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January 2014 Blog Posts (59)

A NICE International ICT4D Failure

NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries. The sentence is stated in the past tense, because NICE International has closed its…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 31, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends

No matter how you look at it, communication is key.



Regardless of your mission, if you are unable to communicate with your constituents, employees, donors, or any other affiliates, accomplishing your mission becomes immeasurably more difficult.



In the infographic below, check out what nonprofit CEOs from the United States, Canada, and other countries had to say about their nonprofit’s communication…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 31, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

"Public Private Partnership is our key for effective community development": Mauban eLearningVille, Philippines

Year 2011 was one of the significant years to the community of Mauban in the Philippines. Mauban eLearningVille (Community eCenter) was established in May 2011 with the aim this CeC  will become the knowledge hub for bridging the digital divide through online distance education, training…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 31, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

How to Use Mobile Phone Network Data for Better Development

The UN Global Pulse has published ‘Mobile Phone Network Data for Development’, a primer on how analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) can provide valuable information for humanitarian and development purposes.

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sri Lankan Government call centre continues success

Sri Lanka’s government call centre, Government Information Centre or GIC, has received more than 1.6 million calls from the public in 2013, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) announced.

GIC was set up in 2006 to provide information on citizen services in all three languages prevalent in the country (Sinhala, Tamil and English) through one number…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Visualizing the Impact of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is used every day by billions of people across the globe. The more we understand about this powerful tool, the more countries can leverage it to provide citizens with opportunities to make decisions about their needs and developmental possibilities. The World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Tim Berners-Lee, produces the Web Index, the world’s first…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Connect Uganda, a Rural Library Project for Local Farmers

In Uganda, most of the population lives and works rurally – may lack literacy skills. How – and what – can these farmers gain from an internet connection?

The Connect Uganda Project organises with community libraries to link farmers with agricultural information available online. They install …

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

How big data is changing the fight against cancer

The very first clinical case profiled at my company, Foundation Medicine, was a non-smoking male in his early 40s, diagnosed with lung cancer. When his tumour was analysed, a new gene fusion that was driving the growth of his cancer was discovered. Working in collaboration with colleagues at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments

Wells Mountain Foundation ‘Empowerment through Education Scholarship’ 2014

Deadline: 1 April 2014

Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) is inviting applications from post-secondary school students in developing or under-developed countries for ‘Empowerment through Education Scholarship’ 2014. The major aim of the scholarship scheme is to support students in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 12:40am — No Comments

Girls in ICT Day 2014

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, urged world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to keep girls at the centre of all of their strategies:- “When you invest in their future, you are guaranteed results that multiply across society”.

ITU is proud to …

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 29, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

ICT Training at Nakhon Si Thammarat School For The Deaf, Thailand

The training of printing media for public relations for 40 people with hearing disabilities at Nakhon Si Thammarat School For The Deaf, South of Thailand during 28th – 30th January, 2014 held by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) in…

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Added by Phannaphat Sopa on January 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Internet for the Common Good – A Community Informatics Declaration

From the Community Informatics Research Network and ICTWorks

Effective use…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on January 28, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

Top 10 most gender equal countries in the world

Iceland leads four Nordic countries at the top of the table, while the Philippines joins the top five for the first time in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2013 report, published today.

The report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the gender gap – making sure women are not held back – in four key areas:…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 28, 2014 at 12:38am — 3 Comments

Free Press Unlimited will host the first ever StoryMaker Camp at Dead Sea, Jordan, January 28-30.

Leading journalists, trainers and the technologists behind StoryMaker will come together for a historic event to further develop StoryMaker, the free, open source, multimedia application and support the community of journalists, bloggers and activists who use it.

  • Who: 50 leading journalists, technologists…
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Added by Seu Yapa on January 28, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Mohamed Megahed

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. This time, we feature the interview done by Ahmed Shaban (our Regional Community Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa) with Mohamed…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on January 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ICT training for Underprivileged in Thailand

ICT training for Underprivileged in Thailand…

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Added by Phannaphat Sopa on January 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

UN inter-agency effort prepares community radio for disaster risk reduction

NESCO, with support from Sweden, is working closely with members of UNCTS in Dar Es Salaam, Harare, Kinshasa, Nairobi and Windhoek to strengthen the capacity of 32 local and community radio stations in delivering humanitarian and disaster risk reduction information, advance their involvement in inclusive initiatives and communication for development (C4D).

The…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 25, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments

40 more maps that explain the world

Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 24, 2014 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Women Confront VAW using ICTs: Experiences from remote and fishing community in Eastern Uganda

I was privileged to coordinate a project on combating violence against women (VAW) using ICTs. This project was in partnership with Association for Progressive Communication and Isis-WICCE. As part of the project activities, I conducted training on VAW and ICT with grassroots women in a remote and fishing community of Namaingo located on the shores of lake Victoria.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 24, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

European Commission unveils new online platform and think-tank to support the startup community

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes today unveiled a new startup ‘accelerator’ and think-tank to support the growing startup community in Europe.

The Startup Europe Partnership is an accelerator in the loosest sense of the word, helping fledgling businesses to connect with entrepreneurs, mentors and accelerators…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 24, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

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