52
InstitutionEnda Europe & WASTE
AbstractIn partnership with the international development NGO Enda Tiers Monde(Environment, Development, Action) in Senegal and the Dutch Foundation WASTE, Enda Europe launched in March 2008 the project “Keyboards for all…at any price? Towards responsible digital solidarity”. The project aims to address two challenges: to contribute to the reduction of the digital gap in developing countries(DC) which is part of Goal 8 of the Millennium Development Goals and to avoid the degradation of the environment in DCs caused by the accumulation of non-treated and end-of-life Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) equipment known as e-waste. The project team carried out a study on donations of ICT equipment in France, the Netherlands and Senegal. Moreover, a web search and literature review have been conducted to establish an overview of organisations involved in second hand computer donations (“digital solidarity initiatives”); and contacted public and civil society organisations as well as relevant companies and municipalities in France, the Netherlands, Senegal for interviews.
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