PACIS 2019 Proceedings


The gains from digital technology diffusion are deemed essential for development; however, the access to digital technology is not available to all. In collaboration with an Australian university, a not-for- profit organisation and a Pakistan-based community organization, the ‘DAVe’ (Digital Access Vehicle’) project aims to promote digital inclusion and contribute in raising awareness about digital literacy in the remote Southern Punjab region of Pakistan. The project’s focus will be on demonstrating the importance of digital literacy to school children, particularly female students, local communities and the development of self-sponsored, multi-purpose technological infrastructure in the targeted areas. This research-in-progress employs Social Impact Navigator as an underlying theoretical framework for planning, evaluating and improving the impacts of social projects such as DAVe and the management of such projects in a methodical manner.