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, …
Added by Seu Yapa on May 29, 2014 at 1:23pm —
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… Continue
Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 7:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm —
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… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on May 28, 2014 at 5:15pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 1:01pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 12:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 27, 2014 at 12:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 26, 2014 at 12:41pm —
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… Continue
Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 24, 2014 at 11:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 1:23am —
Not all innovative global development solutions are conceived in the field. Photo by: … Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 12:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 22, 2014 at 1:06am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 21, 2014 at 1:46pm —
“Combat Poverty, Rise Society through Sustainable Development” this is our motto
From Taiz city in Yemen, this ancient city where joins the roots of Yemeni culture to draw most fascinating painting on the chest of geography since the dawn of the civil, stretched on the shore of the Red Sea, the sea as… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on May 21, 2014 at 4:42am —
The ideas were wide-ranging, until one of the team members mentioned a recent experience in a supermarket. He saw a cashier struggling to communicate with a person who was deaf. That launched the four Ukrainian computer science students into a discussion about the troubles that students with hearing impairments had at their computer academy.… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 20, 2014 at 6:18pm —
We have recently received news from the Volgograd State Agrarian University, Volgograd, Russia about activities of the university telecentre.
In April 2014 the manager of the Department of Distance Education and IT of the university, Associate Professor E.V.Mishchenko and the Chair of the Department of the… Continue
Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am —
A movement is budding in the small business sector. Driven by limited resources, such as time and money, small business entrepreneurs are discovering the power of collaboration on the … Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 19, 2014 at 1:38pm —
Kenyan startup FarmDrive is trialling a mobile app providing farmers with new financing options by connecting them with investors interested in funding local producers, while also providing a range of tools to help farmers improve their skills and records.
FarmDrive co-founder Peris Bosire told HumanIPO despite 80 per cent of Kenya’s… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 19, 2014 at 1:35pm —
In Estonia, a broadband Internet connection is available everywhere. A young Estonian tells DW what it's like living in a completely networked European Union country and where the digital boundaries stand.
DW: Estonia's government considers Internet access something of a fundamental right for citizens. The city of Tallinn has…
Added by Seu Yapa on May 16, 2014 at 12:53am —
A café owner in Redcar and Cleveland has been using technology to expand his business and free up time to spend with his family - thanks to the support of his local UK online centre.
When Phil Green, 39, from the seaside town of Redcar, was made redundant from his job as a baker, he took the opportunity to open his own café in the town. Phil explains: “I was a baker for 14 years… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 15, 2014 at 6:45pm —