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August 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Telecentres for Innovating Youth Education for 21st Century Skills

The mixed experiences of last 5 Years of engagement of rural education development through Nenasala telecentres has thought me that success of ICT4D depends on dedicated and committed people rather than resources or market opportunities. The development of education brings impact directly in the lives of people as evident from Lahugala Nenasala Telecentre located in South east part of Sri Lanka which helped changing the shape of education in their village through Shilpa Sayura. …


Added by Niranjan Meegammana on August 29, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Women's Access to Public Internet Centers in Transitional and Developing Countries

Article by Jayne Cravens, reposted from Coyote Communications

Public access to the Internet is still common even in countries where home Internet access is the norm (like the USA). These public access points can be commercial Internet cafes, wireless access at a coffee shop, a community Internet center / community technology center / community telecenter operated as or by…


Added by Vida Gabe on August 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ministry of Agriculture in Chile opens Digital School

Ninety-two (92%) of the rural population will be connected through the government's plan called "Connected Chile", which illuminates 338 points of the region, so "it is essential to provide tools for producers to use this technology for their businesses,"  Alvaro Cruzat, Secretary of Agriculture said at the launch of…


Added by on August 26, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

International Conference on ICT and Development Announces the Call for Scholarship Applications

ICTD will provide a limited number of scholarships, sponsored by Microsoft and the IDRC, to enable people to participate in the conference who might not otherwise be able to do so. The level of support will depend on the amount of sponsorship money available.

Scholarships will be of three kinds:

  • Contribution to flights, registration fee, and accommodation
  • Contribution to registration fee and accommodation
  • Free registration



Added by on August 26, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Social Enterprise Programme (SEP) 25th August 2011

The SEP was designed to have a short Thursday when people could visit the historical sites in Chennai, visiting the historical touristic sites that unfortunately were hit hard by the Tsunami. 


The workshop was however was not without its interesting discussions on social enterprise as we had this discussion on the education system in India and how own social entrepreneur has impacted on the education system in the country influenced the legal structure and the practice of…


Added by Kiringai Kamau on August 26, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011 to take place in Brussels

The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011 will take place during 27-28 October in Brussels, Belgium, and will bring together an invited audience of an estimated 100 telecentre network leaders from across Europe.


The key theme of the event will explore how telecentres improve employment and bring economic growth to their communities. The summit is well known as an important opportunity for digital inclusion organizations across Europe to explore together new services and products, and…


Added by on August 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Programme 24th August 2011

I have learned that there is reason to trust every day to bring a new opportunity, a new challenge and dimension to issues that face us...this came live today when the visit to the second of the host organization site took longer than everybody expected. We were to visit the site which we understood was only 100km meaning in our mind that it would take an hour. It took 3 hours going and 3 hours coming back. You can imagine how much exasperated some of the team members in my group…


Added by Kiringai Kamau on August 25, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

Caption and translate your videos!

Now you can make your videos more globally accessible by adding subtitles in 50+ languages! With our recently added Universal Subtitles feature, Foundation videos can be captioned or subtitled by any member of the community…


Added by on August 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Programme 23rd August 2011

fWhen you are in a new country and exposed only to the new things that a community you know may be keen to know about regarding what you are doing, then you cannot help but tell the story of the day every day.


Again it is a promise I made to many of you my community network colleagues, both in India and in…


Added by Kiringai Kamau on August 24, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Social Enterprise Programme 22nd August 2011

I arrived this morning in Chennai, India, courtesy of a programme that is being facilitated by resource personnel from Harvard University and the Great Lakes Institute of Management of Chennai.


The basis behind this programme is to explore whether what we do at community level can be rejuvenated by looking at it from the sustainability perspective of a social enterprise.


The first session started in the afternoon by looking at two social…


Added by Kiringai Kamau on August 23, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Digital futures and African local agricultural content – can you help?

Source: iHub


How can digital technology support story telling and other forms of African local agricultural content?

This question wil be discussed next week on Friday the 26th of August,2011 in Nairobi at the iHub by a small group of people, mainly from Eastern and Southern Africa, who work with rural communities encouraging the capture and dissemination of Local Content, that is relevant to rural…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 19, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

European Union Women Innovators prize

Reposted from the European Commission Innovation Union

The EU Prize for Women Innovators will be awarded to three women entrepreneurs, who were at some point during their careers beneficiaries of funding for projects under the RTD Framework Programme (FP) or the Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). It is time to have your accomplishments recognised and…


Added by Vida Gabe on August 17, 2011 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

Five Nenasalas (Telecentres) opened in Gamaneguma villages in Kegalle district, Sri Lanka


Two Nenasala centres were opened on 21st June 2011 in Ruwanwella and Dehiowita District Secretariat areas in the Kegalle district by Gamaneguma in collaboration with Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 16, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Ahmed Eisa

In UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT we share with you inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the third article under this series, we cover the story of Foundation member and Gedaref Digital City Organization (GDCO) Chairman Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Eisa…


Added by on August 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Workshop on Social Media and Social Bookmarking in Bangladesh

We have successfully finished the workshop on Social Media and Social Bookmarking. You will get video, photo and Bangladesh experiences at the following blog and

Added by Shahjahan Siraj on August 13, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Telecentre for 2500 Girls Protection in Torotoro, Bolivia



Telecentre and other ICTs…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 8, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Building a Knowledge economy in Sri Lanka


Knowledge Society

We are in a knowledge society today. Everything we do is…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 8, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka builds telecentres for farmers


The Sri Lankan government will be establishing 35 new e-Kiosk Centres with internet and satellite communication facilities this year to boost IT proficiency of the estate…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

1,717 telecentres now visible online through Colombia ICT Mapping

The mapping of telecentres in Colombia is one of the services that the National Network of Telecentres of Colombia (Red Nacional de Telecentros de Colombia) offers to centres of public access to ICT in the country at no cost. This is a system that allows people to recognise and identify existing places that promote the strategic use of the…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on August 2, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments

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