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December 2010 Blog Posts (38)

Tourism industry a revenue generator for Bario

Source: www.theborneopost.com

by Justin Yap justinyap@theborneopost.com. Posted on December 31, 2010, Friday



KUCHING: Tourism in Bario has grown from its accidental beginnings to being a mainstay of the local economy evolving along the way into various niche markets including ecotourism, adventure tourism, cultural tourism, research tourism and the latest manifestation of development…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 31, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Facebook as a Supplemental LMS

A couple of years ago one of my student Stage Managers–a Junior in

college–created a Facebook Group for our Departmental Production in the

Theater Department. It was an eye opener for me and since then I have

moved much of my course management into Facebook. Logistically I operate

my entire Associates in Technical Theater Program from our Facebook

Group Page now. Each semester I ask my new students to join the group–

Now, when I come into the building I am often… Continue

Added by Jan Herder on December 30, 2010 at 11:47pm — 6 Comments

Bridging the digital divide through eBario concept in Malaysia

Source: www.theborneopost.com

by Justin Yap justinyap@theborneopost.com.

Posted on December 30, 2010, Thursday



KUCHING: Bario known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hand-Shakes’ is the homeland to the Kelabit ethnic minority. The indigenous community that emerged from isolation only within the last half century has shown massive positive development from the results of eBario…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 30, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

The zero facebooking craze and its potential impacts on the African continent

In May 2010, Facebook, a social networking site, finally launched facebook zero in 10 African countries and at the look of things, after an exact period of 6 month, this service is doing pretty well.

Facebook zero offers telecom subscribers a chance to access their facebook profiles on their mobile phones for free



In Uganda, most telecom companies (MTN, Warid and Orange) have partnered with Facebook to offer this as a value added service for their clients.



Users on… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on December 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Season's Greetings to Everyone!

 

 

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Added by Jimmy L. Calata on December 27, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

"Show and Tell – Building Telecentres That Matter"

Dear Memebers,

Following is a blog written by Meddie Mayanja, former Senior Program Officer of telecentre.org titled "Show and Tell – Building Telecentres That Matter". Hope you all find it interesting and fruitful argument.

Source: meddie-mayanja.blogspot.com

Thank you.

Recent turmoil in the global economy has…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 24, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Public access ICT in disaster management

It is becoming clear through recent research that public access ICT venues can play an important role in various crisis situations. As a contribution to the growing field of crisis informatics, the Global Impact Study pleased to announce our partnership with a related research study, The Role of Public Internet Access Venues in Disaster Management and Prevention: The Case of the 2010 Earthquake in…

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Added by Global Impact Study on December 24, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

World Bank Managing Director Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Witnessed the Impact of e-Sri Lanka Projects

Photo Caption: Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Managing Director of World Bank meets children who benefit at Kallady Nenasala.

Photo Credit: ICTA

 

Nenasala (telecenter) in Kallady, located in Batticaloa district of Eastern province, one of 601 telecenters in…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

SAVANA SIGNATURES TRAINS 20 TEACHERS AND HEADTECAHERS FROM THE SAVELUGU NANTONG DISTRICT AND TAMALE METROPOLIS IN ICT

Savana Signatures has successfully organised a three weeks hands on session for Teachers and Head teachers of basic schools in the Savelugu Nantong District and the Tamale Metropolis.



The above followed the realisation out of a survey conducted by the organisation that teachers lacked the basics of ICT.



The training which started from 8th August 2010 to 27th August 2010 was organised in partnership with the Community Outreach Programme of Radboud University in the… Continue

Added by Agbenyo John Stephen on December 22, 2010 at 8:03pm — No Comments

SEMINAR ON THE GHANA ICT FOR ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT POLICY BY GINKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAVANA SIGNATURES AT RADACH MEMORIAL CENTRE, TAMALE ON 23RD NOVEMBER, 2010

The workshop which was organised by the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) in partnership with its local partner, Savana Signatures (SavSign) drew

participants from a cross-section of Junior High Schools some of which

included Dabokpa JHS, Shishegu Zion JHS, Kamina Barracks JHS, Vitting

SHS, NOBISCO, Dabokpa Technical Institute and other sister organization

like ISODEC, NNED, BoldSteps Foundation and…

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Added by Agbenyo John Stephen on December 22, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

PASHA to Connect Communities in Rural Kenya

Source: www.ict.go.ke

Kenya ICT Board will facilitate the establishment of digital access centers, to be known as PASHA Centers…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Global Impact Study welcomes Ghana

The Global Impact Study is pleased to announce that we have added Ghana as the fifth country to the user, venue, and non-user surveys and the sixth country for inventory data collection. The country research team will be led by Godfred Frempong…

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Added by Global Impact Study on December 21, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

Telecentre Workshop-Rwanda: Update for day one .

Over sixty participants mainly Telecentre managers and other ICT4D stakeholders gathered at La Palisse hotel in Kigali  on December sixteenth for a  2 days workshop . Items on the agenda were potential improvements and the shifting role of telecentres in the development of rural Rwanda, The Thousand Telecentres  project in Rwanda and challenges faced by the Rwanda telecentre movement  . The important topics under discussion and strong participation from all involved combined to make the…

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Added by Paul BARERA on December 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Why Blogging is Important in Social Change!





Here are some cool reasons why Blogging is important in our mission to develop the society.

  • Blogging brings ideas that are useful to the society. We all have pretty good ideas and unique perspectives.
  • Blogging is a Personal Brand. it gives you a free media channel to get your message to the public.
  • Blogging give us a chance to cry them out and…
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Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 18, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Moving Towards an Indian Telecentre Network – National Consultation on Empowering Rural India through Telecentres: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

On 16th December, 2010, Telecentre.org Foundation and Digital Empowerment Foundation organised a national consultation on Empowering Rural India through Telecentres: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward. The consultation was well attended and included all the stakeholders involved in the telecentre movement in India. There were participants from some of the leading NGOs with significant telecentre initiatives or associated with telecentre initiatives, such as TARAhaat, e-Chaupal,…

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Added by Shipra Sharma on December 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

National Consultation on ‘Empowering Rural India through Tele Centres: Opportunities, Challenges & Way Forward’

Rationale:

India is a room for multiple and multifarious telecentre initiatives managed both by the Government and the private or civil society agencies. While the common objective is to serve the rural masses with effective and need based services, using ICT applications, the very many interventions so far are in the midst of exploring and experiencing varying levels of scope and challenges. The…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 15, 2010 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The National Forum on Disability in Syria

The national forum on disability, organized by the Syrian organization for the disabled (AAMAL),

and cooperation with the central council for the disabled Affairs and UN organizations operating in Syria,

the conference took place at al-Umawyeen conference palace from 11-12 December…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 13, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

100,000 Europeans to get online in a week

Following is the press release on Telecentre-Europe Get Online Week 2010

Telecentre-Europe is running a Europe wide campaign between 28th February and 5th March 2011, aiming to get more than 100,000 new computer users online. The campaign will help people to benefit from…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Day 1 updates on KenTel workshop

The workshop was hosted at ICIPE Nairobi and attended by telecentre managers and staff from over 30 telecentres across Kenya. KARI, Assistant Director for Information Services, Dr. Jack Ouda officially opened the event. His presence also represented the government, especially Ministry of Agriculture.



His opening speech appreciated ICIPE for hosing the workshop as well as…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 10, 2010 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments

PhilCeCNet members gain international recognition

The eSkwela project and the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (OPAPA), both members of the Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet), were recognized by two international award bodies for utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) tools in their respective fields of work.

The eSkwela…

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Added by Jasmine Mohammadsali on December 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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