Dgroups is an online home for groups and communities interested in international development.
The people leading Dgroups have formed the Dgroups Partnership. Current partners include Bellanet, DFID, Hivos, ICA, IICD, OneWorld, UNAIDS and WorldBank.
There are an ever increasing number of development organizations that want to have online groups or communities. Instead of creating separate solutions, why not come together and support a platform not just for each other, but for the entire development community?
In my opinion, the added value of DGroups is not the platform itself (you can find zillions of them in the Net) but being thematic, so you can search, within international development, who’s working in a concrete sector, region or country. Some groups are open so you can see its members (with customized resume or message to the visitor), resources, messages and events (group calendar) and even join them.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2004) “DGroups” In ICTlogy,
#15, December 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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