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March 2010 Blog Posts (64)

Gracias! (thanks)

Dear friends and colleagues,

Five years ago we initiated this program with some resources, a certain idea of what we needed to achieve and big deal of motivation. We were convinced that represented the opportunity we had been waiting for to generate a real change in the field of digital inclusion. And we were not wrong: with we had a unique opportunity to be part of a collective effort to build something big and relevant that will…


Added by Florencio Ceballos on March 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Effective Telecentre Creation

The 21st century is frequently changing the world and business economic climate. Economic growth and development are increasingly relying on the ability of firms and institutions to be innovative, thus enhancing capabilities. Globally, firms and institutions are facing the challenge of managing technological and institutional change inherent to information and communication technology (ICT) innovations in a way that promotes development. All industries have grown on the tacit understanding that… Continue

Added by Clive Siachiyako on March 30, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Researching Internet: Where to Start & New Ideas

This is an informative piece that I thought I could share with people interested in ICT4D and telecentres for that matter. It is a piece posted by Sienna Miller to the Youthink blog on the World Bank website. Sienna has been doing research on traditional telecenter sustainability. She makes some interesting…


Added by Esther Nasikye on March 29, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Launching of the Local Language version of jobs portal

Bdjobs, the leading job portal of Bangladesh extends its job information services to the

youth in the suburbs and villages of Bangladesh. Through a humble opening ceremony at Batighar, an information center located in Baira bazaar of Shingair Upazila in Manikganj district the local jobs portal…


Added by sharif islam on March 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Workshop on NanoTechnology in Sudan

The Ministry of Science and Technology will held Workshop in Sudan for two days 29 and March 30, 2010 on Nanotechnology by Hall under the auspices of the Ministry by Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, the Sudanese hosts to the world in America, Dr. Osama Awad Karim, consultant of President George

Added by akram mohammed ahmed on March 29, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments


ICT to drive African development

24th March 2010

Africa needs to develop and deploy ICT technologies to improve governance, service delivery, build capacity and ensure citizen empowerment. This is according to stakeholders present in Maputo, Mozambique at

the 4th annual e-Governance Africa Forum organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO). Leaders in ICT and government representatives gathered… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Sri Lankan IT sector reaching US $ billion


The Sri Lankan IT industry needs 100,000 to 150,000 workforce and is expected to reach US $ one billion in next two to three years. This growth would provide a significant boost to the Sri Lankan economy, Information and Communication Technology Agency Sri Lanka, Chief Operating Officer Reshan Dewapura said. The ICT industry has progressed significantly in the past five years. Over 40,000 jobs have been created and the size of the… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on March 24, 2010 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Broadband Internet prices finally going down

Yesterday (23rd May 2010) I walked into Uganda Telecoms Limited’s temporary offices at Posta Uganda (Their state of art Rwenzori Court location is under renovations) to fulfill my monthly obligations of paying for my internet connection. While this is nothing out of the ordinary for me, this time I was in for a pleasant surprise. The smartly dressed lady on the other side of the counter told me that my bill was approximately 40 US dollars. Suspecting some sort of mistake I promptly pointed out… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on March 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Research on “Mobile Phones for Agricultural Development of Sri Lanka”

With the exponential growth of mobile telephony in developing world, mainly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the mobile phone has become one of the best channels to reach the rural farmers.

Here in Sri Lanka, already there are some mobile phone (telephone) based initiatives to provide the agricultural and other related services. In this research some of the existing initiatives were studied to…

Added by Sameera Wijerathna on March 23, 2010 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

The National Knowledge Sharing Workshop at Dhaka

The National Knowledge Sharing Workshop for the KICT4D Quick-Win Program, was held on 9th March, 2010 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The objective of the Workshop was to acknowledge the contribution of the

grassroots telecentres & MSMEs, discuss the lessons learned from the

'Implementation of Rural MSMEs Services using ICT…


Added by M. Ataur Rahman on March 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rethink on development: by Margaret Apau

SOMETIMES, money can’t make problems go away.

PARADISE: Isolated and remote, the Bario Highlands are the best testing ground for an ICT project.

PARADISE: Isolated and remote, the Bario Highlands are the best testing ground for an ICT project.

In 1971, the Norwegian government made a generous donation of $22 million to Kenya. The funding would go to building a fish-processing plant on Lake Turkana in the hope of providing the…


Added by CoERI on March 23, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Think Local, Act Global says Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach

On 22nd March 2010, the Indira Gandhi National Open University organised a 'Capacity Building Programme for CSC Operators, Telecentre Managers and Village Level Entrepreneurs'. The objective of the workshop is to review the curriculum developed by Academy.

During the inaugural session of the workshop Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach (Shaddy), Executive Director, spoke about the evolution of and the need for having a local curriculum to meet the… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on March 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN)

The Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) started an Online Consultation on how they Strengthen APTN? I think this a good idea to replicate in all our Telecentre groups or regions or countries and later we can summarize…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on March 20, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments


Social media envoys to post and tweet for malaria control, UN official says

15th March 2010

The United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria is today launching a new group of high-profile Internet users to inspire and involve social media audiences in the effort to combat the disease. The UN Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, says the group's members will utilize their social profile to focus online and…


Added by Francis Mwathi on March 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ola Leaf to Computer - A story from Sri Lankan Telecentre "Kandiyapitawewa Nenasala"

It was a full moon day in month of June B.C 306; King Dewanampiyathissa & his crew or band of followers was enjoying hunting. The day was most remarkable day, in the annals of Buddhist civilization. The King was engrossed in the hunt when he heard his name being called, twice. “Tissa Tissa”. Arahat Mahinda, the illustrious apostle of Buddhism raised his aryan esteemed voice. The king stopped in…


Added by Shri on March 19, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

e-Krishok Campaign Features on BBC


BIID is very pleased to announce that the e-Krishok campaign has featured on the BBC News Service and the BBC Bangla service on this March 7th and March 12th respectively. In the last few months, e-Krishok has grown to become one the very best…


Added by sharif islam on March 18, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Field Visit to Chinyunyu Multipurpose Telecentre; The quest for sustainability 18 months after the Sustainable Africa Telecentre Workshop


The participants of the 2008 international telecenter workshop may recall their visit to Chinyunyu Community…


Added by Dean Mulozi on March 18, 2010 at 1:51am — 3 Comments

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