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
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
Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) holds exciting promise, especially on the African continent where we have so many systemic problems that could benefit from different mindsets and new ways of looking for solutions. When I was making my first serious foray into the world of ICT4D in 2012, I first heard about TechChange courses from a friend. When I went to the website, I was very excited to see that they were offering courses that I had been trying to take and hadn’t been able to find anywhere, least of all in Zambia. My plan was to take one course in mHealth: Mobiles for Public Health but the course was so interactive and I learned so much from the course content, online sessions and other…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:50am
Application Deadline: September 10, 2014
Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) announces the opening of the application process for the second round of funding.
WeTech’s Seed Fund for Women + Girls in Computer Science in Africa provides small grants to support civil society organizations and individuals working to increase the participation of women and girls in computer science-related education and careers. Read about the first 17 grantees here:http://www.iie.org/Programs/WeTech/Seed-Fund.
We use a tiered approach to the Seed Fund grants. Grants will be issued in line with the financial experience and capacity of the organization or individual. Individuals, volunteer-led and smaller organizations…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 29, 2014 at 1:00am
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