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September 2008 Blog Posts (58)

Gedaref digital city, WHO, ITU sharing experience of ICT for disabled

Created By: ahmed22digital on 17-Nov-2007 6:30 AM

http://www.telecentre.org/?event=news.detail&id=101528

During 13th-15th November 2007 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised a conference in Cairo Egypt. The conference was held in the WHO regional headquarters. More than 200 participants from all over the world attended the conference. The main objectives of the conference was sharing experience on best practices and… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 23, 2008 at 7:57pm — No Comments

GDCO SUDAN : Fighting against poverty within disable through ICT

Created By: ahmed-gdco on 2-Feb-2007 12:00 AM



Gedaref Digital City Organization (GDCO) is one of the civil society organizations (NGOs) in Gedaref State (SUDAN). GDCO mission aims towards enabling people to reach and cope with the electronic era. Using information technology for the development of the individual in the State and capacity building and help society have their voice heard, and their memory activated for utilization and documentation for the State also, the usage of ICT… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 23, 2008 at 7:53pm — No Comments

i4d Award 2007 (e-india) for Overseas - GDCO, Sudan

Created By: ahmed-gdco on 6-Sep-2007 12:00 AM



31 July - 3 August 2007: The eINDIA 2007 Conference was held in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi (India). More than 2000 persons from more than 40 countries and 200 companies and organizations attended. The conference discussed the digital e-services including 7 categories



1) Telecentres

2) e-government

3) e-health 4)

e-agriculture

5) e-commerce

6) mobile services

7) community radio.



The… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 23, 2008 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Gedaref Digital City Organisation Developing Sudan through ICT

Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) is a Non Governmental Organisation that was established in early 2005. It is a non political organization but it partners with the government, other national and international organizations, donors and supporters based on the benefit of the community.

It is the first digital city in Sudan.

GDCO won an i4D award for information for development award in the i4d 2007 awards in e-India, August 2007 at New Delhi. It has strong partnership with the… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Discussions – what we have in common…

Everybody – almost everybody has arrived in Barcelona and the meeting started. This is the second meeting that brings together the stakeholders of the telecentre.org Academy. Everyone has the thinking caps on and they are ready to tackle the challenges of finding and agreeing on what are the best ways to approach issues related to: accreditation, certification, curriculum standards and more in very diverse environments.



The success of the discussions and this meeting hinges on the… Continue

Added by Silvia Caicedo on September 23, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Ingredients to make the academy a global brand

Basheerhamad Shadrach (alias Shaddy) opened the second telecentre.org Academy meeting of the global stakeholders recalling an important mission: to train 1 million operators by 2012. "Because grassroots telecentre operators are "changemakers" that transform society and we take this seriously" Shaddy… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on September 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Arriving in Barcelona...

After a long trip to FRA and a blazing transfer to my plane bound for BCN, I made it but my luggage did not – at least for another 7 hours. Isidre and Marta were waiting for me, it took me over 50 minutes to come out – waiting to be told that my bag did not arrive, and making a report. Isidre and Marta were slightly concerned not see me and then hugs, kisses and a short drive to… Continue

Added by Silvia Caicedo on September 20, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Sudacad Easy Learning Services

Sudacad is Sudatel Telecommunications Academy. Sudatel is the largest telecom operator in Sudan. Sudacad is supporting Sudan National Academy project by providing the e-learning services at the cost price. The attached information provides a little information about Sudacad and gives briefing about Sudacad Easy-Learning service.



This service has been developed in collaboration between Sudacad and Etisalat Academy in Dubai but the contents have been created and developed by a company… Continue

Added by IBRAHIM Eissa (El Baigawi) on September 20, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bridging the digital divide

I found this interesting CNN article about Robert Conway, CEO of the GSM Association, who spoke about the ability of mobile phones to "bridge the digital divide". He said great progress has been made since 2005 in connecting people. "As the number of mobile users grows, so too will economic prosperity", Conway said.

He participated in the Principal Voices debate in 2005 and talked about how technology impacted development across the world and the role mobile phone technology… Continue

Added by Mariana Rethen on September 19, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

telecentre.org Academy: second meeting of global stakeholders (Objectives, Methodology & Outcomes)

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Meeting objectives

The main objective of the meeting is to plan and discuss about the implementation of the Global telecentre.org Academy and its chapters at the national and regional levels, called the national telecentres.org academies.



The specific objectives of the meeting would include:

- sharing knowledge on the current… Continue

Added by Basheerhamad Shadrach on September 16, 2008 at 12:53pm — 6 Comments

telecentre.org Academy: second meeting of global stakeholders (Introduction)

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Introduction

Following the November 2006 meeting in New Delhi which brought together the global stakeholder of the telecentre.org Academy for the first time, the second stakeholders meeting is held in Barcelona on 22-24 September 2008.



The Delhi meeting resulted in the conceptualization of the global telecentre.org Academy,… Continue

Added by Basheerhamad Shadrach on September 16, 2008 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

Same issues…different context: the tale of telecentres in Europe

When Trif Romina and Adrian Popa concluded the story of Jimbolia telecentre, I looked up to them and said – “most of those issues, I have heard in other parts of the world”. Yes - I have. Trif is the telecentre manager while Adrian is the Director Blythswood – NGO that runs the telecentre. They were talking to Gabi Barna and I about the telecentre and reflecting on how telecentre-europe network might be helpful to the telecentre.



Jimbolia telecentre started in 2006 – it is located at… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 16, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

NGO Connection: Technology, networking, and knowledge sharing resources

The NGO Connection, part of Microsoft's Unlimited Potential initiative, is an online resource to help nonprofits more efficiently use technology to achieve their goals. The Connection aims to be a one-stop shop for technology resources, knowledge sharing, community building. It provides real-life examples and makes it easy for nonprofits to access Microsoft resources and offerings. A "Learn from… Continue

Added by telecentre.org on September 16, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

When you light a burner… stay out of the way

Ahkar the Director of Microsoft Community Affairs reminded us that when you light a burner…stay out of the way or else you be burned. But protect the frame so it can glow stronger. This remark could easily pass for a topic in management – that’s how powerful it is. Ahktar was talking to the steering committee of telecentre europe about where the network should be heading in the next few months - out of an incubator into the real world.



Telecentre-europe had a rare opportunity to… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 14, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

'Internet filtering is growing by the minute around the World': A conversation with Robert Faris of ONI Initiative

In August 2008, I had a chance to visit the ‘Berkman Centre for Internet and Society’ at Harvard University (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/) where I met Robert Faris, Research Fellow of Open Net Initiative (ONI). ONI tries to identify and document the cases of Internet censorship across the World. It’s a collaborative partnership of four leading academic institutions: the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for… Continue

Added by Partha Sarker on September 13, 2008 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Telecentres in Mozambique: Staying On-Line

This study commissioned by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) gives an overview of the current phase of development of the Telecentres in Mozambique, describes their main difficulties, challenges and opportunities, proposing recommendations and a framework for action.

Download the PDF file here
http://www.anancy.net/tpl/fulltext.tpl.php?file_id=12946&language=english&access=1

Added by SESSOU Leonce on September 13, 2008 at 1:46am — No Comments

Strengthening telecentre-europe network

I have been camped here in Timisoara at the invitation of the Gabi (Chair of telecentre-europe network steering committee) since Sept 11. We are discussing how to strengthen the network and facilitate concrete collaboration among telecentres in the region.



Ofcourse the community website (telecentre-europe.ning) has demonstrated that people want to learn from each other -- but also indicated that more needs to be done. Telecentre practitioners need training curriculums, concrete… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 12, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Uganda: Public Universities Get Dutch ICT Funds

THE Netherlands government has provided 5.7m Euros (about sh13b) to boost the development of information and communication technology in four public universities in the country.



Makerere, Mbarara, Kyambogo and Gulu universities will benefit from the project dubbed 'strengthening ICT training and research capacity'.



Peace Tumuheki, the project coordinator of the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation, said during the second quality assurance workshop for the… Continue

Added by Betty Iyamuremye on September 12, 2008 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Am-among coming up

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, will be our town's centennial celebration. Featured activities are indigenous games, launching of a book about our town and an agro-industrial fair. Our students will be participating in the parade and choral contest. I'll upload a photo or two next week! "Am-among" by the way is the Bontok dialect's term for "get together." It is also a traditional practice which Bontoks observe every after harvest time to strengthen family bonds.

Added by Vernice T. Cuteng on September 12, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Really exiting to be part of this community

Hi



I m really exiting to be part of this global meeting. I been worked in a program to improve the health services in rural areas. My institution the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia was in charge of the trainning component and also the distance education services. I think we learn a lot of this experience, bad lessons, but good ones too. So I expect lo share it with all of you.





A little about myself




Im a mom of a four year girl and I expenting… Continue

Added by Jamine Amanda Pozu Franco on September 10, 2008 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

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