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October 2010 Blog Posts (46)

Visit to a Telecottage in Hungary, 15 Oct 2010 in conjunction with Telecentre-Europe Summit 2010 (13-14 Oct 2010, Budapest, Hungary) representatives at the Telecentre-Europe Summit 2010 were invited by the local partner to visit a telecottage at the outskirts of Budapest a day after the Summit. Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach (Executive Director, Foundation), Dr Melinda Bandalaria (Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines), Eng. Hoda Dahrough (Deputy… Continue

Added by Anthony David on October 20, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Summit 2010, 13-14 Oct, Budapest, Hungary

Telecentre-Europe Summit 2010 was held last week in Budapest, Hungary bringing together almost 100 delegates from the European countries and few representatives outside Europe. The event was supported by Foundation and marks the continuous support of for regional networks.

Microsoft had a session on 12th October, a day before the session on using some very useful tools that Microsoft could offer online to… Continue

Added by Anthony David on October 20, 2010 at 9:44am — 2 Comments

PhilCeC program gets ready for 6th KEC

The 6th Knowledge Exchange Conference (KEC), an annual affair that gathers Community eCenters (CeCs) throughout the Philippines, is all set to take place on November 24-25 at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel in Cebu City. This year's theme, Innovate for Strength and Sustainability, is a nod to the need to find creative ways to address the challenges that CeCs will have to face to remain viable and relevant to their… Continue

Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on October 19, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Congratulations Nenasala & PhilCeCNet !!!

(CICT Chair Ivan Uy (right) and ICTA, COO Mr. Reshan Dewapura (left) during the FutureGov 2010 with their awards)

Photo Credit: future Gov 2010

Nenasala & PhilCeCNet Shines at FutureGov Awards 2010

Being recognized for the excellence in programmes that use technology to bridge the digital divide, both Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka’s Nenasala (telecentre) initiative (ICTA)… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments Foundation Gears Up For Women Power In The Knowledge Revolution With The Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign in 2011

Woman, Stand Up And Be Proud!

Yes, I am most certainly proud to be a member of the fairer gender!

And here's another good news that will make women from all over the world proud, too: Foundation celebrates the our power with Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign in 2011.

Women, when equipped with the right skills set and knowledge, are strong and solid forces toward growth and development. By helping them acquire digital literacy… Continue

Added by Ma Teresa L Pacis on October 19, 2010 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Formation of AKIN Africa

The single biggest challenge facing telecentres is sustainability. Sustainability as articulated by Gro Harlem Brundtland (1987), WCED, is: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

With so much appeal that telecentres court, at the moment, in the eyes of our development partners in Africa, they will definitely attract a lot support. The questions we must ask ourselves are:

1. For how… Continue

Added by Kiringai Kamau on October 18, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Innovative Approaches to Telecentre Sustainability

This topic will be the addressed in a conference organized by IATP Moldova and Foundation in Chisinau, Moldova from 18 to 19 October 2010.

Organizations such as Frontline SMS, PH International, Global Libraries' Bibliomist and Biblionet will share their best practices and discuss innovative uses of technology for sustainability. Sessions will be devoted to devising outreach strategies and innovative program activities, and ways to document and share the knowledge and… Continue

Added by Buenafe Abdon on October 18, 2010 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Telecentre movement and how it provides and speed up e-services to community

sudan sunta 3GDCO.pdf is a community of people and organizations working together to improve the social and economic impact of grassroots Telecentres. It is a strong public private partnership (PPP) for community development. is a worldwide network of people and organizations committed to increasing… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on October 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Economy and Eco System: A Tight Link

Ecosystems are indispensible for the survival of humans. if the biological diversity in our world is disappearing at this pace, we will soon eliminate the basis of our future existence and also the future economy. Hence it's essaintial that all stakeholders join hands and pool resources and efforts to protect global environment.

Economy and ecology are interdependent in each other hence a constant loss of biological diversity is major concern of business as it… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on October 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mobile usage can help Bangladesh fight poverty


Better use of mobile phones can help countries like Bangladesh to fight against poverty and empower poor men and women, according to a major report launched globally, reports The Daily Star. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) in its report titled "Information Economy Report 2010: ICTs, Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation" has recognised… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 15, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

AgKnowledge Africa’ Share Fair in East Africa


Written by Dean Mulozi

AgKnowledge Africa’ Share Fair in East Africa set to increase Agricultural and Rural Development knowledge platforms among southern African Telecentres The… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Solar-powered café set up in remote Zambian village


A London-based charity has established a solar-powered cyber café in rural Zambia.It is part of the organisation’s efforts to increase information technology access in rural areas of developing countries.

The cyber café would provide the Internet access to schoolchildren as well as other members of the local community, with a person on the door collecting small amounts of money to help… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on October 14, 2010 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

Re-launching of Global Knowledge Partnership GKP in Gijón, Spain

The GKP Excomm is in the process of completing the re-launching of Global Knowledge Partnership GKP as a fully… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on October 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments



This is a South African non-profit organization that caters to the interests and needs of vulnerable communities, (refugees and Locals) in the Western Cape and South Africa at large. by offering free skills training to all.




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Added by joseph birikomawo on October 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CTA soon to launch Activities related to Caribbean Rural Telecentres


Information and Communication for Development

CTA is exploring the launch of activities in relation to rural telecentres in the Caribbean. An initial activity, the contest “Telecentres, bridges to rural development in the Caribbean” will be launched; its aim is to identify and promote best telecentre services and… Continue

Added by RCC on October 11, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Where is the telecentre movement in Sub Sahara Africa?

My friend Ravi sent me a post on the achievements of the telecentre movement in learning and agribusiness in Egypt. It was interesting reading. We indeed do have many unsung successes in Africa. But every opportunity is grabbed by our country strategists who choose to visit "success cases in ICT" out there, and they will troop to Asia and wherever there is reason to take longer out there! The motivation is known to you and to me in equal measure.

Since telecentre initiatives have to… Continue

Added by Kiringai Kamau on October 11, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

GKP progress,, innovation and remodeling (phase 2)

GKP Secretariat settled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then managed by the offices of the Omar Dengo Foundation, a long-standing GKP member with headquarters in San José, Costa Rica, As from May 2010, a new, affordable; Secretariat became operational as CSDMS of India undertook this responsibility, with Dr. Ravi Gupta as Executive Director. A new formal registration of GKP as an International Foundation is under initiation, and will be completed… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on October 10, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

GKP progress,, innovation and remodeling (phase 1)

GKP progress phase 1 phase 2.doc

GKP 3 PHOTOS 9th to 13th December 2007

Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is the world's first multi-stakeholder network promoting innovation and… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on October 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Happy to be part of the telecentre

Delighted to be part of telecentre and look forward to a mutually enriching sharing of experiences and knowledge so gained.

Added by H.R.Prakash on October 7, 2010 at 8:05am — No Comments

Combating Poverty and Inequality Report 2010 - URID

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 'Combating Poverty and Inequality' Report, September 2010

UNRISD's Flagship Report Combating Poverty and Inequality launched in Geneva in September argues that this is because many current approaches to reducing poverty and inequality fail to consider key institutional, policy and political dimensions that may be both causes of poverty and inequality, and obstacles to their reduction. For countries that have been…


Added by Niranjan Meegammana on October 6, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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