Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision: A world of equal opportunities to all to have access to and use knowledge and information to improve their lives
Our Mission: As an evolving network of public, civil society, and commercial organizations, GKPF provides members, access to global knowledge and innovation; links with organizations within and across regions; supports capacity development and provides opportunities for resource mobilization to advance development
Empower partners and stakeholders at all levels of the society and community in participation in the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance; improve usage of the powerful domain name system for the benefit of all people across the world.

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GKPF as a Multi-stakeholder Partnership 

The Mission of the Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation is to enhance the appropriate global and local uses of Information and Communications Technologies for development (ICT4D). It does this in two ways.

  • Through strategic engagement in partnerships with implementing organizations. Strategic engagement is within the context of multi-stakeholder participation in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. GKPF remains the custodian of the vision of multi-stakeholder engagement.

  • The Foundation has a major responsibility for resource mobilization for member projects. When GKP made the move from a donor-driven network to GKPF, a member driven foundation, this objective was decided on by the GKP membership.

The Vision of the Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation is support its members with the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT4D projects through resource mobilization, by mentoring greater stakeholder engagement at all phases of projects, by greater knowledge mobilization and sharing of lessons learned, and through stronger links between project opportunities and challenges and the decision/policy making processes of participating stakeholders.

The operational (business) model is built around resource mobilization support and the principle of multi-stakeholders partnerships where lead civil society, private and public sector entities, metaphorically as the "three legs of the stool", collaborate to initiate ICT4D projects. Such projects will be undertaken with multi-stakeholder participation in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

This dynamic interplay between stakeholders, as they address ongoing opportunities and challenges, offers greater probability of project success, greater chance that project issues are confronted at both the policy and implementation levels, and greater stakeholder learning through engagement.