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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 31, 2014 at 1:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 31, 2014 at 12:39am —
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… Continue
Added by Laia Fauró Gual on July 30, 2014 at 6:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Cuchie Echeverria on July 30, 2014 at 5:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 2:19am —
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 —
What is “Coworking”? Continue
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 —
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. Continue
As an example of this issue,…
Added by Nabil Eid on July 22, 2014 at 12:26am —
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… Continue
Added by Laia Fauró Gual on July 21, 2014 at 6:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on July 21, 2014 at 4:40pm —
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 —
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… Continue
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Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 2:34pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 2:31pm —
Associazione seed is collaborating with Telecentre.org 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… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 1:46am —
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… Continue
Added by telecentre.org on July 16, 2014 at 2:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 11, 2014 at 8:10pm —
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… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on July 10, 2014 at 11:39pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2014 at 7:01pm —