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
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
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
The Global Innovation Competition (GIC) is open to applicants from around the world with inspiring ideas, either proven or to be developed. Like the GIC 2014 in which 40,000 users had their say, everyone is invited to participate; public votes will determine which entries progress in the competition.
The GIC is designed to tackle a different governance and accountability problem each year and invites the public to identify and vote on entries. We welcome bold ideas from anywhere in the world for our 12 focus countries: Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, the Philippines, Liberia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mozambique, Uganda and Nigeria.
1. Legislative Openness – Inclusive and Participatory Lawmaking
2. Sub-national Governance
Posted by Seu Yapa on September 17, 2014 at 1:28am
A good quality basic education equips students with the foundational skills (reading, writing and numeracy) they need to function in today’s society and prepare them for lifelong learning. But in many parts of the world, schooling alone is not yielding the expected results, and countries are experimenting with innovative learning and teaching tools, including online platforms.
In Brazil, a Portuguese version of the Khan Academy’s free online education platform (see World Bank Group President Jim Kim’s post last week) is helping thousands of students master basic skills. This effort has been spearheaded by the Fundação Lemann (Lemann Foundation), an organization dedicated to improving the country's education quality.
As with the original Khan Academy content, a student using the Brazil platform takes a quick test, maps her knowledge, and then masters the…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on September 17, 2014 at 1:21am
During the sustainable production campaign of this year, promoted by the Oruro’s chamber of producers (CADEPQUI-OR) in association with PROINPA Foundation and BIOTOP, in a press conference, they shared their strategy to produce organic quinua.
More than 40 associations, that gather more than 3000 quinua producers, attended the press conference, which means that they will be able to access information related to the production and commercialization of this crop through text messages they will receive in their mobile phones. They will belong to a social network called “Bolivian quinua producers”, developed by the project “ICT use in communication systems of multi-stakeholders for the technological and commercial innovation”.…Continue
Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on September 16, 2014 at 6:04pm
ACCRA, Ghana, September 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communications provider, today announced the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy. SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with the support of VT iDirect, and providing Internet connectivity for an additional year, enabling students to access online educational programs and related e-learning tools.
In 2013, the first phase of this charitable project was initiated jointly by SkyVision and iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology. SkyVision’sSkyDirect VSAT service based on…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on September 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
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