Inveneo ICT Sustainability Primer: What to consider when designing ICT projects in the developing world

Since 2006, Inveneo and our Certified ICT Partners have delivered innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions reaching more than 1,500,000 people in over 500 communities in 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Haiti.
We've learned a lot of lessons along the way on how to make an ICT project sustainable in resource-constrained environments, and we're like to share them with you.

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Inveneo ICT Sustainability Primer
Inveneo specializes in delivering sustainable solutions for challenging rural and underserved environments. We design and build affordable, robust and reliable ICT systems for locations that have little power or Internet service. These areas often lack the local expertise necessary to successfully deploy and maintain technology. Therefore, we devote a large part of our efforts toward skills development.
One aspect of that skills development is ICTworks, which aims to be a premier resource for sharing and expanding knowledge on appropriate ICTs and the implementation processes that can make them sustainable in rural and underserved communities across the developing world.
Our goal with the Inveneo ICT Sustainability Primer (PDF) is to present these lessons via ICTworks as guidance to those planning ICT-intensive projects in low-resource settings in order to help them avoid common pitfalls. We cover everything from project management to ICT and power infrastructure, to support and facilities.
Yet we don't pretend to have all the answers - we welcome your feedback and input to improve the sustainability of all ICT projects. Please add your comments below and we'll incorporate them into future editions of the Primer.

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