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March 2009 Blog Posts (59)

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Added by vinbeazel on March 19, 2009 at 1:42am — No Comments

US firm sets up data backup centre for East African companies

Regional companies looking to set up digital backup centres can now benefit from training to be offered locally by an international data examiner.

The International Consortium for Organisational Resilience (ICOR), an IT examiner based in the US, has set up shop in Kenya in partnership with a local software firm, OPENWORLD Ltd, in an effort to train professionals who can set up and operate data centres.

This comes at a time when the region is hampered by lack of data… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Network of Networks

The Ofok Human Network connects different types of networks to bridge visions into reality. Networks present their ideas, individuals get acquainted with these ideas, and communities then implement them to make a positive change in their livelihoods.

Become an active member

When you join a OHNet, there's so much to do and see. Explore the network and become an active member by adding content. You'll meet new people and contribute to the network's… Continue

Added by ShaarawyAbdElbaky on March 18, 2009 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Towards Village Information Entrepreneurship


One of the current problems is that there are few contents available that really suit villagers at the Bottom of the Pyramid

ICT today allows users to play active roles as information consumers, producers and owners. However, people at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) have not been able to move much beyond the traditional role of passive consumers of information. Many of the efforts to resolve this problem focus on increasing villagers' access to facilities and… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 18, 2009 at 4:09pm — 2 Comments

ICTD Evaluation 20/20: Voices from Around the World

In April 2009, a panel will be held at Doha 2009 entitled “ICTD Evaluation 20/20: Voices from Around the World.” This goal of this website is to create a global dialogue around pivotal evaluation issues prior to and following Doha.

The discussion on this site is spurred by a moderated, spirited debate among experts representing practice, technology, academia, and funders, and with community participation via this website prior… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on March 17, 2009 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Expert Group meeting to Developing ICT sector on Escwa Countrys

The meeting is organized by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division of UN-ESCWA, and it aims to highlight the obstacles facing the development of a self-reliant and sustainable ICT sector in the ESCWA region, and to propose solutions to overcome these obstacles in order to build a flourishing regional ICT sector. Its main outcome would be a set of recommendations and a preliminary plan of action, geared towards the development of a viable and sustainable ICT sector in the… Continue

Added by akram mohammed ahmed on March 17, 2009 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Training on Technology Volunteer Corps-2009

BTN member Relief International –Schools Online Bangladesh has finished a training program named Technology Volunteer Corps Training-2009 at the ILC of Pathantuli Khan Saheb City Corporation High School. It was a two days long training program from 8th to 9th March, 2009. The main goal of this training program was to gain knowledge and skills on ICT. The training was conducting on computer hardware assembling, operating system installation, Internet connection setup, email and web site… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 17, 2009 at 4:50pm — No Comments

NILG organizes workshop on “Access to Information for Strengthening Union Parishads”

On 14th March, 2009 National Institute of Local Government (NILG) under the leadership of the Local Government Division (LGD), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives organize a workshop on "Access to Information for Strengthening Union Parishads" at Hotel Sheraton with support from water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank, Dhaka office.

The main purpose of the workshop was to initiate sharing the existing learning and share the proposed framework… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 17, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

BTN Resource Centre, a milestone to decentralize national telecentre movement in Bangladesh

The members of Bangladesh Telecentre Network initiated to host BTN Resource Centre across the country increase penetration of the national telecentre movement across the country. In the very first stage nine organizations host BTN Resource Centres in nine districts.

The objectives of these BTN Resource Centres are

1. Promoting the idea of Mission 2011 - "building an inclusive information and knowledge system for all"… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 16, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Digital Expo2009 to narrate what is Digital Bangladesh

By Shahidul K K Shuvra, The Independent Editor of IT and Science pages, Cell- 01715245459,

After BCSICTWorld 2008 the National award winner IT organisation Bangladesh Computer Samity, BCS, is going to host BCS Digital Expo2009 on 25 to 28 March at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre, BCFCC. The organisers of the Digital Expo2009 promised to present the country a non-traditional IT fair because it wants to show models and replications of… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 16, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The Indian General Elections 2009 Go High Tech: overwhelming presence of ICTs in campaigning, vision document...

India is going to vote and elect representatives for the 15th Lok Sabha (the Lower House of the Indian Parliament) from 16th April 2009. Any election time (and this is the General Election time!) is characterized by launching of party manifestoes and promises that promise the world to the general public.

But this year, the election campaigning is drastically different from that of the previous years. The Information Technology is omnipresent and what a powerful presence! From party… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on March 15, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

National Workshop Achieving MDG Goals: Development and Promotion of Handbook on 'Technology for Women'

D.Net organised a National Workshop on Achieving MDG Goals: Development and Promotion of Handbook on 'Technology for Women' on 5 March 2009, from 9.30am at Meeting Room 1, IDB Bhaban. Architect Yeafesh Osman, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT attended on the occasion as the chief guest. H.E. Mr Robert McDougall, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh attended as the special guest. In the Inaugural session… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on March 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

المساحات التخزينية على الإنترنت تحمي ملفاتك الإلكترونية

المساحات التخزينية على الإنترنت تحمي ملفاتك الإلكترونية

يخشى معظمنا خسارة جميع بياناتهم، حتى في حال تجهيز نسخ احتياطية منها, لأن الحماية الحقيقية للبيانات لا تأتي فقط من إعداد نسخ متعددة من الملفات القيمة، ولكن أيضا من إبقاء النسخ الاحتياطية من الملفات التي لا يمكن استبدالها في موقع آخر.

لكن القليل منا يتمتع بحس أمني عال، وبالتالي فإن تعرضه لعملية سرقة واحدة أو حريق أو أي كارثة أخرى يمكن أن ينجم عنها خسارة أبدية لملفات جرى تجميعها على مدار سنين، سواء تلك… Continue

Added by ShaarawyAbdElbaky on March 14, 2009 at 8:20pm — No Comments

الذكرى العشرون لاختراع الشبكة العالمية للإنترنت

حلت أمس الجمعة الذكرى العشرون لاختراع الشبكة العالمية للإنترنت, فقد رأى "WEB" -أو الموقع كما ترجم إلى العربية- النور في مثل هذا اليوم من عام 1989 في مرصد للفيزياء النووية تابع للمنظمة الأوروبية للأبحاث النووية بجنيف.

وكان المهندس البريطاني تيم برناردز لي يعمل على استنباط تكنولوجيا لتسهيل التواصل بين العلماء. ولم يكن يعلم أن اختراعه كان بمثابة ثورة في عالم الاتصال.

وفي هذه الذكرى التي غيرت وجه العالم حذر برناردز لي -مهندس البرمجيات البريطاني والأستاذ حاليا بمعهد ماساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا… Continue

Added by ShaarawyAbdElbaky on March 14, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

The Somali Remittance Industry

A couple of decades back, while Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was still in its infancy in the Horn of Africa and computers were only used by a handful of the large business in the region, Somali struggled to keep up with these development in its own pace. The perception of computers and related technologies gradually shifted from mere symbol of business credibility to a tool for business productivity enhancement.

The remittance or money transfer industry is major… Continue

Added by Iqra Da'ud on March 14, 2009 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

World Networkers Program "Scholarships"

Under the umbrella of Ofok Human Development Initiative, Ofok NGO respectfully lunches the World Networkers Program, offering 500CCNA course scholarship to youth worldwide from the Cisco Networking Academy.

According to analyst firm IDC, demand for IT in the Middle East is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 16.9 percent till 2009. According to current trends, the demand for qualified network engineers far exceeds the supply. Ofok NGO… Continue

Added by Moataz A. Shaarawy on March 14, 2009 at 7:36pm — 2 Comments


Amid crisis, policymakers embrace mobile banking to reach unbanked poor

11 March 2009

Despite regulatory challenges and the financial crisis, policymakers are embracing mobile banking as a means of providing financial access to the unbanked poor. More than a billion people worldwide lack bank accounts, but do have mobile phones, providing a dramatic opportunity to achieve greater financial inclusion, according to officials meeting near London… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 14, 2009 at 12:11am — No Comments

Launch of University Club

Ugabytes Initiatives yesterday launched university club in Kampala University - Uganda. The club is meant to bring together vibrant university students who are willing to learn and share knowledge about ICT4D and telecentres in the region.

The activity went on well as students were taken through a point power presentation teaching them about telecentres and their roles in the community,ICT4D and ways how they are bound… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on March 13, 2009 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Citizens will have to be active to get quality service from government and NGOs

Citizens will have to be active to get quality service from government and NGOs for which they have the obligation. Citizen Charter and Right to Information Ordinance will play supporting role to access this service.

Speakers said this at the inaugural session of a 3 daylong orientation workshop titled… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on March 12, 2009 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Digital teaching for colleges

An initiative that will see teaching move from the blackboard to computer and TV screens is being rolled out in 22 teacher training colleges in Kenya.

Through the Kenyan Education Ministry, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and DStv project, student-teachers will get specialised training how to use digital satellite technology to support and enhance learning and teaching.

The corporate social investment package that was launched last month… Continue

Added by Christopher Mwangi on March 12, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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