Enabling New Zealanders to fully participate in a digital world
The 2020 Communications Trust, a registered charity, has a long history in community-based digital projects, starting in 1996 in Wellington. We work with communities to successfully deliver projects that help New Zealanders benefit from our increasingly digital society. We promote and manage a number of digital literacy initiatives, including Computers in Homes, Stepping UP and ICDL, and other projects such as Living Heritage that engage schools and communities in the digital world.
Our particular focus is on communities and people who are at risk of being digitally excluded. These people will face increasing challenges in engaging in learning, finding a job, transacting with businesses and government and even just staying in touch with family and friends.
We work with partner organisations throughout New Zealand, delivering programmes to their local communities, and using the national Trust as a place to share ideas and experiences.
2020 Trust: Enabling New Zealanders to fully participate in a digital world
Call for Digital Inclusion at NetHui
Over 60 people came together on 10 July at a digital inclusion meetup to share experiences and discuss ways for scaling up a variety of digital initiatives to respond to the huge challenges faced by many Auckland communities, especially those in South Auckland.
The meetup was organised by the 2020 Trust, with support from InternetNZ and chaired by 2020 Trustee, Michael Howden.
Seven “pop-up” speakers gave 4-minute summaries of digital inclusion initiatives that they were involved in. Others then joined in to share their experiences and make suggestions. Some interesting facts and suggestions… Read more >