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October 2008 Blog Posts (46)

Philippine telecentre portal makes it to Philippine Web Awards semifinals

The Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet) is pleased to announce that the Philippine CeC portal (http://www.philcecnet.ph) has successfully hurdled the semifinals round of the 11th Philippine Web Awards, the annual search for the best Filipino-owned and developed websites.



As an official semifinalist in the Community and Portal Category, PhilCeCNet.ph will be competing with nine other entries in the pre-finals… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 31, 2008 at 4:15pm — No Comments

NComputing a lasting solution to Telecentre sustainability

The coming of IBROWSE in the IT sector has brought light to telecentres. IBROWSE based in Kamwokya, Uganda has lasting solutions to telecentres and schools with its NComputing X300 kit that enables one to connect to as many as ten monitors using one Central Processing Unit hence, cutting on computing costs as well. IBROWSE were one of the only two ICT companies identified by Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] as having the most affordable computing solutions available to date. UCC… Continue

Added by Nalwoga Sarah Mpagi on October 30, 2008 at 8:08pm — 3 Comments

What weCAN meant for all of us at telecentre family in Sri Lanka

It was very enthrolling to see 190 + participants at weCAN, were mingling with each other to find solutions to their day to day problems. At the start everybody thought the solutions are lying with in the panel of 14 resource persons. But as the first day came to a closer telecentre family staff and resource persons were able to dig and show telecentre operators, " if you want to be social entrepreneurs, be the first to understand your self ". Because in a workshop, we are trying to find… Continue

Added by isura silva on October 30, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Three days with Telecenter Family in Sri Lanka (and Four Lessons learnt)



“I came more to learn from you; than to teach” was the message I passed before my two presentations with Sujata. Thanks Fusion/Telecentre.org for the opportunity. The three days spent with 200+ telecenter operators from eight provinces in Sri Lanka was a worthy investment. One does not interact with so many ground level ICT4D practitioners every day. It was a learning experience, for them; and for us.



From what I saw (and heard from… Continue

Added by Chanuka Wattegama on October 30, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

E-AGRICULTURE IN BANGLADESH

Recently interest and activities regarding e-agriculture have been enhanced in Bangladesh.Government

patronization coupled with international support from UNDP and related agencies are giving impetus to this initiative.Government has established an ICT project and is srtriving to connect all agencies for an integrated development of ICT.



A seminar was held on 28 October, 2008 at the conference room of the Hon'ble Chief Adviser on e-agriculture.In the seminar the speakers… Continue

Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on October 30, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE CEREBATES ICTs BREAKTHROUGH During the ceremony for closing of the Wireless Connectivity Workshop and Launch of TTN and Wireless Mesh Net work Project at S engerema Telecentre on …

MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE CEREBATES ICTs BREAKTHROUGH

During the ceremony for closing of the Wireless Connectivity Workshop and Launch of TTN and Wireless Mesh Net work Project at S engerema Telecentre on 28th October, 2008 a large number of people cerebrated the establishment of TTN and choosing Sengerema district to pilot the Wireless Mesh Network Project.



People observed that having an umbrella of Telecentres in Tanzania will hasten… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on October 30, 2008 at 12:01am — No Comments

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY WORKSHOP CONCLUDED

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WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY WORKSHOP CONCLUDED







The Wireless Connectivity Workshop which took place at Sengerema Telecentre Mwanza, Tanzania 20-26 October, 2008 was officially closed on 26. October, 2008 by the Mwanza Regional Commissioner.



IN the message of the Guest of Honour delivered by Ms.Kulindwa on behalf of Hon.Dr.James Alex… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on October 28, 2008 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Single Regional Broad band network to be created for 26 African countries

During the Tripartite Summit that was held in Uganda last week- a meeting that brought together COMESA, SADC and The East African Community [26 African countries], it was resolved that a single inter- regional broad band network for internet would be created for all the communities under these regional bodies.



This notifies that the project will provide access to advanced broadband services for the public sector, business and residential end users in disadvantaged areas. In terms of… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on October 28, 2008 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Ugabytes Technical Support Center: Telecenters stand to benefit

Having interacted with the Ugabytes technical staff on the status of Ugabytes Online support center and indeed its features, one notes that the online resource support center is very critical to management and development of telecenter and resource ICT centers in the region and beyond. It is also interesting to hear that telecenters have not responded effectively to benefit from the services of the support center. Of course, many challenges can be alluded to that. Telecenters and related… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on October 23, 2008 at 6:26pm — No Comments

NAKASEKE COMMUNITY RADIO CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY

Nakaseke Telecentre began operation on March 5, 1999 through a partnership between the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, the Uganda Public Libraries Board in Kampala and the Uganda Telecom Limited. Initial sources of funding were UNESCO, IDRC, ITU and the Government of Uganda. The community provided the Telecenter’s initial facility, which was originally a community center. Construction of a new, permanent Telecentre was made possible through funds from local taxes. The Telecentre is… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 23, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Developing Countries to Participate in ICT Standards Process

Leading stakeholders in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry are to work together to minimise the standardisation gap between developed and developing countries through the Bridging the Standardisation Gap Fund.

This was announced on Monday at the Global Standard Symposium at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.





The fund will assist in facilitating the participation of developing countries in the standards development process and allow them to… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 23, 2008 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Telecentre social appropriation - a movement in Colombia

Medellin is located amidst mountains – in the Aburra valley. A warm breeze covers the place and welcomes all the local and regional coordinators of the project of telecentre “social appropriation” by the community. Forty people have come together to share, learn and discuss their progress – they are working in a process of network strengthening and social appropriation process. This training is one of the side activities prior to the… Continue

Added by Silvia Caicedo on October 23, 2008 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

2 DAY OF THE WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY WORKSHOP

2nd DAY OF WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY WORKSHOP

The second day of the Wireless Connectivity Workshop started by Hon Elinasi Pallangyo Sengerema District Commissioner delivering an official opening speech.



The Guest of Honour’s speech was preceded by an introduction about the workshop. The introduction revealed that TTN decided to host the Workshop at Sengerema telecentre so that IT-Managers From telecentres and ICTs institutions acquire… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on October 22, 2008 at 3:53pm — No Comments

My primary experience with telecentres

Often a patient’s hope for cure dangles by a thread, so whoever can strengthen the thread can also build hope. Today, the connecting thread is information. Thanks to the efforts of Nabweru and Buganda telecentres which I visited on 18th of this month; they offer this thread to their communities.



As an ICT access point, Nabweru telecentre boasts of a community radio station, Nabweru Fm which empowers the community by providing information. In an interview, Mr. Ronald Seguya the News… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on October 22, 2008 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

IST DAY WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY WORKSHOP

Ist DAY OF WIRELESS CONNECTIVTY WORKSHOP



The first day (20th October, 2008) of the TTN’s wireless connectivity workshop started by installation and configuration of the servers and computers to be used in the training and implementation of the Wireless Mesh Network Project in Sengerema district.



Consultant of the workshop Mr. Sebastian Buttrich presided the activities. Participants from several telecentres in Tanzania and public… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on October 22, 2008 at 3:16am — No Comments

Telecenter staff exchange programme: SATNET visit to Uganda

Telecenters all over developing countries include Africa share similar challenges. There a number of challenges within the telecenter community in Africa based on country-to-country situations or regional environments such as capacity development, sustainability, telecenter management, connectivity and energy. Emergence of regional telecenter networks provides an impetus to knowledge sharing and telecenter network experiences in Africa. Such networks are the East Africa Telecenter Forum and the… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on October 21, 2008 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Hugh McGuire on eBooks, mobile phones

Yesterday I commented on The Tactile Book, a post that Hugh McGuire wrote on The Book Oven Blog. You can read the full post and our discussion. He makes some great points that are very relevant to our community. Here are the juicy bits:



Christine: At the risk of sounding like a luddite, I just don’t see the… Continue

Added by Christine Prefontaine on October 21, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Rwanda Information and Technology Authority(RITA) announces nominees for the first Intego ICT Awards

story by Paul Barera, Rwanda

Forty-three Rwandan companies have been nominated to compete for Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA) first ever Intego ICT awards. Two Telecentres appear on the list of nominees: Nyamata Tele-service Centre in the categories of bridging the digital divide and Maraba Telecentre in e-agriculture category.



Mr. Nkubito Bakuramutsa, Director General RITA made the announcement today during a press conference that marked the start of a… Continue

Added by Ahmed Ndaula on October 20, 2008 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Summary on the impact of the support centres to you and your community

The impact of the support centres to you and your community

Support centers may not give all the answers but they are able to trigger responses to many posts from the pool of knowledge that comes from many knowledgeable people in the various lists. The experiences in Asia and Latin America and the provision of a knowledge hub for solutions cannot be taken for granted. But we need to have many people sharing their experiences and giving to others what they consider their own… Continue

Added by Ahmed Ndaula on October 17, 2008 at 9:25pm — No Comments

CALL CENTRES FOR DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION

Today I attended the World Food Day Ceremony held at Dhaka.The Hon'ble Chief Adviser was the Chief Guest in the ceremony.He declared that NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DAY would be celebrated on a particular day every year.He also announced that a PERMANENT AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM would be established in Dhaka.

The Hon'ble Adviser of Agriculture emphasised in his speech that more use of ICT would be ensured for developing agriculture in Bangladesh.

There was an fair in the World Food Day… Continue

Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on October 17, 2008 at 1:45am — 2 Comments

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