On March 23-27, our partner Telecentre-Europe will be celebrating Get Online Week, an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and empowers Europeans to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit from online opportunities. READ MORE
The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has recently released their ‘Top 100 Accounts to Follow on Twitter in 2015’, and Telecentre Foundation (TCF) is included in the list! AIDF’s top 100 Twitter accounts have been selected by level of activity, content of tweets and number of followers. READ MORE
From the telecentres perspective, what lies ahead for technology? Digital technology and the Internet have changed the lives of billions of people in the past 20 years. However, considering the continued rapid pace of technological development, we may be in the early stages of a much larger shift in our society.
The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society is working to develop a picture of what this future will look like and what it will mean for how people around the world work and live. To start with, the Council wishes to harness the wisdom of ICTworks’ readers to get a sense of when different technology trends will hit global critical mass.
When do you think this ‘tipping point’ will happen? The World Economic Forum wants to hear from YOU to learn more!…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 24, 2015 at 7:17pm
Africa’s population is growing fast and is experiencing a slow demographic transition, which will increase the pressure countries face with job creation.
How do we support our youth to become more employable.
According to a UNDP discussion paper from January 2013 themed; “Kenya’s Youth Employment Challenge” out of the 80 percent of Kenya’s 2.3 million unemployed comprises of young people between 15 and 34 years of age. About 19 percent of the young unemployed are between 15 and 19 years of age; 30 percent are aged between 20 and 24 years; 21 percent are aged between 25 and 29; and 9 percent are aged between 30 and 34 years.
Further, a 2013 Economic Review on Kenya concluded that the labor market recorded 659,400 new jobs in…
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 26, 2015 at 3:00am
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Ms. Arwa Al-Deram, Executive Director of SOUL, a nonprofit organization based in Yemen that works toward the development of women and children.
TCF: Tell us briefly about your organization and the work that you do.
Arwa: SOUL is a non-profit, Yemeni NGO established in 1997. It is committed to raising the quality of life of women, children and youth through implementing development projects, doing research and studies and creating partnerships with stakeholders.
According to SOUL…Continue
Posted by telecentre.org on March 25, 2015 at 6:00pm
International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) . It aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. This year it is celebrated on 23rd April 2015.
On International Girls in ICT Day all stakeholders are encouraged to organize events with the vision toempower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs. The ITU Secretary General invites ITU Member States and Sector…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on March 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
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