The Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD) has been constituted in 2020 as a research and policy think tank in critical areas of social and digital development in North East India Region towards addressing key pressing sustainable development, governance and digital divide challenges in the region. CSDD is a not-for-profit Company under Section (8) of the Companies Act of 2013.
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) is a development agency, registered in New Delhi as a non-profit Society, promoting the cause of sustainable deployment and use of ICT tools and applications to bridge development and governance divides. Founded in 2002, DEF has since transformed itself into a South Asia entity pioneering in key grassroots and outreach programs using ICTs.
North East Development Foundation (NEDF) is a not-for-profit development-focused consulting and participating organisation contributing to key aspects of sustainable development including livelihoods, capacity building, entrepreneurship, information communication technology, youth empowerment, natural resource management (NRM), and rural technology. It is focused on educational development, entrepreneurial skill development, vocational training, formation of SHGs, microfinance, gender and empowerment. Since 2006, NEDF has implemented key socio-economic projects with a bottom-up approach. NEDF is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860.
The World Summit Award (WSA) is a unique awards system, that selects and promotes local digital innovation to improve society. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting-edge examples of how ICTs can impact society in a positive way.