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Alliance for Affordable Internet turns 1

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF)is proud to be a member of the Alliance for Affordablle Internet (A4AI), which celebrates its first birthday on October 7. A4AI is already working with four countries, undertaking high-impact research and advocacy and has more than doubled membership in its first year. READ MORE

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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.

IPA 2015 PRIORITY AREAS

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

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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 –…

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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…

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

IT Innovation Supporting Home-Grown Solutions in Uganda

With the world’s youngest population, fast-rising access to internet and rapid spread of the use of mobile phones, Ugandans are starting to embrace information and communication technology innovations. This is confirmed by the increasing number of mobile and web applications with working prototypes developed in the country.

According to the Global Innovation Index 2014, Uganda is an innovative learner country. “Innovation learners” are those countries outperforming their peers from their respective income groups, performing over 10 percent higher than expected for their level of gross domestic product (GDP), ranked by income level. Other African countries in the same group include; Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi,…

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Posted by Nabil Eid on October 18, 2014 at 4:02pm

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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 telecentre.org Jun 3.

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