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June 2014 Blog Posts (75)

Sultanate of Oman receives UN Public Service Award for 6th consecutive year

28/06/2014

​For the sixth consecutive year, the Sultanate of Oman has been awarded a prestigious UN Public Service Award. This year’s honor was presented to the Ministry of Health for its Omani Nurse-Midwife Project at the United Nations Public Service Forum and Awards Ceremony 2014 taking place in Seoul, South Korea.

On the occasion, HE Mohammed bin Salim Al-Harthy, the Sultanate's Ambassador to South Korea commented: "We are delighted to have the Sultanate’s name recognized…

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Added by Karim A. Kasim on June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

ICT in Support Of Long-Term Care: Cases in UK and France

One of the aspects of introducing ICT innovations in the elderly care is not only contributing to a better life seniors can live with ICT solutions, but also saving costs in social and healthcare systems. Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS, Joint Research Centre, European Commission) presented the preliminary findings of two case studies of ICT…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

How do you make the voices of women in poor, rural areas of India heard? A hard-hitting community newspaper is a good place to start.

Khabar Lahariya is a women-run rural weekly newspaper produced in the local languages Awadhi, Bajjika, Bhojuri, and Bundeli in the Indian states of Utter Pradesh and Bihar. The paper is distributed to 80,000 readers across 600 villages.

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World

In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA).  The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 30, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

Young people using Internet and mobile to put the UN (MDGs) into action!

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs - under 30 years of age - who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action and make a difference.

Call for Applications: JULY 15th,…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 28, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya

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Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the birthplace of M-Pesa, has established itself as the “tech centre” in Africa within seven years. The rise of M-Pesa is impressive: in 2007 the local mobile services provider Safaricom in partnership with its shareholder Vodafone launched a mobile-based money-transfer service as a non- profit project. Just six years later a third of Kenyans (17 million people) were using their mobile phone to transfer or save money.…
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Added by Seu Yapa on June 27, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

TCF, Vital Innova ink partnership to deliver open source telecentre management solution for smart telecentres

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is happy to announce yet another partnership, this time with Vital Innova, a consulting organization based in Spain that develops and delivers technology services and open source solutions worldwide.

Through this new…

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Added by telecentre.org on June 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Tradition meets technology with indigenous language app

The File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council believes the key to language preservation is technology. So on Monday, FHQTC launched its iTunes Language App for Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda and Lakota - the five language groups that comprise the tribal council. The applications will now be accessible for download on iTunes for free.

It took three years and several fluent language…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 27, 2014 at 12:48am — No Comments

Call for piloting media literacy programme for adult learners

The TMA Consortium, coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, consisting of eight European partners is inviting organisations outside the Consortium and potentially from other countries to join an Open Pilot experience. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 27, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Helping Albanians Report Trafficking and Save Lives

News reports about the problem of human trafficking—the illegal trading of human beings—in Albania have been so shocking over the years, they seem like science fiction:

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 26, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Establishment of an Information Access Center (IAC) in Uganda

In the end of April 2014, a National Information Society Agency (NIA) delegation led by Mr. Young Sun Lee, Director of NIA’s Global Project Department went to the Republic of Uganda in order to select a suitable location and partner for the establishment of…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on June 24, 2014 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Last few days to participate in our Google Basics competition for telecentre managers

We are now in the final week of our Google Basics Telecentre Challenge. Inviting all telecentre managers worldwide to get as many people in your community to sign up for our FREE Google Basics Certification Course. In return, you get a chance to win one of two units of Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 that will be given away!…

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Added by telecentre.org on June 24, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Belarus- Korea Information Access Centre to Open in 2014 at the Belarus Hi-Tech Park

An official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Belarus Hi-Tech Park and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea (NIA) on the establishment of the joint Belarus-Korea Information Access Center (IAC) was held on April 24, 2014 at the Hi-Tech Park.

The Belarus-Korea IAC will begin its work in the fourth quarter of 2014 at the Hi-Tech…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Establishment of Information Access Centre in Uganda

In the end of April 2014, a NIA delegation led by Mr. Young Sun Lee, Director of NIA’s Global Project Department went to the Republic of Uganda in order to select a suitable location and partner for the establishment of an Information Access Center (IAC).

Information Access Centers or IAC is an initiative that the Government of Korea under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, ICT and…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 24, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Young Innovators Competition: Challenge 1 winners announced!

More than 200 entries from 48 countries worldwide, hundreds of ideas, comments and unique perspectives on the creation of local digital content, many hours of serious consideration by our panel of judges – and the winners of the ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition 2014 Challenge 1:…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 24, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas

There have been multiple attempts in the past couple of years by African companies to market African-designed tablets. VMK (Congo), Encipher (Nigeria), Nhava (Zimbabwe), and GIL (Ghana) all come to mind, with Congo’s VMK being the most successful. As of mid-2014, all are built in China and run on Android. (VMK tablets and smartphones will be manufactured in Congo-Brazzaville later in 2014.) Though…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on June 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

English edition of entrepreneurship course for women to be launched July 14

The long wait is over. The very first edition of Telecentre Academy’s “Women, Entrepreneurship and ICTs” course  in English will be launched on July 14. The 8-week online course will provide participants with the practical ideas, skills and resources necessary to help them launch and…

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Added by telecentre.org on June 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Telecentre Bechni: ICT for Capacity Development in Rural Areas

From the palm village that lies on the desert sands in the west of Kabli in Tunisia, and  in the isolation from the outside world, where people live isolated from the concerns developments in the modern era which made them deprived of their right to get information and the requirements of development, and due to…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 23, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Do you have a startup that could change the world?

Apply to be selected among the most innovative startups in Latin America and the Caribbean!

This year the IDB will be selecting a group of 15 startups, to participate, from December 1st to the 3rd, 2014, in one of the most innovative events at the IDB in Washington, DC. The goal is to raise awareness and connect innovative solutions, creative ventures from Latin…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 21, 2014 at 12:58am — No Comments

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