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
Today I would like to share some resources you may find useful if you want to learn more about mobile.
This blog provides up to date information on mobilities, including current events and commentary from an academic perspective. The Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) studies and does research about the newly emerging field of mobilities.
Howard Rheingold started this blog while writing his book with the same title (2002), but the blog is going on and includes both news and commentary about the mobile world with a strong emphasis on the social aspects of moblie technologies.…
Posted by Yuliya Melnyk on May 26, 2015 at 6:30am
The City of Joburg has launched a programme to Educate Digital Interns (COJEDI) in Innovative modern age skills as part of the foundation phase of developing the Johannesburg smart city plan. The City has engaged the partnership of FiberCo, Microsoft, Cisco, Technology Innovation Agency and Nunnovation Africa Foundation to UPSKILL and train 1000 of the City’s brightest young information technology (IT) minds.
The COJEDI programme focuses on driving innovation & entrepreneurship through critical thinking, preparing students for employment and empowering them to significantly participate in the mainstream of the ICT sector and the burgeoning economy.
The City has developed a strong broadband connectivity around the local communities and the only challenge was…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 25, 2015 at 7:47pm
Microsoft Ghana in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) last Thursday launched an online platform to facilitate job search, career counseling entrepreneurial training among other services.
Dubbed 'Tizaa Works', the platform will also serve as a hub for mentorship for the youth, IT training, CV writing, soft & language skills.
Tizaa Works is also aimed at assisting entrepreneurs with funding tools.
The platform is a community-based networking platform for users to share ideas and volunteer opportunities.
With the World Bank reporting that 65% of Ghanaian youth are unemployed, the platform aims to equip young graduates and school-leavers with the right hard and soft skills to bridge the skills gap and secure first-time job…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 24, 2015 at 2:45am
Whereas developed countries have exploited innovation milieus (system) to develop new technologies and improve on old ones, in the case of Africa the path to technological development has been one of acquisition, utilization, adoption and (it is hoped) diffusion. To attain the objective of both social and economic inclusiveness requires recognition of the role of knowledge in the achievement of the ultimate objective of poverty reduction and sustainable development. An understanding of the African socio-cultural environment and its application in the development agenda should have a far-reaching impact on African societies.
ICT developments in Africa over the last decade have opened doors to skills and capacity development, and are today providing the continent with the tools to leapfrog the…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 19, 2015 at 2:57pm
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