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Inspire youth to develop ICT skills and stimulate positive social change

Geneva, 8 June 2015 – President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera of Costa Rica was inaugurated today as ITU Patron for Youth and ICT at a special ceremony in Geneva. This builds on the BYND2015 Youth Summit organized by ITU in San José, Costa Rica in 2013 where young participants from around the world called on governments to provide more flexible, dynamic and open means of governance to reach more people more easily than presently possible. They emphasized that the key to a successful development paradigm will be innovation and asked for education systems that equip students with not just theoretical knowledge, but with a practical mix of marketable, innovative and relevant skills needed to compete in the global digital economy.

Digital Strategies for Development Summit 2015 to take center stage in the Philippines – FREE Registration for Telecentres and Partners!

In this digital age, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is reshaping the lives of the people. It has facilitated growth and development and at the same time created opportunities for the different sectors in our society. However, not everyone has the access or the skills for the available digital resources. With this socioeconomic disparity among the people, there is a definite call to accelerate digital inclusion through innovative solutions across all industries – the very purpose of the Summit. READ MORE

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Broadband Report 2015 launched in Geneva

“The State of Broadband 2015: Broadband as a Foundation for Sustainable Development” report was launched by the Broadband Commission on 21 September 2015. It shows that the overall growth in broadband has decreased significantly over the last years and the gap between the people offline and online remains persistent. 57 % of the world’s population are still not connected to the Internet. This report shall be considered as an urgent reminder and call to take action to connect the next and last billion people around the globe and to ensure that they have the capacities and content to make use of the Internet for enhancing their livelihood and achieve sustainable development.

The …


Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2015 at 2:30am

Promoting gender equality through community media among refugees in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa with the highest number of refugees. More than 630,000 refugees from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan are accommodated in 23 refugee camps spread across the country. The Government maintains an open-door-policy and continues to allow humanitarian access and protection to those seeking refuge on its territory. The majority seeking refuge are women and children. Due to this demographic, within the refugee camps, gender based violence and women’s inequality remain preoccupations. 

In response to the refugee crisis and in order to promote gender equality through community media, UNESCO organized, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee and InsightShare, a…


Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2015 at 2:30am

To Unite the Earth, Connect It

SEVENTY years ago, the United Nations was formed as the expression of a simple choice: cooperation instead of war. Humanity would stand as one against conflict, poverty and disease. All the world’s voices would be heard.

At least, that was the plan.

We’ve come a long way. We’ve halted and reversed the spread of killer diseases, extended life expectancy and raised incomes. We’ve even walked ourselves back from the edge of some global conflicts and catastrophes. But progress has not been evenly distributed. Too many people have been left outside of a mostly urban, mostly Northern success story.

Seeing that, world leaders put forth a new set of global goals in New York last week. If we want to build a world where not just some…


Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 27, 2015 at 10:03pm

Community radio stations in Kenya to exercise more accountability in the interest of the public

On 10 and 11 September 2015 UNESCO organized a mentoring workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, on local radio management for eight community radios taking part in the SIDA-funded project “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs.”

The two-day workshop saw participants deliberating on various management issues within their particular radio stations, as well as on measures to be taken to ensure that the needs of their respective communities are met. Participants learnt from each other and experts attending the workshop about best practices to make their radio stations run smoothly, ensuring the production of quality content.

Sauti FM shared best practices in improving its social services to the community through better programming and addressing real issues of local concern.…


Posted by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2015 at 2:00am


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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