TNS Research International’s DigitalLife Survey results on social media and other online engagements in Kenya were launched late last year in Nairobi. The survey was conducted among urban dwellers in Kenya‘s three cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu with an aim of formalising exactly where the country stands in terms of engagement on the internet.
‘The study reveals major differences in regard to use of internet in the country such as the fact that in Kenya, most users…Continue
Enthusiasm over da rapid growth of ICTs & their applications has generated a variety of projects that focus on fostering development. Many of these initiatives are directed at arresting da growing divide between countries & communities with access & mastery of new information technologies & those that lack these technologies. Access to ICTs is typically divided along traditional lines of development defining societies & countries into the “haves” & da “have notes” or…Continue
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Pasha is a Swahili word meaning “to inform”. The Pasha Project's key role is to provide Kenyans, especially from rural areas with access to information across the country.
Entrepreneurs across Kenya are invited to apply for new…Continue
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Source: eLearning Africa.
Old computers are piling up in Africa and the developing world. Electronic waste, eWaste, eScrap or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) contains deadly contaminants like lead, cadmium, beryllium and poisonous flame retardants. UN officials say the developing countries face the spectre of mountains of hazardous waste damaging the environment and threatening public health. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is now…Continue
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Article Adapted from Balancing Act Africa
Issue no 538 21st January 2011
All this rolling out of complex mobile Internet services requires powerful local data centres to make it all work. Effective data centres need reliable power at predictable prices. There is a staggering power shortfall across the continent and prices will go up to cover future investment. With the one-year forecasts for oil putting it at over US$100 per barrel, the cost of servicing remote…Continue
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Ugandans can now check their voting status via their mobile phones at a cheap cost across all networks thanks to the new Electoral Commission service.
The simple sms sent to 8683 will avail the recipient all details about their voting status as indicted in the voters’ register like polling station, district, sub-county and county.
The Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Dr Badru Kiggundu launched the service which cuts across all mobile phone networks in Kampala…
Added by Sandra Nassali on January 25, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments
February is a month that we at Telecentre.org Foundation and the African Telecentre leaders are looking forward to…..why? because after months of discussing ways to work in the region, it is time to put everything in action. The main outcome of months of strategising our work in the region was the idea of…Continue
Today, 72 million children in the world are denied the chance to go to school. These children could be our next generation’s leaders, sports stars, doctors and teachers. But they face a lifelong struggle against poverty.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Since 2000, 40 million more children are in school. Education beats poverty – and gives people the tools to help themselves.
Added by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Kogere Community Knowledge Centre (KCKC) is a rural based community Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre within a school Kogere Primary School, Sega village, Ugenya District, in Siaya County-Kenya.
KCKC is a constituent of Sega Silicon Valley available for the community. The centre enjoys use of an up to standard ICT lab that uses low power, solar…Continue
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 21, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments
In 2005, a small town – Ugunja – in Siaya County knew little or nothing to do with ICT and the potential it has in creating jobs and self employment for youths, improving efficiency, entertainment, reducing isolation and making friends (social networks) perhaps then pen-pal correspondences through snail mail was at its peak – indeed the post office mail delivery service was booming, among other benefit.
This town had…Continue
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 21, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments
I would like to share an article on the eSkwela Project and the eSkwela Center in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, as featured on Manila Bulletin (also available at http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/298234/taking-als-next-level; a…Continue
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) has organized a Knowledge sharing session on Telecentre/ICT4D practices in Bangladesh on 15th January 2011 at BRAC Center Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
Leading organizations who are working on ICT4D like Grameen Phone, D.net, Grameen Communication, BTN,…Continue
Udubaddawa Nisala Nenasala(Telecentre) has started a new ICT awareness campaign for 2011. Main beneficiaries of this program is our grass root level school children. So we try to give some idea about what is ICT: How can they can make use…Continue
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We UDUBADDAWA NISALA NENASALA(KOLAMAN FITNESS SPORTS CLUB)team has launched a new ICT empowering programme for POLICE Officers in Kurunengala district.We started this because Police department is going to let public people to give chance to make complain through the email and sms. So Udubaddawa Nenasala is going to empower the all the Police stations in Kurunengala district and already we held ICT workshop at Dummalasooriya Police Station in last Saturday…Continue
Added by Santhusha Jayathilaka on January 17, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments
It would be cool to see the economic numbers behind this data--but I found this very interesting. What does it have to do with telecenters? if you think about the voices of the unvoiced--this is just the beginning. Contribute, share, and things will open. Empower your students, give them a voice. This activity mimics the brain. Synthesis is synopsis, syntax. Only by expressing and connecting does the node become existent--created. The rapid and exponential growth we will…Continue
Simple use of ICT , Social Media , Telecentres can help creating support networks that helps the relief process in Sri Lanka Floods 2011. ICT has a great capability in responding with infomation. When a disasters happen, people need information from top bottom. The infomation needs comes from the operational needs of relief.
Added by Niranjan Meegammana on January 15, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments
In the current world of globalization, access to information is key to the development of a society. The increasing amount of information on the World Wide Web is a reflection of this fact. The question that arises is what amount of the content on the www did Africa contribute to?
In Ghana, the…Continue
Added by Agbenyo John Stephen on January 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Digital Divide Data, social enterprise which bridges the divide that separates young people from opportunity by providing disadvantaged youth with the education and training they need to deliver world-class, competitively priced IT services to global clients, acquire essential business management skills, and break the cycle of poverty expand it's operations.
They are hiring…Continue
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