A partnership with GC is a mutually beneficial relationship. Our program provides clearly defined requirements and benefits, as well as your role in the partnership.
We have fostered technology partnerships with MFIS outside our network and other organizations to use the power of information and communications technology to create businesses for the rural poor.
i. Testing New Technology
ii. Working with Grass root level.
iii. New Idea on Tech/ICT can be implemented
iv. Knowledge Sharing
v. Access to the Local Market
vi. Telemedicine implementation
Grameen Trust, an active member of the Grameen family of enterprises uses microcredit programs to provide funding to selected projects and monitors their performance. The “Grameen Digital Center", one of the emerging rural technology centers of Grameen Communications in Mirzapur, Tangail was launched with the dynamic financial assistance from Grameen Trust.
KTH & SPIDER
SPIDER (Swedish Program for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Developing Regions) sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency( SIDA) carries out activities within Higher Education, Professional Services and Projects, and External Relations, where the different programs will be carried out by cooperation partners to enhance progress in developing countries. Grameen Communications created Grameen ICT Center in Nohata, Magura to provide opportunities for rural people to benefit from the potentials of ICT with SIDA and SPIDER funded projects.
Village Phone is the largest program of Grameen Telecom that provides modern telecommunication services to underprivileged people in Bangladesh. Village phones have very cheap billing rates and are also given on easy loans from Grameen Bank. Grameen Telecom launched the Village Kiosk project with Grameen Communications to help people gain online access to government officers and services from various departments and interact with the rest of the world.
NEC & MARUBENI Corporation
NEC and Marubeni Corporation are the renowned Japanese companies involved in technological partnership with Grameen Communications to share technology as part of their Healthcare project. NEC technical team worked side by side with GC team to develop story boards, content, multimedia components like animations, character definitions, sound and voice creation etc. The Government of Japan, through its Embassy in Dhaka has provided a grant assistance to develop and implement the project.
Pan Asia Networking
PAN is an initiative of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada to help researchers and communities in the developing world find solutions to their social, economic, and environmental problems. A few years ago, IDRC was involved with Grameen Communications for introducing full internet services to educational institutions and social organizations in Bangladesh on a sustainable basis but now they have no ongoing projects running with Grameen Communications.
Kyushu University is renowned to research and develop a model of Social Information Infrastructure. Grameen Communications and Kyushu University have recently signed an agreement to carry out collaborative research towards the goal of building social information infrastructure models in developing countries. Grameen- KU's strategies will build a research platform of ICT based social services (education, agriculture, health) considering the requirements developing countries such as Bangladesh.