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January 2015 Blog Posts (18)

Chile becomes 1st country in LATAM to adopt SparkLab model

On March 2015, the first SparkLab in Latin America will open its doors to local micro-entrepreneurs and young talents of Huechuraba district in Santiago, a unique area of the city that unites one of Chile’s largest concentrations of corporate headquarters (national and international companies) and home to one of the most vulnerable and underserved neighborhoods in Chile’s capital.…


Added by on January 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

African market emerging as hot bed for Big Data Analytics

The African telecom market is predominantly a prepaid market. Most people prefer to use prepaid mobile connections over postpaid connections. The market is mainly occupied by large operator groups who are vying for the same pie and they have a hard time maintaining revenue and market share. Their revenues and margins are under threat, with voice ARPU going down; and data revenue streams not growing consistently. Africa being a multi-SIM market throws challenge on customer retention…


Added by Daina Martin on January 29, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments

ICTs and Government Action Plan for MENA Region in 2015 and Beyond

There are various strategies that are transforming ICTs today in MENA Region; more innovations and government action plans utilize to play an important role in shaping the ICT for the year 2015 and in the coming years. 

This report includes 9 Arab countries: (Qatar,…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 25, 2015 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Rwanda Schools To Tap Into Advanced Technologies

T HE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION is considering helping schools fully exploit the opportunities offered by advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country to improve the quality of education.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, said on Wednesday that though ICT was among the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 23, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Incubator for Persons with Disabilities

While small businesses may not generate as much money as large corporations, they are a critical component of and major contributor to the strength of local economies, all of us know that small businesses present new employment opportunities.

Shifts and the rapid advances in technology made…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments

UAE Achieves Highest Increase Worldwide In ICT Development (IDI) Index

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announces that the UAE has made significant progress in its global ranking in the ICT Development Index (IDI). The 6th edition of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report ‘Measuring the Information Society (MIS) 2014’, classified the UAE as…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 21, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Oman among top 5 Arab states in ICT Development Index: ITU

The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) flagship annual report ‘Measuring the Information Society Report’ has identified Gulf countries among the group of ‘most dynamic countries,’ having recorded above-average improvements in their ICT Development Index…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 21, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Digital Literacy Campaign for Young Women with Disabilities/Action2015.MENA

The strategy “Digital Literacy Campaign for Young Women with Disabilities in rural and disadvantaged communities in developing countries"

The campaign aims to develop an effective strategy to enhance ICTs and IT skills among Women with Disabilities (WwDs).

The qualitative research study investigates…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 18, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Attention Students! Join the Valeo Innovation Challenge 2015 & Get the Chance to Win 100,000 Euros

Are you a student eager to…


Added by Vida Gabe on January 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Public libraries empowering citizens to interact with government

Eighteen Citizen Service Centres initiated by Central M. L. Kropyvnytskyi Library in local libraries across the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine are in high demand.

Local people visit the centers to use information and communication technology (ICT), to learn ICT skills, to interact with…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on January 18, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Meera Kaul Foundation inspires women in Stem fields, Dubai

The Women in Stem 2015 Conference & Awards seeks to empower women to take leadership roles in the Stem industries. 

Dubai — Over 300 women from the fields…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Pregnancy is not a Disease

Rita Abdallah is challenging the status quo by choosing to work in a field that wasn’t typical in her family—computer science. Now, she’s part of Tech Women, a program that enables mentorship across countries in the Middle East, Africa, and the US. In this interview, she discusses her experience with discrimination…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 16, 2015 at 1:11am — No Comments

ICTs Challenges in the Arab World for Persons with Disabilities

Topic for discussion with Governments, Civil society organizations, Private sector and International standards organizations in the Arab World.

- What are the strengths and weak points to achieve Sustainable Development Goals for people with disabilities?

- Are we ready to adopt this…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 13, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

The Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program

Technovation is a technology entrepreneurship program and competition for young women everywhere ages 10 to 18.

 Three month intensive, 50-hour curriculum, teams of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges.



Added by Nabil Eid on January 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The road to dignity by 2030: Ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet

Road to Dignity by 2030: UN chief launches blueprint towards sustainable development

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/6, in which Member States requested the Secretary-General to synthesize the full range of inputs…


Added by Nabil Eid on January 8, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Nenasala at Bisowela crowns "1000 Nenasala" in Sri Lanka

In a historic event of completion of the ‘1000 Nenasala’ (wisdom outlet) Project, the 1000th Nenasala was inaugurated at the Galigamuwa Bisowela Rajamaha Buddhist Temple  recently. President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the ‘1000 Nenasala Project’ with his launch of the first Nenasala at the historic Kataragama Kirivehera (Temple) on January 1, 2005 when he was the Prime Minister.…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Kaliganj Community Information Center: Serving Information to the Rural Bangladesh

In order to empower rural communities, the most important issue is an access to get to ICT tools for advancing social and economic developments. These technologies can create new types of economic activities, innovate employment opportunities and enhance social interaction…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 7, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Getting ready for European GOW 2015

Not every European is digital just yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of community telecentres get people online and on jobs across Europe. We celebrate their work in the last week of March every year, by organizing European Get Online Week – to empower a digital Europe.

On 23-29 March 2015, Europe is invited to enter a digital world full of benefits. With 20% Europeans still offline and with 39% of the EU workforce lacking proper digital skills[1], the campaign…


Added by ahmad shaaban on January 4, 2015 at 4:51pm — No Comments

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