The January-March edition of the telecentre magazine has been released. The issue is focused on inclusion from the perspective of telecentres. The detailed contents are given below. You can download the complete version of the magazine at www.telecentremagazine.net
We welcome your valuable feedback and suggestions.
An Inclusive Agenda for Telecentres
There is a paucity of research on the inclusion agenda from the point… Continue
Added by Dinoj Kumar Upadhyay on May 18, 2009 at 2:30pm —
World Summit Youth Award honors Shilpa Sayura Project Continue
The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2009 has selected Shilpa Sayura Project from Sri Lanka as Runner-Up in EDUCATION FOR ALL! Category for contributions to reduce poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge, educating and empowering young people addressing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Added by Niranjan Meegammana on May 16, 2009 at 11:24pm —
Volunteering brings benefits to both society at large and the individual volunteer. www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/resources/further_reading.html .. It makes important contributions, economically as well as socially. It contributes to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. Online volunteering is a form of social behaviour, undertaken freely over the… Continue
Added by AHMED SUDAN on May 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Grid computing guiding malaria drug discovery
11th May 2009
Scientists are using grids — high-speed computing networks — as a large-scale and cheaper way to kick-start new drug development against malaria parasites. Wide In Silico Docking On Malaria (WISDOM) links a network of high-power computers that 'match' the structures of known chemical compounds with three-dimensional structural data describing important metabolic proteins from the parasite. Using virtual… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on May 15, 2009 at 9:54pm —
Here is a project I am working on, and it came up with an interesting take on creating a knowledge economy. What is the value Proposition in a Knowledge Economy? You could call it a "Teacher/Learner Economy." Simply stated the drive to gain good employment as a Teacher/Facilitator of 21st Literacy's will help pay for the Teachers/facilitators that will be needed. This is scaled up through virtual eLearning and ubiquitous free wireless broadband and low cost, low wattage wireless computers. The… Continue
Added by Jan Herder on May 14, 2009 at 9:39am —
The authorities of the Ghana Education Service (GES) have called for an emergency national response to salvage the future of hundreds of schoolchildren who are increasingly being lured into the phenomenon of Internet fraud which is popularly known as “Sakawa” in Ghana, which has gained dishonor in the country lately.
The authorities have been putting strong efforts to curb the spread of this “Sakawa” business among school children. Among… Continue
Added by Masahudu M. Marhey on May 14, 2009 at 4:22am —
ICTs training for capacity building People with Disabilities
ICTs training for capacity building, empowerment and combating poverty among the people with disabilities in their communities.
ICTs offer individuals the ability to compensate for special needs to access knowledge by adapting digital media to the nature of their disabilities, and to enhance their social and economic integration in communities.
The use (ICT) in special needs… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on May 13, 2009 at 10:21pm —
Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, on Tuesday cautioned the youth against falling prey to the negative use of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
She named some of them as pornography, negative cultural practices, drugs, fraud and “insensitivity towards mankind” which they should guard against.
Speaking at the speech and price giving day of St Roses Senior High School at Akwatia, Ms Dansua asked the youth to desist from networking with… Continue
Added by Masahudu M. Marhey on May 13, 2009 at 3:40pm —
The headache that goes with carrying multiple chargers when using two or more phones may soon be a thing of the past.
Plans are underway to make available a universal charger, which is compatible with all handsets. The charger will make life much simpler for the consumer, who will use it for future handsets, and charge his mobile phone anywhere from any available charger.
The gadget will also curb the environmental menace arising from electronics.
Currently, most… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on May 12, 2009 at 7:18pm —
Effective penetration and utilization of ICT in the public service for high-end value-adding operations in local government is crucial to enhance effective and efficient services that satisfy the citizens and other stakeholders. ICT penetration and utilization in the local government has not reached the levels necessary to reap the benefits of ICT in service delivery. Effort must be made to identify the factors responsible for the slow penetration and utilization of ICT in the local government… Continue
Added by B. M. Kiula on May 12, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Mobile phone banking (m-banking) - a key note in promoting development today.
The Rural Communication Network project supports communication services among rural communities in Zambia.
Fibre Optic Cables to address environmental concerns associated with phone towers.
Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships & Networks for… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on May 12, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Johannesburg, Africa’s largest city, has embarked on an ambitious broadband technological advancement project aimed at turning the city of gold into a “digital” city over the next three years.
In an exclusive interview with CAJ News on Friday, the City of Johannesburg’s Deputy Director for Communications, Nthatisi Modingoane, said Information and Technology experts were working round the clock to ensure residents acquire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in… Continue
Added by Sandra Nassali on May 11, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The vision of the telecentres is to create a universal access to promote community base ICT
applications, for accelerated growth and development through effective and timely availability
The Millennium Development Goals(MDG) set very ambitious target to address structural concerns
that impede economic growth and human development. Ghana's Growth and Poverty Reduction
Strategy(GPRS) represents comprehensive policies, strategies; programmes and projects at… Continue
Added by Masahudu M. Marhey on May 10, 2009 at 7:51pm —
BTN Resource Centre, Khulna launched at Hotel Royal International, Khulna on April 4, 2009. City Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khaleque was the Chief Guest and Dr. Mohammad Nowsher Ali, VC, KUET was the Special Guest of the event. Mr. Shahid Uddin Akbar, Joint Secretary General, BTN Chair the event.
Mr. Reza Salim, Project Director, Amader Gram - ICT4D Project and Mr. Nazmul Azam David, Managing Director, Sunderban IT Access Centre jointly this two organization hosts the BTN Resource Centre,… Continue
Added by Mahmud Hasan on May 10, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Bangladesh Telecentre Network welcomes another new six members of its family. Among them two are from private sectors and four of them are from NGOs. NOW, BTN is the 44 members family.
1. Ankur ICT Development Foundation www.ankur.org.bd
2. Community Development Association (CDA) www.cdapo.org
3. Digonter Dak
4. Hunger Free World www.hfwbd.org
5. Protik Trust
6. Zanala Bangladesh Limited www.zanala.com
Added by Mahmud Hasan on May 10, 2009 at 4:57pm —
Sustaining Telecenters : Are we on right track ?
I have been asking this question from my team mates for several months again and again as We had been working on following M & E strategies to help sustain 60 Nenasala Telecenters in Uva province.
1. Capacity Building
2. Technical Support
3. Content & Services Deployment
4. Evaluation and Advocacy
These strategies deployment were… Continue
Added by Niranjan Meegammana on May 9, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Despite the fact that there is no strong competition from other telecentres in the area, the Community Information Centre(CIC) in SALAGA is seeing its client base eroded by the spread of mobile phones, a direct result of liberalization of the Ghanaian telecommunication sector. It is interesting to know that, more people at the community level are now using mobile phones to access information, communication and for business transactions. This is view as a challenge for the centre as it is… Continue
Added by Masahudu M. Marhey on May 8, 2009 at 10:25pm —
As some of you will already have learned, telecentre.org has reached an understanding and is in the early planning phase with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology in the Philippines to devolve its Secretariat. Together, we are seeking to identify an institution that will become the Secretariat’s new host by 2010. It will likely be based in the Philippines.
telecentre.org is a 21-million dollar program that aims to improve the social and economic impact of… Continue
Added by telecentre.org on May 8, 2009 at 5:10am —
When Barack Obama took office as President of the United States of America, he found the country in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. He was elected president thanks to a grassroots movement of American citizens unsatisfied with the direction the country had taken in the last decade or so. The geniality of his campaign team in defeating the favorites from both the Democratic and Republican parties was in great part demonstrated in their differentiated strategy… Continue
Added by Marco Figueiredo on May 7, 2009 at 11:30pm —
The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has adopted Bt maize which is more resistant to crop pest e.g. stem borer.
According to their scientist, KARI (Biotechnology centre) hopes the variety will be resistant and boost maize productivity; the trials would test the resilience of the breed. Stem Borer larva is blamed for the east African country dependence on maize imports, hitting the incomes of farmers and reducing food security.
"KARI is pleased to announce the… Continue
Added by Carolyne Chalo on May 7, 2009 at 10:40pm —