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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (33)

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

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

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

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

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

Broadband access key to gender MDGs

Commissioners at the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development have agreed an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to ICTs.

The new target mandates ‘gender equality in broadband access by the year 2020’. At present, ITU figures confirm that in the developing world, women are much less…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 19, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Join GKP Foundation at the Mobile 4G Deployment Panel in WSIS Forum 2013

Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) at WSISForum 2013,

13-17th of May, Geneva.


Dear Friends,

GKPF will participate at the upcoming WSISForum 2013 with several events. One of the…


Added by Sasha Gayatri on March 19, 2013 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Bhutan: Reaching the Unreached

One of the major projects that Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL) is in the process of executing is for the Royal Government of Bhutan. The project is part of a large Indo-Bhutan project formally known as the Chiphen Rigpel (broadly meaning 'Enabling a society, Empowering a nation'). Chiphen Rigpel is an ambitious project designed to empower Bhutan to become a Knowledge-based society. As part…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 has started!

On March 18th at 00:00 CET the Get Online Week 2013 (#GOW2013) campaign counter was set to zero. In a joined effort to empower people to use technology to find a job…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on March 18, 2013 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

MENA ICT Forum 2013, "Arab ICT Spring: Realizing Potential"

The MENA ICT Forum 2013, entitled "Arab ICT Spring: Realizing Potential", comprised a number of activities including the MENA ICT EXPO, business to business matching sessions, the Arab Golden Chip Award and other networking events.

The MENA ICT Forum is the region’s premier…


Added by Nabil Eid on March 17, 2013 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Ignite Change with the ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition!

The annual ITU Young Innovators competition will open in March 2013, targeting young women and men from 18 to 26 years old from all around the world, regardless of their level of education or professional status. The competition seeks to identify the ten most promising social…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Grant Competition: Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment


  • South Asia is home to a large youth population, with over 1 million entering the labor force every month.
  • Confident that the solutions to many of the challenges facing the youth can come from within themselves, the World Bank and Microsoft in launching a…

Added by Seu Yapa on March 14, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Use of TME(UK) Technology to bring knowledge and hope to the poorest of the people in GOODWILL's projects,India

Goodwill Social Work Centre,Madurai,India has been organising capacity building programmes for children ,youth and women covered under our 'Non-formal employment training supported by Global Links Initiative,United Kingdom on the theme 'Use of Technology to bring knowledge and hope to the poorest of the people'…


Added by Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,Ph.D on March 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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