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Change Through Digital Inclusion
Company: Change Through Digital Inclusion
Title: Center for Digital Inclusion
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Rodrigo is Founder and President of CDI (Change through Digital Inclusion) - a Rio de Janeiro-based non-profit organization with a mission to empower individuals and transform communities through digital technologies. Today, CDI’s network brings together 780 digital inclusion spaces focused on technology education, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. In the UK, CDI created the ground-breaking Apps for Good course, where school children learn to create Smartphone apps to change their world. CDI has also pioneered the social business field in Brazil through the establishment of CDI Lan, a network of over 6,500 cyber cafés helping to stimulate development in low-income communities. With a presence in 13 countries today, CDI has directly impacted the lives of more than 1.54 million individuals over the past 18 years. Among his many honors, Rodrigo was named by the World Economic Forum as one of the “100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, and by Time Magazine as one of the “50 leaders in Latin America” that will make a difference in the third millennium.