Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham's picture
Name: Sunil Abraham
Organization: Centre for Internet and Society
Website: http://www.cis-india.org
Title: Executive Director
Bio:
Sunil is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (www.cis-india.org) based in Bengaluru, India. CIS is a 4 year old academic and policy research organisation focusing on accessibility, access to knowledge, internet governance, telecom and digital humanities. He also founded Mahiti (www.mahiti.org) 14 years ago. Mahiti is a social enterprise aiming to reduce the cost and complexity of information and communication technology for the voluntary sector by using free software. For three years starting 2004, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network (www.iosn.net), a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. He was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999.

Challenge Entries

Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development, Education

Sunil Abraham is providing web services and products that are affordable and effective for the Indian voluntary sector. His work, based on "open-source" sharing of programs, enables citizen organizations to effectively use the Internet in the areas of fundraising, networking, advocacy, and knowledge management. The nature of open-sourcing also permits a natural replication process because of its inherent accessibility to new users, and Sunil has initiated networks at the local (Bangalore), state (Karnataka) and federal levels.