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Featured Blog Posts – November 2013 Archive (30)

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

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

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

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

Breaking down stereotypes in coding, hackathons and tech

And what that means for preventing a new form of digital divide

In September I travelled as part of a small UNICEF group to Costa Rica for the 2013 Global Youth Summit. Arriving at the summit venue in the morning of day 2 we were greeted mostly by empty hallways and rooms. Most of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Making the Impossible Possible through Telecenre

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have, in the recent past, attracted enormous attention as important tools for socio-economic development. However, the role of ICTs in fostering development and addressing the needs of the poor, especially in developing countries, Telecentre was the key to a chain…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Listening for Social Change

Lend your ear to support a global community speaking out for Digital Empowerment and Inclusion.

World Pulse is seeking volunteers for our upcoming Digital Action Campaign. In January, we will begin mobilizing women’s voices from around the world to advocate for women's digital inclusion and…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 20, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Libraries - Past or Future?

In the Cherkassy Region, Ukraine, government funding has been allocated to modernize a total of 44 libraries in the Chornobayevsky District. Modernizing activities will include adding a telecentre to each library.



Added by Yuliya Melnyk on November 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Be a part of the ICT Extravaganza: The Manthan Award Asia Pacific

Connecting people for Access & Empowerment: 5th-6th December 2013, New Delhi

Digital Empowerment Foundation, under the flagship of World Summit Awards, along with .ORG and Vodafone organizing “10th Manthan Award Asia Pacific” on 5th-6th December at ‘India Habitat Center, New…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 19, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

A technology revolution in Kenya's schools

When parents in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, found out that two schools in the vicinity had “special” new computers, they started signing their children up to attend.

Such was the level of interest that Amaf Primary and Elim Academy in Kawangware, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, now both have waiting lists,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 18, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Supertyphoon Haiyan: How Technology Is Changing Disaster Response

Here's an interesting article by Kharunya Paramaguru on how the power of technology can be used to significantly improve disaster response and how digital humanitarianism comes into play. The article was originally posted in the Tech section of on November 13, 2013.


As Supertyphoon Haiyan struck the …


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on November 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A mobile app that could save your life in a hurricane

"When my family home in Diego Martin was damaged by flash flooding, we realized how unprepared we were for this kind of emergency. Rescue efforts took a long to arrive, while emergency communications were slow and deficient."

And with this Ade Innis-King, from Trinidad and Tobago, explains what led him to team up…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 14, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

A Spark of Hope to Young Entrepreneurs

November 8-9, 2013, Kued Chang Thaitelecentre – Twenty one young entrepreneurs from the small village of Kued Chang in Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai,Thailand joined the Basic Training on Enhancing ICT Skills of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in ASEAN.

The Basic Training on Enhancing ICT Skills…


Added by Ana Clarissa C. Navarro on November 13, 2013 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

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