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April 2011 Blog Posts (55)

Information technology skills will boost women’s participation in crucial sector – UN


28 April 2011 – Greater efforts to support girls and young women to acquire skills in information and communications technologies (ICTs) could help address… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on April 29, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Infoladies facilitate the CONNECTING BANGLADESH in ATN NEWS

Infoladies, are  spearheading a revolutionary idea - giving thousands of Bangladeshis women, trapped in a cycle of poverty, health problems and natural disaster, access to information through various information and communication technologies (ICTs) on their doorstep to improve their chances in life. A typical Infolady is a trained rural young woman, who cycles about five to ten kilometers a day and offers variety of ICT-based and other services at the door-step of rural… Continue

Added by Rahmatul Alam Ranju on April 29, 2011 at 3:41am — 4 Comments

Call for experts on the advantage of telecentres for secondary education

Dear members of,


I go to you because of the organization of the Educative Digital Inclusion International Congress of Argentina, to celebrate in Buenos Aires on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September.



Added by Iñaki Salinas Bueno on April 28, 2011 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

"APTN supports Women Digital Literacy Campaign" : Reshan Dewapura

Source: Asia Pacific Telecentre Network

Santiago, Chile, April 7, 2011 - On Behalf of Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN), Reshan Dewapura, Chief Operating…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Eurasian Telecentre Network Supports Global Campaign - Women Digital Literacy Campaign


Santiago, Chile, April 7, 2011 - On Behalf of Eurasian Telecentre Network Mark Skogen Regional Focal Point (RFP) for Eurasian Telecentre Network, Director of IREX program Tech Age Teens (TAT), and Chief of Party of IREX program Promotion of ICT in Turkmenistan (PICTT), stated its true support to…


Added by Mariam Tevzadze on April 26, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

USF Multi-purpose Community Telecenter in Munday (Chakwal)

Munday is one of the most historic village in Chakwal located 25 kilometers in east of Chakwal with old cultural values and traditions. It is a remote village with 8,000 inhabitants and no digital connectivity in a radius of 30 kilometers. Master Abdul-Rahim, a teacher by profession and resident of the same village, used to run a tuition centre in Munday. Only a few years ago, when PTA launched its Rabta Ghar Programme, Master Rahim’s tuition centre was also converted into a Rabta Ghar.…


Added by Noshin Masud on April 26, 2011 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Telecentre Women and Myrna's Story

The launch of the Telecentre Women campaign in Santiago earlier this month was a smashing success.  Of the many spokepeople and ambassadors, I was particularly touched by Myrna's story.  The following blog post explains why.

Added by Tim Dubel on April 26, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Tanzania: Farmers benefit from local telecentre (IICD, Farm Radio Weekly)

Source: Farm Radio Weekly

Farmer Hamis Birika cycles for a full hour to reach the telecentre in Kilosa, central Tanzania. But the trip is worth it. Because of the telecentre, he can now buy inputs at a fair price, and find buyers for his produce.

Mr. Birika recalls, "Last season I was producing watermelons, but they got a disease." One of the trained assistants at the telecentre advised him how to control the disease. She helped him order the correct product from…


Added by George Ojode on April 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Internet Gender


 By Paula Carri


Unlike men, who spend a good time to leisure and recreational activities, women use the web more for practical purposes and to optimize time in their occupations. A study presented by Google Argentina shows the female face of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 20, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Community telecentres in the world

Source: ATACH

In the afternoon of the second day of the Third Telecentre Forum 2011, Chile made the panel on public access policies in various countries before a large audience at the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral.

Paul Barera, president of…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 20, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Minister of the Philippines visit Cusco virtual centers in Peru

Source: worldvision

On Friday April 8, the minister of telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the Philippines, Ivan Uy Endrile, was moved to visit the World Vision virtual centers promoted in the…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 19, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Intel supports telecentre women’s digital literacy campaign

Santiago, Chile, April 5, 2011 - Intel is supporting the “Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign”. A collaboration agreement between Intel and Foundation was signed at the 3rd Global Forum on Telecentres in Santiago, Chile during the global launch of the campaign on April 7.

The initiative aims… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

More info about e.Oman

Regarding my yesterday’s post, and the interest of some of the people, I would like to give a few more information about the workshop organized by Oman during the WSIS Forum 2011 (16-20 May 2011, Geneva).


The e.Oman strategy (which is the cyber-strategy sets up by Oman to develop their ICT sector) will be touched upon.


“The e.oman strategy addresses eGovernment as well as Digital Society issues. It aims to create an effective government-community-citizen…


Added by Clement Guitton on April 14, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Eurasia Telecentre Network makes its first steps – Get Online Week


Eurasia Telecentre Network made its first steps as joint structure in the framework of Get Online Week took place from February 28 through March 5 2011. The campaign was held under the patronage of Neelie Kroes Vice President of the European Commission and digital agenda commissioner. 5 countries from Eurasia Network engaged in the campaign, those were: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Turkmenistan.  


From Georgia the initiate…


Added by Mariam Tevzadze on April 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

How to move from schooling under a tree to a high-tech school?

Oman has made remarkable progress within the last few years, and in many different domains. The e.Oman strategy has aimed at bringing up the level of ICT (skills and infrastructure) in the country, and it has resulted in many postive results.

The challenges, the methods and the project itself will be discussed more in detail during a (free) workshop at the next Forum 2011 of the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva on Monday 16th. For those who cannot attend it, but who… Continue

Added by Clement Guitton on April 13, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Field visit to elencuentro Telecentro in Santiago

At the third global forum telecentres, April 5-7, 2011 in Santiago, Chile and during the global Telecentre leaders forum the participants from various countries visited elencuentro Telecentro in Santiago.

The foundation network held session by moderator Anthony David, program manager of… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on April 12, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Zambia turns to Internet to fight climate change

Source: Alertnet // Georgina Smith

Farmers update their computer skills at the Chinyunyu…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 12, 2011 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Gender equity for telecentres

Under the Third Telecentre Forum held in Chile from 5 to April 7, Dafne Sabanes Plou, APC Women's Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean - PARM, attended the session "Gender and digital inclusion." During his participation Dafne Sabanes noted that since the PARM are working for…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 12, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Global Telecentre Forum: On disasters, employment and productivity

Source: ATACH

Sara Fountain Ambassador Smith used the occasion to clarify that Canada supports projects like telecenters because "we recognize the importance of telecentres, which help bridge the digital divide and contribute to alleviating poverty and…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 12, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Telecenters for climate change adaptation

Avando Jose Souza, ATN Director, Brazil shared the story about ATN's involvement in adapting to climate change via telecentres. "We started receiving donations of second hand computers, we receive thousands computers and we were very happy but the 1000…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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