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October 2012 Blog Posts (69)

SATNET newsletters for June and Sepetember

Southern Africa Telecentre Network has released its June and September newsletters detailing the development of various  ICT initiatives in Southern Africa region. Among the stories include the establishment of 193 telecentres by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) each in every constituency. 

MACRA Board Chairperson Ted Nandolo…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Women in ICT in Africa: Women's Voices from the Grassroot

It is a hard truth that the majority of the poor are women and they experience vulnerability and powerlessness to a much higher degree than men. Equitable access to ICT technology and the autonomy to receive and produce the infor-mation relevant to their concerns and perspectives are therefore critical issues for women. ICT for the vast majority of women in developing countries is not feasible for the foreseeable future. Until they know the importance of ICT and how it can empower them,…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 31, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Asikana Network Provides a Platform for the Empowerment of Women in ICT


Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are widely seen as having the potential to contrib-ute positively to economic growth and develop-ment and to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of individuals and households. In order for significant…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 31, 2012 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Malawi Establishes Telecentre Network

Networks are increasingly becoming important forms of communities of practice (COPs) where knowledge, information and resources are shared among members of the network. Through online

or face- to- face meetings, networks are critical to mobilising knowledge resources through…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 31, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Are you ready for Windows 8?

Yes, Windows 8is finally here! This new release from Microsoft represents a reimagining of Windows. It provides organizations with features that will make everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable, with the reliability, productivity and security to match.


Check out the video at for a glimpse of Windows 8.…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

30,000 youth begin 6-month ICT training programme

A total of thirty thousand youth have been selected to undergo a six month intensive training in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) under the expanded ICT Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

The beneficiary youth are drawn from all ten regions across the country. The training is a collaboration between NYEP and…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 29, 2012 at 2:59am — No Comments

MCIT Minster, Mr Hany Mahmoud Delivers Certificates of Increasing Production Efficiency to 200 State Employees

Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr Hany Mahmoud delivered today certificates for 200 State personnel, from 11 ministries, who completed the program of increasing production efficiency.

Meeting with them at the premises of MCIT in Smart Village, Mr Mahmoud handed over these certificates for State employees and to…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 29, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

ITU, Asia Broadcasting Union call for action to get more women into technology and media

Women with the Wave’ forum speaker Geena Davis calls for more female characters, more positive portrayal of girls and women

Geneva, 16 October 2012 – Leaders attending an Asia-Pacific high-level forum have issued a rallying call for greater participation of women in media, information and communication technology (ICT) and…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 29, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

ITU launches Tech Needs Girls Prize to spark creativity

Seeking the unique voices and talents of girls to invent our future

Geneva, 11 October 2012 – To mark the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, ITU members and partners are today joining…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 29, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments

Gunda students make the most of new ICTs

They may have to share a PCs with up to four others at a time, but students from Gunda secondary school in Iramba District in Singida region say they are enjoying a world of new information and services, including reading books on internet, after being equipped with computers from Friends Family Community Connection (FFCC) from the USA.



Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 25, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

October 17-18: Telecentre-Europe’s Summit (#TES12) in Warsaw

For the fifth time since Riga (2008), Istanbul (2009),…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe’s new Managing Board elected!

At the General Assembly of Telecentre Europe Summit, a new Managing Board of Telecentre-Europe AISBL was elected. Telecentre-Europe AISBL  organized its…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 25, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Siemens Foundation Empowering People Award Looking for Solutions Having Social impact

Siemens Stiftung (foundation) wants to identify efficient technical solutions which empower people in developing and emerging countries to independently combat existential problems through the “empowering people. Award”. The Siemens Stiftung launched the competition in June 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. It is supported by the KfW…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Outstanding Telecentre Woman Manager Awardee wins TCF's Twitter contest

Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi, who hails from Oman and is a recipient of the "Most Outstanding Telecentre Woman Manager" award in 2011, emerged as winner in Foundation's first ever Twitter-based…


Added by on October 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share with you inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi, who won our recently concluded…


Added by on October 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Role of Telecentres in e-Health Solutions - 18th October webinar by WHP.

October 18th marked yet another captivating topic on the TIS Talks series under the topic “Telecentre’s role in e-health solutions”.  Karen Pak Oppenheimer, Vice President of World Health Partners (WHP), delivered a great presentation on…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 24, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Lagos Seeks Increased Access to ICT

The Commissioner for Science and Technology in Lagos State, Mr Adebiyi Mabadeje has advocated the need to accelerate measures in the country towards providing access to Information and Communication Technology services to millions of Nigerians.

Speaking at the 2012 edition of the annual Nigerian Telecoms Development Lecture organised by Logica Media Group in Lagos recently, Mabadeje said though telecoms sector in Nigeria has witnessed progress in more than a decade, much still needed to be… Continue

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 23, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Airtel Nigeria announces Nano SIM cards

In what telecom experts are saying could be a huge move for the mobile phone market in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria has announced that it will introduce Nano SIM cards onto the market.

Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of Nano SIM cards onto the market. (Image: File)

Nano SIM cards are used in the new Apple iPhone 5 device and means that it will give the company the lead on the new smartphone market in the country.

It also announced that any user who… Continue

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 23, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments

Guidebook on Developing Community eCentres in Rural Areas Based on the Malaysian experience

ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the main economic and social development centre for the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation between its 53 members and 9 associate members. ESCAP provides the strategic link between global and country-level programmes and issues. It supports Governments of the region in consolidating regional positions and advocates regional approaches to meeting the region’s unique socio-economic… Continue

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 23, 2012 at 3:55am — No Comments

WSIS Project Prizes 2013 Reminder - Deadline extended till Jan 31!

As you may be aware, WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This initiative is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their…

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 22, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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