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Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (50)

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She Entrepreneurs Photo: Swedish Institute

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Added by Karim A. Kasim on September 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

ICT can be used to best effect in P-route schools to identify valuable progress

ICTpost Education Bureau

Over the last hundred years the design of schools, the curriculum, teacher roles, student roles and organisational structures have all evolved together and just like an ecosystem, are now entwined in complex interrelationships. Research is continuing to demonstrate that changes are needed to improve the system but there is a nervousness and…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why is game accessibility important for people with disabilities?

There are a variety of reasons to improve the accessibility of games. Some are related to the user’s quality of life, while others are more important to the publishers and developers of games.

Games can allow those who are disabled to learn new skills or can provided therapeutic benefits. By practicing…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The impact of RTN Telecentres in changing the community’s lifestyles

Gicumbi district is one of the five districts of the Northern Province of Rwanda. It is known as a high altitude mountains area with a cold and wet climate. The local population in Gicumbi, as in many other districts in Rwanda, mainly lives on agriculture. The main crops that are grown in the district are the Irish potatoes, wheat, maracuja and at a lower level are mushrooms, all because…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on September 27, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Crowdsourcing Campaign: How can ICT help to end poverty in your country?

Do you believe that information & communication technologies and innovation can help end poverty in your country? Share your reflections and get your voice counted by policymakers and development professionals.



On October 9th, the World Bank will convene ministers of ICT, development specialists, and…

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Added by Yuliya Melnyk on September 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Women could be most promising emerging market

A new report released by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Globally, the report estimates that there are currently 200 million fewer women online than men,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2013 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

New report from UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development: "The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework"

New report from UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, G3ICT, IDA, ITU, Microsoft, the Telecentre.org Foundation and UNESCO

“The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework”

 

Geneva/New York, 24 September, 2013 – A new…

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Added by Vida Gabe on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Egypt ICT Trust Fund (ICT-TF) in cooperation with The International Development Research Center (IDRC) organized a workshop entitled “The Role of Social Networks in spreading knowledge “.

Egypt ICT Trust Fund (ICT-TF) in cooperation with The International Development Research Center (IDRC) organized a workshop entitled “The Role of Social Networks in spreading knowledge “. The workshop aimed at training the agriculture experts including: researchers, engineerings, and agriculture extensions on using the modern social networks as: “Facebook, Twitter,…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on September 25, 2013 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Google "Africa Connected" Success stories competition

Are you a young, spirited web adopter living in Africa? Are you using the web to do cool and extraordinary things? Has the web enabled you to positively change your life, grow your business or affect the lives of those around you in a creative way? Are you willing to showcase your achievement for a chance to win prize funding to help make it bigger for greater…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on September 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Thousands benefit from telecentres

Thousands of students and Fijians are benefitting from regular access to the internet with the 15 telecentres set up around the country.

One of the schools in the West that has the telecentre Ba Methodist High School’s Principal Aralai Gavidi said it has been utilized well by the 160…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 25, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

BYND 2015-Global Youth Summit in Asia Pacific

From 9 to 11 September 2013, nearly 700 young people from around the world gathered in San José, Costa Rica to lend their voice and influence decisions at the United Nations on the “Future We Want”. Over 3000 young people in 25 different countries tuned into the BYND2015 Global Youth…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

United Nations Trust Fund Small Grants Programme: 2014 Call for Proposals

Deadline- 1 November 2013

The United Nations Trust Fund’s Small Grants Programme has issued the 2014 Call for Proposals. The Fund gives priority to projects focusing on the Programme of Action of the Second Decade under the broad mandated areas of the Forum: culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development. The Fund is based on voluntary contributions; disbursal of grants is subject to receipt of funds from donors.

The main aim of…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on September 24, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide

The 8th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

21 September 2013, New York City, New York

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Added by Vida Gabe on September 24, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

UN Broadband Commission releases first global report on ‘broadband and gender’: 200 million fewer women online

Most promising ‘emerging market’ could turn out to be women

New York– A new report released today by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs).…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 24, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Trust Women Awards 2013

Deadline- 27 September 2013

Nominations are accepted for Trust Women Hero Award which aims to honour two leaders whose work advances innovative solutions to the challenges faced by women worldwide. Winners will have the opportuntiy to win cash prize of up to $5,000. The goal of this program is focused on women’s rights. Trust Women forges strategic commitments to empower women to know and defend their rights.

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

68th meeting of the UN General Assembly, MDGs and Disability



Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) will participate in the 68th meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations to discuss what has been accomplished and achieved for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is considered the largest campaign in history to combat poverty. The…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

East African youth joined BYND2015-Global Youth Summit

A number of African youth are familiar with the use of ICT but lack platform to raise their voice and incorporate their visions for development. Acknowledging the lack of youth involvement in such processes, Telecentre.org Foundation cooperating with local telecentres initiated mini summit in different telecentres to bridge the vision of young people living in…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on September 20, 2013 at 9:53pm — No Comments

International Network of Social Innovators for Human Development: Survey

Recognizing the catalytic nature of mobile technologies in fostering human development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Motorola Solutions have…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Community eCenters (CeC) Malvar Joined BYND 2015- Global Youth Summit

Community eCenters (CeC) Malvar, (Telecentres in the Philippines are called Community eCenters or CeCs) is located in the 2nd class Municipality of Malvar in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. During the GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT took place in Costa Rica from 9th to 11th September 2013, CeC…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 17, 2013 at 9:35pm — 1 Comment

Mohajonpur UISC is offering the local community Online Electric Bill Payment Service now

Mohajonpur UISC is offering the local community Online Electric Bill Payment Service now. This is an amazing benefit to them as they avail the opportunity to pay their Electric bill to their sweat will without any suffering. Even all spheres of people either men or women from all ages can get chance to pay their bill in time.

Added by Md.Minarul Islam on September 17, 2013 at 9:10pm — 3 Comments

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