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October 2009 Blog Posts (58)

IT & Computer technology add to the SME'S in Tissamaharama Rural area

IT & Computer technology add to the 20 SME'S in Tissamaharama Rural area. This project implemented by Nenasala - Tissamaharama. Also project funded by ICTA SRI LANKA, under the esdi replication grant.



Project Activities



Adding GNU CASH to the above SME'S for financial management

Train to internet and e-mail ( to use an e-mail facility to current business environment )

will create web site for the above 20 sme's and their business

Promoting &… Continue

Added by Asanka Eranda De Silva on October 31, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

Mobile subscription rate fastest in Africa

27th October 2009

Since 2003, mobile phone subscription has grown faster in Africa than in any other region of the world, a new Information Economy Report has revealed. Dubbed, "Trends and Outlook in Turbulent Times," and released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the report, indicates that there are now more than 10 times as many mobile subscriptions as fixed lines in Africa… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 30, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Agribusiness Course is ready for enrollment - FREE OF CHARGE

Hi everyone!



The new Agribusiness course, part of the eco-business career-tech track, is now available for enrollment through the Personal Learning Center, International. All students in this pilot program are FREE OF CHARGE, so don't be reluctant to enroll.



Although this is part of an American course program, the lessons will include lessons learned from around the world and how to apply techniques learned to other environments.



If you have any questions,… Continue

Added by Diana Jean Muir on October 30, 2009 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (22- 28 October, 2009)

South Korean delegation calls on A. Raja, the Union Communications and Information Technology Minister, India

22 October 2009

A nine-member South Korean delegation, headed by Dr. Kwak Seung-Jun, met Union Communications and Information Technology Minister A. Raja here today to explore possibilities of cooperation in the field of information technology and services...… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on October 28, 2009 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Learning from other Networks -- Telecentre-Europe moving ahead

Hello Members of Telecentre Community



I was recently part of the Telecentre Europe summit in Istanbul. A vibrant event where I experienced first hand the evolution of Telecentre networks throughout Europe. They are certainly moving in the right direction in terms of improving organization, collaboration and active exchange among members of the network.



In my opinion there are two important elements that are responsible for this positive momentum in Telecentre Europe… Continue

Added by Miguel Raimilla on October 28, 2009 at 1:21pm — 3 Comments

Registrations now open for e-Asia 2009

eASiA2009, Asia's premier ICT event: conference and exhibition which is to be held in Sri Lanka at BMICH, Colombo from 02nd to 4th Dec 2009 is now ready to accept your registrations.

If you are interested in join with us, Please access following URL to register yourself.

http://www.e-asia.org/2009/registration.asp



Read More about e-Asia 2009…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

pc hardware vocational training for women in kebithigollewa

we started computer hardware training program last 21st oct 2009 in kebithigollewa icta_nenasala . that program for attend 12th women student . alder and youngers ladies attened , this program only 10 days full time . after then they will joint hardware team for mobile hareware pool in our institute .

i will post more information to future .................................

dilip kumar

Added by s.p. manjula dilip kumara on October 27, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

we can develop ict in rural village , sri lanka.

telecenter org is very good opertunity for ict knowlage sharing to all new members , i think it,s our duity this genaration , i wish to all for telecenter org team members

dilip kumar
ICTA_Nenasala
kebithigollewa
dilipcrc@gmail.com

Added by s.p. manjula dilip kumara on October 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ICT Ministers meet on 27 October 2009 for Speeding-up Delivery of e-Services in India

The Press Information Bureau, Government of India has posted the following press release. In addition to informing about the meeting, the perss release also gives a good overview of India's National eGovernance Plan. Happy reading...

The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) approved by the Union Cabinet in May 2006 is a significant initiative with few parallels anywhere in the world in terms of its size, complexity and breadth of coverage. Recognising the importance of NeGP and its vision of… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on October 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ICTA assists Microsoft Sri Lanka’s 'Gamata IT' launched in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

IT revolution in Nivithigala, Sri Lanka



Launched in the national Year of English and Information Technology, Microsoft Sri Lanka in collaboration with Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka has launched groundbreaking “Gamata IT” initiative, a series of activities aimed at taking Information Technology to the most remote rural communities of Sri Lanka, is another step in the Company’s long term journey to making IT accessible to all Sri… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Important of making aware the “What is Nenasala?”

Nenasala is an open source to this society. I mean anyone can be able to take the opportunity of Nenasala because Nenasala is giving knowledge. I think that KNOWLEDGE is the most valuable and capital of 21st century. So I would like to say somewhat important thing for whom it may concern this blog.

Generally there is a good relationship between school and the Nenasala. A school is a place where child make as a good citizen and also Nenasala is a… Continue

Added by Santhusha Jayathilaka on October 26, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

"e-Asia 2009 countdown narrows; Response far exceeds expectations"

e-Asia 2009 is looked forward to with tremendous interest both locally and internationally. So said Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Chief Operating Officer Reshan Dewapura during his address to the ICTA Private Sector Forum meeting held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo recently.



ICTA COO expressed joyful wonderment at the surge of interest in the premier Asian ICT event. “Interest in eAsia 2009, which is exactly at a 50-day countdown today, has… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 26, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Technology works for activists in Africa

More than half of the 800 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South Africa say that information technology has had a major effect on their ability to advance human rights and they are starting to realise the potential of mobile technology and social networking , a study has found.



The results highlighted the increasing value of the cellphone. A quarter of NGOs used custom applications on cellphones, such as medication maintenance systems for patients with HIV/AIDS or TB, which… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on October 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ICTA launches first National ICT Industry Survey

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has launched the first National ICT Industry Survey. Called the National ICT Industry Survey 2009, the survey is executed under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) unit of ICTA and will be implemented by GreenTech Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd.

ICTA has taken steps to conduct this first National ICT Industry Survey parallel to the ICT workforce survey 2009 which was also launched recently. ICTA… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 26, 2009 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Mobile, internet usage growing fast in Pakistan says the Information Economy Report, 2009 published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

According to the Information Economy Report, 2009 published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Pakistan is among the five dynamic economies of developing Asia in terms of increased penetration of mobile phones, internet and broadband. Among the five countries in terms of mobile penetration, Pakistan is placed at number three followed by Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Iran and Maldives remain at the top positions, respectively.



In the area of internet… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on October 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

“Information economy report 2009” presented in Tunisia

22nd October 2009

As in New York, Manchester, Helsinki and Bangkok, the International Press Center in Tunis held this morning, a press conference on “Information Economy Report 2009” issued every year by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Mr. Haj Klai, Minister of communication technologies explained that Tunisa will witness, during the next five years, a radical and essential shift in terms of… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (14- 21 October, 2009)

BSNL for better mobile connectivity on Bangla border (India)

14 October 2009

The BSNL has been approached seeking adequate mobile connectivity on the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalya, according to Chief Minister D D Lapang. Lapang discussed problems of mobile connectivity, broadband connections and telephony in the border areas at a meeting with senior BSNL officials here last evening, officials said. "The BSNL is putting up an additional 143 towers, mostly in border areas to… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on October 23, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Friend a Gorilla: Endangered Mountain Gorillas seeking help through Social Networking

The Uganda Wildlife Authority launched a scheme to allow gorilla lovers short of time or money to visit the endangered apes to become virtual friends with them on the net. The "Friend a Gorilla" project was launched last month in Kampala and costs just one dollar a year for enthusiasts. The money generated is intended to help with mountain gorilla conservation. The use of technology has been employed to not only attract online users to visit the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south-west Uganda… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 22, 2009 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

e-Arts from Sri Lanka

Nenasalas (National Telecentre Network) is considered to be a brainchild of President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the 'e-Sri Lanka Development initiative, operated by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) under its Information Infrastructure Programme, were largely responsible for Sri Lanka reaching a high level in ICT literacy. Therefore, ICTA of Sri Lanka is dedicated to take dividends of the Information and Communication Technology among its all communities.… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

On the roads of Mathura: The road less traveled

On 02nd October 2009, I got the opportunity to join Eiichiro Adachi and Shino Tsuchiya, Japan Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan for a field visit to understand the Base of the Pyramid market. On the next day, we visited Drishtee's corporate office at Noida, India. We met our fellow colleagues at Drishtee. Incidentally, Drishtee had organised a week long capacity building workshop for its 23 Divisional Commanders from different states of India.



In the first part of the day, Siddhartha… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on October 21, 2009 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

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