Over 60 women coming from 19 countries have so far participated in Telecentre Academy's “Women, Entrepreneurship and ICTs” course. Half of these women were enrolled in the recently concluded Spanish edition of the course which kicked off last June 23, while the other half are currently taking the English edition which officially started last July 28. READ MORE
Following Telecentre.org Foundation’s call in July for the global telecentre community to take part in this year’s Maker Party, a number of telecentres have already organized their own local events to celebrate teaching and learning the web. Leading the pack is Xarxa Punt TIC, a telecentre network based in Spain. READ MORE
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In this month's edition of our Expert's Corner, we bring you an article written by Rodrigo Garrido, Director of the Research Center of Digital Inclusion and Knowledge Society at the University of La Frontera (UFRO) in Chile. It talks about the need to incorporate, with a sense of urgency, the digital development of rural communities to the country's development agenda. READ MORE
Nepal, is a landlocked country surrounded by in the Kathmandu Valley of the rugged Himalayan mountains. 86% of Nepal’s landscape is identified as rural, with an agriculturally dependent economy. This geographical boundary has creates significant obstacles to education, health care, and dissemination of information. Compared to major cities, literacy rates are significantly lower in rural areas of Nepal. Those living in remote mountain villages are often a day’s walk from education and health services. Formal schooling is constrained by economic and cultural factors such as a need for children to work at home or in the fields and a bias against educating girls.
Economic and cultural barriers that exist in Rural Nepal allow only a small percentage of its citizens to obtain education. It has being…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am
Geneva, 28 August 2014 – ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition has launched a Challenge on Smart Cities and Climate Change in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), seeking innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help smart cities mitigate or slow down the effects of climate change, in particular in the area of global health. Two winning entries will be showcased at ITU Telecom World 2014, the leading platform for debate, knowledge-sharing and networking for the global ICT community, in Doha, Qatar, 7-10 December…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on September 3, 2014 at 12:17am
In light of the upcoming Global Innovation Competition (GIC), past GIC mentor Fredrick Ouko shares his views on what it means to include ALL voices in new innovations aimed at greater citizen engagement and government responsiveness.
I was short-listed, but when I arrived for the job interview I could tell they were in shock. I hadn’t listed I had a disability on my CV, and while other applicants received a 15 minute interview, I was given two. The discrimination I felt was immense, and prompted me to think: if this was my experience, what were the other 15% of the population facing?
In 2003 I founded the Action Network for the…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:35am
This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population. To survive the coming decade, most organizations will have to respond in some way to the rise of connected devices. As connected products, connected logistics, and connected phones become ubiquitous, they create value for users and risks for companies.
If you’re reading about the Internet of Things for the first time, here’s a short primer. But now that there’s widespread knowledge about the Internet of Things (IoT) — also known as the Machine to Machine internet (M2M) or the Industrial Internet (II) — …
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:37am
Inspired by the upcoming IREX Tech Deep Dive event about the Future of Public Access (If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What is Next for Public Internet Access?), let's start a another episode of our "Flavor of the Month Forum" on this…Continue