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NetHui2019: Digital Inclusion – It’s Time for Action

Why are we still talking about digital inclusion? – It’s time for action Digital Inclusion was high on the agenda at NetHui2019. This workshop, facilitated by 20/20 Trust, posed three key questions about digital inclusion, generating ideas for action. What is digital inclusion? Participants confirmed the four key components of; affordable access, skills, confidence/trust, and ... Read more

Executive Director announcement

The Trustees of 20/20 Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Sue West as Executive Director. Sue was appointed Auckland Area Manager in 2016, and has provided strong leadership in building the organisation to respond to the growing need for Digital Inclusion programmes in Auckland and Northland. Sue has won the trust and respect ... Read more

digital inclusion analysis from Census 2018

Census 2018 and Digital Inclusion – good or bad news?

The first results from Census 2018 were published today, and we have done some initial analysis of  what they say about Digital Inclusion in Aotearoa. The good news is that the number of digitally connected households has increased by 185,000, and 1.3 million now have an internet connection.  Enthusiasm needs to be tempered by two ... Read more

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Measuring the impact of Digital Inclusion

The government has released two papers on Evaluating Digital Inclusion Initiatives.  The first paper explains the value of evaluation to understand how well an initiative is working and how it could be better. The second paper presents several case studies that demonstrate good practices in evaluation of digital inclusion initiatives.  Computers in Homes is one ... Read more

Digital Inclusion Blueprint

Digital Inclusion Blueprint

Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced the release of the Digital Inclusion Blueprint, Te Mahere mō te Whakaurunga Matihiko, which “will help us identify groups of New Zealanders who may struggle to access online services”.  We applaud this announcement which provides a focus on the activities and investment needed to ensure full participation in the ... Read more

Investment Logic Model showing linkage between Digital Inclusion interventions and ong term outcomes

Investment in Digital Inclusion

Why should government invest in Digital Inclusion? The investment does not fit neatly into any government programme or department, but has an impact across many priority outcome areas. This is illustrated by the Intervention Logic Model (ILM), that was first developed by Martin Jenkins in 2015 during a review of Computers in Homes commissioned by ... Read more

Computers in Homes Connect

We are delighted to announce that delivery of the Computers in Homes programme is restarting in 2019, as a result of our successful application for funding under the ‘Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes’ Fund operated by the Tertiary Education Commission. We will provide Computers in Homes Connect training, access and support for families in ... Read more

20/20 Trust will focus on core programmes in 2019

During 2018, the Board decided to focus on core programmes that deliver digital skills in homes—Family Connect, Refugee Connect and Northland Connect— programmes that place an emphasis on the needs of individual learners and families. These core programmes have tracked well during the year: The Family Connect programme, funded by TEC, delivered digital skills training ... Read more

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20/20 Trust welcomes new digital inclusion organisation

20/20 Trust today welcomed the announcement today of a new organisation – Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) – which has been established to help reduce barriers that prevent people from participating in their communities using digital technologies. “We support the establishment of DIAA, which complements our work and provides a channel for expanding the reach ... Read more

New government fund for digital skills in homes

20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group ... Read more