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Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (35)

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…


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.



Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2014 at 2:18pm — 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…


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…


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:…


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…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on June 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — 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…


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…


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

Super-quick recap of Africa Internet Summit 2014

The second edition of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) was held in Djibouti in early June 2014 under the theme “Beyond connection: Internetworking for African Development.”

AIS, a regional multi-stakeholder ICT conference, is a key educational and…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on June 20, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum empowers youth to use the internet for good

The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) is aimed at “providing a sustainable National Forum and structure that engages industry, government, lawmaker, the academia, civil society and all Stakeholders in a strategic national debate on internet governance.”

The third-annual Nigeria…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on June 20, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Microsoft unveils TV white-spaces trial

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a television white-spaces spectrum pilot in Limpopo that it hopes will encourage further deployments of the technology throughout South Africa and the continent more broadly. By Regardt van der Berg.

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a television white-spaces spectrum pilot in Limpopo, using unused portions of radio…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 20, 2014 at 2:16am — No Comments

Young Innovators Competition Launches Challenge 2 on Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management

Following the success of challenge 1 on Local Digital Content, which attracted 205 ideas from 48 countries, the ITU Telecom World Young Innovators competition is launching challenge 2, calling for innovations using open source technology for disaster management. The competition seeks 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with start-ups that use open…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 19, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments

World Bank's Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank

It is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

My name is Jakub Šimek and I work as the Program Manager for the Pontis Foundation, which is located in Slovakia. Last year we started to scale up our third ICT4E project…


Added by Nabil Eid on June 19, 2014 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Making the most of Microsoft YouthSpark Summit

Microsoft is one of the world’s champions in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and YouthSpark proves it. The huge programme aims to create new work…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 18, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Free Webinar: 15 Useful Social Media Tips and Tricks

Looking to find more supporters and donors for your nonprofit? Utilizing social media is definitely a good way to start.

To help you maximize your social media accounts, be sure to attend Microsoft Citizenship's free webinar for 15 tips and tricks to help your nonprofit develop a more engaging social media presence!

This free webinar…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 17, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Preparing women leaders in Bogotá, Colombia.

Recently, Colnodo, one of Foundation's partners and a member of the Association for Progressive Communications in Colombia, won a tender to implement the "Training Project for Equal…


Added by Laia Fauró Gual on June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

WSIS Project Prizes 2014: Winners Announced

The WSIS Project Prizes Ceremony was held on 10th June 2014. More than 140 projects were nominated for the contest 2014 that were made available online for public appreciation. More than 16 000 votes were made by public for the period of two months.

Project descriptions of the winning projects are reflected in the …


Added by Seu Yapa on June 16, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt’ Wins a Prestigious ICT Award: WSIS Project Prizes 2014 Contest

10 June 2014

(Geneva, 10 June 2014) The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt” has been awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 contest, a unique recognition of excellence. The contest received 141 projects and initiatives from 44…


Added by ahmad shaaban on June 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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