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August 2010 Blog Posts (55)

Bangladesh E-Content and ICT for Development Awards 2010

E-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010- An initiative to promote innovations

BY: Nasir Muzahid

For the first time in Bnagladesh, e-Content and ICT for Development contest took place with objective of promoting innovations through integration of ICTs in the daily life of common people, business operation and functioning of the government.

Ministry of Science and ICT and Development Research Network D.Net, jointly oirganised the first National… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

First facilitator team of the Assistance Network for Telecentres - Tinkuy

Gabriela Perona Zevallos

Facilitator of the Operator Assistance Network of telecentres-Tinkuy

Assistance Network for Telecentres Operators Tinkuy, has reached an important moment: the formation of the first regional facilitators team. The network will be concentrated on the production and circulation of information from national telecentre networks in dialogue with the regional network of, for we've been working on… Continue

Added by Eiko Kawamura on August 17, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

FIRST afforable video conferencing technology to be priced for the Indian marketplace.

September 2010 will mark an important date in conferencing technology.

About the product

The product is the FIRST afforable video conferencing technology to be priced for the Indian marketplace. Each video conference room will offer 50 seats, deaktop sharing, whiteboard, browser and more.

About the Distribution

The distribution, support and payments are handled by the company online.

About You

You can use and participate in the distribution. If… Continue

Added by Richard Potvin on August 16, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Email with a pen, paper and a mobile phone?

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By Serene Leow | 3 August 2010

Citizens in India will soon be able to send emails using a pen, paper and mobile phone camera. HP Labs based in Bangalore are in the final stages of developing new technology that would enable any mobile phone with a camera to become an emailing… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

MSSRF International Conference on Eliminating and Poverty: Excerpts from Professor M.S. Swaminathan’s theme address

The entire congregation of national and international development experts, researchers, scientists, agricultural specialists, politicians and representative from the civil society, who had gathered in Chennai for the MSSRF International Conference on Eliminating and Poverty, listened in rapt attention when the Master of the Green Revolution in India and one of the most prominent and respected Scientists and Humanists of the world, Professor M.S.… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on August 15, 2010 at 2:52am — No Comments

International Conference on Eliminating Hunger and Poverty: Priorities in Global Agricultural Research and Development Agenda in an Era of Climate Change and Rising Food Prices

This International Conference was organised by MSSRF in Chennai, India from August 7-9 at the Chennai Trade Centre. This Conference also coincided with Professor Swaminathan’s 85th birthday on the 7th August.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries and ministers, including the Hon’ble Chief Minsters of Tamil Nadu Dr. Karunanidhi and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. Rosaiah. Dr. Karunanidhi released the Annual Report of MSSRF.

On this… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on August 15, 2010 at 1:37am — No Comments

eIndia 2010 Awards’s partner organisation CSDMS organised eIndia 2010, the sixth one in the series of conferences, which took place from 4-6 August, 2010 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, at Hyderabad, India. The three day event saw panel discussions with parallel tracks on eGov, Digital Learning, eHealth, eAgriculture, Telecentre Forum and some independent Workshops.

An important aspect of eIndia was the recognition of successful endeavours in the ICT field through… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on August 14, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments


Our Indian history is like our vibrant culture of so many diversities in terms of religion, culture and traditional values can be a large canvass to depict our origins which has provided accommodation to change like no other country in this world. No country in the world can boast of such a cultural amalgamation.

The Day of Indian Independence is a day of celebration for every Indian to commemorate our jubilant victory over the British who ruled our country for nearly three… Continue

Added by Mukesh Hajela on August 14, 2010 at 7:39pm — No Comments

eIndia 2010: Professor V N Rajasekharan Pillai at the Digital Learning Track

One of the first sessions that were organised as a part of the Digital Learning Track was on- Envisioning eLearning on a global platform and vision 2020- Policies, Strategies and relevance for achieving excellence. This session was chaired by Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Professor… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on August 14, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Consultative worshop on 1,000 telecentre project-Kigali

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in partnership with Rwanda Telecentre Network(RTN) are organizing one day consultative workshop which will take place on 20th August 2010 at Hotel le PRINTEMPS in Kigali.

The workshop is supported by the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural cooperation (CTA).

The goal of the workshop is to share with stakeholder the work that has been done so far by RTN , as well as collect inputs for refinement of road map for deploying 1,000 telecentres in… Continue

Added by Paul BARERA on August 13, 2010 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

1.000 telecentres in Rwanda – an update after 6 weeks of strategic planning

A second update from the Rwanda Telecentre Network

A few weeks ago, we used the website to inform you on the initiative of the Rwanda Telecentre Network to deploy 1.000 telecentres in Rwanda. We wrote about the necessity of ICT access in Rwanda, RTN’s goals and the deliverables we envisioned to create during our 8 weeks of collaboration in July and August.

Five weeks have passed since our first writing, in which great progress has been made. With this… Continue

Added by Juriaan Deumer on August 12, 2010 at 8:46pm — 5 Comments

e-Krishok in WSIS Stocktaking

Dear All,

I hope all are doing well.

Just to draw your attention to the article in ITU news.

Thank you,

With bets regards,

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on August 12, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Solar Power for Off-grid PC Deployments: Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities is committed to knowledge sharing and community learning. We believe that it is extremely important to connect members of the telecentre community and facilitate the widespread sharing of ideas, resources, learning and best practices. The result is a vibrant and dynamic community based on active knowledge exchange.

Webinars are one of the major tools uses to support community learning and a number of these are planned. Some of the topics and themes we… Continue

Added by Buenafe Abdon on August 12, 2010 at 9:47am — 9 Comments

Impact of openness in grassroot empowerment

I witnessed this year Murali Krishna winning e-INDIA 2010 Award for best Telecentre initiative for the project AraviKalanjam e-SDI project he implemented. He was the youngest and probably represented smallest entity among award recipients. The goodness of the project is that it involved more than 500 students in a digital local language content competition. Many students who took part had not used ICT before. The project involved training,… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

UN ICT Hub Partners with Regional Development Agencies to Produce Public Service ICT Resource Tools.

Incheon, Republic of Korea – Capacity building and information and communication technology (ICT) experts from six Asia-Pacific countries conclude workshop on resource tools designed to enhance public services through the use of ICT.

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), a regional institute of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, today concluded a Training of Trainers Workshop on… Continue

Added by Daniel Munoz-Smith on August 11, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Community, Network & a Task Force for Nenasalas (Telecentres) in Sri Lanka

Nenasala Community Development Task Force Expanded

Sustainability of the telecentres is a major challenge which is common for the telecentres in most parts of the world. To guarantee that telecentres are fully functioning and contributing to its utmost to deliver the optimal benefits of ICT to the rural community, a new strategy was introduced to the Nenasala community by Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Afro-Colombian Women Fight Prejudice by Embracing Technology

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By AL for APCNews- MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, 09 August 2010

On an improvised stage “Bombón de chocolate” (Chocolate Candy) is being performed. The play, which narrates the story of an African-Colombian girl who feels rejected because of the colour of her skin, is one of the events at a special day on drug addiction and violence organised… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on August 11, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

32 initiatives honoured for ICT innovations in the first National e-Content and ICT4D Award 2010, Bangladesh

Thirty-two organisations were awarded yesterday for developing 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) 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 Austria.

The organisers also honoured some noted… Continue

Added by Rahmatul Alam Ranju on August 10, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Content for Union Information and Service Centres (UISCs)> National Content Repository, Bangladesh

We, at Access to Information (A2I) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, are pleased to inform you of our latest initiative – Jatiyo e-Tatthyakosh (The National Content Repository).

Contents including health, education, agriculture, disaster management, law and human rights, etc.

At the repository, we have incorporated a simple search engine that helps render the repository a “one-stop search place” for livelihood content. The… Continue

Added by M. Ataur Rahman on August 8, 2010 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

Nenasala Haldummulla "Innovative Grassroots Telecentre Initiative of the Year e-India 2010 "

Thank you for all My Dear Friends and colleges

Innovative Grassroots Telecentre Initiative of the Year

My hart full thanks to all colleges and who are supported and helped to the success of Telecentre achievements to win the e- india award 2010 . and I hoop to share my experience with Telecentres for future,,,, Thank… Continue

Added by Muralikrishna on August 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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