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November 2014 Blog Posts (45)

Mediterranean Pearl, Leisure Scientific Telecentre in Annaba

"Annaba" an Algerian city is deeply rooted in history for more than three thousand years.

Civilization witnesses on it, from the remains of the theater, terraces, from Celsius, Scolab, Aphrodite, Augustin and Abu Marwan Mosque.

The Phoenicians called it "Hiboun", "Hipporegius" and then "Bonn"…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 30, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants

Currently 10% of the world’s population does not have access to ‘improved’ water resources, nearly 20% are without access to energy, and almost 35% lack access to improved sanitation.

These gaps are due to challenges such as last mile distribution, operation and maintenance capabilities and costs, and payment ability and collection. Furthermore, increasing urbanisation,…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

IdeaSpace announces 2015 startup competition

Philippine startup incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation is giving startups in the region, an opportunity to compete for $22,000 seed funding award.

This award is part of the 2015 tech entrepreneurship tilt, an IdeaSpace initiative, which is in its third year.

With $11 million funding over five years, this initiative has been one of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

TCF at 5: Voices from the Telecentre Community

We saved the best for last. Because we value YOU, our members, more than anything else, we have chosen to wrap up our anniversary week with a compilation of messages from you.

In the weeks leading to our 5th anniversary, we posted the following question in our online communities: “How has TCF helped you or your organization in the last 5 years?” Many of you…


Added by on November 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TCF's Journey in Pictures

Since it’s our anniversary week, we have compiled the best photos that highlight the work that we’ve done…


Added by on November 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

11 Middle Eastern Startups coming to Web Summit

With the technology revolution continuing to spread across the world, one of the regions with the largest growth potential is the Middle East. As the tech ecosystem gains momentum, an increasing amount of…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 26, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

First Look: Maps showing geographical distribution of global telecentre community members

As promised, we continue to bring you new and exciting things everyday of our anniversary week. Today, we give you a first look at the maps that show how geographically dispersed the members of the global telecentre community are.

From 2008 to present, our online community has grown and expanded into 5 community sites all in all in…


Added by on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

EG-Cloud Strategy in Egypt

The Egyptian Government Cloud (EG-Cloud) Strategy seeks to improve the efficiency and

performance of the government. It enables the delivery of optimum value by increasing operational efficiency and responding faster to integral needs. The cloud model supports governmental agencies grappling with the need to provide highly rapid reliable and innovative services despite resource constraints.

fore more details find the attache:…


Added by ahmad shaaban on November 25, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Online course onTech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management

TechChange presents an online course onTech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management. This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

From ICT access to education

Empowering youth through technology will pave the way for the future in Rwanda, says Janet Longmore

For most of Billy Mukama Muneza’s life, there was no internet in Rwanda.

The young man grew up in eastern Rwanda, but now lives in the capital of Kigali, where he uses the internet…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition: Winners Announced

ITU Telecom has announced the winners of its fourth annual Young Innovators’ Competition. Open to young social entrepreneurs between ages 18 and 30 from around the world, the competition sought innovative digital solutions with positive social impact to four challenges, focusing on developmental issues and…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Scholarships for Youths to attend the 2015 International Development Youth Forum in Tokyo

Deadline: 9 December 2014

The 2015 International Development Youth Forum will be held from 1st March to 8th March 2015 at the Youth Education National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre in Tokyo. This forum is open to participants from all countries and scholarships are available for…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

ICTWorks Twitter Chat: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Safety and transparency are very important issues when it comes to sending and receiving digital payments within developing countries. Establishing trust in digital payments system and sufficient levels of consumer protection and transparency of service terms are key to broader adoption of digital payments. What’s being done to help reduce this concern?

To bring…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Mobile Learning Week 2015 - Leveraging technology to empower women and girls

Education empowers women and girls. It provides them with the ability and knowledge needed to direct their own lives. The positive ripple effect of education for women and girls is so far-reaching that a number of international organizations, UNESCO and UN Women foremost among them, have persuasively argued it may be the single most…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Get to know our Top 5 Most Active Community Members

As we celebrate our anniversary this year, we would like to give back to the global telecentre community by paying tribute to the most active and participative members in our online communities in…


Added by on November 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

SparkLab Barcelona Strategic Planning to be held on Nov 25

Key officials of Foundation (TCF) and the Government of Catalonia, along with representatives of key projects such as Citilab and Coworking, the private sector, ICT for development experts,…


Added by on November 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

High five for TCF at 5!

Today, November 24, marks the fifth anniversary of Foundation (TCF). To celebrate this major milestone in TCF’s history, we created a video that chronicles our journey as we sailed through the past five…


Added by on November 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ghana drops import tax on smartphones following advocacy by A4AI-Ghana Coalition

Less than a year after starting work in Ghana, the A4AI-Ghana Multi-stakeholder Coalition has notched up its first big win after the Government committed to abolish import duties on smartphones. This step — confirmed in the …


Added by Seu Yapa on November 22, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

Ladybug: a project to maximize women’s participation in tech

Ladybug (“Kafshdoozak” in Persian) is a project that seeks to encourage, empower and prepare a generation of Iranian women who will be enthusiastic about and active in different technological fields. It delivers this mission through the following steps:


To inform men and women…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 20, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments

Telecentre helps Iringa small holder farmers find tomato markets in Kenya

Small scale tomato farmers in Kilolo District, Iringa Region have commended the establishment of a telecentre at Mazombe ward that provides access to markets in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya as well as in Zambia.

The telecentre was established by Kilolo MP Prof Peter Msolla, who was formerly with the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) under “Innovative Communication Pathways…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

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