Started this discussion. Last reply by Shipra Sharma Jun 10, 2011.
Started this discussion. Last reply by Shipra Sharma Oct 5, 2009.
Started this discussion. Last reply by Shipra Sharma Dec 24, 2008.
The sustainability concern reigns supreme in the telecentre domain. It has become so important that in the telecentre context, Bill Gates’ statement, ‘Content is King’ can be slightly modified as ‘Sustainability is King’. If telecentres are not sustainable and are not capable of enduring themselves over a period of time, then everything right from developing local content and locally relevant services to implementing eGovernance at the grassroots level becomes redundant and they also strike…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 1:00am
On 16th December, 2010, Telecentre.org Foundation and Digital Empowerment Foundation organised a national consultation on Empowering Rural India through Telecentres: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward. The consultation was well attended and included all the stakeholders involved in the telecentre movement in India. There were participants from some of the leading NGOs with significant telecentre initiatives or associated with telecentre initiatives, such as TARAhaat, e-Chaupal,…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments
A couple of weeks ago, I came across Kentaro Toyama’s thought provoking article, “Can Technology End Poverty?” What Dr. Toyama put forward and beautifully concluded was that yes, technology is important for everyone, but the kind of impact it will have on development depends largely on digitally deprived people’s access to technology, the capability to use the technology and the motivation to use the technology for development, not just for pure and… Continue
Posted on December 3, 2010 at 3:00pm
‘Open’, ‘Informal’, ‘Participatory’, ‘Impromptu’, ‘Extempore’ are some of the words that describe the Telecentre.org Academy Counsellors’ Workshop on the Telecentre Management Course held on 29 – 30th November 2010 at the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Wadala, Mumbai. The surroundings in which this two day residential workshop was held also echo the same sentiments. Cradled in the lap… Continue
Posted on December 1, 2010 at 6:43pm
Posted on November 12, 2010 at 11:35am — 2 Comments