Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) hosted a thematic workshop on “Enabling Innovation at the Grassroots through Telecentres” at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last May 13-17, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The workshop was organized jointly by TCF,…Continue
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Recently my 10 year old son invited me to be friends with him on Facebook. “Hi mum I’m here too, can we be friends?” was the message I got. I was shocked and worried at the same time, and my initial reaction was fear of the perceived harm social media could do to a person as young as he.
We finally agreed that his father would have access to his Facebook…Continue
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Otsuchi Town in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture was struck hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. More than 800 people lost their lives, including the mayor, and 500 people remain missing.…Continue
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Dozens of young people gathered around their computers and mobile devices in Cali, Manizales and Barranquilla during the weekend of May 4-5 with one goal in mind: to develop applications to improve the way their cities work.
It was the “Co-Crea Colombia” Hackathon, organized by the World Bank. The event was attended by more than 200…Continue
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A global online contest addressed to young people (under 30) from all over the world. The participants are called to develop an inspiring online content related to United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Submissions must be made under one of the following six categories:
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ITU wsis Sumit .....
It was a great learning sessions and it will help us in widening our horizon further
I on behalf people and Ict activist and thousand of social Ict enterpuners from india how made the change at grass root as local heroes
I extend my gratitude to dr tore
And ITU with all other UN organisation and congratulate them on putting such a knowledge Sumit together , remote participation has proved that world has become a global village thank to ICT…
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ITU Award goes to President Ueli Maurer of Switzerland, Volkmar Denner of Bosch and Jean Todt, President of F.I.A.
Felipe Massa, Formula-1 Ferrari driver, simulates road safety
Geneva, 17 May 2013 - The 2013 World Telecommunication and Information Society Award was presented to three eminent personalities: Mr Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation; Mr Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH; and Mr Jean Todt, President of the…Continue
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The following article was written by Christopher Clark, Head of Sector Membership at ITU and is coordinating the BYND2015: Global Youth Summit, and is posted in the ITU Blog.
It’s a blockbuster week of workshops and open debates here in Geneva as WTPF and…Continue
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International Girls in ICT Day this year saw new projects set up worldwide to create an environment that encourages girls and young women, at present disadvantaged by a gender-based digital divide of worldwide prevalence, to consider careers in the field of ICT. But why is there a gender imbalance in the…Continue
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ITU Conference gathers stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to debate international Internet public policy-related issues
Geneva, 16 May 2013 - "This year's WTPF, with its focus on international Internet-related public policy matters, is especially timely - as we stand at a 'tipping point', with the Internet making the transition from a mass-market in industrialized countries, to strong demand and widespread usage around the world", said Dr Touré, as…Continue
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The Ministry of Health’s ‘Mother and Child System’ has won a WSIS Project Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, in the category of ‘ICT Applications – e-health’. The winning projects were announced during the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2013 event, which is taking place this week in the Swiss…Continue
Today the Sultanate begins its participation in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 13th May, 2013, which will last for five days with the participation of various countries around the world. This year the Sultanate participates as the government…Continue
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The image of telecenters as Internet cafés where people play games and surf the web or places with only a few dusty old computers is outdated. Today, telecenters increasingly serve as hubs for local innovation and entrepreneurship — as a powerful channel for the distribution of services with positive social…Continue
Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together this week to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies and careers.
A high-level dialogue held at New York’s Institute of International Education and hosted by the International…Continue
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Geneva, 13 May 2013 – Taking stock of progress in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced the winners of 18 WSIS Project Prizes.
The prizes were awarded in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes…Continue
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Geneva, 13 May 2013 - ITU, the Kofi Annan Foundation and One Young World are working together on a new series of youth-oriented online discussions designed to stimulate debate among young people around the world on challenges central to their lives and prospects, such as unemployment and democratic governance.
Former UN Secretary-General Annan will launch the Kofi Annan Dialogues: LIVE series on Wednesday, 15 May, with the first online discussion to take place…
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The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, launched by infoDev, aims to help mobile app innovators in the region bring their mobile apps, services and content to the market and build growth-oriented startups into successful enterprises.
The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, launched by infoDev, aims to help mobile app innovators in the region bring their mobile apps, services and content to the market and build growth-oriented startups into successful…Continue
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The Information Technology Authority represented in the Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) has organized a lecture in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Sohar on last Saturday highlighted many themes, including: Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) and the mechanism of…Continue
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