News from Telecentre-Europe (TE):
MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft's Youthspark program – CARERplus Digital Competence Framework – TE’s new member organization in…
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IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research in the use of ICT for developing economies and societies (ICT4D), where various constraints impact on the use of ICT compared to highly developed regions. IDIA, established in 2006, provides opportunities for scholars and technical specialists alike to exchange knowledge on the modes and…Continue
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Our English community site is sporting a new look! After months of hard work, we are happy to announce the launch of our redesigned community website.
Aside from having a similar look and feel as our corporate site, our new community site has a cleaner, easier-to-navigate interface plus more streamlined features and content. Here are some of the changes we have…
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Microsoft recently announced that it has made Windows 8 available in Rwanda’s main language, Kinyarwanda.
The US software giant released…Continue
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A total of 567,411 women have been trained through the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign as of end of December 2012. The milestone marks the halfway point for the campaign, which is organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union, and aims to provide 1 million women with digital…Continue
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Thai Telecentre.org has launched a new initiative where they will conduct "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOC) for the marginal communities in the country. The MOOC will use the Public-Private Partnership Model for its pilot project and it will be fully supported by many of the active partners including the Korat’s Municipality, the Faculty of Sciences and Liberal Arts at Rajamangala University (RMUTI), the Provincial Statistical Bureau, Asia Pacific Telecentre Network, etc. In few months…Continue
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Amidst the busy traffic and the bustling noise of Bangkok, it is hard to notice that there is a small community located under the expressway. For other people, this area is merely a shortcut to get to the other side of the expressway, but in fact, this is home to a group of urban poor Bangkokian, where…Continue
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Information Ministry Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said already 15 companies have promised to begin construction works immediately as the country aspires to become a middle-income economy by 2030.
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The report was developed by the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in collaboration with Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA), National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda…Continue
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Geneva, 25 January 2013. A new video coding standard building on the PrimeTime Emmy award winning ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC was agreed by ITU members today.
The new codec will considerably ease the burden on global networks where, by some estimates, video accounts for more than half of bandwidth use. The new standard, known informally as 'High Efficiency Video Coding' (HEVC) will need only half the bit rate of its predecessor, ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 'Advanced Video Coding' (AVC),…Continue
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The Internet is becoming more and more important for many remote health centers that get neither the funding for specialized medical journals nor other forms of professional development. Via the Internet doctors and nurses from such isolated (in terms of updated medical knowledge) communities can get access to the…Continue
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The United Nations and partners want to hear from YOU! MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.
The United Nations…Continue
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On January 22nd, during the high-level event Youth, the key to Europe’s future at Microsoft's Executive Briefing Center in Brussels, Telecentre-Europe's Chair Mara Jakobsone and Microsoft's Executive Vice-President Brad Smith, signed a Memorandum of…Continue
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Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea are happy to announce the inclusion of an additional category in the 1st Global Telecentre Awards, a major initiative that seeks to recognize and celebrate the best players in the…Continue
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To kick off its Korea IT Volunteers (KIV) Program for this year, the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea is running a survey to identify the demand for volunteers in telecentres, government agencies, schools, NGOs and other organizations in different parts of the world.
The KIV Program is classified into two: short term (which lasts for 1 month, starting between…Continue
In Africa, the term “telecentres” covers diverse examples, ranging from a multitude of small telephony shops or Internet cafés, telecentre networks and multi-purpose community telecentres to projects initiated by governments and supported by international funding (1). However, each of them plays a specific role in the population’s adoption of ICT practices.…Continue
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Higher education has experienced phenomenal growth in all parts of Asia over the last two decades — from the Korean peninsula in the east to the western borders of Central Asia. This expansion, coupled with a diversity of delivery and technology options, has meant that more and more young Asians…Continue
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This note presents some conclusions of the work carried out by the secretariat in the area of e-business, ICT and development since the ninth session of the Commission. It provides information concerning basic trends in the spread and usage of ICT with a focus on developing countries. It also includes the secretariat's analysis of the implications for the wider usage of ICT in developing countries of several issues on the international agenda.…Continue
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