Earlier this month the Dgroups Foundation was established in the Netherlands. After early years incubated by Bellanet/IDRC as a project, Dgroups members decided that a legal entity was needed at the heart of the partnership.
The intention is to keep the Foundation small and smart: It will have a Board elected from members of the partnership. More operational activities like platform hosting, support, and communication among the members will be contracted to others.
The next meeting of the Dgroups partnership is in April 2009 where some important further governance and strategic decisions will be taken.
Organizations interested in joining Dgroups can find more information online. We welcome any non-governmental, governmental and inter-governmental bodies and any other type of organization that shares the objectives of the Foundation.