OneWorld South Asia Home / News / News:Today's Headlines - Open Knowledge Network launched in north India:
"The Open Knowledge Network enhances communication opportunities for the people at the grassroots and facilitates social and economic empowerment of poor communities. It brings communities closer to researchers, agricultural scientists, health professionals, government authorities and markets.
OKN, which is operational in Pondicherry and is empowering villagers through information, has now been launched in north India. The unique initiative had been launched by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan in Geneva in December 2003.
OneWorld South Asia (OWSA), which is an international non-profit network that uses ICT tools for poverty alleviation, partners with Datamation Foundation, Development Alternatives, Drishtee and TERI for implementing the programme. UNESCO and National Informatics Centre (NIC) are the other two important partners in the venture."