The Seed Alliance’s Framework


The Seed Alliance’s original framework was aligned with the IDRC’s Information and Networks (I&N) program 2011-2016. I&N supported interdisciplinary and systemic research that seeks to facilitate positive digital transformations in the following four areas:

  • Improving the quality of Openness that networked technologies enable
  • Protect the Rights of citizens and consumers
  • Catalyze the Inclusion of marginalized communities in emerging networked societies
  • Deepen and broaden the field of information Networks and development

AFRINIC, APNIC and LACNIC (the RIRs) added a further component, Access, to this set to enable them to incorporate aspects of Internet infrastructure that are relevant to their core activities. These activities include:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Network operations
  • Teaching the technical skills required to make the Internet work in developing economies

The Seed Alliance framework continues to evolve to help ideas grow.

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