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Inspire youth to develop ICT skills and stimulate positive social change

Geneva, 8 June 2015 – President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera of Costa Rica was inaugurated today as ITU Patron for Youth and ICT at a special ceremony in Geneva. This builds on the BYND2015 Youth Summit organized by ITU in San José, Costa Rica in 2013 where young participants from around the world called on governments to provide more flexible, dynamic and open means of governance to reach more people more easily than presently possible. They emphasized that the key to a successful development paradigm will be innovation and asked for education systems that equip students with not just theoretical knowledge, but with a practical mix of marketable, innovative and relevant skills needed to compete in the global digital economy.

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Coca-Cola Africa Foundation unveils digital platform for youth empowerment

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has unveiled a new digital technology platform that will connect young people to employment, training and mentoring opportunities in its pan-African youth empowerment initiative, Youth Empowered for Success (YES!).

The new YES! technology platform will enable wider accessibility and greater scale for the program, providing life skills training, business skills training and access to employment and mentoring for 25,000 young Africans over the next three years.

The YES! initiative – launched in June 2015 – will initially empower marginalised youth in six countries through a $4.5 million TCCAF investment, while building technology and strategic partnerships to reach 500,000 youth by 2020.

The YES! program is currently being introduced in Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia by TCCAF and…

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Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 27, 2015 at 2:32pm

Rethinking Telecentre Sustainability: How To Implement A Social Enterprise Approach - Lessons From India And Africa

By;  Mayanja Meddie, FormerSenior Program Officer for telecentre.org at IDRC.

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Telecentres today are the key to telecentres of tomorrow. If they succeed in achieving their objectives, there is no doubt that development partners, social investors and governments will have a fresh look at the potential of telecentres to development. In June 2005 the government of Ghana launched the first of its two hundred thirty telecentres to be established across the country. In Rwanda, US $ 1 million has been set aside for a countrywide telecentres program. All these are some of the bold initiatives that will be boosted by exquisite telecentre planning today. Financial and social sustainability of telecentres remains one of the key…

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Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2015 at 1:48pm

ICT Accessibility and Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Unemployment is one of the biggest issues facing us today specifically, the disability community. Entering and influence disability employment provides increased confidence, expanding their social network and social skills as well as opportunities to develop a career by gaining new work skills and knowledge. Recent years have seen major developments towards achieving workplace equality for all persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities who are of working age, the rapid progress in (ICT) and assistive technology offer ever-increasing opportunities to participate in the world of work.

The estimated 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide represent some 15 per cent of the global population and are at higher risk of poverty than others. People with disabilities find it…

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Posted by Nabil Eid on July 13, 2015 at 2:15pm

The ICT4D Opportunities and Challenges in Child-Centric Development

Children, ICT and Development, a report for the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, by the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Jigsaw Consult, explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to efforts towards meeting child-focused development goals. The diffusion of ICTs has been highly uneven, and it is clear that digital divides not only trace but can also further deepen existing social divides, between income-rich and income-poor, between urban and rural dwellers, between women and men, and girls and boys.

The report therefore supports UNICEF in efforts to further develop and disseminate good practice…

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Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 8, 2015 at 10:07pm

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Flavor of the Month of November: "How has TCF helped you or your organization in the last 5 years?” 13 Replies

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

Tags: discussion, forum, Flavor of the Month, impact, anniversary

Started by Seu Yapa in Flavor of the Month. Last reply by Seu Yapa Nov 23, 2014.

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