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July 2012 Blog Posts (55)

TIS Talks Webinars continue in August and September Foundation (TCF) and Intel’s webinar series on Technology, Innovation and Sustainability, or TIS Talks, which was launched last July 23 to a worldwide audience in two timezones, is expected to…


Added by on July 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

e-mpower Africa Online Newsletter June 2012

e-mpower Africa Online Newsletter is a monthly publication of the Knowledge Network of African Community Telecentres(KNACT) and supported by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It is compiled by KenTel.

e-mpower Africa Online is a compilation of online posts by telecentre practitioners, users and enthusiasts and also shares other developemnts that are improtant to telecntres accross…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nairobi to host premier cloud event

The inaugural Cloud East Africa Summit is set to take place in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, on September 7, 2012.

The summit, hosted by Kinetic events,  provides a unique educational platform for IT professionals, chief information security officers and…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 29, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Mascom launches mHealth projects

Mascom will this week launch far-reaching mHealth projects in Botswana.

Mascom has been collaborating with PING (Positive Innovation for the Next Generation) to improve the quality and efficiency of…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why community members are taking up ICT

The Pasha Centre gospel is spreading and fast. This time the fire was in Kitengela Pasha Centre, as 44 community members graduated with ICT (Information Communication Technology) certificates after completing a Digital Literacy program, through Intel Easy Steps module.

The graduation ceremony that took place at Maasai Discovery Guest house, Kitengela, scored big with…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 29, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Telecentre in Dniprodzerzhinsk, Ukraine teaches seniors to use the Internet

When students from Ukraine, Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe come on exchange programs to universities in North America, they are usually surprised by the large number of seniors who get back to school and study at the university at the age of retirement. In many countries, one can become a student only at a young age and only if he or she is enrolled as a regular student with the intention to pursue a degree and study the program in full. In many countries seniors cannot become…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on July 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thailand will be new host of APTN, turnover ceremonies to be broadcast live

On July 31st during the Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand will be formally named the new APTN country host, taking over the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)of Sri Lanka, which hosted the first APTN Secretariat in Sri Lanka since February 2009.

The ceremonial turnover will be broadcast live via …


Added by on July 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Giving free internet access to people from rural area in Moldova

Sixteen WiFi networks were developed in Moldova this year. This is a pilot project done by the Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centers of Moldova. The project aims to share good practices between Ngo`s from Estonia and Moldova about development of e-society and use of informational…


Added by Ion Braga on July 25, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments

TIS Talks successfully launched Foundation, in partnership with Intel, successfully launched the webinar series entitled “TIS Talks (Technology, Innovation and Sustainability)” yesterday, July 23.

The webinar, which brought together over 30 participants from telecentres, telecentre networks and partner organizations, revolved…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 24, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Cisco to boost prospects of young African women through TelePresence

Cisco has said that it is utilizing the power of Cisco TelePresence technology to deliver impactful networking events designed to help talented young women in Africa boost their future outlook.

“This marks a significant milestone for technology in Africa and is a testimony to the whirlwind of information and communications technology (ICT) developments in the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 23, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Girls in ICT programme launched in Accra

The “Girls in ICT” Programme, a project that seeks to increase the number of girls studying ICT at all levels of education system in Ghana was launched in Accra on Tuesday.

The programme also seeks to within a few years, establish a substantive number of competent women ICT professionals holding jobs at all…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 23, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Techno Brain Scoops Microsoft 2012 Award

ICT solutions service provider Techno Brain has, for the third time in a row, beaten 3,000 entrants worldwide from 640,000 Microsoft partners, to win the 2012 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for its Malawi and Tanzania operations.

Kheliwe Murimu, Group Public Relations Manager of Techno Brain, says the ICT firm has always excelled in…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 23, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia


Makaia has implemented Information and Communication Technologies for Development Projects (ICT4D) working with vulnerable populations in Colombia for 6 years. Since 2011 Makaia has been working with people with disabilities through ICT trainings that develop their skills and…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 21, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter July 2012

In this issue:

News from Telecentre-Europe:

Registrations now open for Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Telecentre-Europe's board & staff meeting in Brussels - Telecentre-Europe at the Digital Agenda Assembly…


Added by Lize De Clercq on July 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

ITU and Foundation announce partnership to support “Youth Employment & Youth Entrepreneurship” through ICTs

On the occasion of the Connect Americas Summit held from 17-19 July, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Mr Miguel Raimilla, Executive Director of Foundation (TCF)have announced the launch of a new partnership to support social inclusion and the…


Added by on July 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Computer Education Plan to be Launched in Orissa schools in India

In order to make the children computer literate, the State Government has decided to start imparting computer education in 1,442 Upper Primary schools and 6,000 Government-run high schools from the current academic year.

The School…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 20, 2012 at 1:28am — No Comments

Microsoft Announces Office 365 for Education in India

Microsoft has announced Office 365 for Education, providing the productivity, communications and collaboration experiences to educational institutes at no cost. Office 365 for Education is a cloud-based suite that includes the…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 20, 2012 at 1:26am — No Comments

100,000 Common Service Centres coming soon in India

The government said that about 98,000 Common Service Centres (CSCs) that provide e-governance services to the public have already been set up in the country and the target of 100,000 centres will be met soon.

“We will soon achieve the target of 100,000 CSCs. Around 98,000 CSCs have been established as of now,” Minister of State for Communications…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 20, 2012 at 1:08am — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Video Volunteers

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT  is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the fifth article under this series, we interview Jessica Mayberry, Founding Director of Video…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 19, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

TCF to serve as Partner in Global Competition to Enrich the Lives of Girls and Women Foundation (TCF) is partnering with Intel Corporation and Ashoka Changemakers® to promote their global competition: She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls. More than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best and most innovative solutions that equip girls and women with new digital technologies—enabling them to live healthier, smarter and more meaningful lives.…


Added by on July 19, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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