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Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (36)

‘Nenasala’ (telecentre) Manager Wins Global Telecenter Award in Spain

A rural ‘Nenasala’ operator from Sri Lanka bagged the best telecentre manager award at the recently concluded Global Telecenter Awards in Spain. Owner/Manager of the Suriyawewa Nenasala in Hambantota initiated by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Deepika Priyadharshanee won this prestigious award, beating 60…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Learning Models - great session at Spark

The session New Learning Models took place during the first day at Spark as one of the concurrent sessions focused on People. The different panelists shared different visions about the new methodologies and learning systems (including MOOCs ) that are being tested and implemented in different regions.

Apart from Gabriela Barna (Director of Education for an Open Society - Romania), the rest of the panelists are based in Spain, where the investment in research and…


Added by Laia Fauró Gual on May 29, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments

ICT skills for world’s largest refugee camp

Dadaab, Kenya, is home to nearly half a million Somali refugees. For many, the walls of a refugee camp are the only life they have ever known. But education and skills development can break down these barriers, with technology as the catalyst. This is why I am delighted to…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

TCF announces partnership with ChangeCorp Foundation (TCF) and ChangeCorp announced today, May 28, 2013, a partnership between the two organizations for the benefit of telecentre women across the globe.

In a brief segment at the Spark 13 conference (also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres) in Granada, Spain, TCF’s Director of Operations Tess Camba and ChangeCorp CEO and…


Added by on May 29, 2013 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

SPARK13: Empowering Women Through Telecentres

The role of telecentres is to reduce the gender gap to access the internet. The first speaker, Ann Mei Chang, Senoir Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State talked about  the Cherie Blair Foundation’s project which is the campaign of the gender gap to access mobile phone and the internet and empower women to have their own business.…


Added by Boonyaporn Chimploy on May 29, 2013 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Market Place - 1st day at Spark


This first day has been really intense, and especially at the Hub and at the Market Place, the activity has been “non stop”.

From new online newspapers to recycle workshop, different kind of initiatives have been presented, and they…


Added by Laia Fauró Gual on May 28, 2013 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

Help teach the world the web!

Mozilla is a non-profit with a mission to make the web more open, and they believe learning and education play a huge role in accomplishing that. They're spearheading a global Maker Party campaign from June 15 to September 15 that is all about spreading digital literacy and celebrating the amazing things we can make and do thanks to the web. They are looking for local leaders (technologists, educators, government officials, volunteers, parents, etc.) to host community…


Added by on May 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Achieving a disability-inclusive development agenda with ICTs - HLMDD 2013

​On Monday 23 September 2013, the UN General Assembly will hold a meeting in New York (USA) at the level of Heads of States to define the future global roadmap to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all development efforts. The meeting will have the overarching theme “The way forward: a disability inclusive…

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 23, 2013 at 3:14am — No Comments

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: The Technology Behind Mobile Phones for Development (M4D)

The fact that mobile phone ownership is rapidly increasing around the world is no longer shocking. Exciting at first because, unlike most technology trends, this unprecedented rate of proliferation is being driven by demand from the developing parts of the world, this fact is now raising fewer eyebrows. At the moment, the immediate question on most…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 22, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

An Information-communication Revolution in the Pacific

Information and communication technology outreach is happening fast in one of the most dispersed regions on Earth, the Pacific. It’s a region comprised of some 9,000 islands spread across a vast ocean, where governments and businesses deal with some of the highest transaction costs in the world.

Two million more people in the…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

TCF hosts workshop at WSIS Forum 2013 Foundation (TCF) hosted a thematic workshop on “Enabling Innovation at the Grassroots through Telecentres” at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last May 13-17, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The workshop was organized jointly by TCF, in…


Added by on May 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Leveraging Technology for Disaster Risk Management

Japan shares lessons on ways information and communication technologies can help strengthen countries’ disaster risk management plans and empower communities facing disasters.

Otsuchi Town in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture was struck hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. More than 800 people lost their lives, including the mayor, and 500 people remain missing.…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 19, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Global Youth Summit Partners Announced

The following article was written by Christopher Clark, Head of Sector Membership at ITU and is coordinating the BYND2015: Global Youth Summit, and is posted in the ITU Blog.

It’s a blockbuster week of workshops and open debates here in Geneva as WTPF and…


Added by on May 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

ICT against Inequality

Source: eLearning Africa

International Girls in ICT Day this year saw new projects set up worldwide to create an environment that encourages girls and young women, at present disadvantaged by a gender-based digital divide of worldwide prevalence, to consider careers in the field of ICT. But why is there a gender imbalance in the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Building a generation of webmakers

Mozilla Webmaker wants to help you make something amazing with the web. We’ve got new tools for you to use,projects to help you get started, and a global community of creators…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Significant progress on key issues of Internet Governance

ITU Conference gathers stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to debate international Internet public policy-related issues

Geneva, 16 May 2013 - "This year's WTPF, with its focus on international Internet-related public policy matters, is especially timely - as we stand at a 'tipping point', with the Internet making the transition from a mass-market in industrialized countries, to strong demand and widespread usage around the world", said Dr Touré, as…


Added by Vida Gabe on May 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Can a Telecentre Win an Oscar? Child Soldier Short Film says it can.

I think it can. When we started Adobe Youth Voices Program in Sri Lanka we did not know the power for youth media for social change. We implemented AYV program in Kandy and Lahugala. Kandy was a mobile Telecentre. Lahugala was a Nenasala Telecentre. Kandy youth and Lahugala youth had different issues and talents.

They shared shilpasayura lahugala accessing local hosted…

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on May 16, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

As gov't strategic partner, Sultanate of Oman participates in WSIS Forum 2013

Today the Sultanate begins its participation in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 13th May, 2013, which will last for five days with the participation of various countries around the world. This year the Sultanate participates as the government…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on May 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Telecentres: Providing the 'Spark' for global community engagement

The image of telecenters as Internet cafés where people play games and surf the web or places with only a few dusty old computers is outdated. Today, telecenters increasingly serve as hubs for local innovation and entrepreneurship — as a powerful channel for the distribution of services with positive social…


Added by on May 15, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

World leaders draw roadmap for women in ICT

Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together this week to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies and careers.

A high-level dialogue held at New York’s Institute of International Education and hosted by the International…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 15, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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