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May 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Vote for getting the #GOW12 video at the European Digital Agenda Assembly!

Telecentre-Europe has submitted its GOW12 launch event video at the Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform and is waiting for you to vote!

The most "interesting" voted videos will be shown at the…


Added by Lize De Clercq on May 31, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program now accepting Round I applications!

Grant Guidelines for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program

Call for Round I Applications: The New Scholars online grant application proposal system will accept Round 1 applications from May 1st — June 24th.

The Elsevier Foundation supports the efforts of libraries to enhance the quality of life in developing countries by advancing knowledge in science, the social sciences technology and medicine. The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 30, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Botswana celebrates women in ICT

The people of Botswana headed to Mabule this week to mark the 147th anniversary of the WTISD celebrations.The theme for this year’s celebration is“Girls and Women in ICT: Expanding horizons and changing attitudes.”

Botswana, as an African country under colonial…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 28, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Public Voting Opens for eWorld 2012 Awards : Vote now and make your favourite project win!

The eWorld Awards 2012 would recognise excellence in the following fields*

Best ICT-enabled Agriculture Initiative of the Year…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Role of and Sudan telecentres in community development



Workshop on wsis 2012 th 17 may…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on May 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2012 .. Women and Girls in ICT

On Monady 22nd May 2012, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2012 was celebrated with an event held at the Intercontinental Hotel Muscat, in the Jabrin Ballroom. Organized in cooperation with the Information Technology Authority (ITA), the Ministry of Transportation &…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on May 26, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

ICTs will better African education

A high level meeting chaired by AfDB President Donald Kaberuka, former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Web Foundation at the World Economic Forum on Africa conference in South Africa heard that technology is the key to bridging the gap between the state of education in Africa today and what it has the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 25, 2012 at 3:02am — No Comments

ZICTA urges women to embrace ICTs

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) wants women in Zambia to embrace and effectively use modern telecommunication technologies because they have the potential to enhance business undertakings.

ZICTA director general Margaret Mudenda said one…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 25, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

President Banda Unveils Malawi’s ICT Vision as Goverment Sets Up 7 Telecentres.

President Joyce Banda has unveiled Malawi’s vision on the information and communication technology (ICT), in her inaugural state of the nation address. As she opened parliament this week, she revealed of 12 areas within the sector that will be developed.

“Malawi needs a strong Telecommunications, Information and Technology (TIT) platform in order…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 25, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

Spanish Telecentre Academy launches a new training cycle

The Spanish 
Telecentre and ICT Spaces Academy launched on May 10 a new training cycle, historically the 19th edition, but in fact the first one with the following new dynamic: for the first time this initiative is developed in a context of alliance among a big number of organizations both, public and private, bringing together most of telecentre and networks in Spain.

This alliance includes a…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 24, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter May 2012

In this issue: #GOW12 Campaign Report – Save the date: Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Infographic: 120 million offliners in EU – Telecentre-Europe at European Institutions Open Day, at Expert workshop in Seville, at Innovate4Good@Microsoft forum

And also: News from our…


Added by Lize De Clercq on May 23, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sultanate’s Leading Projects presented at the WSIS 2012 Forum in Geneva

The WSIS Forum, which runs until Friday, May 18, continues to take place on this Tuesday morning in the city of Geneva in Switzerland, organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and held under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on May 22, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

One-Stop-Shop wins WSIS 2012 Project Prize

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s One-Stop-Shop has won a WSIS Project Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, in the category of e-business. This win was announced during the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2012 event, which is taking place this week in the Swiss capital, Geneva, amid wide…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on May 22, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

Rwanda: 100,000 More Laptops for Schools

The Ministry of Education aims to have distributed 200,000 computers to primary school children across the country by the end of the year. The exercise is under the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Project.

According to Nkubito Bakuramutsa, the project's coordinator, as many as 105,000 XO laptops have already…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 20, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Microsoft Offers Technological Training for Nonprofit Organizations

Microsoft Asia Pacific organized a workshop in Manila to educate nonprofit organizations on how to fully utilize the merits of social media. Heather Mansfield, the founder of DIOSA Communications, was invited to share her years of experience in social media at the workshop. Twenty-three representatives from 20 nonprofit organizations, who are strategic partners and Microsoft beneficiaries of software donations, attended the workshop. Additionally, five students who are aspiring to be part of…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Libraries as Potential Engines for Social and Economic Change

Are We Overlooking a Potential Engine for Social and Economic Change?

This was the question posed to participants during a National Forum on Public Access to Information in the Philippines held this morning, May 16, at the National Library of the Philippines in Manila. The forum, which was organized by IREX, the National Library of the Philippines and the Molave Development Foundation, Inc. as part of the…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 16, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Out now: European Get Online Week 2012 Campaign Report

After gathering all 
national partner campaign reports, Telecentre-Europe has now published the 
general campaign report for 
Get Online Week…


Added by Lize De Clercq on May 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

TCF celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012 on May 17 Foundation celebrates
 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) on
 May 17 with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively.

In Switzerland, TCF Executive Director Miguel Ramilla will be hosting,…


Added by on May 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

WSIS Stocktaking Report reveals innovation, dedication in global commitment to connect the world

Geneva, 15 May 2012 – The 2012 edition of the WSIS Stocktaking Report has been released today at the WSIS Forum 2012, which is taking place this week in Geneva (14-18 May).

The report provides a two-yearly summary of the ongoing WSIS Stocktaking process, which will serve as the central reference point for assessment and evaluation in the Overall Review of the WSIS Implementation (WSIS+10). Preparations for this review, which will be led by ITU, begin this week as part…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 15, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Ghana market women get ICT training

More than 100 women who run market stalls in Accra and the Eastern, central and Western regions were given a three-day capacity building workshop on the use of ICTs.

The training was an initiative of the National Communication Authority, the Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence, …


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 15, 2012 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

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