Dgroups Foundation

Development through dialogue
Online communication, collaboration, communities, conferencing for development

Online communication, collaboration, communities, conferencing for development

Dgroups Foundation
Dgroups started in 2002 as a project of Bellanet/IDRC (Canada) in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA), the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), OneWorld, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Under the tagline ‘development through dialogue’ it sought to enhance online collaboration and interaction by bringing people together around a technical platform and associated supporting activities. In 2009, the Dgroups Foundation was established to provide an institutional framework to engage dozens of partners in these activities. The Foundation is managed by a Board.


Dgroups enables anyone to engage in dialogue and collaborate for more effective development and social justice 


Dgroups is an international development partnership that brings together the best choice of tools, support, and experience to engage and collaborate effectively online


Dgroups provides simple, effective and affordable solutions, knowledge and expertise for collaboration among organizations, projects, networks and campaigns in international development

Join us

The Dgroups Foundation is financially supported and managed by the Dgroups Partners. We welcome requests from organisations and projects working in international development cooperation, human rights and the quest for global justice to join Dgroups.

For inquiries and for discussing options interested parties should contact us at foundation[at]dgroups[dot]info.


Dgroups is managed by a Board.

If you wish to get in touch with us, please send an email to foundation[AT]dgroups.info

As well as helping our partners find appropriate community spaces and platforms, the Foundation supports some partners and communities at dgroups.io.