Local economic development and locally based e-commerce

Community based e-health and safety

Locally controlled ICT environmental and resource management

ICT enabled local multi-media for community and cultural production

Local ICT enabled civic participation and social justice

Community based ICT enabled education and training


The “Community Information/Informatics Sector” (CIS) describes a broad framework that covers a range of community based information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives and related enabling resources.


Enabing resources include research, development, voluntary and employed participants, commercial suppliers, training and certification agencies, local infrastructure, and investment sources.