First GDCO Foundation Meeting in Eindhoven Netherlands

Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) is a non-governmental and non-profit civil society organization founded in partnership with Eindhoven Digital City (DSE) Netherlands and supported by many partners including the Eindhoven volunteers for Gedaref projects (SPEG)

GDCO is a member of the global Telecentres movement. Telecentres are strong win-win public, people and private partnership (more than 87.000 Telecentres, in 52 countries, 72 national networks and 6 multi-lingual networks) sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices for the development of marginalized, disadvantage and underserved communities. Telecentres overcome barriers that limit the sustainable development, reduce the impact of poverty, empowering women through ICT and more than one million were trained the basic computer and internet courses 2014, include the excluded specially for people with disability. Telecentres are strong tools for eradication of the resources of illiteracy and improve the quality of education @ reduced costs through ICT

There is big digital divide in Sudan between rural-urban, women- men, able- disabled people. Many children are traveling with their families due to climate changes looking for better grazing area and water resources for their animals and miss the education. Gedaref university has a problem in the e-Infrastructure. Women are more vulnerable group to poverty and illiteracy and they are not equally connected. More than 16 % of the population is people with disability and they are very poor and they cannot afford to access the ICT. Theses challenged forced GDCO with its partners to find ways to tackle them

DSE donated 750 computers and they were used for developing these community projects. GDCO developed big win-win public, private and people partnership (PPPP) projects including e-Agriculture, out of school children e-learning, connecting people with disability (e-education) and empowering women through ICT projects and more

GDCO is a winner of 7 international and national information for development awards for these projects and shared the projects in more than 200 blogs, 70 conferences and workshops, 10 exhibitions and 5000 photo and 50 videos online