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Featured Blog Posts – April 2013 Archive (15)

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,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — 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…

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

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…

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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.…

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

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

Cherie Blair Foundation, Telecentre.org 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.…

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

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…

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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…

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

A Networking Night Out with Girls in ICT Rwanda

Source: ITU Blog

Girls In ICT Rwanda was born out of the ITU’s Girls in ICT Day which was celebrated for the first time in Rwanda in 2011. During the planning period for that event, the women entrepreneurs involved formed a group – Girls in ICT Rwanda – which the Ministry of Youth & ICT pledged to support.

The group’s goal…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Free online courses from the world's leading universities.

Telecentres have over time been known for information access and digital literacy initiatives. One of the areas some have explored is e-learning which forms a great way to enable learning.

A few recommendations from OnlineCourses.com that are applicable to telecentres include…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Rwanda ranks among top IT countries on the continent

Rwanda has been ranked among the top 10 countries in Africa that are in better position to benefit from new information and communication technologies.



The 2013 Networked Readiness Index, released on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum (Wef) and European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), considers several aspects, including a country’s market and regulatory…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 12, 2013 at 6:32pm — No Comments

ITU holds Young Innovators Competition 2013

ITU Telecom World 2013, organized by ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology, is looking for the next generation of social entrepreneurs for its Young Innovators Competition.

Are you brave enough to transform…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

mBillionth Award 2013: Nomination OPEN:: Inviting applications from Mobile & Telecom space

mBillionth Award is recognizing and honoring innovators and innovations happening in the world of Mobile & Telecom across South Asian countries. The platform acknowledges the best identified practices working in the space of mobile & telecom for their developments and services across South Asia annually.

We invite all stakeholders, including Mobile Developers, VAS providers, Telcoplayers, Application Developers to nominate your developmental project related in range of sectors…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 9, 2013 at 4:25am — No Comments

Transforming Lives Through Communication Technologies

Your business uses video conferencing to connect with buyers. Your children get personalized lessons online. You connect with friends and family over mobile devices. With the increasing influence of the Internet and mobile technologies, service providers are transforming how we connect and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 7, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Engendering ICT Toolkit: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Development

Although they share the same geographic boundaries and social structures, men and women live in separate realities. Compared with men, women often enjoy fewer rights and resources. Gender-based inequalities limit how women can benefit from the opportunities offered by Information and Communication…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on April 5, 2013 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Announcing World Pulse's Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign

Girls Transform the World

World Pulse believes that when girls are heard, they will transform the world. Now is the time for every girl to have the education and opportunities needed to unleash…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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