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September 2009 Blog Posts (62)

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (24- 30 September, 2009)

TCS bags multi-year network project from AP Government.

24 September 2009

India's largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said, Wednesday, it has bagged a multi-year project from the state government of Andhra Pradesh to build and operate a state-wide area network (SWAN) that will increase the efficiency in government functioning. The company, which has secured similar projects from other states such as Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, said the proposed SWAN… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 30, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments


Digital technology and the Internet are changing the face of news gathering. Today, cell phone cameras and other devices are capturing local events long before news crews can arrive: often, personal media on major stories hits the Internet before mainstream media can begin coverage.

This sharing of community news and information content either as text / blogs, digital storytelling, images, audio file, podcasting or video is known as Citizen Journalism. Feedback and discussion on… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on September 30, 2009 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

Nenasala Community Development Task Force Expanded in District Level

Information communication technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka initiated “Nenasala community Development Task Force” as a sustainability tool for the Nenasala network in Sri Lanka. Main intention behind this concept is to promote and assist the Nenasala network in all possible ways that they can self sustain and disseminating the optimal benefits of ICT to every village and to every citizen.

During the second phase of the project, ICTA established task forces in district level and the… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on September 30, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Applied Methodology for Evaluation of Telecenter Networks

Sustainability Index - an Applied Methodology for Evaluation of Heterogeneous Telecenter Networks Niranjan Meegammana Team Leader, Sri Lanka Telecenter Community, 27th NITC ‘09 Conference

Sustainability Index (SI) is a new methodology used in M & E to assess sustainability position in 60 Nenasala Telecenter Network in Uva province, Sri Lanka.…

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on September 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Connect Africa Stakeholder Engagement Workshop promotes public private partnerships in implementation of rural ICT infrastructure in Zambia

Challenges of lack of adequate infrastructure in rural areas

Most of the African countries including Zambia are faced with challenges of lack of adequate rural information and communication technology infrastructure through which the rural populace can have opportunities and benefits of the advent of ICT tools. The development of rural community based telecenters and related enterprises in Zambia… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on September 29, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program

Kindly disseminate this announcement to other researchers and scholars who might be interested in ICT for development research.

Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICT


As many as 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to 22,000 € and specialized guidance to enable emerging scholars to carry out… Continue

Added by Munira Morshed Munni on September 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Get Free Email Mail Marketing that Converts Like Crazy

First... Set Up a Free Account With a Company that is White Listed...

There are many email marketing companies that offer free campaigns, but two stand alone as the best.

1) iContact - Included in their free package is a 31 page white paper that will make even the most novice marketer an email pro. They have a fully integrated survey sytem along with email scheduling capabilities. iContact also… Continue

Added by Macy Henderson on September 25, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments


Information: a compass for overall development

18th September 2009

One common reference to the times we are in is Age of Information. It suffices to mention that information plays a leading role in the development of a nation, and acts as primary vanguard in the nation building process. With time, the process of data collection, communication and dissemination has been steadily improving. Scientific and technological advancements registered have made the process of… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on September 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Abstract Submission Date for eAsia 2009 tracks Extended till 30th September 2009

Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS), India and Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka have joined hands to organise 4th annual eASiA 2009 conference and exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka to celebrate the year 2009 as the year of ICT and English as declared by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President, Sri Lanka and to promote the growth of ICT4D, through consultative dialoguing, strategic planning, knowledge networking and business… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 25, 2009 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

National Strategy on Strengthening the use of ICTs to combat Violence Against Women and Girls

On the 22nd and 23rd of Sept.2009, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communication Women's Network Support Program ( APC WNSP) held a National Strategy Workshop at NobView Hotel, Kampala Uganda whose main objective was to enable stakeholders in the areas of Violence Against Women (VAW) and ICT to explore and understand the connections between VAW and ICT; and develop strategies to find collective and integrated solutions to end violence… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on September 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (17- 23 September, 2009)

Indian state-run firms spent $3.1 bn on IT: Study

17 September 2009

State-owned firms spent $3.1 billion on information technology in India during 2008 and the amount is expected to top $5 billion by 2011 at an annual growth of 19 percent between 2007-2011, says a new study by Springboard Research. More than two-thirds of the total spending will be led by the federal government, with states accounting for 22 percent and local governments for another 11 percent says the study on… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 24, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Change does not just happen, we collectively make it happen

I wrote my first ever blog at and won the blog contest. This achievement gave me confidence that we are doing tremendous job here. I always feel privileged to be a member of because I am getting opportunities to share and learn from others. I was thinking to invite my fellow colleagues who are working at grass root level to share their experience like me with this global community.

Before inviting them… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on September 24, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Africa Virtual School needs participants!

I am beginning to set up a website for the Africa Virtual School (for which we provide free online courses) and would like to invite everyone to participate by setting up a page for their own country. If this is something you're interested in, please feel free to contact me at It costs nothing and the more partners we have, the easier it will be to find funding.

And if you're not in Africa, not to worry. We'll add more pages for places like Sri Lanka and India.… Continue

Added by Diana Jean Muir on September 23, 2009 at 2:18am — No Comments

News from the Global Impact Study!

The Global Impact Study of Public Access to ICT recently launched a newsletter to share findings with the public regarding this groundbreaking project with the objective of generating evidence to support policy and investment decisions and provide insights into how to develop better initiatives, including within the telecentre movement. In addition, the website has also received a fresh facelift to provide more interactive and dynamic ways of sharing information using social media and… Continue

Added by Partha Sarker on September 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Skills Development Training Program for Nenasala Operators

The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka has been mandated by the Government with the task of implementing the ICT Development Roadmap and the National Policy on Information Technology of the Government through the ‘e-Sri Lanka’ initiative with the sole intention of taking the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen. Therefore, ICTA has been empowered by the government of Sri Lanka in order to implement strategies and programs in both the Government… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on September 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Philippines: Trash bin of garbage goods?

“Repackage and sell them in the Philippines.”

Krusty the Clown, in a September 3, 2009 episode of The Simpson at Jack Channel/TV, passionately uttered those striking words after having found that his pregnancy test kit products valueless for US market consumption. Instead of selling them locally, he opted that it would be more lucrative to export them in the Philippines. What are implicated by these words? Do they have the right to demean us in this way? How do other countries see… Continue

Added by Reynald M. Cacho on September 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


African nations pledge to bridge the digital divide

14th September 2009

Countries from across the African continent will join together in national pavilions to address the overarching theme of bridging the digital divide at ITU Telecom World 2009 (Geneva, 5-9 October). Pavilions representing Burundi, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the Africa Lusophone countries will unite a broad range of organisations from the non-profit, private and R&D… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on September 18, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Nokia to train Kenyan anti-counterfeit agency on detecting counterfeits

Trade in counterfeit products is still raging on in Kenya in the face of weak anti-counterfeit laws, a dormant anti-counterfeit agency and a porous border. Now manufacturers are calling for strict enforcement of anti-counterfeit measures to curb trade in counterfeits and consolidate economic growth.

To fight counterfeits in the market, Nokia, a leading mobile phone manufacturer, has set out a plan to train Kenya Bureau of Standards officials on how to detect counterfeits at the point… Continue

Added by Fred Safari on September 18, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

All about research paper

A Research Paper is a type of academic writing that needs more theoretical, significant and methodical level of question. Although a research paper is a kind of term paper, some term papers don’t require academic research. Accordingly, not all research papers can be considered as term papers.

Gathering, interpreting, documenting details, developing and organizing ideas and conclusions and communicating them clearly—all… Continue

Added by Elizabeth S. Bull on September 17, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Community: MSPs on GORKHA

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” These quotes of Carl Jung are very true for the immense struggling of Nepalese people that fabricate new face of Nepal. After crossing the labyrinth of terrors and turbulence, the ultimate dream for peace knocked at every doorstep of Nepali. But there are very few brilliant heads in which influence of revolution might have stroked. Silence caused by… Continue

Added by Swaabhimaan on September 17, 2009 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

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