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Vote for nominated projects from telecentre community in WSIS Project Prizes 2015!

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

TCF seeks to empower more women and girls in the next 18 months

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

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Innovation and sustainable development: Strengthening linkages in the ICT ecosystem in Africa

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…

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Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 19, 2015 at 2:57pm

ICT Minister Inaugurates Telecentres Role in Community Development Conference-

Cairo, 12 May 2015

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology inaugurated today the conference for activating the role of Telecentres in community development, organized by Egypt ICT-Trust Fund, jointly established by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the sponsorship of Microsoft Egypt.

The conference witnessed the attendance of the consultant to the minister of culture for IT affairs Abdel Halim Bahgat representing the Minister of Culture Abdel-Wahed El-Nabawi, the Chairman of the General Authority of Cultural Palaces Mohamed Abdel Hafez Naser and the Chairman of Egypt’s Public Libraries Ambassador Abdel Raouf El Reedy. This is in addition to a number…

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Posted by ahmad shaaban on May 12, 2015 at 11:49pm

Innovating with Alja: How do we close the growing ICT gender gap?

Women are getting online later than men leading to a growing technology gender gap. Alja Isakovic shares her story about working to narrow the gender divide in the world of technology.

Living without modern-day technology is almost unthinkable for many of us. I remember the thrill of the slow and chirpy modem connecting to the World Wide Web back in the ‘90s. Suddenly, I had access to more information that I could have dreamed; I was able to chat with people around the world, learning about different cultures first-hand.

It came as a bit of a shock when I realized many years later, that it is still unusual for women to be involved in this field today.

Technology is omnipresent in today’s society; over 95 per cent of jobs now have a digital…

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Posted by Nabil Eid on May 11, 2015 at 3:15pm

How a telecentre in Chile helped protect women and children from sexual assault

Since July 2014, a number of women and children residing in Villa Portales, the neighborhood in Santiago, Chile where the telecentre is located, suffered a series of sexual assaults. The community members then started using the telecentre’s Facebook page to alert local authorities regarding these incidents.

The telecentre manager, in coordination with one of the city’s councilmen in charge of public safety, organized meetings with community members, municipal officers, and the local police to discuss the problem. The police subsequently gave lectures to members of the community on self-defense and investigative procedures but without the expected results.

A campaign was then launched through the telecentre’s Facebook page urging victims to come forward and file the…

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Posted by telecentre.org on April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

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

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

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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