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January 2009 Blog Posts (66)

National Nenasala Convention, Sri Lanka to set a Global Example

On 7th of February (the month of freedom and independence) , Sri Lanka will hold it's first National Nenasala Telecenter Convention. Over 2000 People of Telecenter Community will come together to Colombo.

One important thing in the convention is that, the convention focuses on grass root telecenter operators, giving them a chance to present their project and impact they created to the masses.

Usually in conventions, it's the… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on January 31, 2009 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

Blog de Angélica Abdallah

Added by Angelica Abdallah on January 31, 2009 at 4:21am — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up - Africa

Makerere University IT centre to link 100 varsities

29th January 2009

Kampala- Makerere University has opened a computing and information technology centre to develop local computer software. The 12,000sq metre complex valued at over $20m is expected to connect over 100 universities in 13 African countries with India in e-education. It is part of the Faculty of Computing and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The ICT minister, Dr. Ham Mulira,… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on January 30, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

CF Barcelona 2009 - Day III

Day III went very well and added more the overal learning process of the team members. Our day started with our daily openning circle with some energizers, reviews and reflection on Day II.

After presenting some of Day II discussions results we were splitted into groups to discuss further the portal's functions and features. The discussion was quite tough and heated at times, which was very telling that the team took it… Continue

Added by Karim A. Kasim on January 30, 2009 at 8:02am — No Comments

The Public Access Study first findings is closely collaborating with the Center for Information & Society (CIS) at the University of Washington (UW) in managing a large global project that aims to assess systematically the impact of publicly accessible venues to ICTs in developing and emerging countries. This project, co-funded by IDRC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently completed its first phase in which the project generated an inventory and taxonomy of telecentre venues, as well as a series of… Continue

Added by on January 30, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Asia-Pacific Telecentre Network: a result of and UN Economic Commissions working together

The Asia-Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) a collaborative initiative of and the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP) was officially launched at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on 19 November 2008, during a side event of the First Session of the Committee on ICT of ESCAP.

The network will promote innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst Telecentre organizations in the Asia-Pacific region where Telecentres are… Continue

Added by on January 30, 2009 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

BTN Member YPSA Agriculture Sector Micro credit Project Lunched

A new project of YPSA Micro Finance entitled ‘Agriculture Sector Micro credit' was launched at Sitakund and Kunira Area under Chittagong District. Through this project farmers of Sitakund and Kumira will be benefited as they will get loan for the various seasonal crops production. The project is supported by PKSF and they provided 5 million taka for this fiscal year (08...) and Approx. 40 million taka will be provided for the next fiscal year… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on January 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

CF Barcelona 2009 - Day II

The second day was a long working day with some crucial discussions and outputs. We started the day with some simple Yoga excercises that focused on breathing and simple moves that stretched the muscles and joints of the team. Work continued on the Portal and how to improve the different functions to stregthen the community. Two groups of the Community Facilitators discussed the Groups, Photos, Videos and Forums in one part of the day and… Continue

Added by Karim A. Kasim on January 29, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mobile Phone Operators Meet to Discuss Impact of Global Crisis

Mobile phone operators, among them executives of the largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, media and entertainment organisations from across the world , are set to meet to discuss the effect of the global economic crisis on the market.

They will meet under the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade body for the mobile industry, at the 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress to be held between February 16-19 in… Continue

Added by Charles Mukuye on January 28, 2009 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Open source question for schools

Andrew Miller asks whether open source software can help schools use their budgets more efficiently

Looking around the British Education Training and Technology show, BETT 2009, it was clear by the sheer size of the event, that an awful lot of money is being spent on technology in education.

With Open Source Software (OSS) freely available, covering almost every requirement in the national curriculum, a question has… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on January 28, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CF Barcelona 2009

One more time the Community Facilitators of Global family rushed to their Annual gathering this time in Barcelona. Centre Esplai is warmly accomodating not only our bodies but also our ideas and thoughts.

A global team from all corners of the world is meeting here now to discuss the past year and the one to come in a very concrete way through a well thouht of agenda and agressive and active participation and… Continue

Added by Karim A. Kasim on January 28, 2009 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Strategic Use of ICT for Communities

I just joined the site and look forward to participating. We are busy here preparing for our annual ICT Summit - We have had many international delegates in the past and we hope for more this year. We will be posting an interactive site so people can participate by remote as well.

We've got a very active telecentre (or CAP as we call it in Canada) network in Canada of about 4000 sites.

I look forward to posting more!


Added by Bev Collins on January 28, 2009 at 1:13am — No Comments

Knowledge Fair for rural people in Rampal

4th Knowledge Fair organized by Amader Gram ICT project has been held at Bagerhat, Bangladesh. on January 24, 2009. This two days long inimitable fair took place at the play ground of Srifaltala High School, Rampal, Bagerhat. With the local schools and local business organizations more than 25 organizations are participated at the fair. Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) also participates with distributing BTN brochure and Telecentre Times to the visitors and participants. Including… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on January 27, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

internet 2008

Internet 2008 in numbers

Posted in Main on January 22nd, 2009 by Pingdom

What happened with the Internet in 2008?

How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many blog posts were published? This post will answer those questions and many others with more interesting statistics than you can shake a stick at.


Added by AHMED SUDAN on January 27, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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Added by Abdulla Al Mamun on January 26, 2009 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment


This message has been collected from FAO website to inform all learned members of the telecentre community for doing their best from respective positions for alleviating panic that has been created by the invading caterpillars in Liberia.The threat may be extended to the neighbouring countries and proper preventive measures need to be taken on an emergency basis.I invite the learned members to read the report and do the needful.

Best Regards,


Caterpillar plague wreaks… Continue

Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on January 25, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Invitation to Participate in ICT4Emergence Project Ning

As part of a project that I am engaged in with another member of this network--Anil Jaggi-- we would like to invite interested individuals, Telecenters, instructors and students to join us in GlobeNet Community TeleCenters 4 Emergence

Yes, it is another ning. We have no intention of taking away energy or aggregated collaboration from this ning. My hope is to summarize and continue to interrelate the two as much as possible and as… Continue

Added by Jan Herder on January 25, 2009 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Ofok making impact on Global Community Development

Global Community Development is taking a new turn in Egypt. A reputable NGO by the name of “Ofok” (meaning “horizon” in Arabic) is currently doing some outstanding work to change and empower local communities. No doubt that any development must first start with the individual; but sharing knowledge and the application of powerful solutions to real life problems can only take place if an effective… Continue

Added by Moataz A. Shaarawy on January 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Taking a closer look at gender issues in Philippine telecentres

(Originally posted by Dr. Angelo Juan Ramos at the Philippine Community eCenter portal)

As part of its on-going efforts towards inclusiveness, relevance and to focus on the unserved and underserved, the Philippine Community eCenter (CeC) Program is piloting the implementation of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) for telecentres in the Philippines. This pilot study is being funded by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and is being implemented in… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on January 23, 2009 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

About my Community where Telecentre is Build

Is there a big problem with people fleeing the countryside to go live in the city in Ghana?

Yes, this is a fact of life. There are very few job opportunities in the villages and small towns. Most people are farmers or basic craftsmen (carpenters, masons, electricians). Many earn around a $1/day. Significantly higher wages and more modern job opportunities are a big attraction of a city like Accra, or even Kumasi.

What is the Apirede District like, structurally… Continue

Added by Boateng Ebenezer on January 23, 2009 at 1:07am — No Comments

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