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Tejari Partners with Development Gateway Foundation to Create ‘Manshoori’ Online Government Tender Service for Middle East Market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – In concurrence with the Arab Strategy Forum, a new online government tender information service in Arabic and English will be launched through a partnership between Tejari and the Development Gateway Foundation. The new ‘Manshoori’ service, based on the state-of-the-art dgMarket tender publishing platform and created as part of the Tejari business-to-business marketplace, will enable governments across the Middle East to post local “e-tenders” for new infrastructure projects. Manshoori will be the region’s first deployment of the Development Gateway’s web-based dgMarket…

December 6, 2006
News/Events
Development Gateway Award Goes to South Africa’s Mindset Network

HONG KONG—Mindset Network of Johannesburg, South Africa, has been chosen from a group of over 160 nominees as the winner of the 2006 Development Gateway Award. The Development Gateway Foundation awarded $100,000 to Mindset Network, a nonprofit organization, in recognition of its developing and providing educational materials on a mass scale through information technology. The 2006 Development Gateway Award was on the theme of youth and was presented today at ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong. Mindset Network provides assistance through a satellite-based technology…

December 5, 2006
News/Events
Development Gateway Foundation Announces High-Tech Winner

Award Ceremony to be Held at ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong WASHINGTON (November 29, 2006) - The Development Gateway Foundation will announce next week the winner of the 2006 Development Gateway Award. The award’s $100,000 prize recognizes excellence in information and communications technologies. This year the award will honor projects that improve the lives of young people. The winner will be recognized at the ITU Telecom World conference in Hong Kong on Dec. 5, 2006, at a special lunchtime forum. Organized by the…

November 29, 2006
News/Events
Bolivia to Implement the Aid Management Platform

The government of Bolivia will implement the Development Gateway Foundation’s Aid Management Platform (AMP) as part of a national strategy to better manage international assistance. AMP is a Web-based software solution for developing country governments and donors. The platform, based on open source software, provides a virtual workspace for government employees managing aid resources. The Development Gateway Foundation, in conjunction with the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, has already conducted a technical assessment of the Bolivian government’s systems and processes…

October 19, 2006
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Development Gateway Foundation Renews Partnership with Rwanda

The government of Rwanda and the Development Gateway Foundation have agreed to extend their cooperative agreement for an additional three years, to consolidate and strengthen the position of Rwanda as a regional leader in information and communications technology (ICT) for development. The agreement calls for a commitment by the Rwandan government to spend $3.5 million in Rwanda to reinforce and extend current programs run jointly with the foundation under the aegis of the Rwanda Development Gateway Group. The programs include the Rwanda Development Gateway, the…

October 17, 2006
News/Events
Tunisia to Put Government Contract Tenders on the Web

Deploying National e-Procurement System with Support from Development Gateway Foundation, Government of Italy, World Bank The Government of Tunisia will deploy a new national procurement system to streamline government purchasing and put government contract information online. The Development Gateway Foundation will fund the project through its e-Government Grants Program backed by the Government of Italy. The World Bank is also providing co-funding. Tunisia will use the combined funding of $580,000 to create a new internal information management system to improve national procurement processes. A connected…

September 26, 2006
News/Events, Procurement
Switzerland Commits $1.45 Million to Internet Solutions for Developing Countries

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will contribute $1.45 million over the next three years in support of the Development Gateway Foundation’s efforts to provide Internet solutions for more effective aid and efficient governance in developing countries. The goal of this funding corresponds to the objectives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. The funds will be used to help implement the Foundation’s Web-based Aid Management Platform in several partner countries, enabling governments to better…

September 26, 2006
News/Events
Youth Working to Reduce Corruption

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ocasa.jpg) "This course must be obligatory for public functionaries," according to Jovany Santana, a participant from Fusagasuga, outside Bogota. Colombia Some youth in Colombia are showing what their generation can do to increase accountability in government. Ocasa, a nonprofit organization located in Bogota, has generated a large network of young people who are engaged in strengthening democratic institutions in their country.The nonprofit develops programs on transparency in public institutions and civic participation. Ocasa has trained more than 100 people, ages 16 to 30, in anti-corruption…

September 19, 2006
News/Events
Global Prize for IT Benefiting Youth in Developing Countries

The Development Gateway Foundation is calling for nominations for its US$100,000 prize for outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies to improve lives in developing countries. Sponsored in part by Intel Corporation, this year’s Development Gateway Award is focusing on initiatives that empower or improve the conditions of youth. The award will be launched here today at the United Nations’ World Urban Forum III, at a special reception for youth participants following the close of this weekend’s World Youth Forum. Both events…

June 20, 2006
News/Events
Launch of Mexican Online Portal to Support National Development

The Mexican Council for Economic and Social Development (COMDES), in cooperation with the Internet Office of the President of Mexico and 30 other organizations, today launched a national web portal to promote cooperation, transparency and civil society participation in Mexico’s economic development efforts. Called the Mexican Development Gateway, it is part of the international network of Country Gateways supported by the Development Gateway Foundation in Washington, D.C. The initiative was launched at the Presidential Residence of Los Pinos before hundreds of participants from the public…

May 18, 2006
Aid Effectiveness & Management