At CGI, we are committed to creating diverse and inclusive learning opportunities for communities to advance technical literacy. As part of our continued efforts worldwide, we are proud to partner with NASSCOM Foundation on India’s first Tech for Good report. This report demonstrates the intent and focus of organizations, social enterprises and society to create and use technology for the greater social good.
Insights to drive actionable innovation
The NASSCOM Foundation Tech for Good Report 2021 contains insights from 548 organizations, including 305 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), 124 social enterprises and start-ups, and 119 corporations. The report provides unique insights into the industry’s role in using technology solutions for a better, more sustainable society. It highlights the challenges social enterprises face and the existing gaps in the social technology ecosystem.
“We are happy to have a like-minded partner in CGI and hope that the report can act as a baseline and an inspiration to all the companies who have a strategic intent toward Tech for Good to find scalable and sustainable solutions to our country’s social issues,” said Ashok Pamidi, Former CEO, NASSCOM Foundation.
The report complements CGI and NASSCOM Foundation’s second annual Tech for Good award, which recognizes organizations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others.
Using technology to build an inclusive society
NASSCOM Foundation is the social arm of NASSCOM, the technology industry body in India. We have collaborated with the foundation for the past three years to advance digital literacy among vulnerable communities, with a specific focus on women. Through this partnership, so far, 10,000 people across the communities in which we live and work have received digital skills training.
In 2020, together with Vodafone India Foundation and NASSCOM Foundation, we launched DigiSakshar.org, an online digital skills portal in India. DigiSakshar encourages citizens to become self-reliant through digital literacy and benefit from better employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
The NASSCOM Foundation and CGI partnership also is responsible for “Accelerating Technology Innovation and Adoption,” a Tech for Good webinar that discusses the role of technology as an enabler for positive social change, especially among underserved sections of society.