OC4D is the product of Community Development Network (based in Oxford, UK, with a network of consultants around the globe) in collaboration with ProLiteracy Worldwide (based in New York with 85 local NGO partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East). OC4D is open to collaborating with educational organizations around the world. In 2016, we will launch self-reliance materials in French, English, and Arabic through collaboration with Interweave Solutions.
OC4D seeks to increase access to relevant content for problem solving in developing countries by bolstering capacity of non-formal educators through localizable OER made available through rural technology centres. ProLiteracy Worldwide (PLW) facilitated South-South mentoring and focus group discussions during 1990-2000 in order to aggregate the most important critical content tools from sites facing similar dilemmas.
OC4D was piloted during Summer 2009; the beta launch of OC4D occurred May 2010 in Nepal. A second iteration is now in process with technical support from the OER Foundation (funded by Hewlett Foundation), WikiEducator, Community Development Network and Brigham Young University.