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September 2010 Blog Posts (40)

New Businesses for the Sustainability of Telecentres

“My farther read the news paper online, now he does not want to buy the papers” – some anecdotes tries to prove that Telecentres are fully integrated with rural societies and they depend on the Telecentres for various services.

In fact, if a person in rural Sri Lanka tries to read a news paper on line, he has to pay at least $ 0.5 whereas he can buy the new paper for around $ 0.25. It may be worth for a busy executive to read the… Continue

Added by Sameera Wijerathna on September 30, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

E- Mrketing

Dear Brothers,
Peace, mercy and blessings of God
My proposal was Discussed & submitted for a Ph.D. on the theme "E-marketing and the prospects for electronic commerce in Sudan," was supervised by Professor / Hassan Abbas Hassan, director of the University of Omdurman Islamic examiner internally Professor Ahmed Hassan Jack University of Khartoum, and the external examiner Professor Bakri Tayeb Musa University of Science and Technology

Added by akram mohammed ahmed on September 29, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Telecentres, Learning and the Web... great Mozilla event in Barcelona

From 3rd to 5th November 2010 Mozilla is organizing an event in Barcelona called 'Learning, Freedom and the Web'.

One of Mozilla's main goals: to people working in places like libraries and telecentres with others at the radical edge of tech learning (e.g. hackerspaces, peer learning advocates, open web hackers).

Why? Because *how* we learn about technology is critical to where we… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on September 29, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Southern African Telecentre Network- Regional Planning Workshop Report- Download Available


The Southern African Telecentre Network (SATNET) and ICT organisations assembled in Lusaka from 23rd to 25th June 2010. In order to scale up the work of the regional telecentre network and facilitate economic development in… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

In The Offing – The Digital Literacy Campaign For Telecentre Women

In 2011, the Telecentre.Org foundation is launching the Telecentre Women: The Digital Literacy Campaign.

"In essence, the Campaign is an initiative to provide women with functional digital literacy skills so that they are able to perform their many roles in society," says Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach, the Foundation's Executive Director.

The unique components of the Campaign are: telecentre women; Women Mentors; and Women… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on September 29, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments Academy held a Learning Management System (LMS) workshop in Sri Lanka (25-27 August 2010)

The Academy, shall use a customized Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering its global courses developed for the telecentre stakeholders. The LMS that will work as the Academy online platform was developed with the help of its partner Agilix Inc. The Platform, now hosted by Theekshana (a UCSC company), shall facilitate the online management of classroom learning and resources and authoring tools along with a… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on September 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Small tech grants, big differences for rural women


Women in rural areas play a central role in the agricultural economy of their region, which means that they often work long hours, leaving little time for learning how to use new technologies. Yet, access to new technologies affect both men and women in remote areas. In a new publication, GenARDIS 2002 – 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on September 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Creating a cadre of Academy Counsellors

The Academy Counsellors with Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach and the resource persons.

On 22nd and 24th September, 2010, Foundation in partnership with organised a two day capacity building workshop to Telecentre Operators in Thailand. The primary objective of the workshop is to identify, capacitate and create a cadre of Academy Counsellors (TACs) in Thailand.

The… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on September 26, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

List of Final Awardees for Agriculture Leadership Awards 2010

List of Final Awardees for Agriculture Leadership Awards 2010

1. Policy Leadership

Mr. JNL Shrivastava, former Secretary Agriculture, Government of India

2. Development Leadership

UP Bhoomi Sudhar Nigam (WB Aided)

UP Diversified Agriculture Support Project (WB Aided)


Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 25, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Common Service Centres on track: R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India

Source: Financial Chronicle, Dated 23 September 2010

Completion of 90,000 common service centres (CSCs) under central government’s national e-governance plan (NeGP), which was to be completed by end of September across 18 states, is on track, secretary, department of information technology (DIT), R Chandrashekhar told Financial Chronicle on Thursday.

According to the him,… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 24, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

IATP contributes to the development and empowerment of nongovernmental organizations in Moldova

By becoming a neutral meeting point and offering its technical support for the members of the initiative group of Amnesty International Moldova from Comrat, the IATP Center contributed to the organization of the public event that took part on July 17, 2010 in Comrat.

On the twelfth anniversary since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International Moldova from Comrat organized a public action in the Central Park of Comrat, with the goal to… Continue

Added by Irina Betianu on September 24, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

IATP contributes to the improvement of public services in Moldova

As a result of collaboration between the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) and the National Agency for Employment (NAE,, thirteen employees of the agency from Chisinau’ improved their IT skills and gained new knowledge in order to make their work with the beneficiaries easier and more efficient.

The Employment Agency from Chisinau operates within the National Agency for Employment and was created in 2003, being the… Continue

Added by Irina Betianu on September 24, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

B4USurf: Great Site for Educating Telecentre Users on Cyber Safety

A few days back, I chanced upon this website - - which seeks to educate Internet users on cyber ethics and cyber safety.

The site is managed by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world.

A noteworthy feature of the… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 24, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ending of Training Plan 2010 of Academy of Chile

Dear friends of community

To the Academy team is a placer announce today, September 21, the beginning of springtime here in Chile and that we finished the Training Plan 2010 of Telecentre Academy of Chile, funded initiative by the International Development and Research Centre -IDRC- of Canada and

This Project also counts with the support of two important strategic partners in Chile: La Frontera University and Biblioredes. It’s also important to… Continue

Added by ATACH on September 24, 2010 at 1:32am — No Comments Foundation signs MoU with MICT and STOU, Thailand

The in partnership with the Foundation, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) and Thailand Cyber University (TCU) is organising a three day National Telecentre Event from 22nd to 24th September, 2010 at the Government Offices Complex, Bangkok, Thailand.

On 24th September, the Honorable Minister, MICT welcomed the august gathering.… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on September 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

University of Manchester - Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) offers Master of Science (MSc) in ICTs for Development and PhD/DBA in Development Informatics

Dear Community Members,

I am sharing an information on post graduate and doctoral degree courses offered by the University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. This is in response to the requests I used to get from my friends about the availability courses in ICT4D and Community/ Development Informatics in any University. You can also add up to this information if you know about such courses offered by other universities. I hope it helps the community members who want to pursue post… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 23, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Telecentres in postal offices: Another innovation of the Philippine Commission on ICT

Deployment of equipment at one of the pilot sites

The Philippine Community eCenter Program, spearheaded by the Commission on ICT (CICT), will be expanding its reach by making use of existing postal offices as telecentre service delivery channels.

This development is a product of the partnership agreement inked… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

"A Working Public Private Partnership for Rural Internet Connectivity" by Laura Hosman, Assistaant Professor, Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dear Telecentre Community Members,

Here, I am sharing a good reading on how Public Private Partnership can help in providing connectivity in rural communities. The style is narrative, so it holds your attention throughout the reading.

ICT4D and telecentre initiatives, in fact, can grow only if they are founded on a strong partnership foundation, because it is not possible for one organisation to have all the required expertise and resources. The vast range of prerequisites, right from… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 20, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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