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April 2014 Blog Posts (66)

A Growing Network of Community Knowledge Centers in South Africa

By empowering social entrepreneurs throughout South Africa, Siyafunda Community Technology Centre, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to using technology to develop and engage communities, has transformed government-run telecenters into hubs of economic vitality. A tea lady/server has become an…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on April 30, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper to help answer this question and to give ICT practitioners a list of the best practices in the use of ICTs for development. You can…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014: New records in Sweden and a call for ‘home’

The annual Get Online Week took place for the fifth time this year. The campaign which has become a nice European tradition, every year unites many ICT learning centres (aka ‘telecentres’) across Europe and brings people together to learn more about the Internet and ICT skills. There’s a lot behind the event and this is what Linda Sandberg…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Celebratings International Girls in ICT Day in Asia

International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to get an insight into ICT sector to consider ICT careers through open days at ICT institutions, meeting women role models, and even…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

TCA to offer entrepreneurship course for women [UPDATED]



Telecentre Academy (TCA), the capacity building arm of Telecentre.org Foundation, will soon be launching a new course…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Future Agricultures and the University of Sussex launch the online African Farmer Game

African Farmer, a free, open source online game, has been launched by the Africa-based Future Agricultures Consortium and the University of Sussex, UK. The game simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on April 29, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Global Information Technology Report 2014

World Economic Forum (WEF) released the Global Information Technology Report 2014 on 14 April 2014 in New York, United States. This year marks the 13th edition of the report which provides a comprehensive assessment of networked readiness, or how prepared an economy is to apply the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Digital Creativity for Social Good - EUROPEAN YOUTH AWARD 2014

The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people to produce socially-valuable digital projects that address the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology. The EYA Festival is an established platform for international…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as Seacom, EASSY and others keep operating – well, partly.

At 107.8 m in length and 17.8 m in breadth, the Orange-operated Léon Thévenin is an undersea fibre cable repair vessel, and currently holds the world record of…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 29, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

Report of Celebrating International Girls in ICT Day 2014 – Arab States

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

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 29, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

International Day of Girls in ICT - Spain and LAC countries

During April 24 there have been many publications and writings on the celebration of the International Day of Girls in ICT since the International Telecommunication Union (ITU / ITU) has been able to promote the campaign globally.…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on April 28, 2014 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Robots or Women: Why Women Are Needed in The Labour Market Today?

“It is man’s participation in culture and the realization of his mental powers through culture that makes it impossible to construct a human psychology on the basis of the individual alone….To treat the world as an indifferent flow of information to be processed by individuals each on his or her own terms is to lose sight of how individuals are formed and how they function.” Jerome Bruner (1990)…

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Added by Didier Demassosso on April 28, 2014 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Girls in ICT Day: Inspirational Women to Know in the ICT Field

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It’s never too early to encourage a young girl to enter the growing ICT field. “Girls in ICT Day” was created to help young women appreciate and understand their potential – and to let them know how many diverse ICT career options are really available to them.

Young women have all the potential and talent to become great leaders, but they do so partly because of the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 26, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

African union scholarship opportunity for African women

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high caliber African human capital for sustainable development of the continent in critical devel opment areas, while promoting regional integration through intra - African mobility of students. The Scholarship Scheme is intended to enable young Africans to study in leading African Universities with a binding agreement that beneficiaries will work in any…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 26, 2014 at 1:28am — No Comments

UNDP Call for Social Innovation Experts

EXPERT ROSTER - SOCIAL INNOVATION AND DESIGN SUPPORT SERVICES

Location : Variable

Application Deadline : 02-May-14

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required :English

Expected Duration of Assignment : Various short-term part-time and full-time consultancy assignments…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 26, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Girls in ICT Day, Bangkok Thailand

The Girls in ICT initiative is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April each year.

The event in Bangkok hosted by ITU with the supports from various organisations including;…

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Added by Phannaphat Sopa on April 25, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Esplai offers training opportunities for telecentre facilitators

Training courses offered by Esplai Foundation bring the opportunity to develop new skills, ideas, resources, and put them in practice in the telecentre context, as a telecentre facilitator or as a coordinator. 

Through this training, students get…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on April 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Its all about Africa!!!!

The Following publications are some of the great ICT4D related resources and publications pertaining to Africa. All of these publications are posted in Telecentre.org online library along with many other publications on ICT4D. If you wish to have a closer look on Africa, OR you research on topics related to ICT4D, Telecentre.org online library is the place to be. …

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 24, 2014 at 3:27am — No Comments

Using mobile phones to collect data in the education sector in Uganda

Much has been made of the potential use of mobile phones to help collect, verify and disseminate information quickly, widely and cheaply in support of activities in the education sector.

 

What do…
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Added by Seu Yapa on April 24, 2014 at 2:27am — No Comments

Live Program on International Girls in ICT Day, Bangkok

Background:  The Girls in ICT initiative at ITU is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the…

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Added by Phannaphat Sopa on April 23, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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