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April 2015 Blog Posts (26)

More women in the ICT sector – IT pays off!

Marie Curie–Sklodowska, a distinguished Polish chemist, mother and the first female professor at the Sorbonne, was a passionate scientist who made a scientific career achievable for countless girls around the world.

She was awarded two Nobel Prizes in a century when only men gained public recognition for…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 30, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

How a telecentre in Chile helped protect women and children from sexual assault

Since July 2014, a number of women and children residing in Villa Portales, the neighborhood in Santiago, Chile where the telecentre is located, suffered a series of sexual assaults. The community members then started using the telecentre’s Facebook page to alert local authorities regarding these…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Atiga Atef of Telecentre Bechni

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Mr Atiga Atef, the manager of Telecentre Bechni in Kebili, Tunisia. 

TCF: Can you tell us briefly…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 29, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Telecentre Moscu’s Adriana Maria – Using Her Disability to Her Telecentre’s Advantage

Telecentre Moscú Nº1 is a community initiative funded with resources from the participatory budget of the Santa Cruz Two Commune in Medellin, Colombia, prioritized by its inhabitants. Adriana Maria Mazo Gómez joined the telecentre in 2007, 3 years before it actually opened its doors in April 2010.…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating Girls in ICT Day in Thailand: Narrowing the Gender Digital Divide in ICT Sectors

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including broadcasting have an enormous impact on virtually all aspects of our lives, while being recognized as a critical enabler for socio-economic and cultural development in all countries around the world.

 

The rapid progress of these…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on April 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

TechWomen comes full circle: Mentoring with my mentor in Gaza

The TechWomen program has continued to impact my life even after I returned back home to Gaza from being an Emerging Leader in San Francisco.

Recently, I went from being a TechWomen mentee to becoming a mentor selected by Gaza Sky Geeks for the Gaza Challenge startup bootcamp. I helped entrepreneurs learn to validate their startup…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ICT skills set to develop with new MOU in Kenya

The ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will enable ICT skills training for up to 300 000 teachers.

According to the memorandum, proposed areas of training will include proficiency in Microsoft Technologies, Microsoft Teach with Technology…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 28, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Innovating Together (ICTs for Sustainable Development) @WSIS Forum 2015



http://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2015/Agenda/Sessions#twp

            WSIS Forum 2015 with theme (Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development) will be held 25–29 May…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on April 28, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

European Get Online Week in the Volgograd State Agrarian University



In March 2015 the telecentre in the Volgograd State Agrarian University, Russia participated in the European Get Online Week (GOW 2015).

More than 500 people went online in the telecentre for two weeks and 98% are youth. The focus of the event was finding jobs and competing in the job market. It is…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on April 21, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

e-Commerce in Tunisia: Reflections from a TechWomen mentor

"TechWomen Mentor, Marie Carter, leading a group discussion on e-commerce during the WES Social Media for Women Entrepreneurs TOT"

“In Tunisia we can’t sell our products online.” This is what I learned when…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

International scientific-practical Internet-based Conference "Modern achievements and perspectives of molecular biology and genetics"

International Scientific-Practical Internet-based Conference "Modern achievements and perspectives of molecular biology and genetics".jpg dedicated to the II International Farabi readings and 81th anniversary of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics took place at al-Farabi KazNU (Almaty, Kazakhstan) on April 10th… Continue

Added by Aizhan & Galiya Zhussupova on April 19, 2015 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Vote for nominated projects from the telecentre community in WSIS Project Prizes 2015!

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2015 is once again in full swing! After completing the submission and nomination phases from December to March, public online voting is now officially on for all nominated projects.…



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Added by telecentre.org on April 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Women in ICTs: Lessons from my Career



This year, International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 23 April 2015. Events and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 16, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

South Asia Education Summit Award 2015

South Asia Education Summit Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of innovation in education sector across 8 countries in South Asia: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Who should participate?

Decision makers…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 16, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments

5 Highlights from the Women in STEM Cocktail at Connected East Africa Summit

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Kenya held a networking cocktail yesterday, 30th March, in a bid to get women in STEM to have meaningful discussions around the challenges they face and brainstorm on possible solutions. The cocktail was sponsored by ICT Authority in partnership with…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 14, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Voting for GDCO SUDAN Telecentres & ICANN & gezira to win WSIS 2015 Prize

1- GDCO Sudan Telecentre is nominated in category 9 & category 13…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on April 12, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

ICT and Media Design “Graphic Design Inspiration for Girls”

Hope remains despite the pain, Girls in ICT Day 2015 at Salamieh Telecentre in Syria

Preparation for the celebration of the International event “Girls in ICT Day 2015”

Title of the event: ICT and Media Design “Graphic Design Inspiration for Girls”

In Syria, Syrian…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 11, 2015 at 1:32am — No Comments

National ICT Quiz Competition – Sawla Girls Model Junior High School Tops

Sawla Girls Model Junior High School based in Sawla/Tuna/Kalba District in the Northern Region has won this year’s National ICT Quiz Competition.

The school represented by Tomah Lydia, Adams Janaba and Gien Monica scored a total of 69 points to beat Darul Hardis and Ho Poly Junior High Schools to win this year’s competition.

Darul Hardis JHS represented by Abdulai…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 10, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015

Africa remains the region with the lowest penetration of ecommerce. As noted in the UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015, Africa and the Middle East in 2013 accounted for about 2.2 per cent of global B2C ecommerce. There are few data at the country level, but estimates for the six countries…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 9, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments

ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition

The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition is looking for young social entrepreneurs using innovative ICT-based ideas to encourage entrepreneurship in local communities around the world. These efforts can encourage entrepreneurs in any field, through incubation, skill building, mentorship, sharing resources and collaboration between small businesses. Participants must be between 18 and 30, and can have…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 7, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments

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