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July 2014 Blog Posts (55)

Mewang Community eCentre - Empowering Rural Bhutan

Bhutan is known for the beauty of its landscapes. Yet, majority of Bhutan's population live in remote areas with extreme poverty, poor infrastructure, and few educational or economic opportunities. Seventy-nine percent of its population are still surviving solely on agricultural production. Most of the Bhutan rural…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 31, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 – Promoting Social Media for Development Inclusion

Deadline: 25 August 2014

Digital Empowerment Foundation is seeking nominations from all eligible applicants for Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014. The mission of this programme is to foster the momentum of Social Media for social empowerment while in a cross-border learning, experience sharing relationships by creating a regional…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 31, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

An interview with Luisa Maria Miralles (Xarxa Omnia, Valls). Get to know the activity in her telecentres!

I share with you an interview with Luisa Maria Miralles Serrano, coordinator and manager of Punts Omnia (telecentres), done to create awareness of the daily life…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on July 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

PhilCeCNet holds 9th Knowledge Exchange Conference, elects new set of officers

The Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet), in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO), staged the 9th Knowledge Exchange Conference on Community eCenters last July 22-24 in Manila, Philippines.

 

This year’s…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on July 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

What Are the Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management?

ICTwork recently held a Twitter Chat on 'Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management'. From this Twitter chat, ICT Works was able to capture dynamic conversations from all over the world – including the Philippines, Iceland, and the UK. The conversation drew in almost 500 responses from 80 contributors – and it is expected that the impact reached over 1.4 million. Following are the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 2:19am — No Comments

8 Recommendations for Successful Development and Technology Organization Partnerships

In the ICT4D world we all talk often about working with the private sector, collaboration and partnership with technology companies. The truth is that beside the willingness to work together, we need to understand that collaboration and partnerships needs to be build on a common language and common visions.

For a media development organization,…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Coworking Spaces as Next-Generation Telecentres

What is “Coworking”?

Have you ever come across the term “Coworking”? The concept is simple: “professionals from different working areas, independent workers, nomad workers and entrepreneurs find themselves in the same physical space to work on their own projects. They don’t only seek to break with their isolation and to find an alternative…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 25, 2014 at 2:26am — No Comments

Google Basics Telecentre Challenge winners bared

Results of the Google Basics Telecentre Challenge are finally out. Congratulations to Linda Balbuena of Malvar Community eCenter in the Philippines…

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Added by telecentre.org on July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ICT and the Hearing Impaired

Among the marginalized groups in society globally, persons with physical disabilities are often seriously disadvantaged. In particular, life-long disabilities which interfere with a person’s capability to participate in society deserve special attention and support.

As an example of this issue,…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 22, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

Punt TIC Network promotes digital manufacturing

As part of monthly campaigns, we will organize webinars, meetings and training for telecenter managers; we will offer workshops to develop proposals in telecenters and we will recommend different tools. We want to have a common axis and work…

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Added by Anna Sánchez Ribas on July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

From Virtual to Real

FROM VIRTUAL TO REAL…

The “BELOVED NUEVA VIZCAYA!!!” Facebook group that was created by the manager of the Nueva Vizcaya Community eCenter (NVCeC) in northern Philippines has now grown to become the biggest interactive social networking group of Nueva Vizcaya-loving people from within and outside this Philippine province.

In response to the clamor among its members, nine (9)…

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Added by Jimmy L. Calata on July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Coworking Europe Conference 2014 to be held in Lisbon in Nov

Lisbon takes over Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona and organizes the fifth edition of the Coworking Europe Conference. Around 350 participants will meet from 24th to 26th of November at Cinema Sao Jorge, Lisbon, to…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on July 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ARAIEQ: Working Together to Improve Education Quality in the MENA Region

In Tunis this month, the Arab Regional Agenda for Improving Education Quality (ARAIEQ) held its second annual meetings of representatives from institutions from across the region. The idea for this network is simple enough: Arab countries face a now well-recognized challenge—the need to improve the…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 21, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Mina Community eCenter: Its impact to a small and struggling municipality

Mina Community  eCenter, equipped with 42 units of computers, has become the center for  computer literacy training  in a 5th income-class municipality in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines with a population of 18,000 people with majority of them living below poverty level.

After…

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Added by DORY P. EMELO on July 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.

Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, the accomplished…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 21, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Raise funds with GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving has helped 10,309 projects, non-profits and social entrepreneurs grow their community of donors and volunteers to raise a total of $116,629,916.

GlobalGiving work with non-profit organizations registered anywhere in the world to upgrade their fundraising strategy.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 21, 2014 at 12:54am — No Comments

Impact story from Sultanate of Oman, Community Knowledge Center in Al Amerat

Wilayat Al Amerat in governorate of Muscat, Oman, aptly named, everything in it beautiful, green oases, valleys and mountains, fertile plains, rooted in past and entrenched in the present and future.

Old name knows as "Al Fateh" because it opens the villages of the valley "about fifty-seven…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 20, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

A New Beginning for Kanlaya

Ms. Kanlaya Karwsom is a single parent with three children and is a home worker from the Lee District, Lamphun, in the northern mountainous area near Chiang Mai, Thailand. Abandoned by her husband, Kanlaya engaged in farming activities. But soon she realized she could not earn enough to…

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Added by telecentre.org on July 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Transforming Mobile Data into Credit History

In the fight against poverty, microcredit has been hailed as one of the most successful tools invented to help enterprising men and women build wealth in the developing world. Access to small loans has certainly been a game changer for many…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

From the Ushahidi team, an internet solution for remote areas

If you are used to a reliable internet connection and uninterrupted power supply, you might not appreciate BRCK – a battery-powered modem that will connect you to the internet irrespective of your location. But for the 75 percent in Africa, internet connection is non-existent and erratic at best.

A solution to provide internet to off-grid areas has been hampered by an…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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