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TCF Chair keynotes APEC Digital Opportunity Center Int'l Conference

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Chairman of the 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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Interview with Max Ponce, from FITEL, Perú.

Interview with Max Ponce, member of the spanish community, Project manager at Fitel (telecommunications investment fund - Perú).  

LF: Max, it is been long time since you started working at Fitel. Could you tell us what is your role there and how is a normal day at work for you? 

MP: I work at Fitel from 2007, and it is my responsability to be sure that contracts (with enterprises that provide public telecommunication services) are accomplished and the projects are finally implemented in 5 years. Nowadays we have 15 projects running, so my day at work can have supervision meetings, follow up and coordination tasks and meetings, visits to the field to evaluate…


Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm

Education at a Glance 2014 - Key Findings

On 9 September the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its annual statistical publication, Education at a Glance. The European Commission hosted the launch event in Brussels. The report features data on education from the 34 OECD countries, including 21 EU Member States.

OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries. Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, Education at a Glance provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access,…


Posted by Seu Yapa on September 23, 2014 at 3:59am

MTambula uses mobile to ease healthcare access in Uganda

Uganda faces a number of challenges and one of them is the difficulty in access to public services especially health care facilities. This is due to a number of factors, one of them being a lack of convenient access to vital information about the location of these facilities and contact details of personnel at these facilities. A lot of this information may be found in manual directories, but these are not easily accessible or are not updated. Furthermore, there is information that even search engines like google cannot provide and even if it were fully available, only 17% of Uganda’s population has access to the internet.

MTambula is a project that seeks to generate and also provide this information to anyone with access to a phone, whether it is a smart phone, or a feature phone. This concept is focused on improving the welfare of the people living in…


Posted by Djamila K. MATHU on September 17, 2014 at 6:13pm

The "Door of the Desert", Telecentre Guelmim was a dream and the idea has been realized!

From Okoider where ruins and an ancient history that characterizes the city, " Guelmim " it's a gate Moroccan desert, this an ancient city at the cross roads to meet the convoys coming from Niger, Mali, Guinea and Senegal, the city is located 200 km from the southern of Agadir city and at the cross roads the north and south of Morocco.

The city in has a deeply rooted history and has witnessed many events throughout history, heritage inherent, cultural and architectural dimension.

Guelmim an example of the population integration of different origins, and the trade helped people to meet with each other and with a mixture of knowledge and cultural diversity.

From gate of the desert and from the womb of this ancient city “Telecentre Guelmim” was born in 2012 to play a key role in…


Posted by Nabil Eid on September 18, 2014 at 4:48pm


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 Jun 3.



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