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August 2012 Blog Posts (59)

US$150,000 prize for innovation in Africa

African researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators are being sought for to propose projects that will deliver market-oriented solutions for Africa-led development.

The projects should be under one of seven categories which include: agriculture and agribusiness, ICT applications, health and wellbeing, environment, energy and water, manufacturing and service industries.

The winning proposal will be awarded a cash prize of US$100,000, while the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 31, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

B-BOVID launches Ghana’s 1st ICT centre for agriculture

In the wake of the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in addressing the challenges of small scale farmers and improving the livelihood of the rural poor, B-BOVID, a Ghanaian agro-business that is promoting a new model of social inclusive commercial farming, has launched a modern ICT centre…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 31, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Common Service Center bridging Financial Inclusion

The Common Service Center Project is providing to be one of the major catalyzer in bridging Financial Inclusion at Grass Root Level. One SCA NICT alone has brought 201107 people under Financial Inclusion. Great Going.

It has provided livelihood as a Village level entrepreneur to more than 300 in a sustainable…


Added by NICT on August 30, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

The Education Revolution


Added by Seu Yapa on August 29, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

ICT will help Ugandan farmers cope with climate change

[KAMPALA] Ugandan cattle farmers are set to benefit from the use of information and communications technology (ICT) tools and meteorological data to improve their ability to adapt to climate change-induced hazards such as water stress and prolonged…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 29, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Telecentres: Mobility and those with disabilities

A mobile school in Luhansk, Ukraine is bridging gaps by teaching basic computer literacy to students with special needs.

Local librarians, who have served different clients, understand how important it is to make ICT accessible to people with disabilities. Many of these people are sheltered at home and lack…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on August 29, 2012 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

In Memory of Mayor Jesse Robredo

This article was originally posted in the Facebook group "The eSkwela Project - out-of-school youth and adults learning through ICTs", and subsequently posted to my Wordpress blog. Additional text to original article is in italics.…


Added by Avelino Mejia, Jr. on August 29, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

ICT and rural education in China

Last year on this blog, I asked a few questions (eLearning, Africa and ... China?) as a result of my participation in a related event in Dar Es Salaam where lots of my African colleagues were ‘talking about China’, but where few Chinese…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 28, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

“” : New Global Community WebTV In Thailand

www.TelecentreChannel.orgis the initiative for the further development of ICT use through the “ICT Learning Community Centre” or “ThaiTelecentre”. The ThaiTelecentre has been set up for 5 years and was originated by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to reduce the digital divide in Thai society as well as using ICT to help achieve an equal quality of life for all.

The Research Centre of Communication and Development…


Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on August 28, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Malawi establishes a national telecentre network

Networks are increasingly becoming important forms of communities of practice (COPs) where knowledge, information and resources are shared among members of the network. Through online or face- to- face meetings, networks are critical to mobilising knowledge resources through which members can use individually or at organisational level. During the past three years, national telecentre communitities in Africa and particulaly countries in Southern Africa are evolving to be national telecentre…


Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on August 28, 2012 at 2:40am — No Comments

NOVATECA: a new name for Global Libraries program in Moldova

Novateca is a pilot program which during next 2 years will help build 60 new telecentres in Moldova. The telecentres will be based on the public libraries. The public libraries will receive computers and other equipment while local public authorities will assure the well-functioning of the…


Added by Ion Braga on August 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter August 2012

In this issue:

News from Telecentre-Europe:

Registrations now open for Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw  - Telecentre-Europe's Community embraces Featured Member Contest - Telecentre-Europe at International Conference…


Added by Lize De Clercq on August 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Technology and Farmers: the Curious Connection

The goal of telecentres is to improve the life of their local communities. Each telecentre must therefore plan how they will meet the needs of their people when preparing training.

Ukraine has always been considered the bread basket of Europe and agriculture is an important part of the economy.…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on August 26, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Upcoming: TIS Talks webinar on Telecentres and Social Entreprises (in English and in Spanish) Foundation and Intel are organizing two webinars on Telecentres and Social Enterprises under the TIS Talks webinar series during next week. The first webinar takes place on Monday, August 27 at 20h00 GMT+2*, will be in Spanish and presented by Paula Cardenau from Ashoka. The second webinar takes place on Thursday, August 30 at 12h GMT+2*, will…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ICT key to Africa’s growth

Over the past decade the world has watched Africa boom, and with a combined GDP of over USD1.7 trillion, the continent is on par with heavyweights like Russia and Brazil.

Africa’s current year-on-year growth rate of 5% is more than twice its expansion in the 1980s and ’90s. So what is driving this sudden surge?

I believe the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 23, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

How the developing world is using cellphone technology to change lives

Many places are jumping straight from paper records to mobile information because they are getting cellphone towers before Internet connections or even traditional phone lines. A man makes a phone call at a calling centre on top of the Bisie mine in North Kivu,…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Pasvalys Marius Katiliskis Public Library, Lithuania

Library launches desktop publishing unit for farmers

Librarians at Pasvalys Marius Katiliskis Public Library have opened their new Desktop Publishing Centre to help farmers promote and advertise their produce.…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NetAfrica takes another Leap

Following the successful bid by Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) to host NetAfrica, one of the immediate priorities was to have the network legalized by the host country as an international organization. In consultation with other members,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 seeds set roots in Rwanda

Since 2008 CTA has been organising Web 2.0-related networking and capacity building events across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. 2011 saw the first such event in Rwanda where since then the initiative has really taken off.

In 2011 upon invitation of Dr. Agnes Matilda Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 23, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Establishment of Pakistan Telecentre Network (PTN)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have had a significant impact on the lives of people - bringing them closer together, making differences less important and amplifying economic activity and growth. Asa global best practice and vital agenda of many international organizations rapid improvement in development sector like health,education, governance and economic improvement is being organized through establishment of Telecentres which become the hub and coordination centre of…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 22, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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