DECA blog

Stories from the frontlines of digital inclusion work.

Shining a light on DECA members' work. Sharing what works, the learnings, resources, tools, upcoming events and opportunities.

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DECA Affordable Connectivity Constellation white paper

This paper explores whether internet is affordable for all households, starts to identify & barriers and shares ideas on ways forward.

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Spotlight on: 360 Tautua Trust

The 360 Tautua Trust serves with love, their work includes the Digi-Matua Programme

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Voices from the frontline: BYOD widening the digital divide

A spotlight on the complex impact of the BYOD rollout on rangatahi in the Bay of Plenty from Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule

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Digital equity messaging to support local government candidates

DECA had a clear ask from the community to develop digital equity messaging for local government candidates - here it is!

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Letter to Minister Clark - An urgent call for government investment in digital equity basics.

We need enduring and sustainable government investment in the digital equity basics now

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Digital equity hui highlights key actions needed to achieve digital equity across Aotearoa

This hui highlighted important themes, issues and solutions in the digital equity space.

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“Tinder for business” amongst rangatahi proposals aimed at solving digital challenges

The Kura ki Pakihi – Digital Equity pitch night showcased innovative, digital solutions developed by rangatahi across Ōtautahi, Christchurch

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Kōrero! Wānanga shines a light on how and why tech sector should become more diverse

This wānanga shared solutions about how and why the tech sector needs to prepare workplaces for Māori and Pacific youth

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The Story of Steve*

A Digital Inclusion Success Story. Steve's mates tried to get him interested in the internet but the reply was, "Not likely mate!"

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What is the Government's Digital Equity plan for Self Isolation and Quarantine? (phase 2 COVID response)

Acknowledgement that many people in Aotearoa are unable to access support digitally is a start but more clarity is desperately needed.

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An Intern's Perspective on Digital Equity

Learning the harsh realities of digital exclusion is balanced by meeting passionate and diverse people of the digital inclusion community.

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We need to talk about digital equity and vaccine passes

A front row view of digital exclusion by Rohan MacMahon