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 NetHui 201460 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 >

Digital Updates

  • Digital inclusion a key indicator of intelligent communities

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    Digital inclusion is one of five key measures that the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) uses for assessing “intelligent” communities. The other measures are broadband connectivity, knowledge workforce, innovation and marketing / advocacy. Robert Bell, an ICF co-founder from New York, outlined what it takes to be an intelligent community at a public talk in Wanganui today.  Wanganui is... Read more

  • Call for Digital Inclusion at NetHui

    NetHui 2014

    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... Read more

  • Kiwi kids isolated by 'digital divide' - 3 News article

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    Thomas Mead (TV 3 News) reports on Barbara Craig’s keynote address at NetHui: 09/07/2014 Auckland .. Most of those affected live in low socioeconomic areas and are unable to pay for an internet connection, while some struggle with confidence and feel they have been left behind by the ever-changing technology, she said. “We know that out... Read more

  • A College of many cultures

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    The latest Living Heritage site was published on 19 June 2014 by Waitakere College students  “A College of many Cultures website“. Students researched their school history and its cultures as well as the migration stories from many of their peers.  They discovered that students at the College came from 19 different cultures and in just one class, 10 different languages... Read more

  • Their Names Shall Live - New Living Heritage initiative launched

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    The 2020 Trust launched a new Living Heritage initiative “Their Names Shall Live” on 21 May 2014 at a recent Computers in Homes hui in Wellington.  The initiative aims to encourage schools to develop Living Heritage sites telling the stories of the soldiers in their communities who never returned from World War One. Trustee Andrew... Read more