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May 2015 Blog Posts (20)

How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

The growing access to information and communication technologies in developing communities is having a transformative effect on the way in which international relief and development organizations carry out their work, governments transform their economies and provide services to their citizens, businesses are investing in high-growth opportunities at the bottom of the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 29, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

Sultanate’s E-employment System bags WSIS Prize



For the 4th year in row, the Sultanate bags a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize stamping another international success towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). The Ministry of Manpower has won a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, for…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on May 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OPEN CALL: Google.org is looking for your biggest ideas on technology for people with disabilities

Google.org is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. USD 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to organizations identified through this call for ideas.…

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Added by Nabil Eid on May 27, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Some Useful Resources about Mobile

Today I would like to share some resources you may find useful if you want to learn more about mobile.

http://cemore.blogspot.ca/

This blog provides up to date information on mobilities, including current events and commentary from an academic perspective. The…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 26, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The City Of Johannesburg Driving Youth Employment, Innovation And ICT Growth

Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship Through Critical Thinking

The City of Joburg has launched a programme to Educate Digital Interns (COJEDI) in Innovative modern age skills as part of the foundation phase of developing the Johannesburg smart city plan. The City has engaged the partnership of FiberCo, Microsoft, Cisco, Technology Innovation…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 25, 2015 at 7:47pm — No Comments

When you design website, make Web accessibility in your MIND!

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) says that websites must be made accessible to blind and disabled people. So how can you check that your website actually has good accessibility? There are a number of basic tests you can make to address some of the main accessibility issues. The following list…

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Added by Nabil Eid on May 25, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Earth Hour to a greener planet. Everyone counts!

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and…

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Added by Aizhan & Galiya Zhussupova on May 25, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

Microsoft, IICD launch 'Tizaa Works' to assist job seekers, entrepreneurs

Microsoft Ghana in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) last Thursday launched  an online platform to facilitate job search, career counseling entrepreneurial training among other services.

Dubbed 'Tizaa Works', the platform will also serve as a hub for…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 24, 2015 at 2:45am — No Comments

‘Don’t overthink, just do it!’: Top 10 tips from Africa’s tech entrepreneurs

Few now doubt the potential of Africa’s tech scene. Analysts and economists the world over frequently cite Africa as the ‘next big thing’, primed to pick up the reigns from where the economies of the ‘Asian Tigers’ left off. The continent has always had entrepreneurs, but never before has so much attention been focused toward their activities, the success of which is…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 19, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Innovation and sustainable development: Strengthening linkages in the ICT ecosystem in Africa

Whereas developed countries have exploited innovation milieus (system) to develop new technologies and improve on old ones, in the case of Africa the path to technological development has been one of acquisition, utilization, adoption and (it is hoped) diffusion.  To attain the objective of both social and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 19, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Mr. Ammar Jaffri of Pakistan

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Mr Ammar Jaffri, Chairman of the ICT4D and Cyber Security Task Force of…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP) in economic value chains as clients, producers, or employees.
 As a result, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) decided to commission a…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2015 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Mr. Griffin Wasike, Chwele Telecentre Manager

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Mr Griffin Wasike, Manager of Chwele Telecentre in Bungoma County,…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ICT Minister Inaugurates Telecentres Role in Community Development Conference-

Cairo, 12 May 2015

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology inaugurated today the conference for activating the role of Telecentres in community development, organized by Egypt ICT-Trust Fund, jointly established by the Ministry of Communications and Information…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on May 12, 2015 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Innovating with Alja: How do we close the growing ICT gender gap?

Women are getting online later than men leading to a growing technology gender gap. Alja Isakovic shares her story about working to narrow the gender divide in the world of technology.

Living without modern-day technology is almost unthinkable for many of us. I…

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Added by Nabil Eid on May 11, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Enhance digital investment to drive growth

Ensure the regulatory environment maximizes investment in infrastructure and skills

We are pleased to see Telenor Digital, the majority owner of the country’s largest mobile operator, sign an agreement with the government’s Access to Information program to increase connectivity and make Internet services more accessible in difficult to reach areas.

The new partnership provides welcome support for plans to make the goal of a Digital Bangladesh a living reality for more…

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Added by Mohammad Matiar Rahman on May 10, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

ICT Camp 2015

Nakaseke Telecentre in collaboration with Peace Corps Uganda organized a one week ICT Camp for 42 Youth from Nakaseke Secondary School and other from far districts.
The campers have acquired skills in Computer prgraming, Ms Word, Ms Excel. Webpage designing and health skills.
This is the first camp and we are expecting the second Camp in August2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iTTBdnJ6HA

Added by Balaba Peter on May 10, 2015 at 1:51am — No Comments

How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

ICT has long been talked about as a lever that would enable developing countries – and particularly the least developed ones – to take “shortcuts” to development by using the latest generation of equipment and software, hence avoiding the decades of trial and error that developed countries have gone through.

Indeed ICT has potential for a multiplying effect due to its ability to deliver information and expertise…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 9, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles. The technology revolution has brought new types of gender-based violence, including online discrimination, cyberbullying, cyberstalking,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 9, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Girls in ICT- Technovation Challenge

The Technovation Challenge teaches middle and high-school girls how to make an app for an Android phone using AppInventor ( a program from MIT).  This 12-week, online, after-school program is structured so that groups of girls and their mentor (a women with at least two-years of work experience; not necessarily in…

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Added by Nabil Eid on May 6, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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