"One of Malaysia’s most significant Internet development projects" (ITU)
eBario Sdn Bhd
eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the East Malaysian States on the island of Borneo. It is located in the ecologically important area known as the Heart of Borneo, which is characterized by its pristine rainforest environment and the unique cultures and lifestyles of the residents.
In November 2011, e-Bario Sdn Bhd opened Radio Bario, Malaysia's very first community radio station;operated by the community for the community. It was funded by a grant by the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Community radio is a form of low-power small-scale FM broadcasting that is run by and for the community it serves. The function of Radio Bario is to extend the information services of the e-Bario telecentre into the homes of the residents of the surrounding area, broadacsting in the local ethnic language. The station was set up with the help of Max Graef at RadioActive and his amazing team of volunteers.
The Bario Video
eBario Knowledge Fair
e-Bario Sdn. Bhd. organizes the e-Bario Knowledge Fair, a multi-disciplinary conference held in the remote village of Bario. The Knowledge Fair is held to showcase how this highly distinctive and resourceful community has appropriated information and communication technologies and to help others do the same. Click here for details of the first eBKF. Click here for the third eBKF. Click here for the eBario Vision for Indigenous Peoples and ICTs formulated at the first eBKF.
eBario Innovation Village: First Peoples – First Knowledge.
eToro: Indigenous Botanical Knowledge Management System of Penans
Research on eBario is organised and coordinated by The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation (ISITI) at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) located outside Kuching, Sarawak.