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December 2008 Blog Posts (87)

BTN spread District Resource Centre (BDRC) across the country



In December BTN has called for the Expression of Interest (EOI) from BTN members to become a BTN-District Resource Centre (BDRC). In response BTN got ten (10) EOI have submitted the EOI from 9 districts.



BDRC are BTN affiliated independent… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 31, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Microsoft helps Creative Commons reach fundraising goal

Way to go Microsoft. Yay! Creative Commons rocks. Read all about it at http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/11914.

Added by Christine Prefontaine on December 31, 2008 at 7:02am — No Comments

BTN member YPSA organize 2nd National Youth Camp on Disability

As a youth-led organization, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), with the support of Action Aid Bangladesh, organizes an annual Youth Camp to increase young peoples’ awareness on social development issues and encourage them to take on leadership roles within their… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 30, 2008 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Channel I TV program showed at different telecentres across the country

Bangladesh Telecentre Network is happy to inform that the Channel I tv program "Krishoker Eid Anondo" has been showed in different telecentres across the country on December 11, 2008. Despite Eid holiday good number of people rushed to their local telecentre to watch this popular program. Feedback from enthusiastic viewers inspired BTN to organize same kind of program in near future in association with Channel I.



Here is the concise summary of the Channel I program,…

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Added by Belayet Hossain on December 30, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

BTN and BNF sign MoU

Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) and Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on December 24, 2008 at conference room BNF, Mohakhali. Mr. Ananya Raihan, General Secretary, BTN and Mr. Abu Taher Khan, BNF signed the… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 30, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

The 2nd AGM of Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN)

On 24th December 2008, the 2nd AGM of Bangladesh Telecentre Network has been held at the conference room of Bangladesh NGO Foundation. In this event BTN welcomed ten new members approved at 9th Executive Committee meeting.…

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Added by Belayet Hossain on December 28, 2008 at 7:34pm — No Comments

National Telecentre Conference Kicks off in Bangladesh

National Telecentre Conference 2008 has been started at Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra, Bangladesh on November 7 with the aim to bring unprecedented changes in the present socio-economic landscape by transferring knowledge to unprivileged community and utilize… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 28, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Telecentre Operation Guide lunched at National Telecentre Colloquium’08

The first episode of Telecentre Operation Guide lunched at National Telecentre Colloquium'08. The guide is in Bengali which named "টেলিসেন্টার পরিচালনা সহায়িকা" (Telecentre Parichalona Sohayika) that will help telecentre entrepreneurs to operate their telcentres successfully and… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 28, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

BTN published Reference Desk User Manual



Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) has published "Reference Desk User Manual" for the grassroots telecentres across the country. The desk provides real time help online and offline to the users. This guide will describe the process to access the desk… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on December 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Another Type of World is Still Possible through Another Type of Communication, OF COURSE !!!

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body on alternative mass media working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable and affordable access to Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Right to Communication of remote and marginalized population.



BNNRC is registered body with NGO Affaires Bureau and Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs,… Continue

Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on December 28, 2008 at 2:02pm — No Comments

ICT 4 All !!!

"Empowering the youth to cross the digital divide"



Information about the project

Our project – ICT for All – is intended to contribute to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the Ofok Human Development Initiative (OHDI) and the Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). The aim of this initiative is the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of… Continue

Added by Moataz A. Shaarawy on December 27, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Business Networking

Business networking is a marketing method by which business opportunities are created through networks of like-minded business people. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of networking activity that, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationship and generate business opportunities at the same time.



Many business people contend business networking is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than… Continue

Added by Moataz A. Shaarawy on December 26, 2008 at 10:55am — No Comments

surrender of certificate

On the sidelines of the activities of exchange visits taking place at the Community Learning Information Center (CLIC), Mr. Levy Dougnon responsible of the CLIC Djenné carried out the delivery of certificates to young students of the training center of Djenné. these students received training in its structure.



Ms Sophie SARIN director of the hotel Djenné Djenno which funded the training. thirty young students took part in this… Continue

Added by Fousseyni SANOGO on December 25, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OFFER FOR FARMERS, LIVESTOCK KEEPERS, FISHERMEN AND ELDERLY

Sengerema Telecentre



FROM 20TH DECEMBER, 2008 TO 7TH JANUARY, 2009 SENGEREMA TELECENTRE HAS OFFERED FARMERS, LIVESTOCK KEEPRES, FISHERMEN AND ELDELY IN SENGEREMA DISTRICT FREE ACCESS TO INTERNET AND SENDING GREETINGS ON THE RADIO GLOBALY .





THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE POTENTIAL OF ICTs IN THE ISSUES OF; IN PUTS, RAW MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, MARKETS AND PRICES FOR PARTICIPANTS RELEVANT ACTIVITIES.





ELDERLY FROM SIXTY YEARS OF AGE AND ABOVE… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on December 24, 2008 at 9:10pm — 2 Comments

Sri Lanka telecenter connectivity story: If there is a will there is a way…

On January 16, 2008 a bus bomb went off killing 25 and injuring more than 60, in a remote area of Moneragala, arguably the least connected district in the island. Within less than two hours, the international news channels were up with clips. Nuwan Sameera (inset) FTPed them from his Nenasala telecenter in Bibile town – about one hour journey away.



Nuwan operates just within 200 m from a telecom tower (see photo) but bureaucracy is… Continue

Added by Chanuka Wattegama on December 24, 2008 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Shilpa Sayura wins 4th International Award



Shilpa Sayura, the flagship e-SDI rural e learning project from Sri Lanka won DISKOBOLOS 2008 international award, At final ceremony in the Hotel Continental Belgrade, on 18th December 2008, this year's the most qualitative solutions in the application of information and communication technologies in almost all spheres of economy and non-economy were announced.







Ms. Jasna Matić, Minister of Telecommunication and… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 23, 2008 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

The Future of Google Book Search

Some of you may have already heard that Google finally reached an agreement with authors and publishers (settling in court for over $125 million) to be able to expand their Google Books service. Now they will start to offer their still in copyright scanned books for purchase (out-of-copyright books are free). For now this agreement is only binding in the US.



The implications of this agreement are important to people who cannot normally access prohibitively expensive books. Students,… Continue

Added by Silvia Caicedo on December 23, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

Money Next Door Rule1; Recognize Why Givers Give

Natural rules are key in Money raising work as in any other field. Mastering the rules is 50% finding the Money in any given hunt. Actions rooted in rules rock and roll; they are always cool. But most Money raisers owe their success to their appreciation of “Why givers give”. Making it rule No. 1; Recognize Why Givers Give. Members of Money Next Door are talking about this rule. It is topic Number One.

Early outputs indicate that givers tend to give;… Continue

Added by Sulah Ndaula on December 22, 2008 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Moving from e-Government to m-Government

Great article in today's International Herald Tribune on mobiles and government services.



Highlights:



"Going online from a personal computer to access government services has been commonplace in some countries for several years. Now, in Estonia, Singapore and many countries in between, many of those same services are available through your cellphone."



and



"One place… Continue

Added by Christine Prefontaine on December 22, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Should a rural telecenter pay 32 times more for broadband?

Everybody talks about taking ICTs to villages and encouraging telecenter initiatives. Still, the reality can be different as seen from this Sri Lankan example. Surprising how even some easily solvable issues contribute to further widen the digital divide.





Ambuluwawa, about 1,100 m above sea level, is probably the highest point in the vicinity of Gampola in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, all telecom operators… Continue

Added by Chanuka Wattegama on December 22, 2008 at 12:43am — No Comments

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