November 3, 2010 at 6am to November 5, 2010 at 7pm
We invite you to submit an abstract in the area of "Exploring Success and Failure in Development Informatics: Innovation, Research and Practice" included in the 4th International Development Informatics Association Conference: IDIA 2010 http://www.developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2010/4th.html to be held on 3-5 Nov 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.…See More
"this is a great initative, how about we also focus on the people who don't have money to futher thier studies but have / shows pontential, looking at the unemployement in South Africa having young people completeting matric with maths and…"
NAYSIS 2010 DOCUMENTEXECUTIVE SUMMARY:1. Hugtech Information Links (HIL) is Information and Communication Technology (ICT) organization concerned with addressing the peculiar problems confronting the Nigeria Information Society.2. It purses this goal through the articulation and advocacy of policies and practices that would ensure the building of the Information Society in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions of learning.3. Following on-going dialogue and consultation with the stakeholders in the…See More
"It has just cross my mind few days ago when i was at training my phone was off but i manage to communicate with other people in business relation these has made my life easier as there was ringing of the phone. I don't wanna leave without cause…"
"Hello Morena, there is alot that can be done to solve the problems you highlighted in your comment.
First and foremost, there is need to create awareness of these telecentres. By this i mean to the telecentre operators and managers. This is…"
"Hallo i have just come across some hot topic regarding rollout of Telecentre around my country.my concern is that yes they can roll-out telecentre but what about the sustainability of these centres as some of them are community owned with out any…"
Categories That Best Represent Me (check all that apply). Note: You may create a separate profile for your organization.
Academic/research, Donor/foundation, International development agency, Network, Nonprofit organization, Program/Project/Initiative, Telecentre, Telecentre user
About Me (biography or organization description)
It is non profit organization that brings access of electronic and business communication to unserved communities around Galeshewe in Northern cape South Africa recently we oporate one Telecentre Galeshewe
Areas of Interest/Expertise and Types of Services Provided
Faxing, Voip, internet, computer access, printing, laminating. books binbing, website hosting and development. ict training, tele-marketing, open source networks.
Hello Morena, there is alot that can be done to solve the problems you highlighted in your comment.
First and foremost, there is need to create awareness of these telecentres. By this i mean to the telecentre operators and managers. This is imperative as it teaches them the valuve of telecentres to them as individuals and to the whole community.
This can be done through advocacy. Once people understand the value of telecentres i.e social and economic empowerment, they appreciation and participation as regards telecentre activities will increase.
To ensure sustainability, telecentres have to go beyond the issue of internet connectivity and offer other value added activities like
secretarial services e.g photocopying, faxing, telephony, community outreach programs etc.
These help rise funds that can be used to sustain telecentre projects with in and outside the CeCs.
As Francis has mentioned, open sources servies are also good as far as fighting computer viruses is concerned. You get in touch with him and he will explain this further.
NOTE; for more advise, do you mind starting this as a discussion in the forum section? I am sure lots of people out there have good advice for these issues. I can be of help in case you are interested in pursing this further.
If this system is introduced to rural areas i think standard of living will slightly transitioned.This is due to ICT technology which is implied in currently. I support your project please introduce it and wealth will be created in our communities.