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Alliance for Affordable Internet turns 1 Foundation (TCF)is proud to be a member of the Alliance for Affordablle Internet (A4AI), which celebrates its first birthday on October 7. A4AI is already working with four countries, undertaking high-impact research and advocacy and has more than doubled membership in its first year. READ MORE

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Call for activities: ITU Celebrates the 150th Anniversary

2015 is a milestone and a major in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. It is the public an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Union with its members in order to remember the past and look to the future activities.

On this occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary looks the International Telecommunication Union and the Member States as well as companies and academies in order to organize a variety of activities such as events, workshops, contests and other projects between the first one of the month of January to 31 December / December 2015 .

Member States and partners in the Union are invited to organize the official national celebrations in 2015 and will be included official national celebrations of the Member States in the 150 anniversary…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2014 at 1:18am

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized states in India. What drives these extraordinary numbers? Entertainment. Hey M4D – it’s time we take fun seriously.

Hindustan Unilever (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods maker, runs the Indian state of Bihar’s most popular radio on mobile phones via a free call-back service that plays entertainment mixes with ads for fifteen minutes, specifically targeting villagers in remote areas – a key M4D target market. In a recent interview with the Economic Times of India, Hermat Bakshi, Executive Director for home and personal care at HUL, stated that…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:16am

Eighth edition of ICT4All opens in Hammamet, Tunis

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi opened in last month 24 September 2014 the eighth edition of the "ICT 4 All Forum on the theme “the digital revolution brings hope for Tunisia and youth ".

He emphasised the need to seize all opportunities to boost innovation and creativity and strengthen development.

Tunisia relies on the ICT sector given its strategic importance as a foundation of economy and development, he said.

More than 1,500 participants along with representatives of national and international bodies are taking part in this forum held from September 24 to 25, 2014.

Minister of Higher…


Posted by Nabil Eid on October 15, 2014 at 3:09pm

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island:

I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano Island, Kenya. I began working for the Organic Health Response (OHR) in January 2010, immediately after college. This was my first time deploying hands-on skills attained from school and all seemed new and interesting.

Aside from all career domains revolving around technological advances, it’s become absolutely inevitable for people, even in villages, to survive without internet. That’s why OHR thought it wise to incept the Ekialo Kiona…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 14, 2014 at 6:44pm


Flavor of the Month of May: If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What Next? 13 Replies

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

Tags: public Internet access, telecentres, mobile, IREX

Started by Seu Yapa in Flavor of the Month. Last reply by Jun 3.



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