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Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (29)

The population of the internet, in one map

How big is the internetThis map from the Oxford Internet Institute shows where the world's internet users live:

This is a cartogram, a map in which the area of each country is proportional to its online population, based on 2011 data. So countries with large land areas but small populations —…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 30, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

Citizen services go under single umbrella in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, all the citizen services have been integrated to one place. The portal named 'Sebakunja' (service portal) is the first ever public service portal in the country which has been launched recently. The portal helps citizens get easy access to public services.



Also, all government offices are ready to practice paperless office through the…

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Added by Mohammad Matiar Rahman on September 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change With UAVs

Sadly, developing countries are some of the largest emitters of global pollution. Yet for the poor, the emission of pollutants, and their detrimental effects on the environment, is not usually an overriding concern. The cost of caring about saving the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Challenge 4 on Internet of Things

ITU is pleased to announce that, they have launched the 4th and last challenge of this year's Young Innovators Competition. This challenge is in partnership with the …

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 27, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2014 and Unite-IT Digital Inclusion Award Ceremony

Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) is an event organised by Telecentre Europe together with three European project partners: Unite-IT, Trans e-Facilitator and Telecentre…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 25, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

The State of Broadband 2014: Broadband for all

High-speed, affordable broadband connectivity to the Internet is a foundation stone of modern society, offering widely recognized economic and social benefits.



High-speed broadband is no longer just cutting-edge technology for an elite few; instead, the steady march…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Ms. Linda Balbuena, Google Basics Telecentre Challenge Winner (English)

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of Telecentre.org members and partners through brief interviews. This time, we interviewed Ms. Linda Balbuena, Manager of Malvar Community eCenter in Malvar, Batangas, Philippines. Ms. Balbuena is one of two winners…

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Added by telecentre.org on September 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Education at a Glance 2014 - Key Findings

On 9 September the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its annual statistical publication, Education at a Glance. The European Commission hosted the launch event in Brussels. The report features data on education from the 34 OECD countries, including 21 EU Member States.

OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 23, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

Interview with Max Ponce of FITEL - Perú

The following is an interview with Max Ponce, a member of the Spanish telecentre community, who is currently the project manager at FITEL or the Telecommunications Investment Fund - Perú.

  

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Future of Myanmar is Mobile

Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – yet technology restrictions are ending, three mobile operators are racing to roll out services, and the 60 million people of Myanmar are about to rush into the future, practically overnight.

On August 6th, FHI 360 …

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 20, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments

The "Door of the Desert", Telecentre Guelmim was a dream and the idea has been realized!

From Okoider where ruins and an ancient history that characterizes the city, " Guelmim " it's a gate Moroccan desert, this an ancient city at the cross roads to meet the convoys coming from Niger, Mali, Guinea and Senegal, the city is located 200 km from the southern of Agadir city and at the cross…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 18, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

MTambula uses mobile to ease healthcare access in Uganda

Uganda faces a number of challenges and one of them is the difficulty in access to public services especially health care facilities. This is due to a number of factors, one of them being a lack of convenient access to vital information about the location of these facilities and contact details of personnel at these facilities. A lot of this information may be found in manual…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on September 17, 2014 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Submit Idea: Global Innovation Competition 2015

The Global Innovation Competition (GIC) is open to applicants from around the world with inspiring ideas, either proven or to be developed. Like the GIC 2014 in which 40,000 users had their say, everyone is invited to participate; public votes will determine which entries progress in the competition.

The GIC is designed to tackle a different governance…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 17, 2014 at 1:28am — No Comments

In Brazil, Teaching and Learning Happen Outside the Box

A good quality basic education equips students with the foundational skills (reading, writing and numeracy) they need to function in today’s society and prepare them for lifelong learning. But in many parts of the world, schooling alone is not yielding the expected results, and countries are experimenting with innovative learning and teaching tools, including online…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 17, 2014 at 1:21am — No Comments

ICT strengths quinua’s campaign 2014-2015

 

During the sustainable production campaign of this year, promoted by the Oruro’s chamber of producers (CADEPQUI-OR) in association with PROINPA Foundation and BIOTOP, in a press conference, they shared their strategy to produce organic…

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Added by Laia Fauró Gual on September 16, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Women better at IT than men — industry veteran

MANILA, Philippines — Women are better than men in IT as they have more character and skills according to the observations of an industry expert.

“Women take more to technology than men. I want to be very clear. This is actually a fact,” Akhtar Badshah, chair of Telecentre.org Foundation, said during his keynote speech at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center International…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 14, 2014 at 1:50am — No Comments

Locally relevant learning materials for rural schools through Digital Offline Libraries in Peru

I n order to tackle the lack of locally relevant content and improve the quality of education in rural areas of Peru, the International Institute for Communication and Development (…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 11, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Community Grants at Internet Society

Who Approves the Grants (Current Members)

The Community Grants Programme is one of the ways the Internet Society is ensuring the Internet is for everyone.

Each year, a number of projects around the world receive funding from the Internet Society to do everything…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 11, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Dhaka Annual Commonwealth ICT Forum to Focus on Social Issues

Dhaka, 8 September 2014 – Over 200 delegates from Commonwealth countries are converging at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka this week to attend the …

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 9, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

‘Telecenters in Community Development’ Project Activated

Cairo, 7 September 2014. The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy witnessed today the events of activating “Telecenters in Community Development” project, in the presence of Egypt ICT Trust Fund Regional Manager Hoda Dahroug, department managers at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and affiliate organizations, telecenter sector managers and working groups in governorates.

The new vision…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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