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Award winning Brazilian NGO sets up shop in Europe

Howard Lake | 13 May 2008 | Blogs

Last week I attended the launch of Committee for the Democratisation of Information Technology (Europe) at the offices of Dewey & Le Boeuf, a firm of lawyers who have provide pro bono support. CDI began life in a favela in Rio, Brazil in 1995. Today they work across Latin America creating opportunities for people in poor communities though computers and the internet.
CDI has established its office in London as a base from which to fundraise. It’s an interesting example of an NGO from the South coming to Europe to seek funds. Is this going to be a growing trend?
For more see www.cdi.org.br.
The CDI Europe office space is being provided free by ABN AMRO.