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Featured Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (26)

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

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

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

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

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

Call for Applications: VIP Fellowship Programme in Malaysia

Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur recently announced their first global fellowship programme called Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) targeting professionals on career breaks who wish to volunteer in Malaysia for a period of 16…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 18, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mediateka - Library of Unlimited Opportunities

Less than three years ago Lviv City Council, Lviv, Ukraine along with staff of Lesya Ukrainka city library proposed an ambitious project to transform a dust-filled building of ordinary library, one of dozens in the city of western-Ukrainian cultural forefront, into a modern community center with almost unlimited…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on November 17, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

ICTs and Development in a Post-2015 World

Three online papers, with linked educators’ guides, analyse ICTs and international development in a post-2015 world:


ICT4D2016: analyses how ICT4D policy and practice need…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 15, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Google Is Driving A Bus Across Bangladesh To Help 500,000 Students Learn About The Internet

Google is literally hitting the road to promote the potential of the internet in Bangladesh. The company today launched ‘Google Bus Bangladesh’, an educational program aimed at teaching key…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 14, 2014 at 8:31pm — 4 Comments

Field Visit of Telecentres in Egypt

Over the past few days, it was a good opportunity for the team of IT Clubs and Telecentres from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in Egypt to visit some of the of the associations and NGOs that the ministry has recently supplied with Telecentres (IT Clubs).  This visit was important to…


Added by ahmad shaaban on November 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Uses of ICT for Disaster Control in Ebola the Destructive and virus killer



Added by AHMED SUDAN on November 10, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

The Space > Open call

"The Space" is an online gallery where visitors can explore exciting new digital art, made by the most talented contemporary artists, shared around the world. The Space commission new talent and established artists from all art forms, as well as across the creative industries, and technical and digital worlds, through …


Added by Seu Yapa on November 8, 2014 at 1:40am — No Comments

How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos

I n the course of a six-month, one-woman survey of public Internet access venues in Vientiane, I spent most of my time in Laos’s capital city in libraries and cybercafés. When I mentioned my project to expat and Lao professionals, I was often met with the same disheartening response: “Why do that in Laos? Lao people don’t like to read.” In these conversations, I kept hearing people…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 8, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments

Outcomes of Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2014

The 8th Annual 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, an event that convenes 400+ funders, private sector companies, policy makers, youth leaders, implementers, educators and researchers from over 50 countries was held from 6th to 8th October in United States.

The mission of the Summit was to improve the impact, scale and sustainability of youth…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 8, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

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