NEW YORK, NY – 29 OCTOBER 2014 – Today the Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017.
Rwanda’s commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made as it officially joined the Better Than Cash… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 31, 2014 at 12:59am —
The 40 WSA mobile winners from 30 countries offer a multifariousness of new thinking translated in mobile solutions on the highest level. Be it a digital CPR training or an application for mentally disabled people from Brazil.
Salzburg, October 29, 2014. Carlos Pereira, Computer… Continue
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A handful of nonprofit organizations are turning great storytelling into cash, and not just on the fundraising front.
TechSoup, which connects organizations with technology resources, announces today the winners of its annual Storymakers digital storytelling contest, with prizes up to $5,000.
This year’s contest attracted 230 entries in formats including two-minute web videos, short-form Vine and Instagram videos, and five-picture photo essays, according to spokesperson Lauren… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 28, 2014 at 3:30pm —
UNDP Egypt and team are organizing a learning session for UNDP staff members on Social Innovation Labs by Citilab – Barcelona, Spain.
Citilab is a center for social and digital innovation in Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona. Continue
Exploits and spreads the digital impact on creative thinking, design and…
Added by Nabil Eid on October 28, 2014 at 1:25pm —
The Telecentre Women (TCW) Program – a global, multi-stakeholder initiative of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) geared towards bridging the gender gap in ICT by empowering disadvantaged and underserved community women with ICT access, knowledge and skills and expanding their… Continue
Added by telecentre.org on October 28, 2014 at 9:00am —
From the city of El-Arish in Sinaa Peninsula, from the famous city in planting palm trees, where serenity , purity and brightness of the sea embrace a fish picking up olive’s branch, branch of peace and love.
From the womb of this ancient city El Fayrouz Association was born in 2006.
Added by Nabil Eid on October 26, 2014 at 11:44pm —
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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent’s brightest innovators to accelerate Africa’s development
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 5:42pm —
A total of 241 eligible ideas were submitted to the Global Innovation Competition from innovators around the world with inspiring ideas for the programme’s 12 key countries.
From October 22 until November 23, 2014 we invite you to support ideas you believe most effective to empower citizens and secure more accountable, open governance by voting for them.…
Added by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 5:33pm —
Within a short span of three months, 46 new Nenasala centres were successfully opened island-wide, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) announced. Sri Lanka has initiated e-Sri Lanka Nenasala program with the objective of taking the dividend of…
Added by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 1:44am —
The Ebola crisis has impacted some of the most vulnerable areas of the world, and frontline health workers are struggling to keep pace with the outbreak. The “Training Health Workers for Ebola” series consists of four webinars, and aims to provide health workers with the clear, reliable, and timely information they need to protect themselves, detect the disease, and… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2014 at 1:45am —
Reblogging this inspiring article from the New York Times by Judith Newman, published last October 17, 2014. Hope it reminds everyone of the wonderful uses of technology!
Added by Vida Gabe on October 20, 2014 at 12:04pm —
2015 is a milestone and a major in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. It is the public an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Union with its members in order to remember the past and look to the future activities. Continue
On this occasion of the celebration of the 150th…
Added by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2014 at 1:18am —
With the world’s youngest population, fast-rising access to internet and rapid spread of the use of mobile phones, Ugandans are starting to embrace information and communication technology innovations. This is confirmed by the increasing number of mobile and web applications with working… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on October 18, 2014 at 4:02pm —
Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communication and information technology, has unveiled Prime Minister Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream to bridge the gap between urban and rural India while laying the foundation stone of the country’s first two electronic manufacturing clusters- one in Jabalpur and another… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm —
Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily. All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized states in India. What drives these extraordinary numbers? Entertainment. Hey M4D – it’s time we take fun seriously.
Hindustan Unilever (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods maker, runs the Indian state… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:16am —
Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi opened in last month 24 September 2014 the eighth edition of the "ICT 4 All Forum on the theme “the digital revolution brings hope for Tunisia and youth ".
He emphasised the need to seize all opportunities to boost innovation and creativity and strengthen… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on October 15, 2014 at 3:09pm —
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients and 2,811 deaths. Even more tragic, the number deaths occurring outside hospitals are not usually recorded, meaning the numbers could actually be significantly higher. The CDC (US Centers for Disease…
Added by Seu Yapa on October 14, 2014 at 6:55pm —
Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island:
I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano Island, Kenya. I began working… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 14, 2014 at 6:44pm —
The Sultanate of Oman represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) won a prestigious GITEX award for its G-Cloud project in the category of Best Virtualization Solution Implementation. Held in parallel with GITEXT Technology Week from 12-16 October at Dubai World Trade Center, the award ceremony is… Continue
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