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May 2011 Blog Posts (38) Foundation signs Agreement with South Africa

May 31, 2011. Foundation and the Department of Communication of the Republic Government of South Africa, in supporting its e-Skills Institute, have agreed to collaborate to strengthen and expand e-skills development across South Africa and the African Continent, which includes the introduction of Academy courses to develop the capacity of South Africa's telecentre stakeholders. The Agreement is also expected to signify the participation of South Africa…


Added by on May 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments Foundation leads session on ICT Application for Community eCentres Foundation recently led a session on "ICT Application for Rural Community eCentres" at the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on ICT Applications organised by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the… Continue

Added by on May 30, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Workshop trains stakeholders on telecentre sustainability

Over 40 policy- and decision-makers from information and communication technology (ICT) agencies, telecommunications regulatory agencies, academe, and the private sector gathered at the TOT Academy in Bangkok last May 23-25 for a “Sustainability and Telecentres” training workshop…


Added by on May 30, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

D.Net and Citi Bank NA launch financial IT competition (CFICC)

D.Net and Citibank NA have launched the first round of the second 'Citi Financial IT Case Competition' (CFICC) on 28May, 2011 at IDB Building, Dhaka. Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citi, and D.Net (Development Research Network) are supporting the competition.…


Added by Rahmatul Alam Ranju on May 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

We are groomed, we are NEW !!! Foundation is pleased to announce that they have successfully launched a new cooperate website and is now available at . The newly designed interface is a great addition to communication activities which makes the activities and…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Telecentres and Sustainability, 23-25 May, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand, Day I

The sustainability concern reigns supreme in the telecentre domain. It has become so important that in the telecentre context, Bill Gates’ statement, ‘Content is King’ can be slightly modified as ‘Sustainability is King’. If telecentres are not sustainable and are not capable of enduring themselves over a period of time, then everything right from developing local content and locally relevant services to implementing eGovernance at the grassroots level becomes redundant and they also strike…


Added by Shipra Sharma on May 29, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

TIGA awards celebrate 'ICT for Education' projects at eLearning Africa

Dar es Salaam -The second leg of the long-awaited 2011 Technology in Government Awards (TIGA) in the 'ICT in Education' category were celebrated at a high-profile event and ceremony, Friday morning. Over 1,400 participants from about 80 countries are attending the eLearning Africa, 6th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, at the Mlimani…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 28, 2011 at 3:54am — No Comments

Call for Participation: Special Blog Series on: Agriculture, ICTs and Young Professionals

Source: YPARD

From 6 June to 12 August 2011,

Organized by e-Agriculture and YPARD



Did you know that the International Year of Youth is underway?


The United Nations International Year of Youth runs from August 2010 until August 2011,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 26, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

eSkwela transfers from CICT to Department of Education

After spending its initial five years with the Commission on ICT (CICT), the eSkwela project is now officially one of the programs of the country's Department of Education. 




Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on May 25, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

MADA – Building a Better world for People with Disabilities in QATAR

MADA – Building a Better world for People with Disabilities in QATAR

The center is important initiative in building a digital community for persons with disabilities in Qatar and MENA region.

The role of information and communication technology in collaboration with the Supreme Council of…


Added by Nabil Eid on May 23, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Recruiting ICT4D Professaionals in Nairobi and New Delhi

The Development Cafe' is recruiting software professionals/developers experienced in ICT4D in their Nairobi and New Delhi offices. Kindly send your CV to and v.richer@dev-cafe.orgThe Development Cafe is an organization that connects development professionals worldwide, funds grassroots research and advocates policy changes by bridging grassroots and policy.

Added by Valentine J Gandhi on May 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

m-Marketing to free rural people of hunger & poverty

Mobile Meals – moMEALS, an m-Marketing system, using SMART SMS texting system, telecentres and web interface, to connect farmers directly to food vendors and consumers, has been finished and set for start.

The system is driven by the slogan - Let every hut smile.

moMEALS processes started with pondering the issue of hunger and poverty – MDG No.1. Realities of rural people were explored, as a starting point. The feelings of food vendors visited. And the…

Added by Sulah Ndaula on May 23, 2011 at 3:23am — No Comments

Sudan and Sudan telecentres participating in WSIS 2011


The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2011 forum was held 16 – 20 May 2011 in ILO building in Geneva. It is an annual forum organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD, and UNDP. More than 1150 delegates from 150 countries including 20 ministers, 80 parliament members, more than 30 UN agencies and high level…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on May 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Bangladeshi union information and service center

Bangladesh is very poor and developing country.She has large number of population and maximum of  them live in village area. This huge number of population need a proper communication system and advanced knowledge about information technology to develop their skill.Under this circumstance ,government of Bangladesh established Union Information and Service Center.

There are 4501 Union Information And Service Center in different remote area of Bangladesh .Union Information And Service…


Added by md.shariful islam khan on May 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The neglected Role of local Entrepreneurs in Bridging the Digital Divide

The widespread deployment of telecentres in communities, particularly rural communities, is important for the realization of Vision 2020. Rwanda cannot become a knowledge-based economy without a widespread embrace of modern technologies that enable learning and dissemination of knowledge. In…


Added by Paul BARERA on May 20, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

CTA supports innovative telecentres


CTA supports innovative telecentres services to enhance agricultural and rural development in the Caribbean…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Beyond deployment: how to actually integrate ICTs in African classrooms

Source: eLearning Africa.

Anyone involved in eLearning will be familiar with the challenge: A new technology is introduced into a school accompanied by a lot of…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 20, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

“Innovation and investment in innovation will help grow Africa”

Source: eLearning Africa

Microsoft has been involved in eLearning and ICT for development in Africa in a variety of ways for many years, be it in ‘Training the trainer’ workshops for teachers, in eGovernment initiatives or…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 20, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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