CDI (Center of Digital Inclusion) is a non-governmental organization of social and digital inclusion and innovation with an international presence. We are part of the global network RECODE (originally called CDI) which has recently celebrated 23 years.
CDI arrived in Portugal in May 2013 thanks to partners Microsoft, Fundação PT, McKinsey & Company, SRS Advogados, EDP, PWC and APDC Foundation, with the aim of further transforming lives through technology. We believe in the benefits that technology can bring to people, as a means and not an end.
Our goal is to address social and digital inclusion and innovation. Our projects promote digital literacy, the exercise of citizenship so that citizens use technologies to solve problems and challenges in their community and in the world.
From our values – solidarity, transparency, equity, innovation and excellence – we want to create benchmark projects that will transform the future. We are looking for a full integration between education, technology, citizenship and entrepreneurship, in order to achieve social transformation.
CDI was elected one of the top 85 companies in the world in 2014, according to the “B Corp Best for Communities” list, published annually by B Lab.
In 2011 and 2012, it was nominated as one of the world’s top 100 NGOs by the Global Journal.
We believe in the benefits that technology can bring to people as a means and not an end.
We value our collaborations and partnerships with companies, foundations, municipalities, that share our vision of developing a more innovative and socially and digitally inclusive Portuguese society.