Dimagi staff actively contribute to a range of organizations, consortiums, and informal efforts that are working towards the change we want to see in the world.
Dimagi believes there needs to be a vibrant ecosystem of groups working in the ICT4D space in order to contribute to improving healthcare throughout the world. We support a range of efforts to foster knowledge sharing and technology interoperability. In addition to our business-as-usual activities, Dimagi team-members are actively part of many communities tackling these issues, both technical and non-technical. Please contact us for any more information!
Directly Supported Efforts
Coded in Country – The Coded in Country (CIC) initiative, developed in conjunction with DataDyne.org, aims to increase awareness of this by encouraging programs to put more than 50% of their programming funding towards local coders.
OpenRosa Consortium – The OpenROSA consortium was formed in an effort to create a set of standards to allow mobile data collection tools to interoperate.
IMeCA – Begun in 2009, the Comunidad Latinoamericana de Informática Médica Código Abierto (the Latin American Open Source Health Informatics community) is a group from all over the Latin American and Caribbean region working to share information and experiences around the use of open source health informatics platforms and tools in health care.
Spark Microgrants – An organization whose mission is to catalyze grassroots efforts. All over the world, under-resourced communities have the potential to solve their most pressing problems. What they need most is help getting started. Spark Microgrants is developing a model for community organizing and granting to help communities take hold of their own development.
ICT for Community Health Worker Mailing List – A vibrant community of technologists and practitioners sharing experiences.
- Ideas for mHealth
- CommCare Volunteer Opportunities
- Global Health Delivery Online, a great forum for sharing resources and forums on global health delivery
- MobileActive.org, a great online resource for all things mobile
- CHANGE, a group at the University of Washington exploring how technology can improve the lives of underserved populations in the developing world.
- The Open Mobile Consortium (OMC) is a community of mobile technologists and practitioners working to drive open source mobile solutions for more effective and efficient humanitarian relief and global social development.