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TCF Chair keynotes APEC Digital Opportunity Center Int'l Conference

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Chairman of the Telecentre.org Foundation Board of Trustees, served as keynote speaker during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) International Conference: The 10th Year Presentation, which opened last September 10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, Philippines. He spoke on the topic, “ICT4All: Shaping the Future of the Digital Economy through Partnership”. READ MORE

New in Expert's Corner: Mapping the New Telecentre

In the September edition of our Expert's Corner, we feature an article written by Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher on Information Society, Digital Divide, and ICT4D at the University of Catalonia in Spain. In his article, he talks about mapping the new telecentre and introduces the three main pillars the new organization should be built upon.  READ MORE

Women from 19 countries participate in TCA's Entrepreneurship course

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

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Citizen services go under single umbrella in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, all the citizen services have been integrated to one place. The portal named 'Sebakunja' (service portal) is the first ever public service portal in the country which has been launched recently. The portal helps citizens get easy access to public services.



Also, all government offices are ready to practice paperless office through the Form Portal. Over one thousand public service related forms are available here.

'Service Portal' and 'Forms Portal' with necessary information of few hundred public services and pertinent forms respectively were launched on that day.



Access to Information (a2i) programme of the Prime Minister's Office in close collaboration with Cabinet Division and UNDP were the mastermind of this initiative.

Through 4598 Union Information and Service Centres (UISC), the government overtly…

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Posted by Mohammad Matiar Rahman on September 29, 2014 at 3:00pm

The population of the internet, in one map

How big is the internetThis map from the Oxford Internet Institute shows where the world's internet users live:

This is a cartogram, a map in which the area of each country is proportional to its online population, based on 2011 data. So countries with large land areas but small populations — like Canada and Russia — appear shrunken, while dense, well-connected areas like South Korea and Belgium appear larger than life.

The most striking region is Africa. The continent has 1.1 billion people, more than three times the population of the United States. Yet thanks to dismal internet penetration rates, the entire continent shows up as smaller than the US.

That's likely to change in the coming decades. The cost of smartphones has been …

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Posted by Seu Yapa on September 30, 2014 at 1:15am

Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change With UAVs

Sadly, developing countries are some of the largest emitters of global pollution. Yet for the poor, the emission of pollutants, and their detrimental effects on the environment, is not usually an overriding concern. The cost of caring about saving the environment is a luxury when individuals are busy worrying about how to save themselves and their families from poverty.

Fortunately Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka drones) present a cost-effective opportunity for caring for the environment. At a recent IREXtech Deep Dive, leading development practitioners discussed how drone technology could give developing countries a practical way to tackle environmental…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2014 at 1:00am

Challenge 4 on Internet of Things

ITU is pleased to announce that, they have launched the 4th and last challenge of this year's Young Innovators Competition. This challenge is in partnership with the IEEE IoT Initiative and ITU is looking for the best ideas for new businesses and innovations on how the Internet of Things can be used for social good. Since this is a co-creation challenge, ITU is looking for your thoughts or information which might help us, as a community to develop the concept for a new startup. Ideas will be accepted…

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Posted by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2014 at 1:00am

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Flavor of the Month of May: If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What Next? 13 Replies

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

Tags: public Internet access, telecentres, mobile, IREX

Started by Seu Yapa in Flavor of the Month. Last reply by telecentre.org Jun 3.

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