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February 2015 Blog Posts (28)

Getting Books Into the Hands of Learners: The Tracking and Tracing Books Global Prize

In Arlington County, Virginia, where I recently had two kids in elementary school, I knew there were a variety of “garden” paths for my children to have access to textbooks and other reading materials – in their classrooms, nearby libraries and at home. Unfortunately, in the majority of the countries where I work in…

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Added by Michael Hanson on February 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe holds 2015 General Assembly, elects new Board

Telecentre-Europe (TE) held its annual general assembly from Feb 25-26 in Brussels, Belgium. The event brought together the network’s member organizations to review the past year’s activities and strategic decisions as well as to…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on February 27, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A4AI to launch Affordability Report 2014 at Mobile World Congress on March 4

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) will launch the second edition of its centerpiece publication, the Affordability Report 2014, at GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 4, 2015 in an event to be co-hosted by A4AI member Ericsson. The event will feature a brief presentation of the report's key findings plus a lively and insightful panel discussion with high-level government officials and key…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on February 26, 2015 at 11:04pm — No Comments

A4AI to launch Affordability Report 2014 at Mobile World Congress on March 4

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) will launch the second edition of its centerpiece publication, the Affordability Report 2014, at GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 4, 2015 in an event to be co-hosted by…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on February 26, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Picture It! UN Women and European Commission launch comic competition on gender equality

UN Women and the European Commission, together with the Belgian Development Cooperation and UNRIC, are launching a Comic and Cartoon…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Free Isn’t Sustainable: South Africa’s Entrepreneurs Find a Force Multiplier in Communities

Since I began writing about the Siyafunda Community Technology Centres (CTC), this group’s accomplishments in training and educating people in South Africa have been nothing short of spectacular. I recently talked with founding director, …

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 24, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

Amateur Club Training Center for Kids in Gaza, Palestine

Another Arab country and another success story, this time from the Gaza Strip in Palestine. …

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 24, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Be warned... you can't touch me anymore! - Innovative Mobile App Protects Children From Defilers In Kilifi, Mombasa, Kenya.

Seated outside a music shop in Kilifi, Charles Karisa watches in awe as five children play about, some 50 metres away from him. He loves children. He likens them to the four he begot with his wife.

Many thoughts are running through his mind — why would someone not love these bundles of joy? Why…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 23, 2015 at 11:32pm — No Comments

SAFSeN - ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival

Fresh produce were seen lining up the walkway towards the conference hall of Maejo University on 20 January 2015, the first day of the “SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival”. There were garden-fresh baby carrots, cabbages, turnips, potatoes, chilis on sale. Organic rice - the normal variety, the red and black variety packaged in different sizes were available for sale from Laos,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 20, 2015 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Take Action by March 5 to end global gender technology gap

It’s time to flip the script for women and girls leading science and technology innovation globally. Women must be equal participants, leaders, and shapers in an increasingly connected world. Right now, women around the world are too often excluded from the global technology revolution. The result: more inequality, less innovation, and solutions that leave women out.

 

Take action to …

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on February 19, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

TCF’s Entrepreneurship for Telecentres Program to empower communities worldwide through entrepreneurial initiatives

Here’s a bit of good news from Telecentre Foundation (TCF) -- we’re bringing our Entrepreneurship and ICTs course directly to communities across the globe!

TCF, through its training arm Telecentre…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How mobile phones saved bananas from bacterial wilt in Uganda



As disease threatened crops across the country, an initiative from the government and Unicef was able to communicate fast to stop it - demonstrating…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Global Junior Challenge 2015

The Global Junior Challenge (GJC) is an international contest rewarding projects that make innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies in the social inclusion area, education for life,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2015 at 4:53pm — No Comments

The Technology Helping Cambodia’s Disconnected and Hardest to Reach

In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 …

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

ictQATAR Launches “Haseen” in Cooperation with SEC

In cooperation with the Supreme Education Council, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) launched a new educational program to raise cyber safety and security awareness among students.

The phased program, called “Haseen”, an Internet safety & security…

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 17, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

ICT field of employment, development through youth employment

Ron Bruder founder and chair of EFE Foundation remarks, that there is a lot of frustration among Arab youth. The situation for them is undoubtedly an uphill struggle, different youth voices support this statement. Kefi Ghazi claimed “I was frustrated to see that…

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Free USAID Course: How To Use Mobile Data Solutions for Better Development Outcomes

Leading global development organizations are just beginning to utilize mobile technologies to improve the efficiency and quality of the data they collect, manage, analyze, and share. However, there is so much more the international development community could be doing with this powerful technology to make better decisions and meet broader global development goals.

Thankfully, you can now learn…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 17, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

NITDA to create 1.2 million jobs from telecenters

In line with its commitment to the creation of millions of jobs in the technology market, Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Four D Associates.

Speaking at the ceremony, Peter Jack, Director General of the agency said if adequately deployed and nurtured, telecenters can create 1.2…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Service for Seniors

Central City Leo Tolstoy Library, Shostka, Sumy region, Ukraine is offering free service for seniors - classes of digital literacy and online search of information. Classes are organized in partnership with the Department of Information Technologies of the University of the Third Generation that has been based in the…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on February 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The New Cop in Town: Citizen COP Promoting Public Safety in India via ICT

In recent years India has been marred by multiple high profile rape cases that have generated international backlash. The brutal 2012 rape and murder of a 23 year old medical student on a bus in Delhi sparked protests across India, and became a…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 16, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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