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Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (10)

MY World: Vote for the changes that would make the most difference to your world

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…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe signs Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft’s YouthSpark

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…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 24, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Call for Applications for Korea IT Volunteers Program 2013

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…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on January 24, 2013 at 10:09am — 4 Comments

ICT and e-Business: Selected Trends and Issues on the ICT for Dev't Agenda

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.…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on January 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Nasscom plans self-sustaining future for teleservice centres

Nasscom Foundation, the non-profit arm of the country’s premier lobby group of software and BPO companies in India, plans to convert its 175 odd Nasscom Knowledge Network telecentres into self-sustaining units. The Nasscom Knowledge Network units provide access to knowledge and information in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nigeria tackles ICT skills gap

The Federal Government has begun moves to address a paucity of skilled personnel in the nation’s information communication technology (ICT) sector by narrowing down the gap in the coming years.

It indicated that in an effort to bridge this skilled manpower gap, the government has facilitated agreements between the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 21, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Intel Announces Groundbreaking 'Women and the Web' Report with UN Women and State Department

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2013 – Intel Corporation released a groundbreaking report on "Women and the Web," unveiling concrete data on the enormous Internet gender gap in the developing world and the social and economic benefits of securing Internet access for women. To better understand the gender gap, Intel…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Richard Fuchs Visits MICT, Thailand

Telecentre.org Foundation Board of Trustees Vice-Chair, Richard Fuchs, paid a visit to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday, January 8, 2013. He was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary of the…

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Added by Vida Gabe on January 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

European eInclusion mapping: MIREIA survey launched!

On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has launched the MIREIA survey - a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27. The survey is now available to be filled online in no less then 14…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on January 7, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments

HOW TO PROFIT FROM TELECENTRES: A NEW MODEL INTO THE FUTURE

For the decade of 2000s, I was anxious that telecentres would become the way of life – linking rural people to their urban counterparts and the markets, than ever before. In each telecentre expedition I made; from India to Sri Lanka, Costa Rica to Canada, Hungary to Spain, and through Africa, the flames of this hope become more visible and strong. But at the same time, the hope for a self reliant telecentre was dimming by the time. This has made me wander through places; physical and…

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Added by Sulah Ndaula on January 6, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

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