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Featured Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (20)

e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities

e-Accessibility policy toolkit for persons with disabilities is a joint ITU/G3ict toolkit for policy makers implementing the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Accessibility is a measure of the extent to which a product…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

In Partnership with ITA, Microsoft launches ‘Build Your Business’ Training Course for Entrepreneurs and Small Enterprises in Oman

A comprehensive curriculum, delivered by the International Youth Foundation, that contains best practices and training tools to up skill entrepreneurs in leading and growing their businesses.

Microsoft announced today, in partnership with the Information Technology Authority (ITA), the launch of Build…


Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Telecentres bring the countries closer - Moldovan-Korean Center for Information and Access

The Moldovan-Korean Center for Information and Access was opened in August 2012 in Chisinau city, Moldova. The center represents the cooperation between National Information Society Agency from Korea and Ministry of Information Technologies and…


Added by Ion Braga on June 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It's Earning while Learning for the Tanauan CeC Students

With the commitment of the Municipality of Tanauan to the i-Pinay program, training in badge making and basic computer trouble shooting were recently conducted.

In this photo: Mr. Jonas Cabusbusan with the participants in badge making training and the designs made by…


Added by Claire Peque Fernandez on June 21, 2013 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

How technology can transform lives of African women

(CNN) -- I recently left the Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship in South Africa, inspired, empowered and hopeful, but extremely…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 21, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Give for Youth - Fuel The Ambition!

Give for Youth is a global micro-giving site initiated by Microsoft Youth Spark and Global Giving that allows you to fund and follow the dreams of young people around the world. Be the spark…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

I was there at Spark13

I was there at Spark13.

The Spark13 conference, also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, was held in Granada, Spain on May 28-29 at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos.Organized by Foundation (TCF), Telecentre-Europe (TE), Comunidad de Redes de Telecentros, Red Guadalinfo and the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA), the conference brought together over 1.000 participants from the information and communication technology for development…


Added by G.A. Deepika on June 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Empowering young women through technology

Recently I had the pleasure to participate in a Google hangout to discuss how we can best empower young women through technology, a topic which is top of the ITU agenda and one to which I am personally very committed. Geena Davis, who relentlessly champions gender equality in the media and is also the ITU’s Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICTs, was one of the several…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 18, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Telecentres: helping a new generation

In today's technologically connected world, those who are able to pick up new skills are better suited for the jobs available to them. Unlike North American students, Ukrainian students find it harder to improve their skills as there is less funding available to them. Most schools do not yet offer technological…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on June 18, 2013 at 4:33am — No Comments

PCs out as Senegal opens world's first tablet cafe

Tablets are quickly taking over the computing world in this very mobile society, its portability, access to various apps, its cost, low power consumption and longer battery life,  user friendliness and sleeks designs make it a great rival of laptops or even any other personal…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Join Girl Rising on CNN this Sunday

What is 10x10 Campaign?

10x10 is a global action campaign for girls' education, founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. Centered by the new feature film, Girl Rising, 10x10 uses the power…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Source: ITU Blog; by itu4u - Lucía Ramón Torres

In addition to providing news,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 13, 2013 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Modem to improve African net access launched by Ushahidi

Made for Africa: the BRCK

A modem designed…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to go Local

Telecentre-Europe (TE) representing more than 20 000 ICT learning centres (Telecentres) in Europe, has announced at the 4th Global Forum of Telecentres (Granada 27-28 May) that it will activate its members through a series of multi-stakeholder partnerships ( to be called “Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs”) with the task of  preparing young people for ICT jobs. …


Added by Vida Gabe on June 13, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

African women: breaking down the barriers of entry to the tech industry

Empowering women through education and technology is essential to the economic development of any country. In Africa, the gap between the educated population and the one that has never had the opportunity to go to school is even bigger than in other parts of the world; a difference…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Spark13. Afterword.

The time is going quickly. It has been a week since the beginning of the Spark 13 Conference. However a high spirit from the participation in a large interesting and important event hasn’t passed yet. Spark 13 presented a whole scattering of interesting reports, the ability to share your success, to find like-minded people, to discuss important issues for everyday work. For me the conference in Granada is also associated with a very important and exciting event: the telecenter of Volgograd…


Added by Olga Kochetkova on June 7, 2013 at 4:09am — 4 Comments

ICT helping protect Kenya’s elephants

ICT is taking the lead to secure habitat for elephants and other wildlife in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

In the next five years, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW –, The School for Field Studies (SFS – …


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 6, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Rwandan Youth aim for change through YouthConnekt Dialogue

Thousands of Youth in Rwanda Kirehe District in Eastern Province gathered together for the YouthConnekt Dialogue this week, to see what they can do to shape a better future for Rwanda.  

YouthConnekt Dialogue is one of the activities planned during YouthConnekt Month, which kicked off in the beginning of May; the dialogue is an idea being implemented in…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 6, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Cubans try out new public Internet centers

Cubans lined up Tuesday to try out

computers newly wired to the World Wide Web as authorities began offering Internet at more than 100 public access points around the island.

It's part of a gradual technological opening by the Communist-run government, which has long restricted many kinds of…


Added by Vida Gabe on June 5, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

ICT4Ag conference invites content proposals

The ICT4Ag conference, to be staged in Rwanda in November, has invited content proposals. International delegates representing both the public and private sectors will meet on 4 - 8 November 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda, for the ICT4Ag conference. 

The objective of this event, which is co-hosted by the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 4, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments

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