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
In March this year, the first SparkLab in Latin America will open its doors to local micro-entrepreneurs and young talents of Huechuraba district in Santiago, a unique area of the city that unites one of Chile’s largest concentrations of corporate headquarters and home to one of the most vulnerable and underserved neighborhoods in Chile’s capital. READ MORE
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
Since I began writing about the Siyafunda Community Technology Centres (CTC), this group’s accomplishments in training and educating people in South Africa have been nothing short of spectacular. I recently talked with founding director, Ahmed Ismael, for an update on 2014 activities, and a look ahead to next year. What I find most groundbreaking about this organization is its cascading impact across the country.
Siyafunda CTC has opened almost 100 community knowledge centres, created 300 employment opportunities for centre management, and…
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 24, 2015 at 2:40am
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