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September 2012 Blog Posts (52)

“Broadband will represent a momentous economic and social change”: Lalith Weeratunga

“Broadband will represent a momentous economic and social change”, said President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.  Weeratunga said so while participating at the inauguration of a two-day “Regional Expert Consultation on Connecting Asia Pacific’s Digital Society for Building Resilience”…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

‘ICTA-initiated e-Sri Lanka initiative World Bank’s flagship project’

Out of a large number of projects the World Bank has set up in the world, the world body…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Aust FutureGov Summit showcases ICT reforms

Australia’s 3rd Annual FutureGov Summit (18th-19th September 2012, Canberra) wrapped up on a high note – with a distinguished panel of government officials meeting to discuss, debate, and deliver an action plan for 21st ICT reforms.

Insights were shared about the future of government – in a connected economy – and the expanded role of technology to support core service delivery programmes, including healthcare, social services, and education.

Among the highlights, Richard…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

ITA hosts Knowledge Network & Multi-Sector Partnership Symposium with special focus on sustainability practices the potential for public/private partnership

On Sunday, 23 September 2012, the Knowledge Network and Multi-Sector Partnership Symposium was hosted at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, in Muscat, Oman.

Organized by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), the one-day symposium addressed the importance of eliminating digital illiteracy from a…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

MENA Telecentre Leaders hold Meeting in Oman

 

The Middle East North Africa (MENA) Telecentre Network held a meeting at the Information Technology Authority (ITA) in Muscat, Oman on September 24, 2012. The meeting took advantage of the opportunity and presence of the global and regional telecentre leaders during the Knowledge Network and Multi-Sector…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Women’s entrepreneurship and ICTs

Source: ICT Update



ICTs improve women entrepreneurs' marketing skills in Zimbabwe

Minenhle Ngwenya



In Zimbabwe, the cost of cell phone usage remains quite high, but women entrepreneurs have benefited from improved access to mobile communication technology.

Photo credit: Universal Images Group / DeAgostini / Alamy

With about three quarters of a million…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 27, 2012 at 2:18am — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter September 2012

In this issue:

News from Telecentre-Europe (TE):


Last minute registrations  for TE's Summit 17-18 October, Warsaw - TE Awards 2012 - TE Board elections - TE's new member organization in Poland - TE community's Featured Member Contest - TE at…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on September 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Socially savvy geeks entail great benefit for the social sector

In his recent post at the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Daniel Ben-Horin, co-CEO at TechSoup Global, looks back at his experience at Campus Party Europe (Berlin, August 2012) where he met with several young developers from what he calls…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on September 25, 2012 at 2:01am — No Comments

Microsoft unveils Youthspark, an initiative targeting 300 million youth globally

Building on its long history of philanthropic programs that provide support to nonprofits around the world, Microsoft recently unveiled its latest initiative called Youthspark, company-wide effort designed to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over the next 3 years. The announcement was made on September 20 by its CEO, Steve Ballmer.…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Join E-Readiness and Capacity Building program of Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation

What is Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF)?

Every organization involved in development needs to network and exchange knowledge. Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) is an organization that has a role as a knowledge broker, networking, communication and dissemination, logistics…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 21, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bibliomist: Helping farmers purchase and save

Thanks to the program Bibliomist, which has been actively working in Ukraine, many public library users now have the opportunity to use ICT in agriculture.

We have already covered a story about Victor Ponomarenko, a dweller of Izmaylivka, Kirovohrad region, who…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on September 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

E-commerce tools for community-based businesses to be introduced in Sept 26 and 27 TIS Talks webinars

Join us for TIS Talks on September 26 and 27 as we explore how telecentres and telecentre networks can support the growth of community-based…

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Added by telecentre.org on September 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Register TODAY for Telecentre-Europe’s Summit (#TES12) in Warsaw!

Under the title Jobs for youth and ageing online, the fifth Telecentre-Europe Summit (#TES12) will take place in Warsaw, Poland during 17-18 October 2012. This annual network gathering will bring together an invited audience of 100 telecentre network leaders from across Europe, along with…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on September 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A new opportunity for telecentres to apply for grants

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ICT for democracy and freedom of expression

Sida invites civic organisations and other relevant actors to apply for funding for initiatives where ICT is being used to support democracy and freedom of expression.

The specific objective of this call is to…

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Added by Ion Braga on September 20, 2012 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

India Post to Provide Postmen with Tablets

The Department of Post in India is in talks to obtain hardware and software to provide postmen in India with tablets for carrying out their daily duties.

The project will involve sourcing for low-cost tablets and development of apps. Postmen can use these tablets to enter data such as digital signatures and delivery reports, and the department can use this data…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 20, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

Jakarta to provide free WiFi to citizens

Come September this year, the citizens of the capital city of Indonesia can now enjoy free wireless internet service anytime in the city’s major public areas.

According to Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo, the Internet now is considered as a primary need in Jakarta. Through this initiative the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 20, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Seoul to provide homeless residents with smartphones and WiFi

The capital city of South Korea will be providing smartphones and free wireless internet service at homeless shelters as part of the city government’s Social Networking Service education program for 300 homeless people who are trying to reintegrate back into society.

Under the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 20, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

NetAfrica Webinar; “ICT as an Enabler for Private Sector Development: Its Implications for Telecentres”

NetAfrica, in partnership with Telecentre.org Foundation and Intel, is organizing a webinar entitled “ICT as an Enabler for Private Sector Development: Its Implications for Telecentres” to be held on October 3rd from 3pm-4pm Nairobi time (UTC/GMT+3). To check for local time, click …

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 19, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Telecentres from four countries share experience

From 17 to 21 of September, 2012 in Moldova takes place a study visit with participation of 15 telecentre leaders. Experts from EOS Foundation, Romania, LIKTA, Latvia,…

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Added by Ion Braga on September 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Way Forward: Pakistan Telecentre Network (PTN)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have had a significant impact on the lives of people bringing them closer together, making differences less important and amplifying economic activity and growth. As a global best practice and vital agenda of many international organizations rapid improvement in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

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