Learning Independence Networks

Developing nations typically settle for technologies that were designed elsewhere, with other purposes in mind. The Learning Independence Networks project aims to change this, working with networks of organizations in developing nations (including universities, foundations, companies, and NGOs) to help them build the capacity to develop their own technologies, appropriate for local needs. We are working most closely with universities, helping them to develop new courses, research programs, technological infrastructures, and strategies for collaborating with other members of the network on the design of new technologies. The first Learning Independence Network, called Prometheus, is currently under development in Costa Rica, aiming to produce a new generation of technologies for use in community development and education.