PAST PROJECTS

ICT4D|INTRODUCTION OF COMPUTER LITERACY IN HUNZA

KADO, since its inception, developed different interventions in computer literacy using ICT tools for local development. In this regard, in 2001, KADO supported establishing two village literacy centers in Murtazaabad and Hyderabad villages to impart training on software applications to villagers. These centers were later handed over to the local community to run on a cost-recovery basis.

OUR PROJECTS

MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE

The first computer institute named Mountain Institute for Computer Science (MICS) was established in 2003 to provide computer-related skills and education to students and professionals with the support of Align Technologies Inc. USA. The institute trained 270 persons (134 male and 136 female) in computer and basic IT skills. IDRC helped KADO initiate an E-commerce project using the Pan Asia Networking (PAN) E-shopping Mall for its handicraft products through the mail-order system (MOS). KADO in 2001 developed the first homepage with the support of PAN-IDRC to promote eco- and cultural tourism potentials, share indigenous community experience and research into the ICT and internet applications in the rural mountainous areas of Pakistan.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The IDRC Canada-funded project was however the major intervention, started in 2004, aimed at demonstrating the use of information and communication technology for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and extradition of extreme poverty in the remote mountainous villages. The major components of this project included the provision of internet services and action research on E-village, e-school, and business incubation concepts  Based on these successes, KADO became the first indigenous organization in Northern Areas to successfully implement ICT projects. The Planning and Development Department (P&DD) thus partnered with KADO to establish 38 IT centers in all Six districts of Northern Areas

DETAILS OF PROJECT!

 KADO became the first indigenous organization in Northern Areas to successfully implement ICT projects. The Planning and Development Department (P&DD) thus partnered with KADO to establish 38 IT centers in all Six districts of Northern Areas.