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May 2010 Blog Posts (22) Foundation's FIRSTS.

The Foundation held its first team meeting last May 18 to 21 in Manila, Philippines. As the Program Assistant, the first employee to be hired for the foundation before it was launched last March, I was excited to personally meet my co-workers and find out more about the direction we will take for the Foundation. The team meeting was an important step towards meeting the expectations of the telecentre world from us.

We had four full days ahead on getting to know each… Continue

Added by Katrina D. Fajardo on May 31, 2010 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Workshop on Improving Rural Development through Telecentres: Key Success Factors (26-28 April 2010, Penang, Malaysia)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) organised the training workshop on "Improving Rural Development through Telecentres: Key Success Factors" from 26 - 28 April 2010 in Penang, Malaysia.

The training workshop aimed to provide an avenue for participating countries in sharing their experiences in implementing community telecentre for rural development and to identify policies that can promote… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on May 29, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments team gearing up for the task ahead

Following its successful transfer in March this year from Canada’s International Development Research Centre to the Foundation based in the Philippines, is now preparing to move forward and break new ground.

After settling down in its new home,, headed by its Executive Director, Dr. Basheerhamad “Shaddy” Shadrach, gathered its new staff for a team-building-cum-planning activity in Manila from May… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on May 28, 2010 at 11:38am — 5 Comments

ATACH wins the Internauta award 2010 for Internet´s day in La Serena

“All connected” was the phrase for the International Internet´s day, celebrated in La Serena of Chile. The event organized by Javier Chandía, President of Internauta Chile, member of de Latinamerican federation of Internet users, began early in the morning on Monday 17 with many presentations in INACAP University.

The conference counted with the participation of featured exhibitors: Patricio Poblete, Director of NIC Chile, Máximo… Continue

Added by ATACH on May 27, 2010 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Listen, Look, Think then Answer

ICT for Teaching Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Salamieh Telecentre launched a new programme named Listen, Look, Think then Answer.

The programme specializes in teaching software to children with Intellectual Disabilities.

The programme supports only Arabic language and it's suitable for local environments especially in Arab regional communities. Any child with Intellectual Disability, Autism , Down's Syndrome , Learning… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on May 27, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

APm Project Mangement Training

Will project management training in the future continue to be focused around 5-day course, or will we see a shift to more on-line project management learning. At Parallel Project Training we have had a fantastic take up on project management podcasts. This seems to be the way people learn today.

Added by paul naybour on May 21, 2010 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

17 May, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

ITU knows that there is a better future around the corner. Thanks to information and communication technologies (ICTs), cities of the future will be safer, cleaner, and more convenient than ever. Electric cars will plug into a smart electricity grid system when not being used, and automobiles will communicate with intelligent parking spaces. Perceptive protection sensors will accommodate to our needs and work to keep us safe.

For more details:… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on May 19, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

ATACH was awarded "Best initiative to reduce the digital gap in Chile"

Dear members of the community

We are pleased to announce that ATACH, was awarded the "Contest Internauta 2010", as the "Best initiative to reduce the digital gap in Chile."

We are very proud and grateful to all those who voted for our organization. During this day we will receive the award, which is a stone statue combarbalita. This award is very symbolic, as it will be delivered in the city of La Serena on World Internet Day.

Thank you… Continue

Added by Angélica María Rojas Muñoz on May 17, 2010 at 9:11pm — 7 Comments

Nominate the best ICT interventions for eINDIA Awards 2010

eINDIA Awards aims to felicitate those individuals and organizations who have made innovative ICT interventions in the development sector.

The eINDIA Awards will be given to distinguished professionals and institutions working in the domains of:

· Digital Learning

·… Continue

Added by Subir Dey on May 17, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Women in Technology (WIT) Programme in Yemen

For the first time in Yemen, the “Best Blog Awards” are held for Yemeni women participating in the WIT Programme.

The SOUL Organization – WIT Programme held the awards ceremony in which prizes were given out to the best bloggers, and outstanding trainers, students and volunteers involved in the WIT Programme and Forum were honoured. The event has held under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the presence of the… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on May 13, 2010 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Jaffna e-Society Day: Taking ICT to the Community

By taking another step forward of a series of program which The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) will carry out in delivering the dividends of ICT to a region which is once being abandoned and neglected due to war on terror, ICTA recently completed a successful ICT program in Jaffna peninsula on ICT applications and contents that are available for the public. The event consisted with a training workshop and an… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Awards ceremony for the best business incubation in the ICT incubator in Syria.

During the workshop which was held in Syria with UN-ESCWA, The participants from MENA region invited to attended the ceremony and look at the successful models and best projects in the ICT incubator in Syria.

The opening session of ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr. Imad Sabouni Minister of Communication and Technology in Syria, Dr. Yousef Nusseir chief of ICT division in UN-ESCWA, Dr. Rakan Razouk, chairman of Syrian Computer Society.… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on May 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Mothers Day

Some Typical Motherly Advice

There are a few things, which are common to all the mothers around the world. Apart from showering love and affection, mothers make it a point to keep an eye on every activity of their children- this of course arises as a result of her being too caring about her child, so that he/she is always unhurt. Here are some of the most common advices by mothers to their children:

Make sure to change your underwear… Continue

Added by Muralikrishna on May 8, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Bangladesh Freelance Trainer M Yakub Chowdhury's Complaint to Telecentre Against a Member Who Copied Text From My website to Post Here

Bangladesh Freelance Trainer M Yakub Chowdhury's Complaint to Telecentre Against a Member Who Copied Text From My website to Post Here.

It is unfortunate that one telecentre member copied text from my website to write a post here. It is a shame that he could not write a sentence by himself but copied my text to post here. More funny is he is offering 50% discount. I think even if he offers 100% discount still he is not worth for it.

He pasted my text… Continue

Added by m yakub chy freelance trainer on May 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

eIndia, India's largest ICT event enters its 6th year

The premier three-day ICT conference hosted by the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies is back.

Scheduled to be organised in Hyderabad once again between 4-6 August 2010, eIndia 2010 is being co-organised by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, the Directorate of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and the National e-Governance Plan.…


Added by Subir Dey on May 6, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments Foundation April 2010 Newsletter is Out

Dear Members, Foundation newsletter for the month of April 2010 is out. View this newsletter at: Newsletter April 2010

Added by Shipra Sharma on May 5, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Promising scholars receive award to research the impact of public access to ICT

For twelve emerging scholars from developing countries around the world, their research ideas in the area of ICT for development have just been made reality. Having been chosen amongst numerous applications worldwide, the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program is now underway as the researchers begin planning out how their winning proposals will be implemented.

Principal Investigators of the research teams met at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona on April 27 to… Continue

Added by Raymond Hyma on May 3, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Courses for telecentre operators NTA Spain

NTA Telecentre Academy of Spain, offers new online courses for telecentre operators in Spain, in order to enhance and deep in the task of energizing the telecentres. This is the 15th cycle of the academy, and in this edition it offers five courses with a total of 240 places available. It begins on 24 or 31 May and has a duration of four weeks. Do not miss the opportunity to train you and share knowledge and experiences!

Registration closes on… Continue

Added by Marta Mans on May 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

East African Community adopts one laptop per child initiative

The East African Community (EAC) has partnered with the One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a US-based non-profit organisation whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the EAC and OLPC, the two organisations agreed to work together to leverage the advantages of the laptops in transforming primary school education and to promote strategies for better access to laptops and connectivity… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on May 3, 2010 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Lists Of The Most Important Internet Personalities

Include the most innovative and influential people in each category:

Social Networking

Enterprise & Cloud Computing



Wireless & Gadgets




Digital Entertainment

Most Over-Rated

Here is the list of the top 10 most innovative and influential people in search:

1. Larry Page, Founder, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)

2. Stefan Weitz, Director of Search, Microsoft Corp.… Continue

Added by kabilan Tharmarajasingan on May 3, 2010 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

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