The Telecentre Women (TCW) Program – a global, multi-stakeholder initiative of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) geared towards bridging the gender gap in ICT by empowering disadvantaged and underserved community women with ICT access, knowledge and skills and expanding their opportunities for better lives – won the Gender Equality and Maintstreaming - Technology Award under the Closing the ICT Gender Gap category. READ MORE
The 40 WSA mobile winners from 30 countries offer a multifariousness of new thinking translated in mobile solutions on the highest level. Be it a digital CPR training or an application for mentally disabled people from Brazil.
Salzburg, October 29, 2014. Carlos Pereira, Computer Analyst and father of a girl with cerebral palsy, offers people with disabilities real social inclusion and integration. Livox is an alternative communication app that adapts itself according to its user’s disability. “Lifesaver: A new way of CPR”, serves as an engaging mobile interactive training in CPR. By being thrown into videos showing situations, it offers a digital learning environment via augmented reality. Livox and Lifesaver follow the principle: Smart Content makes things not…Continue
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on October 30, 2014 at 9:17pm
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.
IPA 2015 PRIORITY AREAS
The 2015 IPA recognizes innovative breakthroughs that unlock new African potential in the following five priority…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 5:42pm
The Ebola crisis has impacted some of the most vulnerable areas of the world, and frontline health workers are struggling to keep pace with the outbreak. The “Training Health Workers for Ebola” series consists of four webinars, and aims to provide health workers with the clear, reliable, and timely information they need to protect themselves, detect the disease, and respond.
This webinar series is offered free of charge by mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth.
All live sessions will be held from 10:00-11:00am EDTContinue
Posted by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2014 at 1:45am
Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communication and information technology, has unveiled Prime Minister Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream to bridge the gap between urban and rural India while laying the foundation stone of the country’s first two electronic manufacturing clusters- one in Jabalpur and another in Bhopal.
Prasad claimed that the NDA government has set a target to connect all villages in the country with optical fibre network. By the end of this fiscal year the government targets to connect 50,000 villages with broadband connectivity. By 2015-16, another one lakh hamlets will be linked and yet another one lakh rural habitations by 2016-17. "This is our Bharat Jodo Abhiyan (Unite India Movement) to take Wi-Fi connection to our villages," said Prasad.
He told that Modi…Continue
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