In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is happy to announce that, as of January 2014, over 1 million women from different parts of the world have been trained and acquired new ICT skills under its Telecentre Women Digital Literacy Campaign. READ MORE
Telecentre.org Foundation and the Spanish network of telecentres, Guadalinfo, are organizing an event on telecentres and innovation titled “SparkLab Andalucía” on Friday, March 7th, in Andalucia, Spain. Catch the live streaming at 9:00am CET by following this link.
Telecentre.rg Foundation has been nominated for this year’s Internet Awards by the Association of Internet Users based in Spain. The Internet Awards is held annually in line with the celebration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day every 17th of May. READ MORE
Here's your chance to get Google-certified for free! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and Google have recently joined forces to offer you free training and certification on Google tools. This training and certification program will be delivered through the Telecentre Academy, TCF’s capacity building arm, and will be carried out through the TCA learning platform. READ MORE
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. This time, we interview Dwight Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of Collabriv, a for-profit social venture based in San Francisco and founded in 2012 which helps young professionals worldwide gain critical 21st century skills.
TCF: Tell us about your organization, Collabriv. What exactly do you do?
Posted by Cuchie Echeverria on March 10, 2014 at 11:00am
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a book on Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Nyamata Telecentre entitled “Learning from Catalysts of Rural Transformation”. In addition to the Rwandan success story, the 247-page book includes 7 other cases selected from 7 countries namely: Latvia, Brazil, Peru, Palestine, India, Benin and Cambodia
The ILO has analyzed these 8 catalysts in-depth, to understand how they were created and have evolved; how they have been seizing opportunities and tackling challenges; and what types of support could increase their positive impact on rural transformation. The cases analyzed have been selected based on the size and scope of their impact, and their capacity to bring about…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on March 10, 2014 at 6:30pm
Success in ending poverty hinges on conducive policy frameworks, training and resources.
In the last month, February 18-20, 2014 with the motto “Solutions to Action”, the first Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo, hosted by the State of Qatar and co-organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation and the United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Arab States, raised regional awareness by showcasing and scaling up the impact of successful evidence-based solutions crafted and tested by countries in the Arab States region in addressing development challenges pertinent to their specific needs and aspirations.
“Delivering as one”, the Expo featured solution exchange forums led by a number of United Nations…
Posted by Nabil Eid on March 9, 2014 at 3:31pm
Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. The private sector is a key partner in efforts to advance gender equality and empower women.
The Women's Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UNIFEM and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices — or establishing new ones — to realize women’s empowerment.
Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on March 7, 2014 at 2:11pm
Dear Member,Greetings for a wonderful and productive 2014!As we welcome a brand new year, it’s time to make way for bigger and better things. So this year, we’re expanding our stories and discussions to include anything and everything about Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). But we’d like…Continue