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
High-speed broadband is no longer just cutting-edge technology for an elite few; instead, the steady march of connectivity among the broader population is slowly but surely transforming our society with new ways of accessing services and information.
Broadband does not just comprise infrastructure; today, widespread broadband connectivity offers the prospects of new services and an information revolution to change – and challenge – our very approach to development.
The Broadband Commission for Digital Development aims to promote the adoption of effective broadband policies…
Posted by Nabil Eid on September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) is an event organised by Telecentre Europe together with three European project partners: Unite-IT, Trans e-Facilitator and Telecentre Multimedia Academy, and its local partner Telecentar. The aim of the event is twofold: firstly, to gather professionals working in digital inclusion and the eSkills adult education; secondly, to raise awareness about the role of eSkills in society for employment opportunities and social inclusion. TEAC is an official event of the European eSkills for Jobs Campaign.
Since 2008, Telecentre Europe has organised six annual gatherings for its member organizations and stakeholders. This year we…Continue
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on September 25, 2014 at 5:35pm
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. This time, we interviewed Ms. Linda Balbuena, Manager of Malvar Community eCenter in Malvar, Batangas, Philippines. Ms. Balbuena is one of two winners of our Google Basics Telecentre Challenge.
TCF: Tell us a bit about your telecentre – where it is located, what type of users it caters to, what are the different services offered, etc.
LB: Telecentres in the Philippines are called Community eCenters (CeCs). CeC Malvar is located in the Municipality of…Continue
Posted by telecentre.org on September 23, 2014 at 3:30pm
The following is an interview with Max Ponce, a member of the Spanish telecentre community, who is currently the project manager at FITEL or the Telecommunications Investment Fund - Perú.
MP: I work at Fitel from 2007, and it is my responsibility to be sure that contracts (with enterprises that provide public telecommunication services) are accomplished and the projects are finally implemented in 5 years. Nowadays we have 15 projects running, so my day at work can have supervision meetings, follow up and…
Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm
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