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Featured Blog Posts – July 2014 Archive (35)

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 25, 2014 at 2:26am — 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,…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 22, 2014 at 12:26am — 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…


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…


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.



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

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…


Added by 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…


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…


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

Telecentres and Mobile Technologies: a global pilot study

Associazione seed is collaborating with to investigate the interconnection between mobile technologies and telecentres, public places to access digital technologies and the internet in the developing world to promote socio-economic…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Electricity for All!" Installation of Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh (Grameen)

I n Bangladesh, approximately 36 percent of the population has an income below the poverty line and only 32 percent of Bangladesh’s total population has access to grid electricity. The majority of the rural population does not have access to electricity, and 18 percent of total household consumption is spent on fuel. Due to lack of access to grid connected electricity, the target households currently use…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments

TCF’s Arabic online community welcomes 2,000th member

Our Arabic online community, which caters to telecentre and ICT for development (ICT4D) practitioners particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has recently welcomed its 2,000th member in the person of…


Added by on July 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A4AI releases Peru Case Study

Today, the Alliance for Affordable Internet is pleased to release first case study on a Latin America country. Selected country: Peru – a fascinating country with multiple challenges including challenging topography, a dominant telecoms operator and a wide urban/rural connection gap.

As noted in opening chapter:

“Tackling connectivity…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 11, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments

UN-APCICT promotes engaged learning in universities across Asia-Pacific

Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries came together in Selangor, Malaysia for the three-day event held from 3 to 5 June as part of a series of UN-APCICT activities promoting students’ engagement in community development.

Whether it is an IT student volunteering in a rural Timor-Leste community…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 10, 2014 at 11:39pm — No Comments

UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

UN Women  launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

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