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March 2013 Blog Posts (103)

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter March 2013

In this issue:

News from Telecentre-Europe (TE):

GOW2013 initial results – TE recruits Communications Officer – Registrations open for #Spark13 – Call to become a Microsoft Technology Associate partner - CARERplus Digital Competence…


Added by Lize De Clercq on March 31, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 – initial results

Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys.

Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the massive effort done by its partners during Get Online Week 2013 and its…


Added by Lize De Clercq on March 28, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Ghana: Making Cities ‘Smarter’ Through the Use of ICT

Erratic and sporadic water supply, clogged drains, sickened children and unhealthy lives – these are the everyday challenges Janet Adu faces, living in Turlako, a suburb of Accra.  Her story is captured in this video and is a vivid reminder…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 28, 2013 at 3:26am — No Comments

Why ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and why NOW?

“If you think the most important thing you need at a startup is capital, you will be wrong. It’s the wealth of mentoring and handholding you will have getting your business up and running.”

I have been asked to write a few paragraphs on the use of ICT for creating jobs and solutions in Sri Lanka. Even though I am an entrepreneur…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 28, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

from Telecentre to Makerspace

The practice of ‘flipping’ the classroom is intriguing because it opens the door to correcting the inversion we perceive in institutionalized learning environments. Flip the lesson plan, flip the teacher, flip the facility, flip the school-- I’m speaking about inversion in the sense of…


Added by Jan Herder on March 27, 2013 at 11:49pm — 2 Comments

Award 5 – Empowering women and girls through ICT

CALL OPEN: 8 March 2013 to 8th May 2013

Information and communication technology (ICT) has changed the lives of billions of people across the world. But in many countries, women and girls are being left behind. Recent research (2012) by the technology company, Intel, found that nearly 25% fewer women than men living in developing countries have…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 27, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments

ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for PwDs - UNESCO Global Report, February 2013

Opening New Avenues for Empowerment

ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities

This Global Report, Opening New Avenues for Empowerment: ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities, has been commissioned by the…


Added by Nabil Eid on March 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Join the 1 conversation that matters in 2013: ITU Telecom World 2013, 19-22 November, Bangkok

conversation that matters in 2013

ITU Telecom World 2013 is the platform for high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking for the global ICT community - essential to drive industry success and address critical world socio-economic challenges. It is…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4th COMEX Conference 2013 in Oman - Muscat

The 4th COMEX Conference 2013 took on Sunday 24 March 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Muscat under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Said bin Khamis al Kaabi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection. Mr. Fahad Sultan Al Abri, DG of the Digital Society Development Division of ITA brought the theme of the Conference Empowering SMEs through ICT to the forefront opening the topic for discussion. A keynote presentation was delivered by Mr. Simon Field, Executive Partner at Gartner on how to…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on March 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Africa: Using ICTs for transformational development

Source: World Bank

Africa is advancing by leaps and bounds in adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the private and public sectors. A new report, “eTransform Africa”, shows how innovations that began in Africa – like the use…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 25, 2013 at 5:10am — No Comments

Applications Now Open: 2013 e-Learning: Shaping the Internet - History and Futures (English, French and Spanish)

Applications are now open for the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) e-Learning programme “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures.”  (English,  French and Spanish)


French: …


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 23, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Impact of Broadband on Global Access to Education

According to UNESCO, in 2010, 61 million children of primary-school age, and a further 71 million of lower secondary-school age, were not in school. Research also indicates that…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 22, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

What does the Internet mean to you as a young person?

The most profound technologies are said to be those that have the ability to weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.

In a very short period of time the Internet has had a significant impact on the way we live.

It has democratized access to information on a scale never before thought achievable. It has…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 22, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Using Technology to Create Value

The internet is now an indispensible part of our lives for most of us. Whether it be checking email or Facebook or looking up something on Google or Wikipedia, we just can’t live without it (or at least, we feel that way!). However, it’s the way in which the Internet, by converging audio-visual, telecom, and computer networks into what we now call Information…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 22, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Creating a World of Difference

Any political party that aspires to contest the 2014 election should have one imperative in mind above all others – the need to provide Fiji’s young people with jobs and viable, sustainable futures. There are disturbing signs – not least in the escalating suicide rate – that many young people have lost hope that they can ever “make it” in the way that popular culture and peer…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Africa’s future is mobile

The mobile application space is set to boom across Africa, as enterprises and developers lead the world in bringing to market unique mobile applications suited to a developing market.

There are several reasons for this – crucially, Africa is a mobile continent. Mobile devices are becoming smarter, faster and more affordable; smartphone adoption is…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 21, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Launch of Digital Map DiasporaMD in Moldova

The Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centres participate actively at the Get Online Week 2013.

In partnership with Hilfswerk Austria International launched the digital map called…


Added by Ion Braga on March 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fijians Gaining Access To Internet

Telecentres Provide Internet Connectivity for Ordinary Fijians

Approximately 60,000 Fijians will gain access to the internet for the first time as the Fijian Government opens "Telecentres" in schools across the country.

Each Telecentre offers schoolchildren and members of the surrounding community access to Dell and Lenovo computers…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 20, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Information and communication technologies for agricultural development in Latin America: trends, barriers and policies

The present publication by UN-CEPAL has been prepared in the dual context of abundance (of ideas, opinions and initiatives) and scarcity (of systematic and organized information) on the potential of ICTs to promote…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ICT enabled work-from-home pilot launched in Singapore

The Infocom Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is leading a year-long pilot project on home-based work encouraging enterprises to use ICT solutions to create flexible working conditions for employees.

The pilot aims to help the 258,000 economically inactive residents between the age of 25 and 54 rejoin the workforce and contribute to Singapore’s…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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