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April 2013 Blog Posts (44)

[Women ICT Enterprise] Informatics (IS/ICT) Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2013 Development Leaders Scholarships - worth £15,200 - are available for developing country applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D…

Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Cambodia hosts regional preparatory meeting for 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference

Geneva, 30 April 2013 - The Regional Preparatory Meeting for ITU's World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 opened today in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Conference will assess the ongoing implementation of the Hyderabad Plan of Action agreed at the last edition of the Conference in 2010 and the identification of priority areas for the Asia-Pacific region.

ITU's sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) will take place in Sharm…


Added by Vida Gabe on April 30, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Community Radio: Making waves for change

People Sarathi Jhalak, a Community Radio station in rural Bangalore, is seeing a steady increase in its listener base. Shamantha D.S., who started the station, walks RESHMA KRISHNAMURTHY SHARMA through the success story.

It’s hard not to get affected by Shamantha D.S’s exuberance. Sarathi Jhalak, a community radio station in rural Bangalore at Anugondanahalli, in Hoskote…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating Girls in ICT Day 2013 in Brussels and in Geneva

Congratulations to all our members celebrating Girls in ICT Day on 25 April 2013. Last year, more than 1300 events were organized in 90 countries around the world — and my guess is that we will beat that record this year.

Such events play an important role in convincing girls that heading into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers isn’t dull, geeky or nerdy,…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Campuses connect with communities on air waves

FM radio stations at three colleges spread hope, cheer and awareness in neighbourhoods across the city. Vasudha Venugopal tunes in

A few years ago, many city colleges were swept up on a wave of enthusiasm for community radio. While most of these campus initiatives flickered weakly and sputtered out, three are still burning bright. The students-run FM radio…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

ITU-IMPACT establishes first Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for Arab region

ITU and its cybersecurity partner, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), has announced a partnership with the Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman for the first Cybersecurity Innovation Centre to cater to the needs of the Arab region. Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau and Dr. Salim Sultan al Ruzaiqi, Chief Executive Officer, ITA Sultanate of Oman, signed the Agreement on 15 December 2012 in…


Added by Vida Gabe on April 29, 2013 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Register now for Spark13!

People, Innovation and Sustainability – these are the 3 major themes of Spark, the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres that will take place from May 28-29 in Granada, Spain.

During this 2-day event, you will get the chance to:

  • learn from the experts in ICT for development (ICT4D)
  • build strategic partnerships
  • explore new opportunities
  • discover the latest technology and business…

Added by on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ITU celebrates global 'Girls in ICT Day'

Annual day celebrates women's achievements in the field of technology, promotes tech opportunities to young girls worldwide

Geneva, 25 April, 2013 - Every year on the fourth Thursday in April, ITU and the global technology community celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day', an awareness-raising initiative designed to pay tribute to women's contribution to the technology industry…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on April 29, 2013 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

What is the 4th global Telecentre forum?


Sudan telecentres

What is the 4th global Telecentre forum?   

It is an ICT4D conference known as…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on April 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

E-village Project Pakistan celebrates 'ICTs For Girls" Day in Islamabad

25th April 2013 was a real exciting day for E-Village team. Nearly 300 young girls were awarded certificates after successfully qualifying a three-month training program on ICTs skills. This is part of TCF women empowerment program.

After the formal ceremony, the team shifted to a E-village ( Telecentre ) 30 KM away from Islamabad and had lot of fun time that included national songs, drama based on local folk stories, fun scripts etc. The event way very exciting for every one, some…


Added by Ammar Jaffri on April 27, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Telecentres against drugs in Peru

By Eiko Kawamura. Regional Coordinator of Spanish Community FTC

As you read, telecentres have become the alternative against the production of coca, the main ingredient for drug trafficking in Peru. The Digital Inclusion project of the Center for Information and Education for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (CEDRO), will deploy 20 telecentres ending in mid-August 2013. All located in areas of coca production in the Amazon region of Peru.…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on April 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Girls in ICT Day: How to Get Involved

With Girls in ICT Day coming up on April 25, the Beyond Access Team is excited to join the conversation and highlight the vital role of libraries in promoting ICT use among girls.

Below, we’ve gathered some great resources and events to help you get involved.

Stay tuned for more from Beyond Access on how…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 24, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Call for Mentors for Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme

Cherie Blair Foundation, Foundation’s partner in supporting women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies, is inviting outstanding male and female team members to join its distinctive Mentoring Women in Business Programme as mentors for its June 2013 group.…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on April 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

A visit to two telecentres in Kenya.

Kibera Community Library

Kibera Community Library is situated in one of the largest slums in Kenya at Lang’ata County. The library was opened to the public in the month of September 2012. Schools within the constituency are expected to make use of the library. There are more…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 23, 2013 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Microsoft (Thailand) unveils "Microsoft YouthSpark Program"

Bangkok – 22 April 2013 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited today unveiled four new citizenship programs in Thailand designed to provide better opportunities in Thailand  within the next three years. As part of the company’s global YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft and its partners from the NGO, government and business sector will empower Thai youths aged 16-30 with access to education and technology.


Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative designed to tackle the…


Added by Boonyaporn Chimploy on April 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Enhancing ICT Skills of Small Medium Enterprises in ASEAN Project in Bangkok

The ASEAN Foundation, the Thailand Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM), and Microsoft jointly launched the “Enhancing ICT Skills of Small Medium Enterprises in ASEAN” Project in Bangkok on 19 April 2013. The Project launching was made part of Microsoft Thailand’s global…


Added by Boonyaporn Chimploy on April 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Girls in ICT Day next week

Organisations around the world are set to mark Girls in ICT Day on 25 April.

ITU says with the number of schoolgirls opting to study technology-related disciplines on the decline in most countries worldwide, it is committed to championing the catalytic role a tech career can play in creating exciting, far-reaching opportunities for women and…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 20, 2013 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Telecentre movement forums and Spark13

The chairman of GDCO Sudan and President of GK3 Conference

The Telecentre program was born under Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 2005 as an organization known as and joined by Microsoft and Swiss development fund. The…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on April 20, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Let us Enable Children's Right to Education though Telecentres

In the face of emerging global challenges including climatic change, heath, economic crisis and cultural issues, education remains the foundation for innovation and the advancement of human kind. Hence it is important for us to respond to these crucial problems to provide access to education by all.



Added by Niranjan Meegammana on April 20, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

ITU report confirms: dramatic growth in data volumes and globalized services create new ICT regulatory challenges

Geneva, 18 April, 2013 – The 2013 edition of ITU’s flagship regulatory report ‘Trends in Telecommunication Reform’, released today, highlights the increasingly global nature of information and communication (ICT) regulation and the crucial link between effective regulation of the ICT sector and the range, quality and affordability of ICT services available to consumers and business users alike.
Focusing on…

Added by Vida Gabe on April 19, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

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