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August 2010 Blog Posts (55)

Basic and Customised Internet Literacy Course for Rural Women by Ma Eloisa San Mateo

Dear Telecentre friends, Here I am sharing about an initiative to empower the rural women to use the digital technologies in Philippines. This story was contributed by Ma Eloisa San Mateo in the April_June issue of the telecentre magazine.

After adapting the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), it was identified that the Philippine CeCs lack training suited for the rural women. It was further identified that having appropriate training will… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 31, 2010 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Connecting Community Wireless in Himalayan Village

As a part of my Community Wireless Research in WAKHOK University(, Japan, under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Bishnu Pd. Gautam. I am interested to connect a Wireless-WAN in my home country Nepal. My village lies in the lap of Annapurna range with 1500 mtrs height.

If anybody is interested to do the research with me please feel free to contact me at I am going to Nepal to implement wireless network in… Continue

Added by Dambar Raj Paudel on August 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Burundi Community Telecentre Network 2010: Moving Forward- An article by Nkurunziza Jean Paul

Dear Members,

Here I am sharing an article by Nkurunziza Jean Paul that appeared in the April_June 2010 issue of the telecentre magazine. It tells about the growth of the telecentre and ICT4D movement in Burundi, a small country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Here are some excerpts from the article:

... "The country is facing many challenges in the ICT… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 26, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Citizen Journalism and Empowerment Training Opportunity for Women!

Dear Members,

Just wanted to share a recent opportunity that I came across that might be helpful for telecentre communities.


Apply to be an International Correspondent

World Pulse is thrilled to announce a call for applicants for the second annual Voices of Our Future program, an exciting, online training program in web 2.0, citizen journalism… Continue

Added by Anthony David on August 26, 2010 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

eIndia 2010 the shortest road for community development

I started my trip from Khartoum on the 30 of July through Dubai to Damascus to prepare some printed material for the conference then to Beirut to attend the meeting of the steering committee 2nd to 3rd august for knowledge network… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on August 26, 2010 at 1:38am — 2 Comments

Unleashing Technology to Advance Social Change

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Microsoft's Global Community Affairs, writes about how technology can be an amazing tool to bring about social and economic change. In his article, he shares about a new paradigm in computing that will offer a great potential for improving the way we do things and cites four new models of social change.

Here's the link to his article entitled… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 25, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

"Empowering Sri Lanka to a New Social Order"


Technology and Research Minister Prof. Tissa Vitarana paid a glowing tribute to both the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the private sector for their role in making the benefits ICTA accrue to people island-wide.

"We must congratulate both the ICT Agency for the e-Sri Lanka Programme which has been… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

‘Intel Outside’: Integrating Technology in Community Learning: An interview with Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Strategic Education Initiative, Intel Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific Region

Dear Friends, all of you are aware of the famous Intel logo, 'Intel Inside'; actually who isn't! But now read what Intel is doing 'Outside' in the eLearning domain. It has some wonderful programmes to support telecentres or shared access spaces too. Read on an interview with Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Intel Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific region in the April_June issue of the telecentre magazine. Some excerpts from the… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 25, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

Handbook for 1,000 telecentres in Rwanda to be launched soon

Juriaan Deumer from the Netherlands and Paul BARERA, Executive Director of Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN), have just completed the handbook for 1,000 telecentres in Rwanda. This book, developed with the financial support of CTA (Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation), provides details of WHY and HOW 1,000 sustainable telecentres can be deployed in Rwanda.

More specifically, the handbook provides answers to the following questions:

• Why are 1.000 telecentres in… Continue

Added by Juriaan Deumer on August 24, 2010 at 5:57pm — 3 Comments

African governments embark more on setting up Cyber Crime Prosecution Units

Nigeria - The Federal Government has approved the setting up of a Computer Crime Prosecution Unit (CCPU) for prosecuting those involved in cyber crimes.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) gave the approval, according to a statement issued by the ministry. He said cyber crimes cannot be prosecuted successfully without adequate capacity and necessary structure.

"Nigeria needs to have a robust cyber security and cyber… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on August 23, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Technology for social change: How technology could help shape Africa

The third Tandaa symposium hosted by the Kenya ICT board took place on 18th August 2010 in Nairobi, with special emphasis on how technology (Internet and mobile phones) can help Kenya and Africa address some of its most pressing challenges. Sponsored by Google the events have been used to explore how to have a compelling presence on the internet in textual, visual or aural forms. Spearheaded by the CEO Paul Kakubo the Kenya ICT board has been a great push for people to produce local content… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on August 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Private Sectors’ Helping Hand to Nenasalas

Extending their helping hand to the need of the hour to empower rural mass with ICT, Sampath Bank, Digana branch, in Kandy district has donated 5 computers to a Nenasala. This far reaching donation to the Hurikaduwa Nenasala, one of the Nenasalas located in a remote village in Kandy district has heralded a new signs of hope for the Nenasala as well as the rural mass who regularly visit Nenasala for their IT services. The donation of computers officially presented to the Nenasala by the Sampath… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SIR v8

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the evolving threat landscape, and addresses such topics as software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software.…


Added by K.M Rahman (Mr. Shuvo) on August 23, 2010 at 1:36am — No Comments

telecentresRus: The Rich Fuchs Column- "More Lemonade...!"

Dear Friends,

Read "More Lemonade", an emotional story about how the Nakaseke telecentre changed the lives of the rural community in Rich Fuchs' own words in the latest issue of the telecentre magazine (April_June 2010). I am quoting a beautiful excerpt from the story that shows what a telecentre can do in the lives of the rural community. This is one of my favourites :)

" Telecentres aren't about the internet, although sometimes they can be. They're not about the immediate… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 22, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Challenges of ICT and digital divide

ICT is an important milestone for the African economies. No one today denies the role of ICT in the development process. Some problems of access to the network such as the digital divide.

Several economic studies have shown: Information and Communication Technologies play a key role in improving productivity, growth and competitiveness. However, there are three interrelated conditions to be met:

1) Investment in ICT,

2) Reorganization of management practices and work

3)… Continue

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on August 21, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Digital Activism & Community Media: From Image to Impact by Mary Joyce

Dear Friends,

I am sharing a presentation on Community media and how it empowers the community by providing a platform for highlighting and discussing its critical issues and also identifying solutions.


Added by Shipra Sharma on August 21, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

E-Content and ICT Development Award 2010- Bangladesh

32 Initiatives Honoured for ICT innovations

Thirty-two initiatives were awarded for developing innovations on information and communication technology, in the first national competition of its kind in Bangladesh. The Science and ICT ministry and D.Net (Development Research Network) jointly organised the 2010 National e-Content and ICT for Development Award. The winners will be eligible to contest in the World Summit Award 2011 in… Continue

Added by Bipas on August 19, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Go Lucky with Google Chrome

Google Chrome Logo As you Google Chrome users know, there's no 'I'm Feeling Lucky!' associated with the address bar. According to my personal opinions and experience, Google Chrome address bar behaves in a somewhat annoying way, but we can make it serve us best.

Of course this one is just a small thing, but I'm not just going to give you the fish; I'm going to tell you how to fish. :-)

First we'll study how I'm Feeling Lucky works on your…

Added by Sameera Shaakunthala on August 19, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Philippine Commission on ICT spearheads drafting of communication plan for national telecentre program

As the Philippine Community eCenter Program prepares to embark on its next phase with the development of a successor plan to the Strategic Roadmap of 2008-2010, representatives of the key stakeholder groups recently gathered for a one-day communication planning seminar-workshop to facilitate the drafting of the PhilCeC Program’s strategic communication plan.

The… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Imperatives of ICT4D and opportunities for Telecentres in MGD

This is exact model that future Telecentres to be planned. Telcentre roles will be

- Creation of Knowedge

- Delivering Knowledge

- Making Social Awareness

- Creating partnerships

- Initiate (local, regional, national and global) Social Actions

and its important to create a social enterprise model where sustainability could be achived through addressing of above issues and transforming them to socio-economic opportunities.…


Added by Niranjan Meegammana on August 19, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

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