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Featured Blog Posts – August 2014 Archive (39)

Bringing Rays of Hope to Rural Nepal: Bungamathi Information Technology Centre

Nepal, is a landlocked country surrounded by in the Kathmandu Valley of the rugged Himalayan mountains. 86% of Nepal’s landscape is identified as rural, with an agriculturally dependent economy. This geographical boundary has creates significant obstacles to education, health care, and dissemination of…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Now Accepting Applications for the WeTech Seed Fund for Women & Girls in Computer Science in Africa

Application Deadline: September 10, 2014

Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) announces the opening of the application process for the second round of funding.

WeTech’s Seed Fund for Women + Girls in Computer Science in Africa provides small grants to support civil society organizations and individuals working to increase the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 29, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Three Tips for ICT4D Success in Africa and Beyond

Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) holds exciting promise, especially on the African continent where we have so many systemic problems that could benefit from different mindsets and new ways of looking for solutions. When I was making my first serious foray into the world of ICT4D in 2012, I first heard about TechChange courses from a friend. When I…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:50am — No Comments

Ten Ways Connected Devices Will Impact Every Organization

By Vladimir Pick 

This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population. To survive the coming decade, most organizations will have to respond in some way to the rise of…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Inclusivity in ICT4D initiatives

In light of the upcoming Global Innovation Competition (GIC), past GIC mentor Fredrick Ouko shares his views on what it means to include ALL voices in new innovations aimed at greater citizen engagement and government responsiveness.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:35am — No Comments

ICT Club for Youth: Despite the pain, there is always hope!

Salamieh, an ancient city at the cross roads to the Silk Road, is guarding the gates to the Syrian deserts “The Badiya”. The city has a deeply rooted history and has witnessed many events all throughout. It was called “Kore Al Zouhour” during the Sumerian and the Assyrian periods. Furthermore, the Romans…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 26, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Registration is now open for ITU Telecom World 2014!

Join with ITU in Doha, Qatar, from 7 – 10 December to navigate industry disruption, discover intelligent solutions and build sustainable partnerships in forum debates, networking events, and on the showfloor. Purchase by 30 September to claim a 30% early booking discount on…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 1:50am — No Comments

Seattle girls learn the "undercover greatness" of computer science

By Yvonne Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

Since the age of five, Hana Yohannes knew she wanted to create apps and work with technology for a living. “I saw so much power in computers in terms of what they can do for us,” she says.

The 16…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile networks limited in scope and functionality. Yet technology restrictions are ending, and three mobile operators are racing to roll out services to 60 million across the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Connecting Dreams of Poor Indians with Apna Tech Trees

Around 70% of the poor in India are from rural areas where there is a lack of basic social and infrastructure services, such as healthcare, roads, education, and drinking water.

Yet, despite the presence of over 300,000 NGOs, which are working in sectors spanning the gamut from agriculture to minority rights, India’s growth has primarily benefited…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Supporting Rwanda's telecentre revolution

It is market day in the village of Gakenke, in Rwanda's North Province, and by mid-morning the Business Development Centre is doing brisk business. "More than 50 people will come to use the computers and the Internet today," says manager Alice Nadine Kaneza. During the rest of the week, even on quiet days, at least 20 people – including students, farmers and local entrepreneurs – make…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka Brings Technology to Rural Residents

When the Sri Lankan government decided to create the e-Library Nenasala Program (eLNP) and build hundreds of computer centers all over the country in order to increase digital literacy, it knew that the low-income, rural residents it was targeting wouldn’t necessarily flock to…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 3:29am — No Comments

Sri Lankan e-Library Nenasala Programme wins ‘International Access to Learning’ award

Government-run development initiative will use $1 million Access to Learning Award to improve technology centres serving the rural poor.

Sri Lanka’s e-Library Nenasala Programme (eLNP) won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s 2014 Access to Learning…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

5+3 Reasons to Establish WIFI in Your School

Some schools are still deciding whether or not to install WIFI services in their schools.

There are many concerns regarding this; will there be radiation poisoning for students, will students watch porn on their phones in the toilets or can someone drive by and hack into the school’s admin system to delete all…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 19, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region - 2013



The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation, and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving sustainable development and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens. However, the move towards the information…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on August 18, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities

UNESCO, in conjunction with the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Human Resource Development of India, is organizing an international event titled “From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities”, which is scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 November 2014 in New Delhi, India.

This international…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 15, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Be Ready for the 1st Global Information Access Centre (IAC) Network Conference in October, 2014

National Information Society Agency (NIA) in Korea will host the “2014 1st Global Information Access Centre (IAC) Network Conference” this coming October, and will invite 42 IAC heads from 40 countries, with the aim of fostering cooperation and sustainable development of the IACs. NIA has prepared a rich program including the Best IAC…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 15, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

The TED2015 Fellowship application is now open!

TED2015 Fellowship Programme for extraordinary thinkers and doers

Start your engines, world– the TED Fellows application is now open!

Twice a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. Though TED target innovators aged 21 to 40,  anyone over 18 years old are encouraged to…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 15, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

You are in a minority. Yes, you.

I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of the 40% of the world’s total population that has access to the Internet.

Unfortunately most Internet communication technologies are…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 13, 2014 at 12:40am — No Comments

Web We Want Festival

This is the open call for participation from our partners at the South Bank Centre. Join Web We Want Festival!

25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world. To mark the anniversary - this turning point for humanity - World Wide Web…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

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