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More on the 'S' word
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy L. Calata Mar 27, 2010.

Community Radio
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Roger Harris replied to Seu Yapa's discussion Flavor of the Month of January: What ICT4D topics are you most interested in?
"Might I suggest ICTs for Indigenous Peoples? We're promoting ICT4ID; ICTs for Indigenised Development which follows the hypothesis that many of the core characteristics of ICTs lend themselves well to solutions for many of the common challenges…"
Feb 18
Roger Harris replied to Jimebeta's discussion A sustainability agenda for the telecentre movement
"Hi Jimena, Thanks for the mention of eBario. Readers may be interested in a presentation which I have given several times on The Five Pillars of Sustainable Telecentres. The slides are available on my website at…"
Sep 24, 2013
Roger Harris commented on telecentre.org's blog post TCF bares 1st Global Telecentre Awards semifinalists
"Thanks to all participants for their inspirational contributions"
Apr 11, 2013
Roger Harris posted a blog post

The eBario Innovation Village: First Peoples – First Knowledge.

eBario is Malaysia’s best known telecentre, serving the remote and isolated Kelabit indigenous communities around Bario, in the Central Highlands of northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Until recently, the area was only accessible by small planes, which still provide the principal form of access. Consultations between the community and researchers at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) began in 1998. Then, communication with the outside world was limited to a rudimentary short-wave…See More
Jan 9, 2013
Roger Harris replied to Maureen Agena's discussion Flavour of the Month Feb 2012: Mobile phones and Telecentres
"Some interesting debates going on in the run-up to WSIS in Geneva in May. Among them this; "Mobile phones will not save the poorest of the poor."…"
Feb 29, 2012
Roger Harris replied to Maureen Agena's discussion Flavour of the Month Feb 2012: Mobile phones and Telecentres
"WSIS Knowledge Communities Online Debate Do mobile phones contribute more to social impact than to economic impact in developing countries? "This debate has included commentary from a range of people with a high level of expertise and…"
Feb 20, 2012
Roger Harris replied to Maureen Agena's discussion Flavour of the Month Feb 2012 : Mobile phones and Telecentres
"Two observations; 1) whilst the mobile devices are almost ubiquitous, the applications for using them for poverty reduction are not; in fact nowhere near. Research suggests that most use of mobile phones is for social purposes and the rest for…"
Feb 14, 2012
Roger Harris posted a status
"Setting up Malaysia's first community radio station at the eBario telecentre"
Oct 1, 2011
Roger Harris's discussion was featured

More on the 'S' word

For those who object to subsidising telecentres:Farm subsidies in the United States and Europe, started out as a vehicle for helping poor farmers recover from economic calamity or war. But over the years they have grown to be a matter of addiction. By 2007, the world's rich, developed countries were paying $260 billion in support to their own farmers, making it impossible for competing unsubsidized farmers to grow strong in places such as sub-Saharan Africa. On top of that, the international…See More
Sep 13, 2010
Roger Harris received a gift from Tariq Zaman
Apr 27, 2010
Jimmy L. Calata replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"Depending on one’s intentions, the “S” word could mean several things, or be interpreted in many ways, viz: Safety net Service Social inclusion Sustainability Strategy Start-up infusion etc."
Mar 27, 2010
angela maria gonima lopez replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"Da tristeza leer esa realidad del mundo actual, gracias ha estas medidas arbitrarias y tan sutiles que poca gente las entiende hay paises que ha pesar de ser ricos en productos son los mas subdesarrollados y sus gentes se mueren de hambre"
Mar 27, 2010
angela maria gonima lopez replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"Nuestro telecentro tiene un experiencia mixta , entre subension y autosostenibilidad, pero tambien ha sido apoyado por un trabajo de muchos voluntarios, lo que en realidad hace que la comunidad valore nuestro trabajo y tenga un sentido de pertenencia"
Mar 27, 2010
Niranjan Meegammana replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"Subsidies are one way of marketing approach for development. It helps continues basis for keeping people who obtain subsidies to keep on a common cause. It further help reduction of final costs. When we take telecenters in Sri Lanka, Internet for…"
Mar 26, 2010
Don Cameron replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"We should draw distinction between ‘subsidising’ and ‘providing start-up funds’. Subsidising suggests an ongoing commitment from external interests to support the Telecentre. Start-up fund support suggests an external…"
Mar 26, 2010
Shahida Saleem replied to Roger Harris's discussion More on the 'S' word
"In prinicple I am opposed to susidies as they do not work in the long run for a variety of reasons, however in the case of telecenters it is usually the prohibitive cost of connectivity that makes an otherwise feasible business model impractical.…"
Mar 25, 2010

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Consultant and activist for information and communication technologies for poverty reduction in Asia. To bring the benefits of information and communication technologies to rural communities in Asia by:-
Influencing governments and aid agencies to sponsor the provision of ICTs to rural communities.
Researching the new knowledge required to make ICTs fully capable of improving rural life.
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Building educational resources to accelerate the application of ICTs towards solving the problems of rural life.
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Roger Harris's Blog

The eBario Innovation Village: First Peoples – First Knowledge.

eBario is Malaysia’s best known telecentre, serving the remote and isolated Kelabit indigenous communities around Bario, in the Central Highlands of northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Until recently, the area was only accessible by small planes, which still provide the principal form of access. Consultations between the community and researchers at Universiti…

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At 5:00pm on April 27, 2010, Tariq Zaman gave Roger Harris a gift
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Welcome Dr. Roger;
At 5:14pm on January 18, 2010, RCC said…
Dear Roger,
Hope you have received our message.
Best wishes
At 6:26pm on November 9, 2009, Shipra Sharma said…
Hi Roger,
You have created a very relevant group that shows how telecentre services could be diversified to include local tourism as well. Please activate this group by inviting members to join this group. You can also start some discussions in the group to attract members.
At 9:34pm on May 11, 2009, Sandra Nassali said…
Hello Roger, checked out your blog post and i liked what i saw.

Regards,

Sandra
At 8:14pm on February 17, 2009, Sandra Nassali said…
Hello Roger, welcome to telecentre.org. Please follow URL: telecentrecommunity.ning.com/notes/Getting_started for the communtiy guide.

In case of any thing else, feel free to contact me or any community facilitator.

Regards,

Sandra
 
 
 
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