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World leaders discuss fresh approaches to connecting the next billion

Global leaders must urgently accelerate progress toward universal and affordable access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), if the world is to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which met at…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 23, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Nabil Eid, Free eBook "Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide"

Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide . ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technology For People with All Abilities 

The e-book is made available for FREE and can be downloaded through Ruh Global Communications website!Here…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

ITU’s global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi, Kenya

Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve' digital skills and empower countries to take full…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 7, 2016 at 5:13pm — No Comments

ICANN 56 policy meeting @helisinki

ICANN52 Fellowship @ Singapore

The ICANN 56 is different from the previous ICANN meetings (This is part of Mr. Rafik Dammak message the chair of NCUC ). ICANN 56 is policy meeting and will be held 26 – 30 June 2016. in…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on June 18, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

Digital initiatives shaping the future of African journalism

“Advancements in training and technology that cater specifically to the needs of African journalists are beginning to pave the way for a new era in African journalism.

A recurring problem within the African media up until now has been a lack…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit - A guide for training people in basic mobile internet skills, in India.

Introducing the toolkit

Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls.

 

Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls.

Increasingly they are the primary way people across the world access the internet. Whilst the internet can provide a wide range of…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 23, 2016 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Azhar Akhmetovna Zhubanova is a true daughter of a Kazakh nation

Each nation is proud of its bright daughters and sons, each University is proud of its brilliant representatives. Such is a daughter of a famous Kazakh composer Akhmet Kuanovich Zhubanov, Azhar Akhmetovna Zhubanova.

Beautiful stamp and a commemorative coin have been issued to honour academician Zhubanov A.K. in Kazakhstan. 10 years ago according to the decision of UNESCO, 2006 has been declared the Year of Akhmet Zhubanov in order to cherish his contributions to the world art. It is…

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Added by Aizhan & Galiya Zhussupova on May 22, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

ICT ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Remarkable progress has been made in establishing Digital Bangladesh. Mobile subscribers increased from 20mn to 134mn and internet users from 0.5mn to 54mn in last 7 years. IT/ITeS export has grown by more than 10 times. Hi-tech/software parks are being built and special incentive package has been declared. Thus, Bangladesh is rising in the global landscape as the next ICT destination.

By 2021, Bangladesh will have a population of 170 million plus and half of this population will be…

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Added by krishibid durlave roy on May 10, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

MCIT "EGypt" Wins WSIS 2016 Prize

Geneva, 4 May 2016

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize, granted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for "Training and Rehabilitating PwDs for Better Job Opportunities" project.…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on May 5, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Around the time of the MDGs, ICT4D became the focus for a critical mass of activity; a “sidestreaming” approach that saw specialist ICT4D units arise in a number of international and national organisations. Following the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), this was largely mainstreamed, with specialist units being disbanded or shrinking, and ICT4D expertise…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 4, 2016 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Teleworking: Is this option right for employment of persons with disabilities

Working at home, sometimes called remote working, teleworking or telecommuting, is an important option for many persons with disabilities because it allows for more flexibility and may be only employment possibility to produce better results than working in a conventional workplace. It seeks to find jobs and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 17, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments

ICT Minister Witnesses Sustainable Development in Remote Areas Conference ‘Technologically Empowered Communities–Nub@’ Launch

The ICT Minister Yasser ElKady has opened the first annual Sustainable Development in Remote Areas Conference under the theme “Technologically Empowered Communities–Nub@”, organized by Egypt Information and Communication Technology Trust Fund (ICT-TF)— jointly established by the Ministry of Communications and Information…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on April 3, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How can baby with down syndrome learn, and what can learn in the womb?

What training and technical assistance provided, and is it helpful?

The ability of ICT to offer specific software in these areas is still outstanding.

Down's syndrome can be diagnosed before birth (prenatally). During pregnancy, there are two types of tests that can be done…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 29, 2016 at 1:50am — No Comments

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies

What is the link between information communication technology and women’s empowerment in today’s development context? How can ICT facilitate the pursuit of a better world?

Exploring the rich complexity of the contexts in which they live and work, the authors of Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on March 17, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Integration vs Inclusion, the role of ICT accessibility in education system

Inclusion = good teaching for ALL!

Inclusion + integration = Best teaching practices for reaching ALL!

The right to education is one of the most important rights in international human rights law. Education works as a multiplier since it in turn enables all people including persons with…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 15, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Bridging the Digital Divide in Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Today! On Tuesday 8 March 2016, the world celebrates the International Women's Day.

The official United Nations theme for IWD in 2016 is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

An Automated Environment Monitor, Invented By Two Sri Lankans, Helps Small-Scale Farmers

PALLAI, SRI LANKA ─ He’d been growing mushrooms in his shed since 2010, but Kanagaratnam Thayananthan was still stumped about how to save his crop from succumbing to humidity fluctuations.

Mushroom cultivation is ideally done with minimal human interaction, because mushrooms are easily contaminated through human contact, Kanagaratnam says in a phone…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 2, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Internet Affordability Report 2015-16 by A4AI.org

TCF is a proud partner of #A4AI.org - Learn more about the 2015-16 Internet Affordability Report

At TCF we too believe that everyone should have access to the Internet, as concluded by the 193 member states of the United Nations when they agreed on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015.

Learn what you can do to support this goal:…

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Added by Miguel Raimilla on March 2, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Persons with disabilities in accessing and using the Internet, challenges and good practices

Accessing to Internet offers an opportunity for inclusiveness, to view the global community of its users as one while recognising its rich diversity. Internet technologies have the potential to give persons with disabilities the means to live on a more equitable basis within the global community in a…

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 29, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

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