This Praxis Note examines practical examples of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthening NGOs and reflects on the various pitfalls of the successful implementation of e-networks for the strengthening of NGOs in developing countries. The Note also acknowledges that a lack of infrastructure and skills creates obstacles to this process. Based on the results of the analysis, the Note concludes with lessons learnt and recommendations for the future.
Recent years have seen increasing demands on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reach development goals. These greater demands include the provision of public welfare services and the changing context in which NGOs operate, challenging organisations to strengthen their capacities to fulfil their missions. At the same time, policy discourse at international level is promoting the use of ICTs for development.
Electronicbased learning networks are being introduced in different parts of the world as a way to address the organisational exchange and learning needs of a variety of organisations dedicated to achieving their specific missions for development.
Praxis Note 33 - E-networks and NGO Challenges - Gabriela Romo