Enabling New Zealanders to fully participate in a digital world

The 2020 Communications Trust manages and promotes digital literacy initiatives, including Computers in Homes, Stepping UP and ICDL; and projects like Living Heritage that engage schools and communities in the digital world.

We partner with organisations throughout New Zealand to deliver programmes to their local communities, especially those at risk of digital exclusion, and to share ideas and experiences. Read more About Us >

Digital Updates

  • New report – digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement


    A new report on digital technologies in schools, released today by the 2020 Trust, indicates that over 75% of schools are noticing a ‘moderate’ or ‘significant impact’ on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies. However, the rapid growth of personal digital devices used by students for learning is creating new challenges for Read more

  • Dunedin first to roll out KiwiSkills 21C

    Dunedin kicked off the KiwiSkills 21C national programme last Friday when participants attended their first class at Halfway Bush school with trainer Rebecca South. They will attend weekly classes over the next 10 weeks studying and taking tests to gain an ICDL qualification covering modules Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. The candidates Read more at ICDL

  • Computers in Homes a finalist at Excellence in IT Awards


    Computers in Homes was recognised as one of three finalists for the IT Education Award at a gala event held in Auckland on Friday 10 October.  The Award was won by Dr Tim Bell from the University of Canterbury for his work in supporting the development of Computer Science curricula and supporting professional development for teachers. Read more at Computers in Homes

  • NetHui South to be held in Christchurch 21-22 November

    NetHui South 2014

    InternetNZ has announced the dates and venue for the next NetHui South.  Following on from the inaugural NetHui South held in Dunedin in 2012 and NetHui 2014 held in Auckland in July this year, this year’s NetHui South is to be held in Christchurch at the Jack Mann Auditorium at the College of Education, University Read more

  • Meetup calls for clearer definition and measures of digital inclusion

    Auckland Digital Inclusion Meetup at TSI (October 15 2014)

    An Auckland Digital Inclusion meetup, held yesterday at The Southern Initiative offices in Manukau, has identified the need to clarify the definition and measures of digital inclusion.  An earlier meetup, held in August, agreed to progress a stocktake of digital inclusion initiatives in Auckland, but the meeting yesterday challenged whether this was putting the cart before the Read more