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

  • 2020 Trust signs up to Lyon Declaration

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    The 2020 Trust resolved at its meeting on 22 December 2014 to become a signatory to The Lyon Declaration on access to information and development.    The Lyon Declaration calls upon United Nations Member States to make an international commitment through the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to Read more

  • 2020 Trust appoints Vanisa Dhiru as Executive Director

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    The Board of Trustees of 2020 Communications Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanisa Dhiru as Executive Director for the Trust. Vanisa is a recognised leader in the not for profit sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand. “During the last three years, 2020 Trust has introduced several innovations that Read more

  • A Driver Licence Required?

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    Comment from David Barrow, Communications & Development Manager, Social Development Partners and 2020 Trustee, originally posted on Community.Scoop (25 November 2014) Look around the train carriage, the bus or in a cafe and see for yourself how many people are using technology these days.  Look into any high-rise office block and everyone is on a computer.  Read more

  • 2020 Trust encourages Government to increase investment in digital literacy programmes for at-risk children and their families

    The 2020 Trust has suggested to Government that an increased investment in digital skills programmes for at-risk families and children could make a real difference in addressing education, justice and employment challenges. The Government had invited ideas and suggestions for addressing these challenges in a Social Investment Request for Information.  Responses were required by today. In its submission, Read more

  • Empowering Newcomer Families and Youth

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    Interview with Di Daniels, National Coordinator of Computers in Homes (New Zealand) “We often say that Computers in Homes is not about the computer. It is about developing social capacity, promoting social cohesion and building social capital.” Bridging the digital divide means bridging an intercultural divide. Replicated in 19 regions across New Zealand, the Computers Read more at Computers in Homes