Advances in mobile and internet technologies are reshaping societies around the world. Every day these technologies become cheaper, simpler and more reliable. Digital Democracy (Dd) develops information and communication tools to address the needs of the vulnerable and disempowered communities where we work. Our work strengthens social bonds within and among communities, fostering networking and civic participation.We have been working for two years with the Burmese community in Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and China as well as with resettled Burmese populations in Indiana, Washington, DC and New York. Dd staff have published and presented research on Burma with an emphasis on technology use by displaced Burmese groups. In addition to Burma’s borders, we have conducted research in Cuba, Armenia, Mali, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Israel.
Data and Tools