E-Village

The project established two E-village Resource Centers (EVRC) in Altit and Hussainabad to test the potential of ICT in village planning and development. This action research project was implemented with the help of Altit Town Management Committee (ATMC) and Hussainabad Islahi Committee (HIC).

The centres provided subsidised internet facilities and basic computer trainings to the villagers, in order to enable them to access and use the required information from internet according to their needs and interests.

The human and institutional capacity of the local partner organisations were strengthened through different workshops and training session to enable them to carry out their own development at local level. A Sustainable Village Development Plan (SVDP) including a comprehensive document, Village Information System as data base and a comprehensive web site www.altithunza.org was developed for Altit Village with the active involvement of the local community. It was learnt that broader and multiple use of ICT with bigger mandate in different sectors such as education, health, rural development, or institutional or market development, is an enabling tool that produces multiplier effect if intervened in all areas simultaneously.