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March 2012 Blog Posts (47)

United Nations partners with Indonesia to strengthen ICT capacity of youth and government officials

27 February, 2012

Depok, Indonesia (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) – Working to bridge the digital divide, over 50 professors and trainers from universities across Indonesia and 60 government officials from various ministries are taking part in ICT capacity development workshops based on United Nations programmes.



Added by Nabil Eid on March 31, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Empowering Women through ICT

Source: Soul Beat Africa

"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."

From the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) ICT for Development (ICT4D) Series No. 4, this publication looks at recently concluded…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

New youth ICT test “Skillage” now live!

Skillage is an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills needed for the job market. Developed by Telecentre-Europe with the support of …


Added by Vida Gabe on March 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Get Online Week 2012 has started!

With the aim of supporting at least 200.000 people in their online journeys, Telecentre-Europe’s digital inclusion campaign Get Online Week is taking place this week in 29 European…


Added by Vida Gabe on March 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Prize for the Head of Strategic Management of the LAC Telecentre Network

Manuel Acevedo, Head of Strategic Management of the Latin America and the Caribbean Telecentre Network, was recognized in the competition sponsored by Nokia, the Ideas Project's 'Apps for Development' Challenge. Manuel's proposal, selected as a winner, was an application for smartphones that would allow…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on March 28, 2012 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

National Workshop on Infolady Model in Dhaka, Bangladesh

source: Desk news

The info-ladies of the country are rendering their technological services to the people of remote areas in…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 28, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Putting a spotlight on the opportunity divide for youth around the world


Added by Vida Gabe on March 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Infrasat indicates reactivation of telecentres as a goal for 2012


Luanda – The Angolan company of telecommunications via satellite, Infrasat, intends to restore the expansion of the rural Liga-Liga telephony services in the first half of 2012. This initiative is marked with the reactivation of up to 600 antennas or telecentres, said the executive director of the Institution, Antonio Rocha, in…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NGO builds three ICT centres in Northern Ghana

A non-governmental organisation in Ghana, CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education), is currently building three ultra-modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres, backed by Google’s Cooperate Giving Council.

Construction is currently underway in the Nanumba North (Bimbilla), Mamprusi East (Gambaga)…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 27, 2012 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Rwanda launches next stage of their ICT development plan

Source: IT News Africa

Rwanda on Tuesday officially launched the third phase of their National Information and Communication Infrastructure Policy.

The government’s national ICT plan runs in 5 year cycles, and was created in order to gauge progress in the delivery of ICT services. The first cycle, which…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 27, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

ALIN Wins 2012 UNESCO IPDC Prize

Arid Lands Information Network - ALIN runs a number of telecentres branded as "Maarifa" (Knowledge) Centres providing free access to the internet, computers, computer skills and public library services to communities residing is some of the remotest and driest parts of East Africa. Its director Mr. James Nguo has been awarded a top Unesco prize for promoting rural communication in East Africa in line with ideals of the United…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 27, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter March 2012

In this issue: #GOW12 counter is running! – Get Online Week 2012 officially launched – Skillage now live in 20 countries– Telecentre-Europe AISBL growing membership - News from our members in Spain, Belgium & Lithuania - News from our stakeholders: European Commission, & European Civil Society…


Added by Lize De Clercq on March 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Syrian Telecentre Project: A Model for Development

The Syrian Telecentre Project is one of the development projects aimed at providing Information and Communication Technology for local and rural communities.

The project has established telecentres all over the country, especially in the most remote areas in order to give all Syrian people an equal opportunity…


Added by Nabil Eid on March 27, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Oman to roll out telecentres


Oman's Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) has unveiled plans to establish telecentres across the country as part of the universal access initiative, Muscat Daily reported. The planned telecentres will ensure a minimum standard of telecom services to all Omanis regardless of their location, gender or…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 26, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Is your organization in need of volunteers? Check out Korea IT Volunteers.

About the Programme

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea are implementing a joint programme on Korea IT Volunteers 2012. This joint programme was first initiated in 2011 by mutual cooperation between ITU and NIA in an effort to efficiently diffuse of IT knowledge in the region. This joint program is based on Korea IT Volunteers (KIV) Programme which was initiated by the NIA in 2001.…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Climate Radio | Climate Voice from Bangladesh

‘No More Change in Climate’ with this slogan ‘Climate Radio’ initiative has been started. This is a on-demand online radio from Bangladesh. On May 2009 it has started by publishing the voice of Sidr victims as audio…


Added by Shahjahan Siraj on March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Vote for Telecentres!

Calling all members! Here's a chance to show your support for the great work telecentres have been doing around the world. Foundation and some of its members have been nominated for several prizes in the


Added by on March 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Puntic Interviews TCF Director of Operations

Puntic (ICT Network Point), the reference portal for ICT information in Catalonia, recently conducted an interview with Tess Camba, Director of Operations for Foundation. The interview highlights the role of women as a dynamic global network of telecentres and touches on plans for the next Global Forum on Telecentres, which is set to take place next year in Europe.

Take during the …


Added by on March 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

ICTs are key to growth and inclusion in post-revolution Tunisia

source: infodev

According to a new report commissioned by infoDev, information and communication technologies (ICTs) can reduce regional disparities in Tunisia by accelerating economic development and social inclusion. The unemployment rate is between 20 to 30% in the more isolated interior, compared to less than 10% in the main coastal cities.

To view the French version of this press release,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 20, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Jaffna, Sri Lanka gets country’s first women’s BPO

Fresh with the thoughts of the International Women’s Day ICTA launches the first women’s rural BPO today. It is also the third rural BPO to be thus launched.…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 20, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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