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High five for TCF at 5!

Today, November 24, marks the fifth anniversary of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF). To celebrate this major milestone in TCF’s history, we created a video that chronicles our journey as we sailed through the past five years. READ MORE

SparkLab Barcelona Strategic Planning to be held on Nov 25

Key officials of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the Catalonia Government, along with representatives of key projects such as Citi Lab and Co-working, the private sector, ICT4D experts, and local telecentre network members will meet in Barcelona, Spain on November 25 to discuss how each sector can best support the growth of SparkLab Barcelona. READ MORE

TCF Chair is 2014 Global Hero

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Chairman of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), was named this year’s Global Heroby Global Washington (GlobalWA) in an announcement made last November 14. Awarding ceremonies will be held during the GlobalWA’s 6th Annual Conference to be held on December 3. READ MORE

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ICTs and Development in a Post-2015 World

Three online papers, with linked educators’ guides, analyse ICTs and international development in a post-2015 world:

 

ICT4D2016: analyses how ICT4D policy and practice need to change to address post-2015 priorities.

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In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the future of information-and-communication-technology-for-development (ICT4D). In planning prospective…

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Posted by Nabil Eid on November 15, 2014 at 6:36pm

Mediateka - Library of Unlimited Opportunities

Less than three years ago Lviv City Council, Lviv, Ukraine along with staff of Lesya Ukrainka city library proposed an ambitious project to transform a dust-filled building of ordinary library, one of dozens in the city of western-Ukrainian cultural forefront, into a modern community center with almost unlimited possibilities for everyone. On Monday, October 20th a festive ceremony invited Lviv city dwellers to have a taste of new services.

“Unpleasant grey building that nobody wants to visit, without proper light, filled with old books - that might be an image most of us would have about a library. Our mission is to fundamentally change this perception. Now when a person enters Mediateka all the modern things are within an easy reach of every person, ranging from wise old books to modern computer…

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Posted by Yuliya Melnyk on November 17, 2014 at 5:30am

Ghana drops import tax on smartphones following advocacy by A4AI-Ghana Coalition

Less than a year after starting work in Ghana, the A4AI-Ghana Multi-stakeholder Coalition has notched up its first big win after the Government committed to abolish import duties on smartphones. This step — confirmed in the 2015 Budgetpresented this week — was a key recommendation developed by the A4AI-Ghana Coalition and the subject of intense advocacy.

 Efforts to remove this duty were driven by the A4AI Ghana Coalition Working Group on Taxation, led by Kwaku Saakyi-Addo, CEO of Telecoms Chamber. The elimination of the 20% import duty will reduce the cost of handsets in Ghana — where taxes make up approximately 35% of the cost of a…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on November 22, 2014 at 12:09am

Ladybug: a project to maximize women’s participation in tech

Ladybug (“Kafshdoozak” in Persian) is a project that seeks to encourage, empower and prepare a generation of Iranian women who will be enthusiastic about and active in different technological fields. It delivers this mission through the following steps:

Campaigning

To inform men and women of the gender gap that exists in the tech field, Ladybug publishes articles and interviews on a regular basis. By highlighting the achievements of successful women in spite of this gap, Iranian women will have role-models to look up to.

Training

Members in Ladybug Club are provided with online courses on a variety of tech-related subjects. Ladybug also host workshops to train women with…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on November 20, 2014 at 2:35am

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Flavor of the Month of November: "How has TCF helped you or your organization in the last 5 years?” 13 Replies

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

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