On March 8, the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day to honor the social, economic, and political achievements of women across the globe. TCF invites the global telecentre community to join in the celebration by hosting local events that highlight and empower women and girls in communities. READ MORE
We’re bringing our Entrepreneurship and ICTs course directly to communities across the globe! Through our Entrepreneurship for Telecentres Program, we'll be providing telecentres, libraries and other ICT access points the opportunity to transform their centers into training outlets for innovation and entrepreneurship. READ MORE
Telecentre Foundation is proud to be a member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). Yesterday, the Alliance has released the new edition of its annual Affordability Report, which examines the current affordability environment across 51 developing and emerging countries, and highlights the continued need for urgent work to drive down the cost of a broadband connection. Featuring an interactive data explorer, over 15 detailed country profiles and over 30 practical policy recommendations, it’s a must-read for anyone interested in Internet affordability.
The bad news? More than half of the 51 countries surveyed for the report have not yet met the UN benchmark of entry-level broadband priced at 5% or less of monthly income. None…Continue
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on March 5, 2015 at 11:29am
Telecentre-Europe (TE) held its annual general assembly from Feb 25-26 in Brussels, Belgium. The event brought together the network’s member organizations to review the past year’s activities and strategic decisions as well as to develop new plans and strategies for the year ahead.
During the two-day event, TE also elected its new Board officers and members. The new Board that will govern TE from 2015 to 2017 are as follows:
Chair: Mara Jakobsone (Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association, Latvia)
Deputy Chair: Pedro Aguilera Cortés (Fundacion Esplai, Spain)…Continue
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on February 27, 2015 at 2:30pm
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) will launch the second edition of its centerpiece publication, the Affordability Report 2014, at GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 4, 2015 in an event to be co-hosted by A4AI member Ericsson. The event will feature a brief presentation of the report's key findings plus a lively and insightful panel discussion with high-level government officials and key stakeholders from around the globe, to include: Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology; Allan Ruiz, Costa Rica’s Minister of ICT; Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director of USAID’s Global Development Lab; and Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth & ICT.
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on February 26, 2015 at 11:00pm
UN Women and the European Commission, together with the Belgian Development Cooperation and UNRIC, are launching a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality . The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995.
Affirmed by 189 countries, the outcome of the Conference, the Beijing Platform for Action, considered to be the most…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2015 at 1:00am
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