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Featured Blog Posts – April 2014 Archive (34)

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

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

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

Apply to become a SOCAP Social Entrepreneur!

SOCAP Social Entrepreneur Scholarship: Every year, we’re honored to help catalyze the careers of social entrepreneurs at SOCAP. The SOCAP Social Entrepreneur program has given innovative thinkers like Debbie Sterling, an engineer who introduced Goldiebox to the world at SOCAP12, a platform to get their ideas in front of impact investors and global influencers.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 23, 2014 at 2:12am — No Comments

How to advance development partnerships in Asia-Pacific

Much of the buzz at last week’s World Bank spring meetings was about President Jim Kim’s ambitious reform plans — including new ways to engage partners around the world in efforts to alleviate extreme poverty and advance inclusive…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology

Women's small businesses are important contributors to economies, particularly in the informal sector. At the same time, institutional and systemic barriers, and legal gender inequalities, as well as socio-cultural norms and practices, often stymie the potential of women entrepreneurship.

These factors may cause constraints in such areas as women's access to finance, time…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 22, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Somalia in high speed internet 'culture shock'

Some residents of Somalia's capital have been experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched over the last week, an internet provider has told the BBC.

"Any video or site just pops up... they're very excited about the speed," Somalia Wireless's Liban Egal says.

Until now access to the internet has been via dial-up or satellite…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Should Indonesia be Teaching Technology in Schools?

Did you know that Indonesia launched a new curriculum last year that removed information technology, among other subjects, in favor of Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies? Of course the move was controversial, as the information technology and communications (TIK) subject was recently created by the government, and technology skills are seen by many in and outside…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 17, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

GOW 2014 in Spain: A great success

The activities organized in Spain for the Get Online Week 2014 campaign were coordinated by the Spanish Association of Telecenters and took place in various telecentres,…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on April 16, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

African SkyCAM brings “drone journalism” to Nairobi

African SkyCAM has launched in Nairobi, Kenya, establishing Africa’s first newsroom-based “eye in the sky” drones and camera-equipped balloons to allow journalists to cover breaking news in dangerous or remote areas without the need for costly helicopters.

Speaking to a gathering of journalists, technologists, researchers and activists at the 88mph…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 15, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments

World Pulse's Inspire to Aspire Challenge

Does this photo ignite your voice for digital inclusion? Share your message and join the Inspire to Aspire challenge by World Pulse — part of its Women Weave the Web…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 15, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

​International Girls in ICT Day @ITU

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

To help inspire girls to consider a…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on April 14, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Youth, ICTs and Agriculture (Video)

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Attracting the youth into agriculture: ICTs and value chain development are changing the perspective of farming in Africa and Latin America. From a back breaking, hardly remunerative, labour consuming task to a much more profitable and solid source of income. With the right combination of ICT…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 14, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

YouRock: The new platform to promote the employability among young people

What is YouRock?

YouRock is a service that allows you to create a dynamic application profile, that's cool and just rocks. We at YouRock know that you already have important skills for the professional world, as many hidden abilities, hidden right in the things you do every day.

We know that you can find a job if the company only…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 12, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

ISIF Asia Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 ISIF Asia awards will open on 24 February until 26 May 2014. Get ready to nominate your project!

The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The ISIF Asia Awards are granted to initiatives on the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 11, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

ITU Telecom World launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition

Geneva, 8 April 2014 – ITU has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe, and encouraging them to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year.

The annual competition, which…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 11, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

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