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February 2009 Blog Posts (50)

MOSICT state minister visit telecentres at Gazipur

In response of invitation from Bangladesh Telecentre Network state minister of MOSICT Architect Yeafesh Osman visited few telecentres at Gazipur on 2nd February, 2009. To acquire field level experience of telecentre in Bangladesh minister visits those telecentres. Mr. Osman visited an e-hut centre of BRACNET, a GP-CIC and a school based telecentre in Ranibilashmoni government boys high school operated by Relief International Schools Online. He participates in a discussion with the… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on February 8, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Green Jobs and ApprenticeTalkRadio Network Link to Shows

Added by vinbeazel on February 6, 2009 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up - Africa

ICTs discussed at high level NEPAD meeting

January 29, 2009

Addis Ababa - The New partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has challenged more African nations to get involved in the project to develop Internet connection linking African countries to one another and to the rest of the world by 2015.

The project, called the Broadband Infrastructure Network, hopes to connect east African countries to a communications network stretching from South Africa… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on February 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Internet Access and Training Program for Eurasia Relaunches its Public Blog

We invite you to learn more about the USAID-funded IATP program, which applies ICT4D tools and practices in dozens of cities of the former Soviet Union. The new blog will help you see how ICT is being used to meet development goals in over a dozen sectors, from e-government to small business development. The site contains program news… Continue

Added by Myles Smith on February 6, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Mobiles for Transforming Public Services - Series of Global Dialogues

"With the advent of third generation (3G) wireless networks and broadband in the near future, wireless devices can be content rich, enabling transmittal of content-rich graphics, video, and other information at speeds up to 2Mbps." Given these expanded capabilities, government must now begin to explore ways in which it can utilize wireless and mobile technologies to enhance the delivery of e-government both to government's own employees and to citizens.

First, government must now… Continue

Added by Vikas Kanungo on February 6, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

My current definition of telecenter

Telecenters are public spaces used to promote the understanding and use of cyberspace tools to empower people to improve their lives and the lives of their communities.

Added by Marco Figueiredo on February 6, 2009 at 5:54am — No Comments

Discussion summary: Is there a need for telecentres now that there are mobile phones?

Basing on a study carried out by APC, I started a discussion on this site arguing community members to give their views about the need for telecentres now that there are mobile phones in instances of rural communication. The number of responses I got was astounding. I thank all who participated in this forum.

Below is a summary of the responses that were got from different participants:

Telecentres and mobile phones may be playing similar roles but I believe they are more… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on February 5, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Telecentres furthering the inclusion agenda: Theme for the forthcoming issue of telecentre magazine

Telecentre magazine ( is a quarterly magazine published by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (, Noida, India, in collaboration with It provides in-depth review and analysis of the role of public access to technology, focusing on research findings, innovations, and current thinking and debates.

The next edition of the telecentre magazine focuses… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on February 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Community Facilitators in Barcelona

A workshop brought together from 27 to 30 January 2009, at the center Splai in Barcelona (Spain), the facilitators of the various community platforms of exchange and sharing of knowledge dedicated to community telecentres and their environments.

These facilitators platforms French, English, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese. This meeting was organized by IDRC through The community facilitators who took part in this workshop… Continue

Added by Fousseyni SANOGO on February 3, 2009 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

Uganda consumers get ICT lobby

Dissatisfied ICT consumers in Uganda can now seek redress from the Uganda ICT Consumer Protection Association, in case of bad service, substandard products and general unscrupulous practices by data and voice service providers.

The new lobby, which starts work later this month, will particularly address the issue of slow data speeds delivered by Internet service providers that do not correspond with the bandwidth paid for; overpricing of services and substandard mobile handsets sold… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on February 2, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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