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Telecentre Women program wins GEM-Tech Award for bridging ICT gender gap

The Telecentre Women (TCW) Program – a global, multi-stakeholder initiative of Foundation (TCF) geared towards bridging the gender gap in ICT by empowering disadvantaged and underserved community women with ICT access, knowledge and skills and expanding their opportunities for better lives – won the Gender Equality and Maintstreaming - Technology Award under the Closing the ICT Gender Gap category. READ MORE

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Smart Minds Connected: UN-Based World Summit Award announces 40 winners in Mobile Content Best Practice

The 40 WSA mobile winners from 30 countries offer a multifariousness of new thinking translated in mobile solutions on the highest level. Be it a digital CPR training or an application for mentally disabled people from Brazil.


Salzburg, October 29, 2014. Carlos Pereira, Computer Analyst and father of a girl with cerebral palsy, offers people with disabilities real social inclusion and integration. Livox is an alternative communication app that adapts itself according to its user’s disability. “Lifesaver: A new way of CPR”, serves as an engaging mobile interactive training in CPR. By being thrown into videos showing situations, it offers a digital learning environment via augmented reality. Livox and Lifesaver follow the principle: Smart Content makes things not…


Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on October 30, 2014 at 9:17pm

Call for applications: Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent’s brightest innovators to accelerate Africa’s development

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applicationsThe IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.


The 2015 IPA recognizes innovative breakthroughs that unlock new African potential in the following five priority…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 5:42pm

Free Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola

mPowering    IntraHealth

The Ebola crisis has impacted some of the most vulnerable areas of the world, and frontline health workers are struggling to keep pace with the outbreak. The “Training Health Workers for Ebola” series consists of four webinars, and aims to provide health workers with the clear, reliable, and timely information they need to protect themselves, detect the disease, and respond.

This webinar series is offered free of charge by mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth.

All live sessions will be held from 10:00-11:00am EDT

October 21 - Webinar 1: Learning and information needs for frontline health workers

October 23 –…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2014 at 1:45am

India aims to connect 50,000 villages with broadband Internet

Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communication and information technology, has unveiled Prime Minister Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream to bridge the gap between urban and rural India while laying the foundation stone of the country’s first two electronic manufacturing clusters- one in Jabalpur and another in Bhopal.

Prasad claimed that the NDA government has set a target to connect all villages in the country with optical fibre network. By the end of this fiscal year the government targets to connect 50,000 villages with broadband connectivity. By 2015-16, another one lakh hamlets will be linked and yet another one lakh rural habitations by 2016-17. "This is our Bharat Jodo Abhiyan (Unite India Movement) to take Wi-Fi connection to our villages," said Prasad.

He told that Modi…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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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