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Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (13)

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…


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


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…


Added by Seu Yapa on September 21, 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…


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…


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

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,…


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

WSIS Project Prizes 2013 - Deadline extended till Jan 31!

The contest of the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 has been launched. WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes.

This initiative is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 19, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

Technology: Connecting families in Ukraine

In Ukraine, many citizens have been working abroad, both legally and illegally, to help their families survive financially. While remittances from abroad help families, there are many Ukrainian children who haven’t seen their mothers for a long time. Stryi Branch Library for Children No. 6, Stryi, Lviv…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on September 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Looking back at the TIS Talks webinar on Social Innovation

On August 16th, Christian Stenta, Communications and Engagement Leader of the The Australian Center for Social Innovation (TACSI) presented webinar 6 of the TIS Talks series organized…


Added by Lize De Clercq on September 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

4th Global Forum to be held in Granada in 2013, preparations underway

Last September 3 and 4, representatives of the FoundationTelecentre-Europe and the Community of Telecentre Networks Association of Spain met in Granada to plan for the staging of the 4th Global Telecentre Forum that will take place in May next year at the Granada Congress…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

e-Krishok: promoting ICTs to farmers in Bangladesh

Source: New Agriculturist

In Bangladesh, availability of timely and appropriate information is a big challenge due to an inefficient extension system. Farmers lack access to relevant and timely information, knowledge about new technologies, skills, practices, ways to collaborate with the market and…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 8, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

A Library near the Water

In Ukraine, many telecentres are located in local libraries (regional training centers organized through the program Bibliomist).

We decided to inquire if many visitors come to the libraries these hot summer days and how the libraries are able to attract readers. We were very surprised when we learned that some…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on September 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Re-thinking School Architecture in the Age of ICT

What will the school of the future look like?

Most likely, it will largely look like the school of today -- but that doesn't mean it should. Few will deny that it will most likely, and increasingly, contain lots of technology. Some may celebrate this fact, others may decry it, but this trend appears inexorable. To what extent…


Added by Seu Yapa on September 4, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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