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June 2011 Blog Posts (24)

Under the Spotlight: Ammar Jaffri

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a new section where we share with you inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the first article under this series, we interview…


Added by on June 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National ICT initiatives catalyses rural development in India: SATNET trip to India

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) have been making considerable impact on the society due to their universal spread in terms of various ICT applications Indian_IT_lady implemented across the world. The urban communities have seen the positive contribution of ICTs in several dimensions like increases in efficiencies, communications and information on anytime, anywhere basis. However,… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on June 29, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Thailand pledges to train 100,000 women

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Thailand together with the Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM), and Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) working for, recently announced its intention to train 100,000 Thai women as part of its contribution to the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign. The commitment is, thus far, the highest training pledge received under the…


Added by on June 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

YoBloCo Awards : Write a blog on youth and agriculture and win up to 3, 000 Euros!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards). This contest is launched in the framework of the ARDYIS initiative which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 29, 2011 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Philippines begins Training of Trainers for Women’s Campaign

On June 27, the Philippines commenced its Lead Training of Trainers at the CICT-NCC Building in Diliman, Quezon City. The training workshop, which is organized by the Philippine Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) together with the Philippine Community eCenter Network…


Added by on June 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

ITU's Open Innovation Competition: Find out how technology can help you!

Be a partner in ITU Telecom World 2011's "IDEAS CONNECT THE WORLD"



Technology can do amazing things: It can change the way we live, how we do business, how we interact with the world and with each other.

Technological innovation could…


Added by on June 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Start a new page of your life, improve your skills

I made a private visit to Sultanate of Oman between 18-20- June 2011 to attend the project CKCs (Community knowledge Centers), established in 2009 and WCKCs (Women Knowledge Community Centers) at Information Technology Authority Sultanate of Oman.

The CKCs and WCKCs are considered two of the most important target on… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on June 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Experience the Natural Heritage of Rathnapura, Sri Lanka on Internet

The Thimbolketiya Nenasala (Telecentre) has provided full details pertaining to the environment, history and tourism of the Ratnapura District with the guidance of the Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka.

This project is further facilitated by the e-Sri Lanka Community Project and the relevant website is…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ITU Sec. General leads call for partners to Telecentre Women Campaign

Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun Toure of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) led the call for partners to the Telecentre Women Campaign yesterday, June 21, at the Opening Session of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum on Digital Inclusion For All held at the Suntec Convention Center in Singapore. The session was attended by around 100 ITU members from the government and the private sector, including 14 Ministers/Heads of Information and Communications…


Added by on June 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Voting for e-world started

         The voting for eWorld awards starts today and Voting will close on 15th July (Midnight IST). There are three categories to vote for. Each category has many sub-categories.…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on June 21, 2011 at 12:05am — No Comments

South Africa and Kenya to host Finland/Nokia African Regional Mobile Application Labs

With the recent discussions and developments on mobile phones and telecentres this should be of interest especially for those from Kenya and South Africa.  Mobile phone app developers face many challenges from work space, technical to financial. Bellow is some good news to may developers who are usually fresh college grads who do not have the financial muscle to successfully execute a project, test and reach potential investors as well as markets. …


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 20, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

2000 telecentres to be set up in the Philippines

A regional government in the Philippines will establish…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Konza: Where Africa's Silicon Savanna Begins. Vision of Kenya's Tech City

Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda are set to revolutionize ICT industry to create massive employment opportunities for the youth, recent developments from the three speak for themselves. Here are some stories that may help justify this. 


Konza is set to be one of the most successful cities in Africa, competing economically and culturally with the best cities in the world. This site offers all the information and insight you need to fully…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 20, 2011 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Telecentres & Mobile Devices


A Graduate with Bachelors of Information Technology Degree- Makerere University, currently IT Counselor TAACC-The Apac Anti-Corruption Coalition, Initially worked as Information Technology (IT) Administrator ASDI Computer Center, am the Current Chairperson Lira - Apac Computer Technician's Association (LACTA) serving as the speaker in 2009. Don't hesitate to contact me on my personal website at…


Added by okello cosmas on June 17, 2011 at 5:18am — No Comments

[Telecentre Europe crosspost] Towards a transformation of Telecentres into Social Innovation Centres

A month ago I assisted a Meeting about the Future of Telecenters among Spanish Telecentre experts, held at Barcelona. My wrap up of the meeting raised quite a lot of reactions at the Telecentre Europe commmunity site, so I am resuming &…


Added by Lize De Clercq on June 13, 2011 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

Korea offers IT volunteers to conduct free training & IT education

Since 2001, the Korea Internet Volunteer (KIV) programme, supported by the National Information Society Agency (NIA), has sent out more than 3,400 volunteers to 68 countries in Asia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, Latin America and Africa. KIVs, who are mainly composed of university students, provide free IT training and other IT related volunteering activities to local communities around the…


Added by on June 10, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Cow farming program wins Apps 4 Africa competition

Source: BBC News

An application which tracks the fertility of cows has won the first ever Apps 4 Africa competition to find new talent as smartphones become increasingly popular in Africa.


Offering a prize fund of $5,000, the competition asked developers in Kenya,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Rwanda: A network of Telecentres for a new economy

Rwanda’s investment in technology is not restricted to the country’s urban areas. Rural communities benefit too through the development of a telecentre network.


The Government of Rwanda’s document, ‘Vision 2020’, sets out plans that will transform the country’s economy from being largely…


Added by Paul BARERA on June 9, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

The Place for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) in and telecentres, a look at Freedom Fone.

Mobile phone has certainly taken stage, in the discussion of telecentre future, becoming the focus and area of research as a critical and essential tool in information delivery and, but whether to stick with sms or innovatively extend the possibility of the voice services remains to be debated. Rural Africa may not boast of geeky computer skills let alone access to them, but they are king when it comes to mobile ownership.…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Free Webinar Series on Mobile Technologies

Free Webinar Series on Mobile Technologies by the International Institute of Mobile Technologies (IIMT)

Do you want to get up to speed on mobile marketing best practices or learn about mobile games in education? Have you wanted to become more familiar with open-source technology and business licenses for mobile applications but weren’t sure where to start? Do you know if your organization is truly ready to implement a mobile-based solution?

As part of its Mobile…


Added by on June 8, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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