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October 2013 Blog Posts (52)

World Summit Award 2013: e-Content paving the way forward ICT

Colombo, Sri Lanka has been transformed into a global hub for excellence for e-Content with the World Summit Awards Global Congress 2013 during the early last week, bringing together the world’s best e-Content developers, government representatives and leading ICT experts globally for a three-day congress.

The WSA Global Congress forms the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 30, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Telecentre Europe’s annual summit held in Malta

TE summit in Malta opens with the participation of Malta government  high level officials and Malta Digital champion

 Malta , Thursday 24th October,

Telecentre Europe’s annual summit opened last Thursday its 6th edition in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 30, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments

No One Left Behind, ICTs for All

One blind women's success story at Salamieh Telecentre

“Let us work together, we are confident that we can, and we are very sure, make brighter future. We have a dream that our world will be forever bright and green especially in the eyes of those Women with Disabilities”…

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Added by Nabil Eid on October 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Qatar to host prestigious ITU Telecom World 2014 event

Geneva, 26 October 2013 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technology (ICT), announced today that the State of Qatar has been selected as host country for ITU Telecom World 2014, following a competitive selection process among bidding ITU Member States. The 2014 annual edition of ITU Telecom World will take place in Doha in December 2014, at the state-of-the-art Qatar National…

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Added by Vida Gabe on October 29, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

A bridge between farmers and the web

Kenyan farmer, Zack Matere, searches the web for useful agricultural information, then posts it on notice boards around his community helping other producers to improve their crops.



Zack Matere is not your average farmer. Having studied for a diploma in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Creating an enabling environment

ACP agriculture is yet to benefit fully from the potential of ICTs. New approaches are needed to ensure the systematic use of ICT solutions, and to create an enabling environment in which ICTs could enhance the impact of agricultural development programmes.

 

The emergence of ICTs in the development process has witnessed great transformations in various sectors of many economies. ICTs…
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Added by Seu Yapa on October 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

SparkLab Barcelona launch a success!

The first SparkLab was formally launched last October 17-18, 2013 at the Institute of Municipal Informatics in Barcelona, Spain. The 2-day event was attended by a number of distinguished people and began with a presentation from Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) Executive Director, Mr. Miguel Raimilla. Mr. Raimilla was followed by local authorities who…

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Added by telecentre.org on October 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Digital springboard for inclusive agriculture

Goodluck, a 35-year-old farmer who lives near the town of Maseno in Western Kenya wakes up in the morning and switches on his smartphone to check the weather forecast, the day’s market prices for his crops and any announcements from the authorities that might be important for his business and his…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

BYND2015 Global Youth Summit Outcomes

The outcomes of the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit held in Costa Rica from September 9-11, 2013 are now available! The Summit, which was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with the support of a range of partners, including…

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Added by Vida Gabe on October 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How ICT will improve Higher Education in Africa

A major change that Africa has witnessed in the bygone years is the advancement made in the ICT or Information and Communication Technology. Thanks to the dotcom bubble and internet revolution in the rest of the world, Africa has witnessed major investment in the lay down of broadband internet cables and 3G technology.…

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Added by Nabil Eid on October 21, 2013 at 12:20am — No Comments

Capacity strengthening

ICTs are powerful tools for accessing information, facilitating communication, improving decision making and improving the outreach development programmes. However, to achieve their full potential impact ICT solutions need to be integrated into daily operations.

ICTs can strengthen the capacity…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 19, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

The World Disasters Report 2013

The World Disasters Report 2013 examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and opportunities may emerge as a result of technological innovations.In other words, this year's World Disasters Report…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 19, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

TCF signs up as Network Partner for Ashoka Changemakers and GE's "Women Powering Work" Initiative

Telecentre.org Foundation is partnering with Ashoka Changemakers and General Electric in a brand new initiative called, "Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality in MENA". We believe that there is a multiplier effect of investing in…

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Added by telecentre.org on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Catch the live stream of SparkTalks today!

SparkTalks, a bi-monthly series of presentations by innovators and leaders of the ICT sector about technological advancements, products, services, projects, demonstrations and other ICT initiatives for development will kick off today, October 18, at 4pm CET (UTC/GMT+2) in the very first SparkLab that was launched only yesterday in Barcelona,…

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Added by telecentre.org on October 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Computer Project for Young Kids

The entire project is estimated to cost some Sh50 billion to target over 1.3 million pupils in public primary schools. Government documents indicate that some 425,000 pupils will be the first beneficiaries of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) program to start in January next year.

The costs should include training of teachers and for electricity connection to various primary schools.

Kaimenyi however insisted that the Jubilee Government would work hard to ensure…

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Added by chrispine otieno on October 18, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

European decision supports move to universal mobile charger

Geneva, 17 October 2013 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have embraced an opportunity to mandate the use of universal charging solutions for mobile phones.

An amendment to the Radio Equipment Directive of the European Parliament will require radio equipment – and in particular, mobile phones – to be compatible with a universal charger. The decision builds on the European Commission’s 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with fourteen major device…

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Added by Vida Gabe on October 17, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

LatAm women facing "second digital divide" - Eclac

Women in Latin America are facing a so called "second digital divide," according to a new report regarding gender equality and ICT use in the region by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).

The first digital divide refers to access to computers and internet connection, while the second digital divide is related to the…

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Added by Vida Gabe on October 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

TE annual Summit 2013 to be held in Malta on 24-25 October

The sixth annual Telecentre-Europe Summit will take place  in Malta, on 24-25 October 2013 at Cavalieri Hotel Malta.

The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2013 is the annual conference of telecentre leaders and stakeholders across Europe. Its aim is to jointly explore strategies, plans and…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Media literacy for the 21st century

Opatija, Croatia (14-15 September 2013) “Media literacy for the 21st century” was a conference organised by our Croatian member Telecentar. It brought together the project partners, teachers, policy and decision makers from the Croatian ministry and a number of international partners. Telecentre Europe…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Grand Coalition Pledgers Workshop

Brussels, October 3rd, 2013

The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (GC4DJ) Pledgers workshop was held on Thursday, October 3rd in the European Commission, in Brussels and our organisation-Telecentre Europe- had the honour of being the only pledger invited to make a presentation which opened new paths of collaboration…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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