The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2015 is once again in full swing and public online voting is now officially on for all nominated projects. We enjoin everyone to support and vote for the entries of our members and partners from the global telecentre community. READ MORE
Over the last few years, Telecentre Foundation (TCF), through partners across the globe, has equipped over 1 million women and girls in 79 countries with digital skills - a significant achievement which bagged for it the very first Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology Award from UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union. In the next 18 months, TCF sets its sights on further increasing this number and even plans to create a global fund to support outstanding women with seed capital to help finance their projects and business ideas. READ MORE
Since July 2014, a number of women and children residing in Villa Portales, the neighborhood in Santiago, Chile where the telecentre is located, suffered a series of sexual assaults. The community members then started using the telecentre’s Facebook page to alert local authorities regarding these incidents.
The telecentre manager, in coordination with one of the city’s councilmen in charge of public safety, organized meetings with community members, municipal officers, and the local police to discuss the problem. The police subsequently gave lectures to members of the community on self-defense and investigative procedures but without the expected results.
A campaign was then launched through the telecentre’s Facebook page urging victims to come forward and file the…Continue
Posted by telecentre.org on April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including broadcasting have an enormous impact on virtually all aspects of our lives, while being recognized as a critical enabler for socio-economic and cultural development in all countries around the world.
The rapid progress of these technologies creates new opportunities to attain higher levels of development. The ability of ICTs to reduce many traditional obstacles, especially those of time and distance, makes it possible to use their potential to achieve digital inclusion for millions of people all over the world. Under favorable conditions, these technologies can be powerful instruments, increasing productivity, generating socio-economic growth, job creation and employability, and improving the quality of life of…Continue
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on April 29, 2015 at 11:30am
The ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will enable ICT skills training for up to 300 000 teachers.
According to the memorandum, proposed areas of training will include proficiency in Microsoft Technologies, Microsoft Teach with Technology courseware and accreditation as Microsoft Certified Educators.
The MOU forms part of the Government of Kenya’s priorities to grow the local knowledge economy. It was signed by Microsoft Kenya Country Manager Kunle Awosika and witnessed by visiting Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Middle East & Africa, Ali Faramawy in the presence of the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information Communication & Technology (ICT), Mr Joseph Tiampati Ole Musuni.
“Building local ICT capacity…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 28, 2015 at 12:42pm
The TechWomen program has continued to impact my life even after I returned back home to Gaza from being an Emerging Leader in San Francisco.
Recently, I went from being a TechWomen mentee to becoming a mentor selected by Gaza Sky Geeks for the Gaza Challenge startup bootcamp. I helped entrepreneurs learn to validate their startup ideas and practice customer development, and shared the Silicon Valley startup culture which is different than Gazan culture. The Silicon Valley startup culture values moving fast (including breaking things, as Facebook’s company culture preaches), frequent deployments and iteration/testing, talking about failures and how you learned from them, etc.…Continue
Posted by Nabil Eid on April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
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