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March 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Changing the Rwandan market model: can it be done?

Source: www.share4dev.info

Deploying 1.000 Telecentres in a country like Rwanda, has the potential to do more than giving people access to ICT. With 1.000 Telecentres, there's one access point for every 11.000 Rwandans. Or, looking from another angle, on…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 31, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Fieldwork in Chile begins for public access ICT in disaster research

TASCHA researchers, Maria Garrido and Beth Patin, visited Chile in February to participate in fieldwork for their study investigating the role of telecentres and public libraries in disaster management.

Through focus groups with…

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Added by Global Impact Study on March 30, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments

Themes and Issues in Telecentre Sustainability

Connectivity as the physical availability of information and communication technologies and access as the economic, sociological and psychological factors that influence persons’ opportunities to use the technologies..

Much of the attention regarding ICTs and telecentres deals with connectivity and claim that the sustainability of telecentres depends on recognizing the dimensions of access...

A telecentre as a public place where people can get a variety of…

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Added by Samjhana Bhandari on March 29, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Tsunami-hit villa turns learning and earning centre thanks to ICTA initiated IT BPO project

Source: www.icta.lk

(Photo Caption: Young school leavers who have learned computer applications free of charge at the Centre of Excellence evince keen interest in their income-generating IT-BPO assignments…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

WHO’S MISSING IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Everyone’s doing it! Twitter, Face book and blogs have guided the strategic plans of non-profit communication departments through the past couple years in Kenya and abroad.



An overwhelming amount of the sector believes such media allow them to connect with stakeholders, funders, extended communities and partners in an efficient and ubiquitous manner. However, amongst the daily ‘tweets’ and face book status updates, are they actually asking themselves, “Whom are we missing?” Are these… Continue

Added by Nahshon Omondi Owino on March 27, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments

Join the iwrite4WSIS Forum Campaign



Overview of WSIS Forum

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that was initiated in order to create an evolving multi- stakeholder platform aimed at addressing the issues raised by information and communication technologies (ICTs) through a structured and inclusive approach at the national, regional and…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 22, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Team Delivers Development Aid Via Cell Phone Animations

A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects. A resident of Port-au-Prince or a rural Haitian village learns how to avoid exposure to cholera. An entrepreneur in Mali gets step-by-step instructions on extracting the oil from shea seeds to make shea butter she can sell at a local market.

These people are benefiting from a new approach to sustainable…

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Added by Francis Mwathi on March 18, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Intra-Regional Workshop on ICT and Community e-Centres Development for Poverty Reduction in Iran

Intra-Regional Workshop on ICT and Community e-Centres Development  for Poverty Reduction and Business Services Promotion among the OIC countries and IOR- ARC region from 14-16 March 2011, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran.

The workshop opened on Monday 14 March and took place at Iranian Research…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Telecentre.org English community has Crossed 3000 Member Mark

The Telecentre.org English community of  has recently crossed over 3000 member mark and it keeps on growing. Congratulations to rest of the Language sites namely Spanish, French and Arabic as they  have hit 1637, 372 and 1048 member marks respectively.  Numbers together brings nearly 6000 heads from round the… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on March 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Grandmothers are now solar engineers

Source:Daily Nation



Photo | Base camp foundation Two of the Maasai trainees and their teacher during practical classes on solar engineering in Tilonia India. 

By  Edith…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 16, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND WAY FORWARD

The President of the Tamale based Female ICT Teachers Association (FICTTA), Miss Angela Serwaa Boateng has called on all women in the field of Science and Technology to make themselves more visible to younger females who might want to look up to them for inspiration and as role models.

 

Miss Angela said…

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Added by Agbenyo John Stephen on March 15, 2011 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS implementation) part 2

 

                                         WSIS IMPLEMENTATION PART 1

 

5- Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on March 12, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS implementation) part 1

 

World Information Society Day  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.  World Information Society Day  was proclaimed to be on 17 May by a United Nations General Assembly resolution,…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on March 12, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)



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Added by AHMED SUDAN on March 12, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

ICT4D – D for Dog

Even though it sounds funny, the negligence of the primary stakeholders or the beneficiaries has been a key factor for the failures of the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Projects.

Giving wrong tool for the right people as well as right tool for wrong people…

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Added by Sameera Wijerathna on March 11, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Research team uses Global Impact Study inventory tools in Mozambique

A research project focusing on community multimedia centres in Mozambique, RE-ACT, has adopted the Global Impact Study’s inventory data collection tools to build a list of public access ICT venues in the country. The project is led by Isabella Rega, who spent some time with TASCHA in September 2010 as a visiting scholar.…

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Added by Global Impact Study on March 11, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

Prof. Rajashekaran Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU shares his vision for CTVM course

Telecentre Initiative of IGNOU Empowering Regional Youth through ICT



Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai

01 March 2011

India

 

Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), in conversation with Dr Rajeshree Dutta Kumar and Ankita Verma, speaks about the Telecentre initiative at…

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Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on March 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The role of telecentre networks in addressing sustainability challenges

Since the individual telecentres are generally isolated, it is important to network them. The networks can play an important role in addressing the gaps & the challenges. The networks are mainly driven by the need to fill the gap that the individual telecentres cannot do on their own.

 

Networks can take up the responsibility of content generation since the individual telecentre manager is over- burdened by telecentre operational…

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Added by Samjhana Bhandari on March 8, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

PDLWC launch a success

We would like to thank everyone who joined and supported the activities leading up to the launch of the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign. The launch ceremonies was a success and well-attended by guests, members and representatives of different sectors - women, NGO, academe, private, civic society and government. Also joining the launch were the countless others who expressed their support on the campaign's Facebook page and online chat.…

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Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on March 8, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Experts Meet on eHealth and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa

Source: African Union

The Experts Meeting on Health and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa started on  Monday 28th February, 2011 at the Headquarter of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to present its outcome to the 5th session of the Conference of the African Union Health  Ministers scheduled for April 2011,in Namibia.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the experts meeting , African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, her Excellency Bience Gawanas said  a…

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Added by Francis Mwathi on March 7, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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