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Featured Blog Posts – February 2013 Archive (30)

ITU releases latest global technology development figures

  • Global mobile penetration now over 100% in four of the world’s six regions
  • Number of mobile-cellular subscriptions approaching 7 billion
  • Mobile broadband most dynamic market, with 2.1 billion subscriptions globally

Geneva, 27 February, 2013 – New figures released today by ITU confirm strong sustained demand for information and communication technology (ICT) services, with uptake spurred by a steady fall in the price of broadband…


Added by Vida Gabe on February 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The UN Habitat Youth Fund

The UN Habitat Youth Fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides…


Added by Lize De Clercq on February 27, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Press Release: Joining Forces to Empower a Digital Europe

Brussels, BELGIUM | 26 FEBRUARY 2013

Today, youth unemployment in the EU27 is higher than 20%. While demand for employees with ICT skills is growing by around 3% a year, pessimistic projections warn that if nothing is done to resolve the mismatch between current skills and needs of the labour market, up to 800.000 (1) ICT practitioners’ vacancies will remain unfilled by…


Added by Lize De Clercq on February 27, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Art of Blogging

Have you ever wondered how to write a blog post? Which rules to follow, what formalities to consider? Concerning the nature of a blog itself, let me give you this brief quotation of an anonymous blogger:

A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private…


Added by Katharina Krummel on February 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Report on the impact of access to computers & internet releasing soon - sign up to get a copy

What is the impact of computers in public places like telecentres? How can this impact be measured? What about mobile phones? And what does it mean for the future of access to technology?

The Global Impact Study from the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington’s iSchool is excited to announce that we will be releasing our final research…


Added by Global Impact Study on February 26, 2013 at 2:43am — No Comments

Growing wings

Kryzhopil District Library has been helping orphans and students from low-income families who study at the College #9 in Kryzhopil. The library organizes events for youth focused on the development of skills necessary to live independently, which is very important for those who grew up in the orphanages.

Since the program Bibliomist became a partner of the library, the variety of the services has increased. In particular, the Internet is available for the…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on February 25, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Infographic Tools for Nonprofits

Ginny Mies shares how telling your data visually is now easier than ever with the help of web-based infographic tools. She recently had to create an infographic for a project. Having very basic design skills, she was looking for something intuitive and easy to learn that could create an attractive final product. After surveying many of the programs out there, she found a few that meet these requirements. Ginny writes:

Tools for Creating Infographics, Charts, and…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Voting for the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 now open

It’s time to show your support once again for the outstanding players in the telecentre movement. Several telecentre projects have been nominated for the World Summit on Information Society Project Prizes 2013–including Foundation’s own Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign–and we need your votes to win!…


Added by on February 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

World Radio Day Reflections - affordable ICTs solutions make radio more relevant

Practical low cost ICT interventions for Radio

The just concluded World Radio Day saw KenTel undertake a series of trainings on practical interventions for radio mainly looking at selected Free Open Source Software’s and Social Media. Here is a recap of the presentations; since many of the community radios or community…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 22, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Common Service Centres – in the business of lighting up lives

“Common Service Centres (CSCs)” are village level entities that serve as front-end delivery points for Government, private and other services to rural citizens. As part of the National e-Governance plan of the Indian government, 99,247 CSCs have been rolled out nation-wide through PPP model. Availability of power and desired services to deliver are critical requirements for sustenance of the CSCs. Parallely, the rural households served by the…


Added by viji on February 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Turning Rural Civil Servants into an ICT users’ Club

Nakaseke community Library was established in 1997 under the pilot of Nakaseke Multipurpose Community Telecentre project which was executed by Uganda National Commission for UNESCO and the National Library of Uganda for a period of three years. It is now stands out to be the only biggest public Community Library in Nakaseke District.

The Library has a total of 8650 reading materials and it is the most accessed service in the Centre by mainly; school going children, teachers, health…


Added by Balaba Peter on February 20, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

UPI: A Rural Community Enjoying Urban Aminities

The Municipality of Upi, is part of Maguindanao, one of the provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), situated in the southern island of the Philippines, the Mindanao. The Municipality is thirty eight (38) kms. from Cotabato City. It has a total land area of 74,295 hectares, and composed of…


Added by Christdane Sente on February 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Opening Ceremony - Information Access Center 2012

NIBM with National Information Society agency (NIA) Korea, formally known as KOICA has updated its Information Access Center (IAC). The IAC is a complex which includes an IT training lab, Internet lounge, Seminar room and administrative office to offering the local communities a wide range of…


Added by Mr D M A Kulasooriya on February 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

e.oman Strategy wins Al Roya Special Economic Award

Participating with the e.oman Strategy, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) has won the Al Roya Special Economic Award for the best government project. The event was organized by Al Roya Institution for Press & Publication. The winners were honoured by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Harrasi, Chairman of the…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on February 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Successful ready-to-use Get Online Week scenarios from Poland

To help Polish organizations, libraries & institutions organize successful events during the Get Online Week campaign, the polish partner organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) have prepared some  ready-to-use…


Added by Lize De Clercq on February 13, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture

Farm yields are low not because improved practices do not exist, but because farmers are unaware of them.

More farmers are sharing best techniques to improve yields via video, often made by farmers themselves. Photograph: Dustin Andres, FHI 360

According to estimates from the International Fund for…


Added by Vida Gabe on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

World Radio Day tunes in to new advances in broadcasting

ITU renews commitment to increasing access to radio services

Geneva, 13 February 2013 - On the occasion of World Radio Day, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré reaffirmed the Union's commitment to increasing access to broadcast radio, the ubiquitous and widely disseminated communication technology that keeps people connected around the world. "The convergence of telecommunications, broadcasting and computing has revolutionized radio as a medium of communication," Dr Touré…


Added by Vida Gabe on February 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Galli Galli Sim Sim Radiophone Project

Sesame Workshop India, the organisation behind Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), uses the power of the media in an effort to help children reach their highest potential. The organisation develops and distributes content to engage children aged 0-8 through television, radio, community radio, print, digital, and outreach. This content aims to facilitate young Indian children's basic…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Telemedicine service launched in Myanmar

Patients in Myanmar can now consult Indian specialist doctors and access to quality medical treatment without visiting the hospital in India.

A telemedicine service was launched in Yangon, Myanmar recently by Apollo Group of Hospitals—renowned Indian healthcare providers.



Added by Seu Yapa on February 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka to roll out 40 telecentres in northern province

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka this week has formally opened applications to set up 40 ‘Nenasala’ or Telecentres in the Northern Province as part of the agency’s continuing efforts to bridge the digital divide in the country.

Telecentres, or also known as Community e-Centres, are public…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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