The Insti­tute of Social Infor­mat­ics and Tech­no­log­i­cal Inno­va­tions (ISITI-​CRI) began its oper­a­tion in April 2011, and was upgraded from the Cen­tre of Excel­lence for Rural Infor­mat­ics (CoERI); the Cen­tre was estab­lished given the suc­cess of our flag­ship bridging-​the-​digital-​divide pilot project, eBario. A key focus of ISITI is to bridge the technology-people’s gap; in par­tic­u­lar, encom­pass­ing tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tions for indige­nous communities.

ISITI Values

Com­mu­nity and Insti­tute
We should pri­or­i­tize the needs of the com­mu­nity and the Insti­tute above all else, as our main pur­pose for being a part of ISITI is to serve the community.

As a rela­tion­ship based on trust is the key to our suc­cess and sus­tain­abil­ity, we must con­tinue to main­tain our close ties with the com­mu­nity and build our exist­ing networks.

The qual­ity of our work reflects on the image of the Insti­tute there­fore we should always aim for the high­est lev­els of excel­lence in all that we do.

  • Respect­ful. We should respect those we are work­ing with, irre­spec­tive of who they are, what posi­tions they hold.
  • Respon­si­ble. By tak­ing Respon­si­bil­ity of our actions, being respon­si­ble in our deal­ings, will help to build trust.
  • Resilient. Many times we are chart­ing new grounds, try­ing new things, tread­ing where usu­ally no one has gone before.
  • Sus­tain­able. We should aim for Sus­tain­abil­ity in all projects, be it, in com­mu­nity or at the Institute.
  • Inno­v­a­tive. ISITI-​CRIans have to be inno­v­a­tive to develop effi­cient and effec­tive prod­ucts, ser­vices, tech­nolo­gies, and processes.