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Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (33)

Voting for WSIS Project Prizes 2014 now open

Nominated projects for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 have been announced and voting is now open. A number of projects from the telecentre community made it to the shortlist. To read about and vote for these projects, check out the list…


Added by on February 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Arabic Telecentre Community e-book by Nabil Eid now available

Nabil Eid, Foundation’s Regional Community Coordinator (RCC) for Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has written a book in Arabic that highlights key Information and Communication Technology (ICT) topics that…


Added by on February 28, 2014 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Legal Compass Helps Senior Citizens

A few years ago the telecentre in the Chertkiv Central Library (Chertkiv, Ukraine) opened the program Legal Compass. It was done under the umbrella of a larger program - Way to Success Via the Internet.

Since January 2012, retired citizens have been provided a lot of help regarding legal aid and other…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on February 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Digital Jam 3.0 “Caribbean Edition”

Bringing together smart young tech entrepreneurs from all over the Caribbean and let creativity do the magic, is one of the objectives of Digital Jam 3.0 “Caribbean edition” previously launched in the OECS in November, 2013 at the Dominica State College.

With the goal of contributing to job creation for Caribbean youth, Digital Jam 3.0 “Caribbean edition” is a regional…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 26, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Entrepreneur bets on Mobile Enterprise Tools in Uganda

The application of mobile solutions and integration of devices has cultivated results within key sectors like healthcare and agriculture in several countries on the continent, including Kenya and Uganda.

One startup firm from Uganda, , aims to address the need for mobile solutions, support and service within what it describes as the underserved B2B tech sector in…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on February 25, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Unused TV frequencies to power Web access in rural communities

MANILA, Philippiens — Rural areas in Bohol, Leyte, and Samar are set to be linked to the Internet by utilizing vacant television frequencies known as TV White Space (TVWS).

Louis Casambre, undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICT), said that they are planning to deploy TVWS technology in 100 sites in…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Bridging the digital divide in rural communities

A telecentre at Rwamagana. Women in rural areas have been offered digital opportunities to improve their businesses, through Rwanda Telecentre Network. Sunday Times / File.

In a bid to enable the rural communities actively participate in the ICT transition in Rwanda, women in rural areas have been offered digital opportunities to improve their…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Apply Now: 2014 Social Enterprise Awards

The Social Enterprise Awards are the national awards for Australian social enterprise.

The aim of the Awards is to increase awareness of the role and diversity of social enterprises in Australia by creating a long term, high profile event.

The Awards are run by Social Traders and will be awarded annually. The 2014 Award applications will…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

e-Skills for Jobs 2014: major new campaign launches

Brussels, 17 February 2014. The European Commission has launched today its e-Skills for Jobs 2014 campaign.

The campaign is a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of unemployment in Europe. It aims to raise…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 20, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments

The Internet Indians

Meet the tribe using the internet to tackle the logging mafias targeting their villages.

In the Brazilian Amazon, environmentalists, scientists and politicians are facing one of the most difficult challenges of our time. If the earth's lungs collapse, the planet itself will collapse. This three-part series, The Fight for Amazonia, looks at the efforts being made to save the…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mobile Health (mHealth)

Mobile health, or 'mHealth' is the the delivery of healthcare services via mobile communication devices, and one of the biggest emerging trends in the health and technology markets.

In November 2013, we signed a ground-breaking partnership agreement with the International Telecommunication…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 18, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

It’s Your Turn to Change the World: Google Science Fair 2014

It’s your turn to change the world, and the 2014 Google Science Fair (GSF) is your next chance to get started. Once again, National Geographic is helping to make this worldwide search for the next generation of great scientists a thrilling and enlightening reality. In year’s past these future explorers have tackled…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2014 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

From Siberia to South Africa, from Afghanistan to Argentina

Radijojo connects kids all over the world.

What to wear in the Antarctica? How do other European countries celebrate Christmas? What is the difference between weather and climate? The reporters of Radijojo are discovering the answers and have created an immense library of podcasts, articles, videos and radio shows for their…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014

Mobile Learning Week is the flagship UNESCO conference on mobile technologies and education. Held annually, this event assembles a diverse group of stakeholders to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals.

The theme of Mobile Learning Week (MLW) 2014 is teachers.

Teachers are the pillars of…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Show the Love: Thoughtful Engagement to Retain Suppporters [eBook]

What happens when 14 nonprofit experts come together to share tried-and-true donor retention strategies, tips and ideas?

You end up with an extremely useful resource for any nonprofit professional looking to improve donor retention rates. And we all know that improving retention rates is crucial to long term success, so much so that it might possibly be the single most important fundraising metric of them…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

President declares open 749th Nenasala in Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the inauguration of the Nenasala in the premises of the Pitigala Vidyatilake Mahapirivena. Pitigala Vidyatilake Mahapirivena Chief incumbent Venerable Yatadolamatte Mahinda Thero, and Senior National Resources Minister Piyasena Gamage are also in the picture.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the island's…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 16, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

ASEAN Community e-Classroom (Part 3)

10 prototype courses for ASEAN Community e-Classroom (Con’t)

The Community e-Classroom Project under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Information and Communication Technology Usage Promotion and Development Bureau…


Added by Phannaphat Sopa on February 13, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Digital Literacy: A Growing Demand

In Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine there is a centre for teaching digital literacy located in the local office of the Red Cross of Ukraine.

This telecentre specializes in teaching seniors and people with disabilities. This audience is very motivated, because retired people do not want to fall behind youth. In addition, they…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on February 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

ICTs are improving health equity in Jordan

IDRC Cairo

One of the most acute challenges facing rural communities is lack of access to quality health services and information.

Jordan, like many countries in MENA, suffers from a concentration of medical services in its large cities. Rural and remote areas often lack…


Added by Nabil Eid on February 12, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Tech4Good webinar series: Microsoft Office 365 for nonprofits

If your organisation has staff and volunteers in multiple locations, requires more flexible working styles, or needs to access data from various devices, cloud solutions like Microsoft Office 365 could be the right solution.

Eligible nonprofit and charitable organisations now receive free donated versions of Office 365 with the full capabilities and secure environment…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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