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- Digital Empowerment Foundation
- Author Profile
Osama Manzar is a convert social entrepreneur spearheading the
mission to overcome the information barrier between India’s rural sector and the so-‐called developed society, through Digital
Empowerment Foundation (DEF) –– the not-‐for-‐profit organization founded to accomplish the mission.
He just released his 4th Book called “NetCh@kra: 15 Years of
Internet in India” http://netchakra.net.
His other titles are: “e-‐Content: Voices from the Ground” (http://www.econtentworldwide.org); “Internet Economy of
India”; “India’s Best e-‐Contents”, and “Development & Digital Inclusion”. He is a Member, Working Group, Internet Proliferation & Governance for Ministry of Communication & IT
and was a Member, Task Force on Growth of IT, ITES & Electronics HW Manufacturing Industry, Ministry of Comm &
He is also a member of the Advisory Board for National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) of the Universal Service Obligation Fund
(USOF) under Department of Telecom ay Ministry of Telecom &