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December 2012 Blog Posts (55)

Telecentre-Europe Newsletter December 2012

In this issue:

News from Telecentre-Europe (TE):

MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Kick off meetings of TE ‘s Multilateral EU projects “Unite IT” & “Telecentre Multimedia Academy” – Call…

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Added by Lize De Clercq on December 31, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Telecentre Awards (GTA2013)



Telecentre.org Foundation and SPARK (the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres) organizers, in cooperation with the regional telecentre networks, are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Global Telecentre Awards (GTA)!

To read more information about (GTA) please visit of TCF’s community websites listed…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 24, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

The Way Forward with SmartVillage: Business, Education, Knowledge

Smart Village Initiative has been extended for another year after the progress it showed during its first phase. District telecenters, SEEDS Enterprise Promotion Centers and other Sarvodaya arms had all benefited from Smart Village project throughout its initial phase. This initiative’s flexibility…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 24, 2012 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Promoting digital opportunities for women in Rwanda

Looking at the high percentage of women in Rwanda parliament, one would say that this is Just for elite class. On the other hand considering a number of development initiative targeting women in Rwanda there is clear evidence that life is changing quickly for women at village level. The digital…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 22, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

ICT Innovation Application Challenge

Call for Applications for the 1st ITU ICT Innovation Application Challenge

ICT innovation is a key element to spur growth in the economic…
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Added by Seu Yapa on December 22, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Why ICT is critical in ‘illiterate’ Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. Lowest adult literacy rates were  below 50% in 2012 in 10 sub-Saharan countries, namely Benin, Senegal, Chad, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Niger, Mali and Sierra-Leone, according to a September 2012 report released by…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 21, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Apply for the Adobe Youth Voices 2013 Program

Here is an opportunity to take part in the Adobe Youth Voices Program which empowers youth around the world to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action to change the world. TakingITGlobal is delivering this innovative program for youth to engage in hands on media production and share their perspectives on the social issues that affect them.



The program is open to all…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 21, 2012 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

Telecentre Chronicles: Malvar Community eCenter, Philippines

Last February 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) brought to you the first article in the Telecentre Chronicles with Amazing Thailand, written by TCF Board of Trustees Vice-Chair, Richard Fuchs. In this second installment of the series, we bring to you the story of another telecentre, this time in Batangas, Philippines. Click below to play the video and watch the story of Malvar Community…

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Added by telecentre.org on December 21, 2012 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Batighar Information service scaled up in hill districts in Bangladesh

On 15th December 2012, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) launched e-Krishok and e-Clinic services under Batighar Information centre network in Khagrachari jointly with VSO International. Khagrachari is a remote hill district, 250 km far from Dhaka.

Through this initiative BIID desires to bring the benefits of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to the remote communities in hill district for the 1st time. The e-Krishok service will ensure access to…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on December 21, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

TCF launches 1st Global Telecentre Awards [UPDATED]

 

Telecentre.org Foundation and Spark (the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres) organizers, in cooperation with the regional telecentre networks, are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Global…

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Added by telecentre.org on December 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 22 Comments

Maximum use of ICT, need of the hour: Defence Secretary, Sri Lanka

‘Maximum use of ICT is the need of the hour’, says Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. 

Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said so while participating at the inauguration of the Fifth Annual National Conference on Cyber Security held in Colombo recently (5 Dec. 2012). …

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 19, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

ICTA’s ‘mobile portal’, top e-Governance winner at Manthan award 2012

The  ‘mobile portal’  the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka  (ICTA) presented at the Manthan Award  2012  stood tall among the winners  under the e-Governance category. While the other three winners under this category pertain to a state, be it a state…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Communities advance when computers speak their language

Source: IDRC, by Stephen Dale

Citizens in remote rural areas in 11 Asian countries are leaping over language barriers and into the Internet age. They may now be able to access government services online, and submit college applications without making an arduous trek to the city. And their children are learning the computer skills that…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 19, 2012 at 3:56am — No Comments

New Year’s gift baskets by ThaiTelecentreCharms delivered to the hands of Thai PM and Cabinet



ThaiTelecentreCharms is honoured to be chosen by the Ministry of Information and Communication and Technology (MICT) to make a total of fifty New Year’s gift baskets delivered to PM Yingluck Shinawatra and the Cabinet in this 2013 Season’s Greetings. The baskets contain assorted products particularly selected from…

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Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on December 18, 2012 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunitions Commission (NBTC) aims to build intelligent society



NBTC hold the host of “The 19th ITS Biennial Conference 2012” or “ITS 2012 Bangkok”. NBTS announced a main goal for enhancing and improving broadcasting system, television, and telecommunications of Thailand. There are many scholars and telecommunications fellows from all over the…

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Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on December 18, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

ICTs can alleviate poverty – experts

Food insecurity, drought and flooding, global financial crisis, state corruption, climate change and armed conflicts, among others, have been seen to have exacerbated poverty and social inequalities in the world.

The World Bank says the incidence of poverty is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than half of the population live below the poverty…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 18, 2012 at 2:20am — No Comments

Networking 101: Concepts and Definitions

Individual computers provide opportunities for tremendous productivity gains, but they become many times more powerful when they're connected to one another in data networks that give them the ability to share data and processing resources. Chris Peters tells us how.

With a network, five colleagues can read and edit an evolving document…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 17, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Fundraising ideas

It can be hard trying to get people in your network and community to donate or get involved in fundraising activities. This is especially true if you only reach out to them when you need something from them.

There are three obvious and often forgotten tricks to having a successful fundraising…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 17, 2012 at 6:11pm — No Comments

New global telecoms treaty agreed in Dubai

World Conference on International Telecommunications forges solid new framework for tomorrow's hyper-connected world

Dubai, 14 December, 2012 - After two intensive weeks of negotiations, delegates from around the world have agreed a new global treaty that will help pave the way to a hyper-connected world that will bring the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to people everywhere.

Over 2,000 delegates were registered for the conference, which was…

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Added by Vida Gabe on December 15, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

A Who's who of social media for 2012

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 15, 2012 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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