Program Benefits:

Knowledge Partners (KPs) bring their valuable ecosystem and partners to the NRI community to enable economic growth, drive positive societal change and build the core foundation of an economy’s future. KPs provide core funding to the NRI initiative to help achieve the above goals. KPs are committed to producing a valuable and non-partisan resource for leaders engaged in the task of promoting data-driven technology development.

Knowledge Partners are committed to the NRI initiative for a minimal period of two years and contribute with expertise and financial support to fund the development and research on nations’ network readiness.

There are several benefits to becoming a Knowledge Partner, including the following:
  • A seat on the NRI Steering Board.
  • Recommend one NRI Fellow.
  • KP’s brand acknowledgment in publications and related events.
  • Participate in NRI launch events.
  • Receive customized NRI briefings.

Contact us at info@portulansinstitute.org if you want to join us as a Knowledge Partner.

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2019 Featured Knowledge Partner:

World Information Technology and Services Alliance

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The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the leading recognized international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the global ICT market. WITSA’s vision is “Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age.” When everyone on Earth has access to and is benefiting from ICT, WITSA’s vision will be realized. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development, facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and services, strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts.

WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. WITSA makes it possible for its members — ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States — to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information and present a united position on industry issues. For more information on WITSA, please visit 

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