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Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (24)

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…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2013 at 1:00am — 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 (…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 29, 2013 at 7:28pm — 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…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 28, 2013 at 1:36pm — 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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Eiko Kawamura on August 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 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…

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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 Telecentre.org Foundation to train 1 million poor women…

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

#BYND2015 - Promoting Digital Inclusion for All

Following is a blog post by Telecentre.org 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,…

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Added by telecentre.org on August 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 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…

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

VGIF Grants to Support the Empowerment of Women and Girls

The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) is currently accepting letters of intent (LOIs) for grassroots projects that support the empowerment of women and girls.

Grants of up to 7,500 USD will be given to support:

Economic empowerment of women

Community development

Health and…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 21, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Microsoft Launches African Scholarship Programme

In recognition of International Youth Day, Microsoft today introduced the 4Afrika Scholarship program, as part of its 4Afrika Initiative, through which it will provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university-level education, and employment opportunities for promising African students.

Mentorship will be provided by Microsoft employees from around…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

ASEAN Sub-regional Workshop and Technical Talks on ICTD for youth conducted in the Philippines

Over 350 students, trainers, and educators gathered in Manila for a series of United Nations led events aiming to enhance information and communication technology for development (ICTD) capacity for youth in the Philippines and the ASEAN sub-region.

ASEAN Sub-regional Workshop and Technical Talks on ICTD for youth…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Presidents' Appreciatitions for Global Telecentre Award Winner: Deepika from Sooriyawewa Nenasala, Sri Lanka

The service of the Manager of the Sooriyawewa Nenasala (telecentre) Centre in Sri Lanka which has won the Award for the best telecentre operator  at the First Global Telecentre Awards organized by Telecentre.org Foundation has earned plaudits.

Deepika Priyadharshani, manager of the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Win a trip to Costa Rica for the BYND 2015: Global Youth Summit

Calling on young people under 25 years old to submit your ideas on how technology could or should change our world for the better. The top 2 ideas will win a trip to Costa Rica for the BYND 2015: Global Youth Summit that will be taking place from September 9 to 11. Winners will also get a dedicated…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 13, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

infoDev launches mAgri challenge

infoDev’s Mobile Innovation program, in partnership with Sweden, is proud to announce the mAgri Challenge. Building upon previous World Bank challenges, five teams will be invited to a Mobile Startup Camp in November 2013 for a chance to refine their models and practice pitching their businesses to angel investors.



The World Bank and other…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Information Society Innovation Fund - Call for Applications

ISIF (Information Society Innovation) Asia 2014 has announced a a competitive grants program that provides seed funding for creative solutions to development needs in the Asia Pacific region in the area of information and communication technology (ICT). ISIF Asia is now accepting…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Proving that mobile can revolutionise healthcare in South Africa

A mobile health initiative now being expanded across numerous rural clinics in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province underlines the positive impact mobile can have on healthcare.

The initiative, the Mobile Health Information System (MHIS), is a collaborative effort that uses mobile technology to support the work of rural health professionals. The pilot…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Udesh Mallikarathne, Winner of Best Telecentre, Sri Lanka Nenasala Felicitation Awards 2013

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Udesh Mallikarathne, who recently won the Best Telecentre Award at the Nenasala Felicitation Awards 2013…

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Added by telecentre.org on August 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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