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February 2011 Blog Posts (32)

Support the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign: Join us online

In line with the launch of the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign, we are inviting everyone in the community to be online on March 2, 2011, from 11:30 am - 12:00 noon (GMT +08:00) and join us in supporting the launch ceremonies of the campaign.…


Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on February 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Sustainability Question – Is BPO the way to go for telecentres?

The Kenya Telecentre Link is presently hosting a one week BPO 101 workshop for telecentre leaders from across Kenya. The Technical Centre for Agriculure and Rural Cooperation (CTA)sponsored workshop has been brought about by the realization that sustainability being an matter of great concern, and given that telecentres already have the basic infrastructural set-up and requirements,…


Added by Damas Ogwe on February 25, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Malaysia continues IT literacy push through training centres


The Rural and Regional Development Ministry continues to equip the rural community with Medan Infodesa (MIDs) or IT centres and ICT training.

Under the MID programme, launched in 2002,…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments Academy: Localising the Telecentre Management Course for Malaysian Learners

All eyes on Malaysia! Academy is gearing up to introduce the Telecentre Management course to initially one hundred (100) Malaysian telecentre managers in 2011 through its partnership with the Open University Malaysia (OUM) and the Economic…


Added by Amparo Preethika M. De Asis on February 24, 2011 at 10:21am — 3 Comments

Kenya Telecentre Network BPO training workshop

Kenya Telecentre Network in partnership with CTA is conducting a workshop on BPO and the opportunities it presents to the telecentres and the communities whom they train on ICTs. The workshop started on Tuesday and will end on Friday. BPO is one area that is still very new and many telecentres in Kenya do know about it, hence KenTel thought it wise to have their capacity built on…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 24, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments


Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has steadily increased worldwide, making the telecentres constitute one of the most powerful tools for the development of individuals and communities in various regions. The importance of supporting the work of telecentres is undeniable, but how to effectively support the work of telecentres?

On recent years, has been making several contributions to promote…


Added by Alejandro Rendon on February 22, 2011 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Key outcomes and resolutions from the NetAfrica stakeholders and partners meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda from the 13th to 15th February 2011.

Telecentre network leaders from Africa had a successful 3 day meeting on the 13th to 15th Kigali, Rwanda. A set of clear vision, mission and objectives were set. These were;

NetAfrica meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.                                                 Photo courtesy of Amparo De…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Philippines to launch digital literacy campaign for women

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), in partnership with the PhilCeCNet and Foundation, will join the global digital literacy campaign for women, spearheaded by the, with the launch of the nationwide…


Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on February 21, 2011 at 4:05pm — 5 Comments

Microsoft Windows 7 launched in Swahili

Microsoft  launched Windows 7 in Swahili language yesterday, a move that is intended to allow over 150 million Kiswahili-speakers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and parts of the Horn of Africa, Great Lakes, Malawi, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean access a broader range of its software programmes. The Swahili Windows and Office programmes are a product of two years of work by language experts from East and Central Africa who had to work on the standardisation of the language which is spoken in…


Added by Francis Mwathi on February 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Sarvodaya – Fusion Graduates 700 New Diploma Holders at the 2ndAnnual Awards Ceremony

By Harsha Goonewardana


Hounarable Bandula Gunawardana presents an award


Sarvodaya Fusion hosted the second Fusion Education Awards…


Added by Fusion- Sarvodaya on February 17, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

NetAfrica Consultative Meeting Day 2

Day 2 started with a recap by Marius Ewassadja Adaha - the francophone community learning coordinator on day one highlighting the key points just to refresh the participants and gear up for today. Poly Gaster then presented the small working group discussion which took had taken time after dinner to discuss governance structure of the network. Sulah Nadula, Kiringai Kamau, Aminata Maiga, Poly Gaster, and Malick Sawadogo were deliberated and gave a proposal on the structure.…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 15, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

NetAfrica Consultative Meeting Kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda.

13th February 2011, Rwanda Telecentre Network, hosts a very bold, unique and energetic consultative meeting at the Michaels Den hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. NetAfrica, which was an idea originally proposed by 4 leading African telecentre movement enthusiasts, Poly Gaster, Sawadogo Malick, Sulah Ndaula and Aminata Maiga started discussions with various Telecentre Networks representatives from across Africa to deliberate and concretize…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 14, 2011 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Nomination submission Process for National Digital Innovation Award 2011 has begain

Nomination submission process of the “National Digital Innovation Award 2011” has been started. This is the top award in the field of ICT for Development in Bangladesh which is jointly organize by D.Net and Ministry of Science and ICT.


The contest in 2011 has been restructured in way that allows recognize the initiatives by various government agencies and private sector separately. Furthermore, content, applications and initiatives will be recognized separately for mobile…


Added by Fatema Begum Labony on February 13, 2011 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

National Workshop on Improvising the Strategies in Executing the Bridging Digital Divide (BDD) Program, Seremban, Malaysia, 8-10 Feb 2011


Government agencies, academia, telecentre operators, service providers, NGO’s, private sector and telecentre activist gathered for a three days workshop to draw out a five years roadmap (2011-2015) in line with the new policies that would be introduced in the upcoming 11th Malaysia Plan. In…


Added by Anthony David on February 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Mobile Phone Revolution craze continues

A few years ago saw the launch of M-PESA in Kenya, a mobile-phone based money transfer service aimed at creating a popular and affordable service designed to enable mobile phone users to undertake monetary transactions and send remittances home  the with only limited involvement of a bank was launched. It was a big hit and has now over 10 million users in Kenya; making it the country’s largest bank. The mobile payments service has continued to demonstrate how m-payments can successfully…


Added by Francis Mwathi on February 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

'Google helped me harvest a bumper crop



Ladies and gentlemen. I came across this a couple of years back and have just bumped into it again. I thought it was worth sharing



Added by Damas Ogwe on February 9, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Kogere CKC

Kogere Community Knowledge Centre (KCKC) is a community based modern Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre within Kogere Primary School, Sega village, Ugenya District, in Siaya County-Kenya.

KCKC is a constituent of Sega Silicon Valley available for the community. The centre enjoys use of an up to standard ICT lab that uses low power, solar powered computers made by…


Added by George Ojode on February 9, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Women Groups Trained in ICT

A two weeks ICT Capacity Training has been organized for two women groups; Bandisgulu Women Group and the Gubdanda Women Group.


Both Groups are based in Tamale and produce sheabutter, local detergents.


The training which was organized by Savana Signatures, an NGO based in Tamale, was conducted over a period of two weeks at the Savana Signatures ICT…


Added by Agbenyo John Stephen on February 9, 2011 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Can Telecentres be Habitats for Social Change ?

Local language e learning at rural Telecentres

An imperative of ICT for increasing access to education

Niranjan Meegammana, Shilpa Sayura Foundation

Keeragolle Dhammasara, Talakumabura Nenasala

Chaminda Samarawikrama, Siyambalanduwa Nenasala

Saman Sisira Kumara, Madagama Telecentre


In the face of emerging global challenges, from climatic change, heath, economic… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on February 8, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Do you have innovative ideas on the digital inclusion for LDCs?

Come at the “Digital Inclusion for Least Developed Countries” meeting between 8-9 March 2011!


To organize and conduct a two days pre-conference within the framework of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) that will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2011. This conference will be organized for a target audience of 100 onsite participants and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders from LDC countries to participate in the…


Added by WSIS Stocktaking on February 7, 2011 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

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