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October 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Kampala Adobe Youth Voices Speak Out!

For the last few months, I have been privileged to be part of a project that is engaging young people with creative media skills.



The Project titled Create With a Purpose is being supported by Adobe Foundation and TakingITGlobal. • As a Youth Educator on this project, I empower young people between the ages of 13 – 18 years (through the use of a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom like environment) to think and act as world…

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Added by Sandra Nassali on October 31, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Interesting link - How to be a Network Gardener | Net-Map Toolbox

Source: Net-Map



They are called “Network Facilitators”, “Network Organizers” or even “Network Managers”. But I think the term “Network Gardener” describes much more tanglibly, what those people do who help large and dispersed networks of people grow toward common goals. These days networks seem to be the solution for every problem that is too big and complex to be tackled by one individual or organization, from eradicating HIV/Aids to promoting peace. But all too often what sounds… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 28, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Vote for your Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers!

Beginning November 15, we’re giving everyone a chance to show their support for their Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers by opening the voting for the Global Search for 100 Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers to the public.

To vote, individuals have to be members of Telecentre.org Foundation's online community. If an individual is not yet a member, he/she will have to sign up for a free membership at any or all of the community…

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Added by telecentre.org on October 28, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Read, research, & share with our Online Library

On October 28, Telecentre.org Foundation officially opened the doors to our new and improved Online Library. The library, which can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.telecentre.org, is just one of the Foundation's many knowledge sharing initiatives. It contains more than 3,000 multi-lingual resources on ICT for Development gathered specifically to…

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Added by telecentre.org on October 28, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

‘Nenasara’ to bring IT knowledge to rural areas in Sri Lanka



To uplift the IT literacy level in the rural areas of the country the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) launched the ‘Nenasara’ Mobile Library for Digital content yesterday.



This is aimed at the underprivileged sectors of the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 24, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Media Forum Places ICTs, Agriculture Tops

Source: http://www.satnetwork.org



SATNET's ICT media forum which was co-hosted by PANOS ended on an impressive note with delegates pledging to recommit to the development of agriculture through…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Indian Aakash Tablet PC vs OLPC





Early this month India launched touch-screen tablet PC, which is known as “Aakash”. That is priced at just $35 compared to its counterpart OLPC which was originally priced at $100 and then increased to $180 - $200 later. The Aakash has been developed by UK-based company DataWind and…

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Added by Sameera Wijerathna on October 23, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Day 1 updates from the Kibugat ICT Conference

Rural ICT Centres/ Telecentres are often an orchestrated by community members who have a passion to change or give back their societies. This is the same scenario at Kigat ICT Centre which is hosting this yeas 2nd annual conference with a theme: Communities first before Technology. Edward Kibosek who hails from Kibugat Community and had a… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 21, 2011 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

Community Solutions

Applications now being accepted. Due - November 7, 2011

 

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month US fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency; structured virtual…

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Added by Mariam Tevzadze on October 20, 2011 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

From Highs to Lows - Africa has world's greatest broadband price decreases in 2010











These images are an extract of a quotation from an ISP for Internet service we used at a project in… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 18, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Global Impact Study - October newsletter is out!

The latest newsletter from the Global Impact Study is out!



Learn more about our upcoming survey data analysis reports on public access users, uses, and perceived impacts, our communications strategy and upcoming new Knowledge Sharing section of our website, and some emerging findings from the Philippines and the Interpersonal Communications in-depth study. You'll also find our report from the June 2011 project-wide workshop.…



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Added by Global Impact Study on October 14, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

eHealth Worldwide Survey - Your Opinion Counts!

We are happy to share that Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd in collaboration with Centre for Science Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) is conducting a feasibility study, funded by Rockefeller Foundation, to assess the need of developing a portal and magazine on eHealth for African countries, thereby keeping readers informed about the aspects of medicine and public health in Africa, including socio-economic, political, ethical, legal, environmental, and cultural issues.



The survey and… Continue

Added by Shuchi Smita on October 14, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

The role of ICTs in agriculture development regional Media Forum: Special focus on community telecentres ( Southern Africa)

About SATNET:

Southern Africa Telecentre Network is a regional ICT civil society organization whose main

objective is to improve livelihoods of local communities in southern Africa through the use of

ICTs and telecentres respectively. SATNET facilitates knowledge sharing and information

exchange among telecentres and networks in southern Africa. SATNET has a mandate to provide capacity development to community based telecentres and respective national… Continue

Added by Wandila Simon on October 13, 2011 at 5:46am — No Comments

Because I am a girl

Crosspost from : The Egyptian Gazatte



By Nayrouz Talaat – The Egyptian Gazette



 CAIRO - “My mother used to listen to my brothers but not to me. I used to be afraid. I never imagined I…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ICTworks Profile of Esoko: Bringing the Market to Africa's Fingertips

Source: ICT Works



It was a normal day by Accra standards. I walked out of the house ready to make my way to the center of town for an interview with a homegrown tech company; Esoko. I hailed a taxi and started haggling with the driver, once we had settled on a price, we were off on the traffic-ridden roads into… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 11, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

My Telecentre@Work Contest Starts Today!

Added by telecentre.org on October 11, 2011 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Adobe Youth Voices, "Create With Purpose" Project

Kenya Telecentres Link is running the AYV “create with purpose” program through her member/partners.

1. Kogere Community Knowledge Centre

2. St. Theresa's girls secondary



Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program, empowers youth from undeserved communities to use technology to explore and express their perspectives on issues impacting them and… Continue

Added by George Ojode on October 8, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?

Source: ICT Works by Inveneo.



Over the past few years of activity on the Educational technology Debate forum, we’ve read a lot of many examples of how ICT in education projects have improved and innovated practice, making access to education more modern and accessable. At the same time much criticism has been focused on projects that, despite best intentions, focus first on… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Training Workshops for Nenasala Operators- 2011

Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the implementing agency for the Nenasala project has launched the Training Workshops for Nenasala Operators for the year 2011. The e-Sri Lanka initiative harnesses the benefits of information and communication technology and takes its dividends to every village, every citizen and every business including government in order to reduce…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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