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December 2009 Blog Posts (56)

Discussion Summary: Other Discussions in the Online Consultation Group

Other Discussions:



Alain Berranger started a discussion about sustainability of telecentre.org on November 18, he started by praising the online consultation calling it ‘democratic, inclusive and effective’. He added that tc.org cares about its audience and respect its stakeholders. He called for transparency about the sustainability parameters of TCF, including financial sustainability during the online consultation. He invited members to review the IDRC/IISD document on IDRC's… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on December 8, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Mobile Broadband to Enhance Economic and Social Development in the Amazon

FROM CELLULAR-NEWS : More than 30,000 people in 175 Amazon villages will get access to e-health and e-education services through mobile broadband. Ericsson and mobile network operator, Vivo are part of a group that will bring mobile broadband connectivity to the Amazonian state of Pará in Brazil.



Among other applications, the project will implement the mobile survey tool that will be used to monitor environmental impacts,… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on December 8, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Discussion Summary: What are the challenges and priorities for telecentre networks in the next five years? What role can telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) play?

The responses to Q No 5 resonated the diversity in the telecentre field. They highlighted both the challenges faced by telecentre networks across the world and the priority areas that are going to demand their attention in the next five years. Table 1 provides an overview of the respondents' profile in terms of their respective organisations, positions and countries. Following are the areas, which are network priorities and where they are facing challenges. They also foresee a positive role of… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 7, 2009 at 5:58pm — 3 Comments

Discussion Summary: What new themes do you think telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) should be working in the future?

Most participants in the discussion (question 1) were network leaders and ICT for Development practitioners. Amongst these were; Mahmud Hasan, Niranjan Meegammana, Sulah Ndaula, Jimmy L. Calata, Terek Fahmy, Elizabeth Yumul-Manugue, Roger Harris, Polly Gaster, Muwayi Idd, Tareq Ahmed, Kiringai Kamau, Dean Mulozi, Cleopa Timon Otieno, Robinson Wikana Mukangayi,… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on December 7, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka’s ICT industry shows potential to the world

Sri Lanka turned a new chapter in the field of Information Technology last Wednesday by conducting Asia’s premier ICT event, `e-Asia 2009’ at the BMICH.



The three-day exhibition was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana and Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Chairman Prof. P.W. Epasinghe were also present. ICTA was an organiser of the event.



Over 200 IT experts from the Asian… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

e-Asia 2009 the best event so far, say delegates

e-Asia 2009, the fourth in the series of the premier ICT event in Asia is the best e-Asia so far. This was the consensus of opinion expressed by all the delegates who offered their feedback at the last plenary session held at room B of BMICH Colombo last Friday evening.



"I have attended all the e-India and all the e-Asia conferences and exhibitions. I say that from all aspects including hospitality from the security personnel at the entrance to the head table e-Asia 2009 is by far… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 12:38pm — 19 Comments

eAsia takes Sri Lanka’s IT revolution forward

Source: www.sundaytimes.lk



There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this week for Sri Lanka’s ICT industry was all about e-Asia 2009, the international conference and exhibition hosted by the country’s Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) from December 2 to 4 at Colombo’s BMICH. If there was any doubt about its importance in the sphere of local ICT, one would only need to spend a… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Discussion Summary: How the telecentre.org Foundation can be made more influential both thematically and regionally on behalf of telecentre movement?

Question 2: How the telecentre.org Foundation can be made more influential both thematically and regionally on behalf of telecentre movement?



In successful completion of telecentre.org Online Consultation, it was evident that question No. 02 carried out the highest number of feedbacks and responses from the members. Telecentre members who represent telecentre… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Discussion Summary: How to make grassroots telecentre operators more active members of the global telecentre movement?

The discussion on “How to make grassroots telecentre operators more active members of the global telecentre movement” elicited a very good response from telecentre and network leaders, telecentre managers, and ICT4D advocates mostly from Asia and Africa.



Many of the respondents emphasized that, to be able to get the grassroots telecentre operators actively… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on December 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Discussion Summary: What significant changes did telecentre.org bring to your network over the past years?

Question #4



What significant changes did telecentre.org bring to your network over the past years?



Regarding Question #4 eleven comments arise from nine members. From Asia region (1 Sri Lanka + 1 Bangladesh + 2 Philippines) four people and from Africa region (1 Mozambique + 2 Uganda + 2 Kenya) 5 people gave their observations about how telecentre.org facilitates their network over the past years.



Strengthening Network:

All participants… Continue

Added by Munira Morshed Munni on December 6, 2009 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Gender and E-Governance

Hi Friends



I have created the first ever movie of my life. Its available at



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK59Qg2NgZ8





It has a message. If you agree with it please help circulating it to bring in the required change.



Much thanks



Anupama



Dr. Anupama Saxena

Associate Professor, Department of Political cience

In-Charge Director, Women's Studies and Development… Continue

Added by Dr. anupama saxena on December 5, 2009 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

Up-scaling and Replication? 150 Experiences

This paper presented in e-ASIA 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka



Niranjan Meegammana, Shilpa Sayura Foundation, niranjan@info.lk

Rasika Sampath, e Fusion pvt ltd, rasikabin@info.lk

V Murali Khrishna, Haldummulla Nenasala, murali@info.lk

Keeriagolle Dhammasara, Talakumbura Nenasala, dhammasara@info.lk

Gayan Pradeep, Mahiyangana Nenasala, gayangayani@gmail.com

Gamini Chamara, Shilpa Sayura Foundation, chamara@info.lk

Subash Dhanajaya, e fusion pvt Ltd,… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 5, 2009 at 2:47am — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (26 November- 2 December 2009)

Malaysian Students Rule Cisco's Asia Pacific Skills Competition

26 November 2009

A team of three students from the Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, in Malaysia, beat 15 other teams from around the Asia Pacific region to top Cisco® Asia Pacific NetRiders 2009, an annual skills competition organized by the Cisco Networking Academy®, a comprehensive e-learning :… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 4, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (19-25 November 2009)

Vietnam creates healthy competitive environment for ICT

20 November 2009

The Vietnamese Government has created a fair, healthy competitive environment for businesses involved in information and communications technology (ICT), affirmed Le Nam Thang, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications. At the first seminar of the Vietnam International Communications Summit (Vietnam Comm 2009) opened in Hanoi on November 19, Deputy Minister Thang said that Vietnam has developed a… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 4, 2009 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world

International Day of Disabled People on the third of December .

“Making the MDGs Inclusive:

Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world”

The third of December each year finds the world celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day for recognition of the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities from around the world. On this day people from every nation, take… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on December 3, 2009 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

Grass Roots: Who are they?

Our recent studies have been so interesting due to multi dimensional learning, which create further curiosity of ways and means of how to create a better world, which require changes applied to grass root issues. ICT has been a key area of focus of development although it’s only cant change the world. Why increase access to technology when we can increase access to water with tube wells in Africa, as Richard Heeks argues on newest his paper on ICT4D 2.0, We think the digital… Continue

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 1, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

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