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May 2014 Blog Posts (63)

Introducing the Google Basics Telecentre Challenge – An incentive program for Telecentre Managers

Great news for Telecentre Managers worldwide! Telecentre Academy (TCA), the training and certification arm of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), is launching an incentive program…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Research relating the ICT training for the underprivileged in Thailand

A series of research by CCDKM team (Onuma Natseeta, Phannaphat Sopa, Nilrumpai Pattaranont, Kamolrat Intaratat and Piyachat Lomchavakarn) start with the first topic as the study of knowledge, demand, problems and obstacles, aptitudes and expectation of the blind in using information and communication technology.

The study of knowledge, demand, problems, obstacles, aptitudes and expectation of the blind in using information technology by the research center of communication and…

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Added by Phannaphat Sopa on May 29, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How Mobile Phones Can Illuminate Rural Cambodia

Have you ever been to Cambodia? If so, have you noticed that everyone there has a mobile phone? Whether you are in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or even in the countryside, you’ll find people talking on their cell phone all the time.

Mobile Technology for Development

As in other developing countries, …

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 29, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

The classroom in a suitcase

Back in 1988, when he was working for Unicef in the Maldives, Sharad Sapra was struggling with a maths problem: how to divide 25 qualified teachers between 325 islands. "One of the things we worked on was video-recording lectures and training people on the islands how to play VHS tapes," says Sapra, now 57 and the director of Unicef's global innovation centre in Nairobi. Over the next couple of…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What is new in mHealth in South Africa?

Through the mHealth Task Team, GSMA mHealth is supporting the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) to create an interoperable mobile Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (mMNCH) solution, that will address the needs of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.

Maternal, perinatal and under-5…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mobile phones are contributing to an increase in reading in Africa

One reason many in Africa are turning to mobiles for reading is the ubiquity of mobile phones; nearly everyone who is literate has access to one. Moreover, mobile data is more affordable than ever. Printed books are often scarce, especially in schools and less urban areas. Of course, a lack of literacy prevents many from reading books on their mobile devices.

"Millions of people do not…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Adapting ICT infrastructures to cope with climate change

We are only now beginning to understand how climate change is impacting our world. It is changing the lives of every one of us, and research suggests that these impacts are likely to accelerate in the future. There are many practical steps we can take to adapt to climate change, and new research…

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Added by Nabil Eid on May 28, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The survey from 24 countries reveals that most adults still lack basic ICT knowledge

The Survey of Adult Skills conducted by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the first international attempt to assess adults’ aged 16-65 skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skill groups are considered as “key information-processing competencies” necessary to perform work…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions: World Pulse Picture Partnership

At World Pulse, it recognize that men play key roles in advancing women’s empowerment. Across the globe women and men are working together towards a new vision of equality in our families and communities. Together, let's bring this vision into…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

ITU's 150th Anniversary: Get Involved!

In 2015, ITU will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. This celebration will include a number of events and activities to highlight key milestones and achievements, recognizing important contributions of ITU Members to the development of telecommunications/ICTs.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

There are several ways Member States, Private…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 27, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

10 Apps for Expressing Creativity and Inspiring Innovation

10 Apps for Expressing Creativity and Inspiring Innovation

We are living in an era that is driven by technology. And although there are some who claim that the technology of today is discouraging creativity, it’s actually quite the opposite. The web and mobile technology provide us with the tools to help unleash our creative potential and inspire innovative thought. Now there are, more specifically, apps…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 26, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated in Moldova

We have recently celebrated the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. It was also celebrated in Moldova.



The head of the Ministry of Information Technologies Pavel Filipp congratulated those working in ICT and thanked them for their contribution into creation of the modern information society in… Continue

Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Festival of Professions of our Land

Employees of the non-profit organization Kesher, Makiyivka, Ukraine organized the interactive workshop for high school students under the umbrella of the Microsoft-sponsored IDEA program. The organization has been teaching digital literacy, ICT courses and other education and job search related activities in the local…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 24, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

The Kochkor Pioneers

We have recently received a letter from Bugalcha Nishanova, the manager of the village telecentre in Kyrgyzstan.

“She is a young pleasant woman, always ready to help. Her name is Venera … She started to teach digital…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Orange African Social Venture Prize 2014

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner" award will recognize the best project that integrates an Orange application.

encouraging innovation and the use of ICT for…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments

4 misconceptions about global development innovation

Not all innovative global development solutions are conceived in the field. Photo by: …

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

ICT = It’s Never Too Late - Ragab El Assuity…..Bees Lover

In the crowd of every day life , Ragab El Assuity 52 years, partially forgot his passion with ICT . When he first began working with computer in 2006, it was the start of a new adventure for him. With the help of his son , Ragab learned to use computer and to navigate the internet using google to search for interesting Arabic subjects. he discovered that most of the results are always connected with the name of Kenanaonline .With Kenana Ragab started to acquire the web 2.0 technology skills…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on May 22, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Fundación Dédalo elected Board Chair of Spanish Telecentre Network Association

Press Release:

Fundación Dédalo has been elected as Board Chair of the Spanish Telecentre Network Association for the next 4 years. 

During the 6th Regular Assembly of the Spanish Telecentre Network Association, in which the report of the previous year's accomplishments as well as the budget for the current year were approved, it has elected a new Board of Directors of the association which gathers main telecentre networks in…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on May 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tunnel Lab employing tech for change in rural Kenya

Technology is the quickest route to change for rural Kenyans, and enables them become active players in the country’s economy, according to Julia Moura, executive director of tech skills training startup Tunnel Lab.

In an interview with HumanIPO, Moura said international corporations coming into Kenya in pursuit of natural resources and looking to tap into the population…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 22, 2014 at 1:06am — No Comments

Georgian Public Services through Libraries (GPSLib): A New Direction for Libraries in Georgia

In the last decade, Georgia has undertaken massive reforms, particularly in the areas of rule of law, accountability, and transparency. After signing onto the Open Government Partnership, the government of Georgia instituted a plan to ensure access to information for people living in rural areas. With more than 600 underutilized public libraries spread across the country, the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 21, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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