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March 2009 Blog Posts (59)

Union Information Centre (UIC) Entrepreneurs Training Held at Bangladesh

UIC (Union Information Centre) entrepreneurs training was held on February 22-26, 2009 for the 1st batch at the BCC/NILG organized by the LGD (Local Gov. Division) of Bangladesh. In this training 20 young entrepreneurs including 8 women were participated from 10… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Warning Conficker" Virus attack WWW on April!

I would like to inform you that the 1st of April 2009 will be the time at which a sluggish worm called Conficker C will be activated causing the infected machines to conduct an obscure actions, By going after the following instructions provided by Microsoft you are expected to be reasonably safe from this worm

Apply the security update associated with MS08-067. View the security bulletin for more information about the… Continue

Added by Moataz A. Shaarawy on March 31, 2009 at 12:26am — 2 Comments

UCRC holds a two day workshop on Farmer Led Documentation (FLD).

Farming is the backbone of many economies in Africa, research and development of new farming methodologies and practices have always involved the farmer during the process, however most of the time these valuable results/outcome do not reach the farmer who should be the consumer of this product. It is with this in mind that UCRC has organized this workshop to educate farmers on use of FLD methodology to document local innovations.

FLD is a participatory process which seeks to… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2009 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Microsoft presides over graduation of Kenyan trainees

UP graduation participants.jpgUgunja Community Resource Centre partners with Microsoft to officiate the graduation of youth, women, and persons with disability in Siaya District.

Ugunja, Kenya – 23rd March, 2009 – The Ugunja Community Resource Centre African Centre (UCRC) today hosted a graduation ceremony for 550 youth,… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2009 at 5:53pm — No Comments

SEACOM finally comes to Uganda

The construction of SEACOM's 15,000 km fibre optic undersea cable, linking East Africa to the rest of the world is finally coming to Uganda. A number of major milestones have already been reached including ground breaking at the cable station landing sites in Mozambique and Kenya.

This signals the onset of a new era in the Information and Communications Industry in the East African region. Apparently, over reliance on satellite based data solutions is blamed for the high cost of… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on March 30, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

D.Net and DHAW jointly inaugurated Pallitathya Kendra at Tangail

“For the formation of Digital Bangladesh policy makers and grass root level activist have to work together” said local MP Shawkat Momen Shajahan. Last March 28, 2009 he was giving his speech as the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony of Pallitathya Kendra at Tangaile while eminent writer Selina Hosain was present as special guest. D.Net (Development Research Network) and DHAW (Development for Human Assistance Work) jointly…

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on March 30, 2009 at 12:46am — No Comments

Sierra Leone plans telecenters to develop rural areas

Sierra Leone is promoting multipurpose community telecenters (MCTs) for rural and undeserved areas to help kick-start development.

"This project that is about to be launched fulfills one of the requirements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), since information and communications technology (ICT) has been recognized as an engine for growth," said Vice President Sam Sumana at a recent Freetown workshop organized to publicize the project.

The United Nations' MDGs are… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 28, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments


The goverment of pakistan is seeking technical and financial proposal for a preliminarty study on Telecenter in Pakistan.

We are looking for an expert in the field to work with us . For further deatils contact

Shahab Khan
Director, PLANWEL, 92 3002426126

Added by Shahab Afroz Khan on March 28, 2009 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments


Rural schools need Internet, Ugandan government told

24th March 2009

The Government should set up infrastructure to enable Internet connections in rural schools, the headmaster of Bugema Adventist Secondary School, Mesusera Mugumya has said. “Schools in rural areas should access the Internet at an affordable cost,” he said. Mugumya said the trading centres where Internet facilities are available, are too expensive for the students and the schools.

He… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 27, 2009 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Who is sitting there? Preliminary Results of an Investigation.

There have been few opportunities for telecentres in Central America meet and reflect upon their actions. This opportunity took place in San Jose, Costa Rica where in March the 3rd and 4th about 40 people from different countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica were together. All of them wanted to perform this important task; reflect on the successes, challenges and lessons learned from investing in ICT4D to reduce… Continue

Added by Luiza Caldas on March 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Israel to share farming technology with Kenya

Top Government officials have been invited to Israel to see the country’s latest technology in farming.

Israeli Ambassador Joseph Keidar said yesterday that his country had invited Agriculture Minister William Ruto and his Water counterpart Charity Ngilu (Water and Irrigation) to attend the 17th International Agriculture Exhibition in May.

"This is the perfect opportunity for Kenyans to meet international experts and see cutting edge technology that can benefit this country," he… Continue

Added by Christopher Mwangi on March 25, 2009 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Practical Answers: A telecentre based marginalized knowledge management & technical enquiry service

Practical Answers – a Practical Action project on knowledge management has been working in the area of pro poor knowledge management over last 10 years. This was build on a systematic process of action research, implementation of technical enquiry service, continuous analysis of demand, manage the local knowledge center, develop grass root knowledge actors. The main argument of knowledge management is the all initiative & concept of… Continue

Added by A W M Anisuzzaman on March 25, 2009 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Telecentre can earn from helping the farmers: A Pallitathya Experiment

An exciting experiment is coming closer to an end - the "proof of concept" is done. Telecentres can help farmers to improve production, reduce cost of production, and help farmers sell their produces to wholsale buyers at a better price, and earn money from the wholesale buyers for assisting them to collect quality produces.

It all started in last October, 2008. A D.Net team identified two telecentres for experimentation - whether a… Continue

Added by Ananya Raihan on March 25, 2009 at 2:44am — 1 Comment

Newsletter in Telecentre-europe

Telecentre-europe Newsletter's first edition is available!

You can visit the site or download the document directly. All the main topics, articles, events and news related to ICT4D around Europe will be highlight there, to keep the members and friends updated and… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on March 24, 2009 at 6:10pm — No Comments

BTN visit an workshop In Gaibadha, Bangladesh

It was on March 20 a team (Dr. Ananya Raihan secretary general, M. Ataur Rahaman, program officer of Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) participated a workshop at Zilla Parishod Auditorium in Gaibandha. This program was organized by Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) in association with D.Net. GUK is… Continue

Added by Munira Morshed Munni on March 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

PhilCeCNet online community hits 100-member mark

In just two weeks since its announcement to the public on March 10, the Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet) online community has now reached the one hundred-member mark.

The PhilCeCNet online community, which makes use of the Ning platform, replaced the old Fireboard forum of the Philippine Community eCenter portal. It complements the… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on March 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Multimedia Knowledge Object Development Training accomplished

People attended the training are now more confident to make knowledge objects using multi media than ever before. They all have now a very specific plan to prepare knowledge object by their own. Countdown has been started among Practical Answers Project members’ to have number of knowledge objects soon.

Practical Action Bangladesh has organized the Training on Multimedia Knowledge Object Development. Mr. Zbigniew… Continue

Added by A W M Anisuzzaman on March 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


Defeating drug counterfeiters with SMS in Ghana

19th March 2009

Pharmaceutical drug counterfeiters can foil even the most sophisticated technology if consumers cannot personally verify their medication’s safety, according to Ghanaian entrepreneurs who will soon introduce in West Africa verification via cell phone text.

Consumers who purchase certain medications will be able to send the label code via free cell phone text message and within seconds… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 20, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

A new book looking at the experience of telecentres in Europe

A new book entitled "SUTURING THE DIGITAL GASH: A European transnational project" has been published and it is available for download on this site ( thanks to the kind contribution of Gabriel Rissola from the Fundació Ciutat de Viladecans. The link to the book is below.

Book summary:

"Public Internet Centres (PICs) have been sprouting throughout Europe during the last decade; but... Are they an effective tool to… Continue

Added by Silvia Caicedo on March 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup - Asia

Malaysian government announces package to improve broadband infrastructure

17 March

Petaling Jaya: Broadband got a bit of a boost from the mini-budget announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on17th March.

A total of RM5.4b out of the RM60b stimulus total has been allocated to improve the country’s broadband infrastructure.

David Wong, chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on March 19, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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