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June 2012 Blog Posts (52)

Does your telecentre ban social networking, gaming, and/or other "leisure" activities?

Photo courtesy of Flickr user ninanord

As discussed in a previous post, communications & leisure tops the…

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Added by Global Impact Study on June 29, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Looking beyond ICT for ICT’s sake

Technology is an undisputed enabler of innovation. And in Africa, it has the potential to revolutionize development.

In particular, the explosion of mobile phones across the continent, coupled with the rise in development of mobile apps to meet the unique challenges faced by people in Africa, has the ability to bridge the many opportunity divides across the continent.

Take, for example, the farmer in rural Africa, once isolated, now able to access information via his mobile…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Best of Africa at Imagine Cup 2012

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

Marking Imagine Cup’s ten-year anniversary in 2012, Microsoft is celebrating the 1.4 million (and counting!) students who have participated in the world’s premier technology competition. By focusing on student-led solutions to the world’s toughest problems, Imagine Cup has brought to light some of the most…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Africa digital hubs initiative launched in Nairobi

80 digital hubs are to be set up across 6 Sub Saharan countries in a programme that aims to spur ICT innovation and integration in teaching and learning.

The Africa Digital Schools Project “Badiliko” is being implemented by the British Council and Microsoft who are injecting about Sh84 million in cash, staff and in-kind resources like equipment, books, etc.

The Badiliko…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Start-up Africa

To help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early stage startups across the African continent, we were proud to announce our support last month for the LIONS@FRICAinitiative in partnership with U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Promoting Literacy in Fijian Rural Communties

Source: http://fijiblog.gov.fj

The Ministry of Information recently set up a Literacy Camp programme in Vanua Levu as part of its efforts to strengthen current platforms to…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 28, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Smart Thailand: an all-encompassing ICT masterplan

Source: http://www.futuregov.asia

FutureGov Forum Thailand kicked off on the 20th of June with 150 civil servants participating in the event at Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 28, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Saudi Arabia to provide electronic municipal services

Source: http://www.futuregov.asia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 28, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The Smile Together Partnership: Call for Applicants open until July 31, 2012

Introduction

“For the past 60 years, our society has developed in many different areas to free the humanity from illness, warfare, poverty and ignorance. Despite such efforts, there are over a billion people in this world that are suffering from poverty and do not have the protection of their basic…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Three Nenesala's opened in North, Sri Lanka

Source: http://www.dailynews.lk

The government opened three Nenesala's(Knowledge Centres) in the north in Mankulam, Paranthan and Kilinochchi during the weekend.

Another 20 Nenesala's are to be established in various parts of the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

PhilCeC Program establishes 10 new CeCs

Source: http://www.philcecnet.ph

Following the successful completion of their training on the Essentials on CeC Management, ten out of the 230 Community…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

PhilCeCNet, Intel and PhilCeC Program conducts TechTURO webinar

Source: http://www.philcecnet.ph

Approximately 140 participants joined the first WebTech TURO series organized by the Technology…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Women in ICT: Myth and reality in developing regions

Source: http://www.technologytimes.pk

NOWADAYS IT is well-known that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can give new opportunities for development to everybody.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Korea promotes e-learning system for women’s career development

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

The Rwanda ICT Strategy and Plan for 2010-2015 under development

Now is an important time in the development of the Rwanda information and communication technologies( ICTs) sector. ICTs were always a pivotal part of the Vision 2020, so to highlight their importance and facilitate their development, the government in 2000 launched the National ICT Plan (NICI I). The plan was formulated as taking place over four five year cycles. The first, from 2000 to 2005,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 22, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

UISC in Bangladesh: e-Service Access Point for the Marginalized

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Today’s world is shaped by availability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Because global economy is powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge. This rapid change demands a dynamic renovation in Bangladesh also. Government of Bangladesh declared a vision of Digital Bangladesh by 2021 to ensure services at peoples’ doorsteps. A total number of 4,501 UISCs (Union Information and Service Centres) have been established at…

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Added by Asad-Uz-Zaman Asad on June 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

Recommendations Rio+20 : how to use ICT for greener economies in developing countries

Mobiles, computers, radio and other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can assist developing countries in moving towards sustainable development. IICD presents ten recommendations about the role of ICT in achieving greener economies and reducing poverty in developing…
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Added by Seu Yapa on June 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

How an Amazon Tribe Used ICT to Save their Lands

Source: http://www.rd.com

Brazil's Surui tribe fought the loggers and developers threatening their lands for years, but nothing worked until they went high-tech.

By Barbara Kantrowitz from…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 21, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A future for telecentres

ICT Update is a bimonthly printed bulletin, a web magazine, and an accompanying email newsletter. It is published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP–EU (CTA), based in the Netherlands. CTA has been very instrumental in supporting teklecentre work and activities as well as a number of telecentre networks in Africa. This months issue…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 20, 2012 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

Linking Research to Practice

Information and communication technologies have long promised to provide quality education, improve health care, allow open government, and solve environmental issues. To realize this potential and influence policy-making and program design, the Singapore Internet Research Centre, supported by IDRC, created an…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 20, 2012 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

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