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November 2009 Blog Posts (48)

Study visit: Press released by CTA

Please find attached the above mentioned document for possible distribution and / or publication on other sites.



By Koda Traore the Programme Coordinator ICTs at The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)…



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Added by Francis Mwathi on November 30, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

RED TIC PERU: ORGANIZED YOUNG WORKERS NETWORK

ICT NETWORK PERU (RED TIC PERU) organized YOUNG WORKERS NETWORK





ICT NETWORK PERU was called to attend the Seminar of the International Labor Organization (ILO), aimed at young workers and students in order to promote information technologies and communication.



With the title "Youth and Youth organized labor, the ILO has organized for 23 and 24 November of this, a seminar-workshop,… Continue

Added by Anibal Aguilar Gómez on November 30, 2009 at 12:21am — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

E-payment: The journey so far

27th November 2009

Eleven months after the Federal government introduced the electronic payment system in all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Nigerians are yet to feel its advantage over the manual payment system it sought to replace. It has been tales of delay payments and people are asking questions. Government said it is aware of the limitations of the system and has promise to seek lasting solution to it. This prompted the… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on November 27, 2009 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka Farmers Connect to Markets on Mobile Phones

Source: www.lankabusinessonline.com



Nov 27, 2009 (LBO) , A trial Sri Lankan commodity trade matching portal using mobile phones to improve marketing of farmer produce will need private sector investment to be sustainable, an official said.

Chitranganie Mubarak, a Senior Programme Head of the Information Communications Technology Agency (ICTA), said the project is part of efforts to use… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 27, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

ICT4D 2.0 and It's impact on Telecenter 2.0



Richard Heeks of the University of Manchester ask that

"Are we seeing a phase change in use of ICTs for international development?"



a) New Hardware Priorities:

b) New Application Priorities:

c) New Innovation Models:

d) New Implementation Models:

e) New Worldviews:



This paper discusses the future needs of ICT4D and argues that ICT4D will need a new perspective



I have been into ICT4D for 4… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on November 26, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Online Consultation: 5 days left

It is now only five days to go before we finally wrap up the online consultation on the future of telecentre.org that kicked off on November 12 .



In light of the devolution of telecentre.org to the Philippines by end of this year, the consultation is being held to get feedback from the global community on the directions and priorities for the next phase of the program.



Five major discussion questions covering different aspects of the program were posted in the… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on November 25, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

eIFL.net opens Call for Proposals to spark innovation in public library services in developing countries

The Public Library Innovation Program aims to spark innovative library services that improve people’s lives through the use of technology. It's specifically designed to promote partnerships — with nonprofits, business, local governments — that create new services. Anyone can apply — providing that the service you propose is developed in partnership with a public library and serves the library community. Awards are up to $30,000 USD.



eIFL.net is pleased to announce a… Continue

Added by Christine Prefontaine on November 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Construction and Animal Science now ready for enrollment...

Hi all! We now have the following courses ready to be uploaded and open for enrollment. All free of charge, just enroll at http://www.formspring.com/forms/?754746-uTS8xkul7X



They are:



Carpentry

Cabinetry

Construction Basics

Construction Blueprint Readings

Masonry Skills

Welding



Intro to Animal Science

Intro to Veterinary Science

Modern Livestock and Poultry… Continue

Added by Diana Jean Muir on November 25, 2009 at 5:27am — No Comments

Issues and Challenges in Digital Inclusion: The Rajasthan Experience Call for Articles, Comments and Insights

Dear Members,

DigitalLEARNING (a Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies initiative), in association with UN Solution Exchange ICT, Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), is pleased to announce the launch of e-Rajasthan 2009. We propose to have a series of conferences in diverse regions of India with the objective of focusing and deliberating on regional concerns and… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on November 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A video summary of Telecentre-Europe Summit

A video - summary of what happened in Istambul is already available in Telecentre-Europe ning. Please, watch it, it is a really nice compillation about what we lived, and takes less than 4 minutes.





Find more videos like this on telecentre-europe

There are more pictures and documents also ready to download in the… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on November 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

Growing Use of Cellphones for Family Planning

19th November 2009

The growth of cellphone use, particularly in the developing world, is providing health experts with a new channel of communication to provide family planning information. "The number of mobile subscribers is increasing at a dramatic rate with the number of global cellphone subscribers in 2006 being estimated at 2.5 billion of an estimated global population of 6.6 billion," says David Cantor, a senior technical… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on November 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (12- 18 November, 2009)

Develop innovation culture: Premji

12 November 2009

Wipro chairman Azim Premji said a culture of innovation was what could sustain companies in these competitive times. “Products can be quickly copied. So it’s important to continuously innovate in products, services, customer service . Industry must drive high value solutions through R&D ,” he said. He urged the government to use IT in their endeavours . IT, he said, would significantly improve the government’s… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on November 19, 2009 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (12- 18 November, 2009)

Develop innovation culture: Premji

12 November 2009

Wipro chairman Azim Premji said a culture of innovation was what could sustain companies in these competitive times. “Products can be quickly copied. So it’s important to continuously innovate in products, services, customer service . Industry must drive high value solutions through R&D ,” he said. He urged the government to use IT in their endeavours . IT, he said, would significantly improve the government’s… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on November 19, 2009 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, East Malaysia. An Introduction

Introduction.

The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics was established in January 2007 and is anchored at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). 1n 1999 UNIMAS launched eBario project in remote community of Bario, Sarawak. By applying a people-centered/participatory approach, the project aims to deploy the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), empower and… Continue

Added by Tariq Zaman on November 19, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Workshop on Information for people with print disabilities: Daisy for all

Bangladesh Telecentre Network arranged a workshop which objective was to orient different stake holders with Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) on 18th November at BRAC Inn.



At inauguration speech by Mr. Mahmud Hasan, Chief Operating Officer of Bangladesh Telecentre Network; there are difference between the education and knowledge, now the time has come to raise the voice for the rights of the people and their excess to… Continue

Added by Mahmud Hasan on November 19, 2009 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

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Added by Nishantha Sanjeeya Kumara on November 17, 2009 at 9:54pm — No Comments

World Bank to Invest $215 Million to Boost Internet in Africa

The World Bank says it will spend $215 million to help central African countries provide better quality and more affordable high-speed Internet service.



The bank noted that the funds will be used to build a broadband Internet infrastructure in 11 African countries.



It is argued that this is to further boost connectivity in central African countries as they currently offer the worst quality and most expensive internet services in the continent.



The initial phase… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on November 17, 2009 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (05- 11 November, 2009)

LG India forays into education vertical

5 November 2009

LG Electronics India Private Limited, a market leader in consumer durables and home appliances, on Wednesday, announced its foray into education vertical by offering its innovative technology product line of IT business solutions, besides enhancing the learning process for the schools and colleges in the country... http://tinyurl.com/ycylvtl…

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Added by Shipra Sharma on November 17, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (05- 11 November, 2009)

LG India forays into education vertical

5 November 2009

LG Electronics India Private Limited, a market leader in consumer durables and home appliances, on Wednesday, announced its foray into education vertical by offering its innovative technology product line of IT business solutions, besides enhancing the learning process for the schools and colleges in the country... http://tinyurl.com/ycylvtl…

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Added by Shipra Sharma on November 17, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Technology and Real Estate

I have been thinking about the connection between home sales and technology availability. While the Scottsdale Homes market has been down a bit in recent years, the business sector has been growing. With 4G data networks and IP PBX making its way into the area, businesses… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on November 17, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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