Protecting Livelihoods of Street Hawkers


India's economy is supported by a massive informal work sector. This category of work provides income for millions of poor people in urban areas. Included in this group is over 10 million street hawkers (vendors) throughout India's major cities who use entrepreneurial means to make a living. Until the Indian parliament enacted The Street [...]

Computer Instruction for Street Children


Dmitry Kogan | Fall 2008 | New Delhi, India Fellow Dmitry Kogan, arrived in New Delhi late June through the Education Abroad Program (EAP) in pursuit of a suitable infoactivism internship. After careful research and an intensive Hindi language program, Dmitry found Butterflies, an NGO whose aim is to empower street children with the skills and knowledge [...]

Technology for Emerging Market Research


Dmitry Kogan | Summer 2009 | Bangalore, India Namaskara! In June 2009, I traveled to Bangalore, India to work with the Technology for Emerging Markets Research (TEM) group, part of Microsoft Research India. The TEM group is a multidisciplinary think tank that recognizes the limitless potential for development through the careful implementation of ICT and [...]