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TCF and partners explore possibilities for establishing SparkLab in Egypt

Last December 14-18, 2014, key representatives of Telecentre Foundation (TCF), Esplai Foundation, Government of Catalonia, UNDP Egypt and Egypt ICT Trust Fund gathered in Egypt for a series of meetings to discuss the framework for expanding the SparkLab initiative in different regions across the globe, with an eye on establishing SparkLab in Egypt by 2015. READ MORE

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Public libraries empowering citizens to interact with government

Eighteen Citizen Service Centres initiated by Central M. L. Kropyvnytskyi Library in local libraries across the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine are in high demand.

Local people visit the centers to use information and communication technology (ICT), to learn ICT skills, to interact with government officials and to access e-government services.

Citizens have asked the Mayor of Mykolaiv 124 questions online, and the Mayor has successfully resolved 32 problems. ‘This infrastructure supports implementation of electronic democracy in our city. The Citizen Service Centres are helping improve citizens’ access to information about services provided by national and local government institutions. The library’s e-government service is helping us to reduce bureaucracy and paperwork,…


Posted by Yuliya Melnyk on January 18, 2015 at 2:30am

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Incubator for Persons with Disabilities

While small businesses may not generate as much money as large corporations, they are a critical component of and major contributor to the strength of local economies, all of us know that small businesses present new employment opportunities.

Shifts and the rapid advances in technology made entrepreneurship an increasingly popular and practical option for many people, including persons with disabilities.

Today more than ever, small business ownership and other self-employment options have the power to lower the traditionally high unemployment rate among people with disabilities and help them achieve economic independence.

Persons with disabilities have the skills to pursue meaningful careers and play an important role in their lives and their educational and economic success. In…


Posted by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2015 at 3:47pm

Rwanda Schools To Tap Into Advanced Technologies

T HE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION is considering helping schools fully exploit the opportunities offered by advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country to improve the quality of education.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, said on Wednesday that though ICT was among the priorities in the education sector, the existing infrastructure is yet to be fully exploited.

He was speaking at a provincial consultative meeting on education in Nyanza District.

The meeting brought together officials from the Ministry of Education, local leaders, head teachers, parents’ representatives and education officers at the local levels from across the Southern Province.

Lwakabamba told participants that his ministry was considering helping schools, including those…


Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 23, 2015 at 4:21am

ICTs and Government Action Plan for MENA Region in 2015 and Beyond

There are various strategies that are transforming ICTs today in MENA Region; more innovations and government action plans utilize to play an important role in shaping the ICT for the year 2015 and in the coming years. 

This report includes 9 Arab countries: (Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria).

For the rest of the countries have not been identified yet ICT Government Action Plan since we in January 2015, so I will complete the report when required data will be available.


The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR’s) builds a vibrant, advanced, and secure ICT…


Posted by Nabil Eid on January 25, 2015 at 8:05pm


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

Dear member,As 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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