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Google Basics Telecentre Challenge winners bared

Results of the Google Basics Telecentre Challenge are finally out. Congratulations to Linda Balbuena of Malvar Community eCenter in the Philippines and Susana Ebeling of CTC Biblioteca Popular Domingo Faustino Sarmiento in Argentina for getting the most number of individuals enrolled in our Google Basics Certification Course in English and Spanish respectively! READ MORE

TCF supports Maker Party 2014!

We're excited to be partnering with Mozilla once again to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. READ MORE

Check out our Expert's Corner!

Starting this month, we will be sharing articles written by experts from the global telecentre and ICT4D community on various topics of interest. We're launching our Expert's Corner with a contribution from Paco Prieto, an expert on social innovation and creative thinking and author of the blog “La servilleta de Paco Prieto”. The article is entitled "Telecentre Managers in Venus, Network Leaders in Mars. Why don't we go back to Earth?"Check it out!

4.3B people still without Internet access - Let's change that!

According to the Alliance for Affordable Internet, 4.3 billion people or 3 out of 5 individuals in the world still do not have access to the Internet. This digital divide hampers economic and social progress. But there is something we can do about it, and we can do it TOGETHER. READ MORE

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Coworking Spaces as Next-Generation Telecentres

What is “Coworking”?

Have you ever come across the term “Coworking”? The concept is simple: “professionals from different working areas, independent workers, nomad workers and entrepreneurs find themselves in the same physical space to work on their own projects. They don’t only seek to break with their isolation and to find an alternative solution to their home office or to the company office they are used to work from; But also to belong to a community of individuals who are open to exchange ideas, and eventually, who are ready to collaborate.”

Wikipedia defines Coworking as “a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home…


Posted by Seu Yapa on July 25, 2014 at 2:26am

8 Recommendations for Successful Development and Technology Organization Partnerships

In the ICT4D world we all talk often about working with the private sector, collaboration and partnership with technology companies. The truth is that beside the willingness to work together, we need to understand that collaboration and partnerships needs to be build on a common language and common visions.

For a media development organization, and in general for development organizations, to work with technology companies is not an easy task. While a tech company produces a specific product, development works on processes. While they speak in terms of requirements and infrastructure, we speak in terms of dynamics and ecosystems. While they speak in terms of business models, we speak in terms of sustainability.

Moving ahead, development organizations will work more and more with technology companies, as development organizations…


Posted by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 1:30am

What Are the Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management?

ICTwork recently held a Twitter Chat on 'Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management'. From this Twitter chat, ICT Works was able to capture dynamic conversations from all over the world – including the Philippines, Iceland, and the UK. The conversation drew in almost 500 responses from 80 contributors – and it is expected that the impact reached over 1.4 million. Following are the lessons learned from the discussion and few of the top highlights:

Q1: What are effective ICTs that can be used as early warning systems?

  • ICTS help us move from only relief and recovery to risk and vulnerability management before a disaster.
  • Early warning systems should be built on existing tech and communication practices: text, twitter, radio, email alerts, etc.…

Posted by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 2:19am

Mina Community eCenter: Its impact to a small and struggling municipality

Mina Community  eCenter, equipped with 42 units of computers, has become the center for  computer literacy training  in a 5th income-class municipality in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines with a population of 18,000 people with majority of them living below poverty level.

After three years of operation since its establishment on June 15, 2011,  the eCenter has already trained about 773 people, from children to senior citizens  for its free Computer Literacy Training Program, 643 women trained for Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign (PDLWC) Programs and has served a  total  6,951 clients for its various  ICT-enabled  services like internet use, printing, CD burning, scanning and other related computer works as well as business activities such as computer…


Posted by DORY P. EMELO on July 21, 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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