Telecentre.org Foundation has been nominated for this year's Internet Awards under the Social Action Category. Please cast your votes before the April 30 deadline, and help us spread the news too! READ MORE
Since the launch of Telecentre Academy's online Google certification course early this year, more than 2,500 users have already enrolled in the course and over 1,300 have taken the exam. Most of the enrollees come from the Spanish-speaking countries of Ecuador, Spain and Colombia. READ MORE
Background: The Girls in ICT initiative at ITU is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April each year.
The ICT sector has changed radically since the early days of computing. Every day, more and more people use the Internet, computers, applications and gadgets as part of their regular activities; studying, working, shopping, banking and playing. This has also created new employment opportunities. These jobs were created as more people work directly and intensively with information and communications technology, or ICT, including new jobs such as “social…Continue
Posted by Phannaphat Sopa on April 23, 2014 at 4:27pm
Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is enjoining all its member telecentre networks and partners to organize various activities and events to celebrate the upcoming International Girls in ICT Day.
Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and…Continue
Posted by telecentre.org on March 28, 2014 at 5:00pm
"Any video or site just pops up... they're very excited about the speed," Somalia Wireless's Liban Egal says.
Until now access to the internet has been via dial-up or satellite links.
Earlier this year, 3G mobile phone services were cut off because of a threat from Islamist militants.
The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group issued a directive in January ordering all internet services to be stopped, saying those who did not comply would be seen as "working with the enemy" and dealt with according to Islamic law.
Al-Shabab was driven out of the capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011, but still controls many smaller towns and rural areas in the…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on April 20, 2014 at 2:05pm
Women's small businesses are important contributors to economies, particularly in the informal sector. At the same time, institutional and systemic barriers, and legal gender inequalities, as well as socio-cultural norms and practices, often stymie the potential of women entrepreneurship.
These factors may cause constraints in such areas as women's access to finance, time availability due to multiple roles, physical mobility, and access to education, skills and training. ICTs can help to overcome some of them, and there are also business opportunities in the ICT sector itself.
But assessing the status of ICTs and women's entrepreneurship is often difficult due to a lack of data as well as rapid changes in the ICT landscape.
Through a partnership between UNCTAD and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and with financial support from the Government of…Continue
Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 22, 2014 at 10:30pm
Dear Member,Greetings for a wonderful and productive 2014!As we welcome a brand new year, it’s time to make way for bigger and better things. So this year, we’re expanding our stories and discussions to include anything and everything about Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). But we’d like…Continue