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

  • 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

  • New ICDL Administrator Appointed


    Karin Elliott joined the New Zealand ICDL Team this month as the successful applicant for the new ICDL Administrator position. Karin is a welcome addition to our team and brings with her a wealth of experience in office management, customer service, administration and training coordination. One of Karin’s key accountabilities will be to provide operational Read more at ICDL

  • Blind CiH graduate completes online survey unaided

    Janine Lonergan, Computers in Homes Coordinator in Dunedin, shared a cool story with me tonight – about one of her graduates who is totally blind but managed to complete the online pre-graduation CiH survey on his own. Apparently he has a plug-in device that converts text to speech, so that the SurveyMonkey questions are spoken and Read more at Computers in Homes