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August 2013 Blog Posts (56)

The Thomson Reuters Foundation’s support for NGOs around the world

The Thomson Reuters Foundation provides support for issues related to women’s rights, anti-corruption and governance, climate change, social innovation and media development. However, its support is unique as it believes in taking up “action for impact.”

The Foundation does not provide grants but uses its unique set of skills to run programmes that trigger change and empower people: free legal assistance, media development and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories.…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2013 at 2:08am — No Comments

Call for Papers: Living in a converged world - impossible without standards?

Kaleidoscope 2014: Living in a converged world - impossible without standards? is the sixth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions. The aim of…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

New Partnership on Economic Opportunity in the Philippines

Beyond Access is pleased to announce a new partnership with the City Government of Davao, Philippines and the Davao City Library. We are proud to support the City Government in its efforts to transform its libraries into centers for economic opportunity.

After attending the Beyond Access 2012 conference, the Davao City Library hosted a series of public forums to…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 30, 2013 at 4:29am — No Comments

Telecentre Infographic Now Available in 7 More Languages!

As promised, Foundation (TCF) is bringing you even more translations of our popular our infographic on telecentres. Now you can download your version of the free infographic in Catalan, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Sinhala, Swahili, and Thai.




Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Call for Social Reporters for the ICT4Ag Conference

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is organising its ICT for Agriculture (…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 29, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments

ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch project in Ethiopia to protect children online

Geneva, 29 August 2013 – Under the Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative, ITU has established an international collaborative network for action to promote the online protection of children worldwide by providing guidance on safe online behaviour in conjunction with other UN organizations and partners.

As part of this endeavour, ITU is partnering with the African Child Online Protection Education and Awareness Centre (ACOPEA) to run a pilot exercise in training…


Added by Vida Gabe on August 29, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

IREX Community Solutions Program: Fellowship Opportunity for Community Leaders

Deadline- 20 September 2013

Applications are now accepted for 2014 IREX Community Solutions Program for best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues.

Selected candidates will participate in: a four month U.S. fellowship with…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 28, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

GTA 2013 Souvenir Program Now Available! Foundation (TCF) is proud to finally announce the release of the 1st Global Telecentre Awards Souvenir Program. The Souvenir Program hopes to celebrate achievements of the 2013 award winners by featuring the stories of the nine winners recognized during the Global Telecentre Awards (GTA) ceremony, which took place last May 29, 2013 during the Spark13 (4th Global…


Added by on August 28, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

At one Newark public high school, accessible Wi-Fi can be more valuable than a bus ride home.

In Newark, a city with one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., many Newark Leadership Academy…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Application for Global Startup Youth

The Global Startup Youth is a 3-day action packed, high intensity, challenging yet fun filled, ‘get stuff done’ bootcamp from 8 – 11 October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It harnesses the power of youth, their cultural diversity, their domain expertise and their deep conversations about today’s world problems to…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 26, 2013 at 11:43pm — No Comments

ICT for an inclusive education

If you've ever been in Loreto, Peru and sailed in the Amazonas, you were surely impressed with the immensity of the jungle, so warm and endless. A jungle that leaves towns hidden behind the vegetation.

One of these towns is called New Arica, where the #62377 Elementary Education Institution is located, with its 44 students and only one multilevel…


Added by Eiko Kawamura on August 25, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Facebook Leads an Effort to Lower Barriers to Internet Access

On Wednesday, Facebook announced an effort aimed at drastically cutting the cost of delivering basic Internet services on mobile phones, particularly in developing countries, where Facebook and other tech companies need to find new users. Half a dozen of the world’s tech giants, including Samsung, Nokia,…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Girls in ICT Day 2013

ITU established, through Resolution 70, the International Girls in ICT Day celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in April. The aim is to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This year, over 40 000 girls and young women took part…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign

This campaign is a global initiative to help empower disadvantaged and underserved community women with knowledge of information and communication technologies for personal growth and expanded opportunities for better lives. ITU has joined forces with its BDT Sector Member Foundation to train 1 million poor women…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Launch of ITU Academy

During the Global ICT Forum on Human Capacity Development, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22 to 25 October 2012, the ITU Academy was launched by Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.

ITU, through its new ITU Academy, responds to demands for knowledge and skills in ICT training, teaching and research. The…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 23, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

IsDB announces 2014 prizes for science, tech and women in development

The Islamic Development Bank, a multilateral development financial institution established to foster economic development and social progress, annually awards prizes to highlight the importance of science and technology and to draw international attention to the vital role women play in developing their communities and the world.

The …


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 23, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

#BYND2015 - Promoting Digital Inclusion for All

Following is a blog post by Foundation's Executive Director Miguel Raimilla originally posted in the ITU website in relation to the upcoming BYND 2015: Global Youth Summit that will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica from September 9 to 11,…


Added by on August 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

ITU-MCMC Contest to Promote the Transformational Power of Broadband - “Connecting at the Roots”

Recognizing the importance of broadband and its impact on a nation’s socio-economic development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, ITU and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are jointly organizing a contest to promote the transformational power of…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Boac Community eCentre- A Center for eLearning and ICT Development

The municipality recognizes the vital role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in local governance and management and the importance of interactive eLearning courses in the effective delivery of basic education.

The Boac Community eCenter plays an important role in the municipality’s ICT programs and…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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