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January 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Egypt Telecentre Academy

Since its inception and over the past two years, Egypt Telecentre Academy has achieved widespread recognition and interest in Egypt and across the MENA region. The Academy started with the Training of Facilitators who are coming from different regions in Egypt. The training took place in Cairo and it was face to face training. It was aiming at building the foundation for the Academy to reach out to a wider audience all over the country. Although the whole idea of the Academy is to provide…


Added by ahmad shaaban on January 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Makaia recognized for work with PWDs

On December 15, 2011, Makaia Asesoría Internacional in Colombia was recognized by the Mayorship of Medellin for its work during 2011, where more than 190 deaf people were trained on ICT. The recognition took place during the…


Added by Vida Gabe on January 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

New Strategic Partnership Launched between the British Council and Microsoft

source: British Council

The British Council is pleased to announce a new five-year partnership with Microsoft aimed at improving quality and access in education and training around the world. Today we launched the first project in…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 30, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

The Unique Challenges of Making Technology Work in Developing Countries

Source: Inveneo

Making technology work in the rural and developing world is a process full of unique challenges. I am Andris Bjornson, Inveneo's Chief Technology Officer and practicing project engineer. As an Inveneo engineer, I have to be prepared for it all. Recently in Kenya's Masai Mara Game Preserve, I had what I'd call in rock climbing terms an "epic" day traveling to bring the …


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 26, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Technology Centres Development Progress in Kenya



Left - A group of shortlisted youth attending a business plan training workshop at Strathmore Business School.…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Delegates from the ITA visit South Korea to exchange ICT experiences

An ITA delegation paid an official visit to South Korea to identify the outstanding digital projects and exchange both experiences and expertise in the area of information technology.

The delegation visited several South Korean IT institutions including the National Information Society Agency (NISA). The ambitious plans of the Agency which supports the development of national policies and technologies related to the nation’s information as a primary mover of the information drive of…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on January 25, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

The UN just launched, a web portal focusing on helping girls and women access job opportunities, training and career advice in the ICT sector.

You can view the full article at:

Added by Avelino Mejia, Jr. on January 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


The Social Virtual Incubator of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) will soon be available in 40 community centres throughout Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Free State. This outreach is the result of a partnership between UJ’s CSESE within the Faculty of Management and Siyafunda Community Technology Centres (CTC). The SVCs will be available in all CTCs as Siyafundactc expands its network nationally in urban and rural communities.

An agreement was signed on…


Added by Ahmed Ismael - Smiley on January 24, 2012 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Subscribe to UNESCO Bangkok's ICT in Education Newsletter / Facebook group

I would like to invite you to subscribe to UNESCO Bangkok's ICT in Education e-Newsletter. Be the first to know about the latest news, events, publications, resources, projects, links and training materials related to ICT in Education. The newsletter can also be relevant to your work for telecentres / community eCentres.

Just click on the link on below.…


Added by Avelino Mejia, Jr. on January 23, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

ICT for Democracy

The ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network is premised on the recognition that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enhances communication and the right to freedom of expression, as well as the right to seek, receive and impart information. In this respect, ICT has the potential to increase citizens’…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 16, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Under the Mango Tree Radio Project

Digital Technology for Social Change: Creating Impact in a Networked Society .use the ICT.

Added by Md.Minarul Islam on January 14, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Who uses public access ICT? Global Impact Study releases first survey data analysis paper

Who uses public access ICTs? With the release of the first survey working paper, Public access to ICTs: Sculpting the profile of users, the Global Impact Study offers insight into who the users of public access ICTs are. Written by George Sciadas, with input from Hil Lyons, Chris Rothschild, and Araba Sey, this working paper results from data analysis of the user surveys in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines.

This paper presents various characteristics of public…


Added by Global Impact Study on January 14, 2012 at 5:01am — No Comments

Innovation and Telecentres


"Innovate is to reinvent the recipes. Or more or less that". It was what Miguel Raimilla, Executive Director of…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 13, 2012 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Nigeria: Kudos, Knocks for Draft Harmonised ICT Policy

Source: The Day

Varied reactions have greeted the recent release of the country's draft National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy, which seeks to harmonise all existing disparate ICT policies into a single ICT policy.

The Ministry of Communications Technology had on Monday, released the draft National ICT policy on its website and called on…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 13, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Star VLEs(Village Level Entrepreneur) of the Month December 2011in CSC Project(NICT):

In the 6 Different Domains in "Common Services Centers" Project of Network for Information & Computer Technology(India), these are the Performing and star VLE in their domains.

1. Domain: MPSEB CSC Center: Khandwa(MP,India) VLE Name: Anil Galar

2. Domain:…


Added by NICT on January 13, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

British Council Offers Free Seminar on "Digital Technology for Social Change" in Philippines

Reposted from the British Council.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: Creating Impact in a Networked Society…


Added by Vida Gabe on January 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Using SMS to Help People Living with HIV in Rural Kenya

Source: FronlineSMS website posted by Ben Parfitt, Ugunja Research Team

Africa has undergone a mobile revolution, and it is spreading. The health sector is capitalizing on the resulting plethora of new opportunities. Doctors, nurses, health workers and pharmacists often rely on their mobile phones, using them as a reference tool, accessing…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 11, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Former DH in finds success setting up own web design firm

Cross post from

MANILA, Philippines - Myrna Padilla spent nearly 20 years working as a domestic helper in Singapore and Hong Kong, and…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 11, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Be part of WSIS Project Prizes 2012!

WSIS Project Prizes 2012 for the first time ever will be presented to recognize excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This initiative is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts on the implementation of WSIS outcomes.

This is an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide worldwide visibility to their projects and be recognized…


Added by Vida Gabe on January 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TCF to discuss Role of Telecentres as Hubs for Innovation

On January 12-13, Foundation Executive Director Miguel Raimilla will discuss the “Impact and Effectiveness of Telecentre in Innovation” at the “Encuentro de Dinamizadores – Guadalinfo 2012″ (Guadalinfo Facilitators Meeting; ED12) in Granada, Spain. The meeting, which is organized by the Andalusian public network for social innovation, is one of…


Added by on January 9, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

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