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April 2012 Blog Posts (26)

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter April 2012

In this issue: #GOW12: Telecentres reach 200.ooo Europeans – #GOW12 video – Skillage: young Europeans 60% ready to be hired – Recruitment at Telecentre-Europe AISBL - News from our stakeholders: European Commission & Telecentre.org Foundation…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on April 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Thai Gov’t to release PC caravan to raise rural ICT skills

Source: http://www.futuregov.asia

PC caravan under the ‘Amazing PC’ campaign will leave Bangkok next week and travel to over 400 destinations countrywide delivering IT knowledge and increasing computer literacy in rural communities.

From April 19 to December, a caravan of seven trucks, each equipped with about twenty desktop and notebook computers,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 26, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Thailand to use satellite for rice stock forecast

Source: http://www.futuregov.asia

Earth data originated from Small Multi-Mission Satellite (SMMS) will be used to forecast rice production, said Songporn Komolsuradej, Executive…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 26, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Kenya to get ICT for education showcase

Tech giants Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation have joined forces with KIE to roll-out a state of the art technology innovation centre expected to advance the quality of education in Kenya.

They will be collaborating to establish the School Technology Innovation Centre in Nairobi – a model that has been promoted in other countries…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 26, 2012 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Are all public access venue users young and male?

Photo courtesy of David Sasaki (Flickr user "oso")

 

The last few posts based on the User Profiles working paper considered the “access” dimensions of public access venues – where people access computers and the Internet and why they go to public access…

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Added by Global Impact Study on April 26, 2012 at 2:55am — 1 Comment

Treaty to boost ICT development

European operators meeting at a joint International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) event have agreed that upcoming revisions to the treaty that governs international telecommunications should act as a positive catalyst for the future development of ICT, to benefit all…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Nigeria embraces Girls in ICT Day

Nigeria’s ICT industry has embraced the international Girls in ICT Day, in a bid to get more girls to enter the ICT sector.

In 2010, ITU members agreed to recognize Girls in ICT Days on the 4th Thursday of every April. The event will be marked next week 26 April, when ICT organizations are encouraged to stage events exposing girls to the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

Botswana’s global ICT tally gets better

Botswana’s goal of getting its citizens ICT-wise by 2016 might be realised, thanks to efforts by Botswana ICT stakeholders. Earlier reports of sparse ICT penetration, especially in the remote areas, can no longer reign supreme as ICT penetration improves.

A recent …

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Announcing the winners of the TELEWISE Tip Contest!

Announcing the winners of the TELEWISE Tip Contest!

More than 100 tips were received last March 2012, when we launched our Telewise Tip Contest. We asked community…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) to manage some of the government Telecentres

The Rwanda Telecentre Network(RTN) has signed a contract with Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for the management and provision of Business development services centres (BDC) formally known as Community Multipurpose Telecentres(MTC) located in the Northern Province of Rwanda.

 

In 2006, the government of Rwanda…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 17, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

April 26 is International Girls in ICT Day. Come celebrate with us!

What is International Girls in ICT Day?

International Girls’ in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 17, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability

GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION
 
Global Competition:
Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability
A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative


Organizer: Global Knowledge Partnership…
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Added by Vida Gabe on April 16, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe seeks applications for the positions of Managing Director and Financial Officer

Telecentre-Europe AISBL is currently seeking applications for two positions: Managing Director and Financial Officer.

 

1. The Managing Director will lead the organisation into a leading position across Europe. S/he will shape the direction and working practices of the organisation, setting in place a culture of innovation and…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on April 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Rwanda launches innovation support fund

The Government of Rwanda officially launched the Rwanda Innovation Endowment Fund (RIEF) to fund research and development in innovative market oriented processes and products in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and One UN Rwanda. 

The RIEF launching ceremony was attended by representatives…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 16, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Get Online Week 2012: Telecentres reach 200.000 Europeans

Thousands of Europeans celebrated digital inclusion and empowerment during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe.

Between 26 and 30 March 2012, more than 10.000 telecentres in 50 countries supported over 200.000 people in their online journeys.

 

The…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on April 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ICT rising: Malawi’s new entrepreneurs

Four years ago, when Daniel Chiwinga and Kondwani Chimatiro met in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) lecture room at Mzuzu University, in the northern part of Malawi, they had no idea that they would be starting a journey that could turn into their life's work.

The two young men, one from Kasungu and another from Lilongwe in the central…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 11, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Why those with access at home use public access venues

The last two posts on findings from the User Profile paper described that many people only have access to computers and particularly the Internet at public access ICT venues. Public access ICT venues also provide many with their first opportunity to gain experience with computers and the Internet. However, as displayed in the last post, there are public access ICT venue users that do indeed have…

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Added by Global Impact Study on April 11, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Microsoft moves into Zambia

Source: BiztechAfrica

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia



Microsoft Corporation intends to open an office in Zambia, a move that is expected to help reduce the cost of computer software in the country.



Microsoft vice president Ali Faramawy who is visiting Zambia, said having representation in Zambia would help to significantly reduce the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 11, 2012 at 2:40am — No Comments

Egypt, Uganda in ICT agreement

Source: BiztechAfrica

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Mohamed Salem, and his Ugandan counterpart, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, have signed a framework agreement on ICT collaboration between Egypt and Uganda.



The agreement comes within the framework of the implementation of the international cooperation section…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 11, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

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