Who we are

Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF),India and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to function as an ‘Online repository’ of best digital contents for development in India and South Asia. The portal provides a web-based platform to the best e-practices to gain global exposure so that it can be replicated in other needful regions. The projects are preserved and propagated through audio-visual conversion.

Objectives of DKC

  • To serve national requirement of an information and knowledge repository on ICT and content applications addressing key development and governance challenges in key sectors like education, health, livelihood, entrepreneurship and so on;
  • To serve as a policy referential platform to choose best ICT provisions in meeting common man needs
  • To serve as research platform for academics and practitioners in further examination of ICT innovations as problem solving applications.


Digital Empowerment Foundation:  Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860″ to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, it was founded by Osama Manzar to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means. It was actively started in the year 2003 after the founder director left his software company to seriously pursue the aims and objectives of Digital Empowerment Foundation.

National Internet Exchange of India: The National Internet Exchange of India is the neutral meeting point of the ISPs in India. Its main purpose is to facilitate exchange of domestic Internet traffic between the peering ISP members. This enables more efficient use of international bandwidth, saving foreign exchange. It also improves the Quality of Services for the customers of member ISPs, by avoiding multiple international hops and thus reducing latency.