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February 2012 Blog Posts (27)

Connect Arab Summit 2012 Doha, Qatar - 5-7 March 2012

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/connect/arabstates/

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en

The Summit is organized by the International Telecommunication Union in partnership with the League of Arab…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on February 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Telecentre CONEXIÓN Sonsonate wins REDTRUST contest

Telecentre CONEXIÓN Sonsonate was proclaimed the winner of the contest “Segregator se tomó POETA”, in the category "Best Recursive Video" according to report published for the organizers this February.

The telecentre, which is located in a western city of El Salvador, participated in the…

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Added by Vida Gabe on February 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The critical role of libraries and telecenters in emergency management - publications & webinar

Two years ago — on February 27, 2010 — a massive earthquake struck Chile, followed by a tsunami that devastated several coastal communities. Libraries and telecenters played an important and unexpected role in responding to the crisis, helping to restore communication and promote recovery.

 

Yesterday, on the two year anniversary, a webinar was held (download…

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Added by Global Impact Study on February 29, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

BASIS SOFT EXPO 2012 UPDATE-2:INNOVATORS NEED CARE AND GUIDANCE

I visited the BASIS SOFT EXPO 2012 for the second time yesterday evening.The expo was as lively as before.But,a sense of sadness appeared to be prevailing there.This was because of the reality of winding up of the fair which became part of the lifestyle of so many people who participated from home and abroad.They dedicated their full talent in the making of the expo.They aspired to gain their goals.Some of them wanted to come into lime light.The established ones wanted to make good business…

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Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on February 27, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments

A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria connects farmers and researchers

Source: ICT Update by Adewale Adekunle



A multi-purpose ICT centre in Nigeria facilitates discussion among those involved in value chains, including researchers. The approach has now expanded to more countries.

 

The Ago-Are area of south-west…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 26, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

DIGITAL INVENTIVE FAIR AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR 2012 HELD IN MEHERPUR DISTRICT BANGLADESH

TO ENCOURAGE NEW GENERATION OF OUR COUNTRY AND TO ENABLE OUR COUNTRYMEN IN THIS FIELD MASSIVE PROGRAM TAKEN BY GOVT AS A PART OF IT IN MEHERPUR DISTRICT A FAIR IS HELD TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE TILL SUNDAY. ONE OF THE STALLS I HAVE DISPLAYED FOR THE VISITORS. I HAVE ALSO GOT A CREST FROM THE CHIEF GUEST PERSONAL…

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Added by Md.Minarul Islam on February 25, 2012 at 3:06am — No Comments

FM Radio is mAgriculture to Small-Scale African Farmers

Source: ICT Works.



I am a big fan of FM radio. From my days at IESC Geekcorps, I saw how this "old" technology was still impressive in its reach, cost-effectiveness, and simplicity. Less you forget, radio is still the most ubiquitous ICT - beating TV, mobile…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New ICT centres planned for Nigeria

Source: IT news Africa

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communications and Technology has announced on Friday plans to establish six Information and Communication Technology Centres (ICT) throughout Nigeria.

Ojo Oyetunde, House of Representatives Communications Chairman, said he was impressed with Akwa Ibom State infrastructure.

“He particularly expressed…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 22, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter February 2012

In this issue: Launch of Get Online Week 2012 – Telecentre-Europe’s growing membership – Youth ICT Employment Assessment tool – News from our members in France, Russia & Lithuania - News from our stakeholders: European Commission, European Broadcasting Union, Telecentre.org & Accenture

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Added by Lize De Clercq on February 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FITS Banga aMunicipality for CPRDP

The Central Philippines Rural Development Project with the Development Academy of the Philippines DAP in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture DA and National Economic Development Authority NEDA find its way to the 5 municipalities in the province of Aklan. The Municipality of Banga is one.

Banga with the FITS Center proposed for the utilization of ICT on Integrated Community Development in the remotest barangays. The mobile digital literacy training to farmersfolk and…

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Added by Gelly Cezar Reston-Maypa on February 20, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Amazing Thailand

The national tourism slogan goes “Thailand-Truly Amazing”.  And it’s true.  But it’s not just tourism in Thailand that fits this bill.  In just a few years the telecentre movement in Thailand has blossomed into something “truly amazing”

Thailand is the only country in SE Asia that was neither colonized nor “communized”.  The country was spared the liberation struggles that befell much of the region in the 1960’s and 70’s.  As a consequence, its patterns of development have…

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Added by Vida Gabe on February 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

ECA to assist Tanzania on its ICT policy review

Source: ECA Press Release No. 12/2012

Dar es Salaam, 16 February 2012 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will lead the review process for the national ICT policy of Tanzania in cooperation with its Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology and the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 17, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

ITU Telecom In Focus 1: The Green ICT Agenda

source: ITU, published on 14th/2/2012



Welcome to the first in our ITU Telecom in Focus series, each focusing on the debates and findings on key global themes that emerged from our recent ITU Telecom World 2011 event, held in Geneva in October 2011. As the world reflects on the outcomes of the recent discussions which took place in Durban for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, this in Focus delves into the debates relating to ICTs, climate change…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CST pilots 3G network; commercial services to follow in March

Portugal Telecom’s subsidiary in Sao Tome and Principe, Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicacoes (CST), has launched a pilot of its third-generation network, reports Cellular-News. Testing of the network will last approximately six weeks, followed by a commercial launch of 3G services, scheduled to take place on the two islands in March. READ MORE

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Nigeria: FG Sets 12 Percent Broadband Target for Telecom Operators

he federal government has set a 12 per cent broadband penetration target for the mobile service providers and fibre optic operators which would help take broadband to the rural communities around the nation.

LEADERSHIP learnt that Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communications Technology has communicated the directive to the Nigerian Communications Commission for onward transmission to all the telecommunications companies in the country.

The directive is in line with the…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Towards a sustainable ICT policy for Benin

Interview with E-learning Africa, in preparation of the Conference to be held in Benin in May 2012.

An effective regulatory framework is essential for countries trying to make the most of technology, says Ken Lohento, ICT4D Programme Coordinator at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation. A specialist in the design and implementation of ICT projects to support agriculture and rural development, Lohento offers some lessons from his native Benin.…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Benin is disconnected from the Internet

Black-out in businesses has led to disruptions in the economy of Benin. For nearly two weeks, Benin has been totally cut off from the global village. The Internet circuits does not work and it is impossible to navigate and access any information on the web. 

According to officials of the technical team of Benin Telecom, the cause of this failure, is the burning of the gearbox as many of the equipment that allow the spread of Internet…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Electronic wallet (e-Wallet)

The First National Bank (FNB) Zambia today launched an electronic wallet (e-Wallet), a cellphone banking service which would enable its account holders in the country using their mobile phones to receive and send money instantly to other people on any mobile network such as MTN or Airtel.

Recipients of the money mostly those without access to the formal banking sector does not require an FNB bank account or card to receive or withdraw money from the bank’s Automated Teller Machine…

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Added by shepherd mulwanda on February 15, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Galing Pook Foundation recognizes Upi CeC

The municipality of Upi, Maguindanao, thru its Community eCenter (CeC), was recognized as one of the top 10 outstanding local government units (LGUs) awarded with the Galing Pook Awards for "exemplary programs on health, education, justice and community building".

Upi was…

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Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on February 14, 2012 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

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As an added incentive, we're giving away a $100 cash prize to one lucky member who fills up our survey! We have two surveys to fill out so for every survey you complete, you get 1 raffle entry (maximum of 2 raffle…

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