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November 2012 Blog Posts (61)

Free internet access

FREE internet and data access will be available for people living in the Western parts of Viti Levu after the official opening of the Telecentre by the acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The centre in Nukuloa, Ba, which will be used by students and the community, will give people…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 29, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2012

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is just a few days away! The commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2012, provides an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 29, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Ghana commits to ICT skills development for the disabled

Ghana’s government says it is committed to providing ICT skills to people with disabilities to enable them contribute to national development. 

President John Dramani Mahama said under the senior high school computerization project, some of the graduates would be integrated into the mainstream as ICT instructors or trainers while…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 28, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Facebook is not available for telecentres in Tajikistan

The telecentre members from Tajikistan knock alarm to the fact that the Facebook network was blocked. Starting with this week the access to network is limited.

According to web page Radio Liberty, Beg…


Added by Ion Braga on November 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Global Libraries goes very well in Moldova

Twelve regional libraries in Moldova became the first telecentres to become part of the Global Libraries program. A Memorandum of understanding with twelve libraries was singed.

The organizers from the beginning, thought about how to organize the training session and how to ensure the sustainability of the…


Added by Ion Braga on November 28, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

SPC’s ICT4 Outreach Program Manager (Board of APTN) Visits APTN Secretariat in Thailand

Mr.Siaosi Sovaleni,the Manager of Secretariat of the Pacific Community ICT Outreach Programme visits to Asia Pacific Telecentre Network Secretariat in Thailand as a part of tour for International Meeting at United Nations during 20-21 November.

Siaosi is expected to discuss greater collaborations with…


Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on November 27, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Honour Visits to ThaiTelecentreTour : Experiences How ICT can Leverage Living the Urban Poor As Well As Promoting the Urban Community Social Enterprise

The Research Centre of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM) and Asia-Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) are honoured to welcome the Policy staffs from Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Mr.Tetsuo Hasegawa and Mr.Yoshiki Ito, the First Secretary (ICT,Telecommunications,Science and Technology)…


Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on November 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

From the TIS Talks Webinar on 22nd November- Social Business Models for Telecentres

The Polytechnic University of Madrid has been conducting research on Social Business models for Telecentres and recently joined with TIS Talks webinar held on 22nd November to share their findings with the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 27, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

Goodbye to the Talks; Hello to Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability

From June to November, we’ve been talking.


Telecentres and networks, leaders in innovation and social enterprise, technology entrepreneurs, academia and Foundation staff have been talking and exchanging knowledge, generating ideas, and making connections that would mark the beginning of a promising time for Technology, Innovation and Sustainability in telecentres and networks.


What things were being said? What are the conclusions we’ve reached…


Added by on November 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Breaking barriers one webpage at a time

We often address the issue of underrepresentation of women in tech industry, but the examples usually describe Middle East, Africa and not developed countries. As a result, the stereotype is growing that in North America and Western Europe the issue is not important.

However, Nicole Belanger, the organizer of…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on November 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why M-Pesa Outperforms Other Developing Country Mobile Money Schemes

Why has M-Pesa been so successful in Kenya, yet mobile money initiatives in other developing countries much less so?  Recent Centre for Development Informatics research[1] can help provide a systematic response.

M-money services have two core functionalities.  Registered customers can convert between e-cash and real cash (typically at the physical premises of an m-money agent), and can…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Raspberry Pi: A Paradigm Shift for ICT4D?

Here at the Centre for Development Informatics we’ve spent years avoiding a techno-centric approach to ICT4D.  But . . . we are rather excited about Raspberry Pi.

If you don’t already know it, Raspberry Pi is not a low-cost computer.  It’s an ultra-low-cost computer (see photo below)…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

A New Experience for Everyone..

Sarvodaya-Fusion Mobile4D unit could add another project under it which is Android Village Hubs. With the success of our “Smart Village” initiative, we had an idea of giving an opportunity to use…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Skills for the future

The rapidly developing expansion of ICT throughout Sri Lanka and the developing world has created new employment opportunities but also demands new skills. The job market in Sri Lanka increasingly demands knowledge of ICT skills to succeed, not just in the IT sector, but within almost every industry. This presents a…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Empowering Youth Through Citizen Journalism..

Sarvodaya Fusion, in Sri Lanka has piloted a Citizen Journalism training project and the workshop gave participants a chance to experience what journalism work is all about, and was the first of a series of workshops aimed at equipping young men and women with the skills needed for participatory journalism. By mobilizing existing access to ICT infrastructures the program hopes to train…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: “ICT for Development Working Paper Series”

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) would like to inform you about the 3rd issue of their joint publication titled “ICT for Development Working Paper Series” for 2012-13 and requests your valuable contribution to facilitate a cross cultural exchange…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments Foundation turns 3!

This November 24 marks Foundation’s 3rd anniversary and we’re excited to be celebrating with you!

As many of you will recall, last September, we asked our members to send us your anniversary greetings via video. Close to 100 videos were received from twenty-five countries in over five languages. Because so many of you took the time and effort to reach out to us, we wanted to return the favor by making a video of our own, starring…


Added by on November 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

DOT launches in Uganda with a Program Vision Workshop

Established in Canada in 2002, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is an innovator in enabling people to access and apply information and communication technologies (ICT) to create education, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities.

DOT’s vision is to make these opportunities available to marginalized people, especially women and youth, as a strategy to eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality.

DOT’s signature entrepreneurship program, Reach Up! Integrates ICT,…


Added by Sandra Nassali on November 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Kick-off meeting of the Telecentre Multimedia Academy project in Timisoara

Telecentre-Europe AISBL has partnered with 7 of its member organizations for implementing the Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA), a 24 months project aimed at designing, developing and piloting…


Added by Lize De Clercq on November 21, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

8th Knowledge Exchange Conference: Opportunities, Progress and Development

Who would have thought that the small but intimate gathering of key Community eCenter stakeholders a few years back would spawn a tradition of knowledge sharing that only gets bigger and better?

For the eighth year running, the PhilCeC Program, together with the Philippine CeC Network (PhilCeCNet) and its partners,…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 21, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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