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Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (33)

Disability and Development

Worldwide consultation launched that aims at building an inclusive Information Society for all

There are more than 1 billion people living with disabilities. But this figure doesn’t provide the full picture of how disabilities impact the lives of a much broader community because in…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

e-Krishok: promoting ICTs to farmers in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, availability of timely and appropriate information is a big challenge due to an inefficient extension system. Farmers lack access to relevant and timely information, knowledge about new technologies, skills, practices, ways to collaborate with the market and resources to overcome these limitations. As a result, smallholders are vulnerable to crop related diseases, suffer productivity…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 30, 2013 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Update on the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

The High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability and Development (HLMDD) will take place at UN Headquarters on 23 September, the day before the opening of the General Debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly. The meeting is expected to adopt an action-oriented…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nenasala Felicitation Gold Awards 2013: Recognizing telecentres in Sri Lanka

The Nenasala Felicitation Gold Awards 2013 (Nenasala Pranama - Swarna Sammana) was held on…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Common Fund Call for Proposals: Funding Innovation to Make a Difference

The Netherlands-based Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has issued a call for proposals to support commodity development activities that benefit the poor in more than hundred countries around the world. CFC is a membership-based organization comprising of 105 countries and 10 institutional…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Korean IT Volunteers help update Global Telecentre Map

Early this month, Foundation (TCF) welcomed 4 Korean volunteers from the Korean IT Volunteer (KIV) Program. These volunteers, who will be based at the TCF office in…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on July 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

ITU-MCMC Contest on Promoting Transformational Power of Broadband - “Connecting at the Roots”

ITU and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are jointly organizing a contest on promoting transformational power of broadband – “Connecting at the Roots”, having recognized the importance of broadband and its impact on nations’ socio-economic development and achieving Millennium…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 25, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Grandmothers and grandfather online in Russia

The internet community all the time proposes interesting and nonstandard solutions to existing issues in society. The potential of the domain is huge. Exactly internet allows creating supplementary work places and new approach for different target…


Added by Ion Braga on July 23, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Curbing India's booming population, one mobile phone at a time

A young woman in Aurangabad, India using two mobile phones

A young woman in Aurangabad, India using two mobile phones. Project Vikalp is one of the small-scale and low-cost family planning and reproductive health innovation projects that leverage on the widespread use of mobile phones in rural communities. Photo by: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank / CC…


Added by Vida Gabe on July 23, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Rwanda's push to become an ICT hub

Accountants at a cooperative in Rwanda during a two-day computer workshop

Accountants in Maraba, in southern Rwanda, attend a two-day computer workshop hosted by the Center to Bridge the Digital Divide. Around half of the participants have little to no experience in using digital bookkeeping. Rwanda is eager to reposition itself as one of Africa's ICT hubs. Photo by: Colleen Taugher /…


Added by Vida Gabe on July 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Teachers and Technology: A Terrific Team

We have recently received a letter from Lyudmila Sergeyevna Naumenko, a teacher of English as a Foreign Language from the Lyceum #97 specialized in Physics and Mathematics in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Naumenko uses her blog to keep in touch with her students…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on July 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Call for Abstracts: ICTD2013 Pre-Conference Symposium and Workshop for Emerging Scholars

The International Information and Communications Technologies for Development is calling for abstracts for its ICTD2013 Pre-Conference Symposium and Workshop for Emerging Scholars under the theme 'Opening Up the ICT ecosystem through Inclusion, Training and Dialogue,' taking place from 2-6 December 2013.



Added by Seu Yapa on July 19, 2013 at 1:29am — No Comments

Reminder of the Maker Party: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker Mentors

This is a reminder of the Mozilla Webmaker Party which started on June 15th and will end on September 15th. If you haven't joined yet, this is the time! Here is the original blog about it and an update of the event below.

Is this for me?

Estimated time:…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MICT, Thailand launch the ASEAN Community e-Classroom project

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and New Media 4D Company Limited launched the ASEAN Community e-Classroom Project and held the Workshop on ASEAN Community e-Classroom, July 10-12, 2013 at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Honored by the delegates from ASEAN…


Added by Boonyaporn Chimploy on July 16, 2013 at 9:02pm — 3 Comments

Technology: Helping All Generations

The Kemerovo regional children's library in Kemerovo, Russia has participated in the HP Harmony project since 2011. The project helps different vulnerable populations improve computer literacy. The telecentre reaches out to children, youth and adults.…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on July 15, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

USPF distributes 120,000 PCs to schools

Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 public secondary schools across the country to date. The Executive Secretary of USPF, Abdullahi Maikano disclosed this last week when the House Committee on Communications visited one of the USPF…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Story of Muthyalammapalem : Capturing the promise of ICT in remote Andhra village in India

India has become one of the most prominent mobile markets in the world. Perhaps the best tool for poverty alleviation on the continent is the mobile phone. Every now and then, India gets a stark reminder that the feel good factor created by high growth rates in recent years eludes…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

IT Volunteers from Korea help telecentre in Moldova

From July to August four Korean volunteers will work in Moldova to help developing a telecentre in rural area.

The non-governmental organization Eco-Răzeni manages the telecentre starting with 2005. The…


Added by Ion Braga on July 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — 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 competences of people with disabilities in order for them to be able to take advantage of personal, familiar, social…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on July 12, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Nominations for Disability Award

Nominations are now open for the "ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific". The ESCAP-Sasakawa Award seeks to recognize the leadership of companies that provide enabling working environments for persons with disabilities, deliver inclusive products and services, and are…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 10, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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