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November 2013 Blog Posts (52)

Impact of Gakenke Community Telecentre in rural area.

Gakenke Community Telecentre is one the Telecentres under the supervision of Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN)located in a rural area in the Northern Province of Rwanda. It is a community-based and development-focus centre. The center provides the following services among…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on November 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

3 ICT4E Initiatives Using Technology to Improve Education in Rwanda

The Technology Salon on How is ICT Impacting Education in Rwanda? in Washington, DC featured lead discussants David Rurangirwa, ICT/Education Specialist for USAID/Rwanda, who described the Rwanda Education Commons and Jacques Murinda, Executive Director, OLE Rwanda, who explained initiatives that OLE is implementing using TeacherMates and OLPC XO-1 laptops.…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Innovativation, strategy and important links and photo to GDCO Project

1- Links photo and topics

a- GDCO Sudan is well known in all the search engines and here how we look in Google search engine as example

b- GDCO websites which had been several times …


Added by AHMED SUDAN on November 30, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

Two Days International Conference and Workshop on ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan

The Concept:

Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) have now been recognized as the engine for growth and a source of energy for the social and economic empowerment of any country, specially a third world country. Relationship between ICTs and improved services to the common man in the areas…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

When we think about expanding Internet access around the globe, we often focus on providing an Internet connection. But what comes next? To use an Internet connection, people need to develop digital literacy.

What is a literacy?

Literacy used to be a fairly simple concept: if you had basic reading, writing, and math skills, you were literate. But the idea of literacy…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Udubaddawa Nisala Nenasala- one telecentre delivering multiple services

“NenasalaPranama Swarna Sammana 2013”, a felicitation awards ceremony organized by the ICT agency of Sri Lanka to celebrate the dedicated service rendered by the grassroot telecentre champions, one successful telecentre in Kurunegala district  shined among over 600 Nenasalas presented at the event. During the ceremony, Udubaddawa Nisala Nenasala(telecentre) was…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Serious Online Games Are Creating Serious Social Impact

Imagine playing Grand Theft Auto V, (and maybe if you're lucky, today you really are). You've just stolen a car, and as you're racing down the street, you decide to take a phone call. A cop pulls you over for using a mobile phone while driving.

In the next level, your character must decide if they should use a condom before casual sex. The final level is when you become the crime boss and now run…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 28, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Tools of the Mobile-Enabled Disaster Responder

Responding after a natural disaster is one of the most challenging environments an ICT professional can find themselves in. Extreme weather, challenging logistics and general chaos make advance preparation incredibly important. Inveneo’s CTO Andris Bjornson recently returned from a UMCOM-funded assessment following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and says that along with…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 28, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

beca.MOS: Working for Youth Employability

Interview with Gabriel Gonzalez from Esplai on "MOS Certification for Employability"

Tech giant Microsoft and Esplai Foundation, an ICT-training institution based in Spain, have recently forged a partnership, which aims to provide young…


Added by Laia Fauró Gual on November 27, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

60 Educators from Telecentres Start Digital Media Training

Shilpa Sayura innovating telecentres since 2006, brought in 60 young educators from 10 Telecentres to provide a comprehensive training in digital photography, story telling and video production. The young educators were provided with digital cameras and notebook computers to train youth in their telecentres and develop their media careers.…


Added by Niranjan Meegammana on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Adoption of new ITU policies on Gender Equality and Mainstreaming (GEM) and Accessibility

ITU has recently adopted two new policies to mainstream gender equality and improve the accessibility of ITU services for persons with disabilities. Both policies were adopted by the ITU Council at its 2013 session.

The adoption of these policies represents an important step forward for the Union and builds on past ITU initiatives set in place with the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 27, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Haiti-Technology: Community Telecentre of Carrefour-Feuilles to facilitate access to the media and citizen engagement

On 20th November 2013, the formal inauguration of the community telecentre of Carrefour-feuilles took place in the Southern Haiti. The ceremony was honored by a representative of European Union, telecentre users, Medialternatif group and other project partners.


This space for exchange of ideas and solidarity where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) give voice to the…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on November 26, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Announcing WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer Science!

Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) helps women and girls enter and succeed in technical careers, with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. WeTech, a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, is led by…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments Foundation turns 4!

It’s Foundation’s 4th Anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, we’ve prepared a special eCard for you to download and share with your community. To all our members, partners, and friends: Thank you for a wonderful four years!…


Added by on November 25, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Microsoft to offer 10,000 Microsoft certification exams to Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visited Italy earlier this month and met with Telecentre Europe Director Gabriel Rissola in the context of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2013 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

First EU e-Inclusion map measures the potential for improved digital literacy

New study uncovers the crucial role played by thousands of European organisations in promoting digital inclusion in Europe

 The lack of basic ICT skills in certain population groups and the need for affordable access in specific geographical areas are responsible in part for the digital exclusion of as many as 30% of Europeans.…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 23, 2013 at 1:45am — No Comments

Cybersecurity draws attention at ITU Telecom World 2013

ITU partners brace for battle against cyber threats

Bangkok, 22 November 2013 – ITU Telecom World 2013, held in Bangkok, 19-22 November, focused attention on ‘Embracing Change in a Digital World’, with cybersecurity a key area of interest.

The Cybersecurity Pavilion, centre stage on the ITU Telecom World 2013 show floor, demonstrated the power and need to work together with partners to enhance cybersecurity capabilities in the online world.



Added by Vida Gabe on November 22, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Dive into data with the EJC’s free online data journalism course

The European Journalism Center (EJC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its free online data journalism course ‘Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools’, which will launch in early 2014. This five-module introductory course gives participants the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines. It is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ITU supports humanitarian health efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Emergency telecommunications equipment donated to World Health Organization and Philippines government crisis response units 


Geneva, 20 November 2013 - ITU is providing satellite terminals for both voice and high-speed data to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its humanitarian work in the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan crisis.

ITU has supplied 40 Thuraya satellite phones to facilitate health relief efforts in the…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 21, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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