Geneva, 8 June 2015 – President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera of Costa Rica was inaugurated today as ITU Patron for Youth and ICT at a special ceremony in Geneva. This builds on the BYND2015 Youth Summit organized by ITU in San José, Costa Rica in 2013 where young participants from around the world called on governments to provide more flexible, dynamic and open means of governance to reach more people more easily than presently possible. They emphasized that the key to a successful development paradigm will be innovation and asked for education systems that equip students with not just theoretical knowledge, but with a practical mix of marketable, innovative and relevant skills needed to compete in the global digital economy.
The eNGO Challenge aspires to create an ecosystem by recognizing and honoring NGOs which are using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital media tools for good governance and practices that are benefiting societies and communities at large. It is a joint initiative of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).
The Objectives Of The ENGO Challenge Includes:
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 19, 2015 at 11:30pm
Themed “Twahisemo Kuba Umusingi w’Iterambere” roughly translated as (We Choose to Be the Foundation of the Country’ Development), the YouthConnekt Month will be an opportunity for over Four Million Rwandan youth to clearly demonstrate their contribution in the country’s economic transformation.
YouthConnekt Month 2015 will include ICT activities to increase access to Broadband services and therefore boost socio-economic opportunities for citizens across the country.
The Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi addressing the press on Thursday said that the forum creates an enabling environment for the Rwandan youth to contribute to their communities’ welfare and enhance their role in national building.
“This platform also creates opportunities for youth to express their ideas and views on the future…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 18, 2015 at 3:02am
The proportion of elderly people in our society is growing at an unprecedented rate and with life expectancy also increasing; more and more people are likely to also be affected.
The number of persons with dementia will double in the next 40 years, and the number of those 85+ with dementia will treble.
One of the key responses to this emerging challenge has been the development of assistive technologies, designed to support persons with dementia to live independently and safely for longer, as well as reducing the pressure on their carers.
It’s important to note that assistive technology is not about the technology. Instead, it is about enhancing a person’s quality of life through…
Posted by Nabil Eid on June 16, 2015 at 2:30pm
A total of 356 blind and visually impaired students at St. Oda Primary and secondary School for the Blind – Gem District, Siaya County will benefit from assistive learning technologies through an initiative dubbed “Computer Labs for the Blind” courtesy of a partnership between InAble, AccessKenya, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
The program seeks to train blind and visually impaired students as well as their teachers in basic computer skills such as accessing the Internet and online education content. According to companies involved, this will help students develop skills that will make them employable.
Irene Mbari Kirika, Executive Director, InAble Kenya stated that: “The scarcity of facilities and human capital for the blind and visually impaired have for a long time meant that they cannot compete equally with their sighted peers.…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 15, 2015 at 10:00pm
Dear member,As Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this November, we would love to hear from you particularly on how TCF has helped you or your organization in the last 5 years. We kindly request that you share with us what were the initiatives that have benefited you the most. We…Continue