Microsoft Corp. announced today a donation of software with a retail value of $250,000 to Digital Divide Data (DDD). The grant, from Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential program, will support DDD to bring its social business model to Kenya. The new venture will provide services such as data entry, XML conversion and digital preservation for publishers, libraries, content hosts, academic researchers and businesses.
Digital Divide Data (DDD) announced the launch of a new business process outsourcing (BPO) business in Nairobi, Kenya. The social enterprise, which aims to create jobs for Kenyan youth, is the first investment in a Kenyan BPO company to combine U.S. technology and market expertise with operating experience in Asia.
Nearly a decade after opening our doors in Southeast Asia, DDD is excited to announce that Ms. Amolo Ng’weno has joined our team as the founding Managing Director of DDD Kenya.
A year and a half ago, Souphalak Souksavath, DDD’s much beloved Finance Director, took a leave of absence to complete a Masters in International Management at Portland State University in Oregon, US. This January she returned to DDD – and to her native Laos.
Digital Divide Data (DDD) has received a grant of $895,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation to bring its social enterprise model to Kenya. This funding will enable DDD to invest in an information technology services business that will train and employ 300 youth from slum areas in Nairobi.
The British Library holds one of the world’s finest collections of newspapers: The collection spans three centuries and includes more than 52,000 regional, national, and international titles. Each year, more than 30,000 researchers and students make the trip to the Newspaper Library in northern London to access the archived newspapers.
Lori Silverstein, a 30-year veteran content and publishing executive, joins DDD as our new world-wide Chief Sales Officer.