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Featured Blog Posts – October 2014 Archive (24)

Rwanda to accelerate digital payments by joining the Better Than Cash Alliance

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 31, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

Smart Minds Connected: UN-Based World Summit Award announces 40 winners in Mobile Content Best Practice

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…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 30, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Learning Session on Innovation Labs by Citilab – Barcelona, Spain

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.

Exploits and spreads the digital impact on creative thinking, design and…


Added by Nabil Eid on October 28, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Call for applications: Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015

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) applicationsThe IPA honours and encourages…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 23, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Free Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola

mPowering    IntraHealth

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2014 at 1:45am — No Comments

Call for activities: ITU Celebrates the 150th Anniversary

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.

On this occasion of the celebration of the 150th…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2014 at 1:18am — No Comments

IT Innovation Supporting Home-Grown Solutions in Uganda

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…


Added by Nabil Eid on October 18, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

India aims to connect 50,000 villages with broadband Internet

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments

Eighth edition of ICT4All opens in Hammamet, Tunis

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…


Added by Nabil Eid on October 15, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 14, 2014 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Oman’s G-Cloud project wins a prestigious award at GITEX Dubai 2014

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…


Added by ahmad shaaban on October 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Highlights from Smart Rwanda Days

Under the theme "Digitising Rwanda", the second edition of SMART Rwanda Days was held in Kigali from October 2-3, 2014, as the country prepares to embark on the last…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on October 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sheikh Hamdan opens 34th GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, formally opened Gitex Technology Week on Sunday, as the 34th edition of the leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (Measa) got underway at the Dubai World Trade…


Added by Nabil Eid on October 13, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Launch of the School of Programming in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almas Kebekbayev, an alumnus of the Bolashak program that brings Kazakh students abroad to study, after coming back home decided to open a free programming school for children in Almaty.

About 100 potential students applied and…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on October 13, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Global Gathering for Girls – Oct 14 at 1pm GMT

Five countries, six languages, and 100 young people leading change in their communities. Please join Women and Girls Lead Global at Global Gathering for Girls. The event will be convening youth from Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Jordan and Peru via Google Hangout to discuss how they’re tackling the greatest challenges facing girls in their countries.

The event will be joined by Sikha Patra…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 12, 2014 at 12:52am — No Comments

Technology skills training critical to employ low-income youth

In our rapidly changing, hyperconnected world, the information and communication technology industry is driving economic growth, innovation and job creation. It’s also where the jobs…


Added by Nabil Eid on October 11, 2014 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Bangprieng Telecentres to Empower Homeworkers in Rural Thailand

Like many developing countries, Thailand faces the challenge of ensuring balanced social and economic development of their country. The economic disparity within the population, rural vs. urban development, expectation of better living and education are some of the challenges that need to be…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 11, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

Impact of Selected E-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

The information and communication technology (ICT) revolution, which began nearly two decades ago with the advent of mobile telephony and access to the Internet by the public at large, has led to the development and deployment of e-services which are transforming the way we communicate, access information,…


Added by ahmad shaaban on October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Alliance for Affordable Internet turns 1! Foundation (TCF)is proud to be a member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), which celebrates its first birthday today. A4AI is already working with four countries, undertaking high-impact research and advocacy and has more than doubled membership in its first year. 



Added by on October 7, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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