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December 2013 Blog Posts (43)

ICT4D: Top trends for 2014

One of the most interesting features of the mobile and internet wave in India is not just the connectivity and information they provide, but the spirit of entrepreneurship that has been unleashed for business and social change. A range of experts, including policy professional Deepak Maheshwari, Fleximoms co-founder Sairee Chahal, and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 31, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

A Cuban approach to achieving Internet connectivity

Cuba's domestic Internet infrastructure is one of the worst in the world and the prospects for improvement are dim because of the U. S. embargo, a Cuban government policy of access control and scarcity, ETECSA's power, the lack of a trained, demanding technician and user base and a lack of capital. Can these obstacles be eliminated?

The embargo will…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 31, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Sign up for the Lean for Social Good Summit happening on Jan 23 in SF (Special offer for TCF friends!)

At Foundation (TCF), we're committed to bring you opportunities to learn about innovative ways to solve complex social problems. That's why we've partnered with the Lean for Social Good Summit in San Francisco to offer a special code for TCF friends to attend the Summit.…


Added by on December 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Multilingual edition of Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers Book is out!

Before 2013 ends, we have one last item to share with the community and that’s the multilingual edition of our book, “Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers: 100 Stories.” The ebook,…


Added by on December 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

2014 Washington Fellowship for Young Africans leaders

The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  

This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on December 24, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Launching Project Link: a new way to bring faster, more reliable Internet access to Uganda

Africa is home to more than a billion people and is also the fastest growing continent. But only 16% of people are connected to the Internet. That leaves a huge population without access to new opportunities, such as a reliable channel to the latest news, a tool to join in worldwide commerce, or a platform to create and contribute photos, video, and more. This…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Practical Answers Digital Repository: free and open access to knowledge materials on appropriate technologies

Practical Answers digital repository is a collection of Practical Action’s (Sri Lanka) digital knowledge resources. Bringing together knowledge products developed over 25 years of working in the field of technology and development.

In the repository materials are available on the subject areas of…


Added by E R I A Chandrika Kularathna on December 23, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Microsoft invests $1.4m in LAC region’s youth

With a total investment of $1.4 million, Microsoft has reaffirmed its commitment to youth and organisations aimed at connecting young people to better opportunities in employment, entrepreneurship and education. The tech giant said young people in the region are facing an exceedingly complicated situation—the unemployment rate among young people is three times higher than among adults, and only…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 23, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

2nd round of digital literacy training course to launch in January [UPDATED]

The second round of Telecentre Women‘s Digital Literacy for Women and Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Course will begin on January 13, 2014 and run until February 9. The course, which was …


Added by on December 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Telecenter of Volgograd State Agricultural University accepts youth

Telecentre of Volgograd State Agricultural University for three years actively educates vulnerable citizens basic computer literacy. This is mainly the elderly, the unemployed, villagers, women. This year our Telecentre launched a new project "Your Course.IT for young people."

It involves working with young people aged up to 24 years.

We understand the importance of IT for the progress of society and want to learn new technologies as much as possible young…


Added by Olga Kochetkova on December 23, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Providing access to information, building a knowledge society in Myanmar

The UNESCO Office in Bangkok, UNESCO’s Project Office in Yangon and the Center for Electronic Governance at the UNU International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) organized a week of Executive Training on Government Information Leadership, “Providing Access to Information, Building Knowledge Societies” in Yangon, Myanmar, from 4 to 8 November 2013.

The training took place…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 23, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sri Lanka government turns schools to ICT centres to close digital gap

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and ITU have initiated a digital inclusion project to transform 33 schools into community ICT centres.

The ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community’ project will benefit over 8500 students from remote areas with low connectivity and digital literacy.

The project aims to…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 20, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Pakistan expands digital literacy with telecentres

Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology is expanding its network of Universal Telecentres from 35 to 500, looking to deliver e-services, promoting ICT literacy and distance education in rural areas of the country.

Minister of State for IT, Anusha Rehman, highlighted that telecentres play a crucial role…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 20, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Event about New Ways of Working attracts over 125 people to Punt TIC Annual Meeting

More than 125 people participated last Friday, December 13, at the celebration of Social Internet Day 2013. The event was a meeting point for professionals from different fields and did not lack innovative experiences from the Catalan Network “Xarxa Punt TIC.”…


Added by Laia Fauró Gual on December 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Practical Answers: where knowledge blends with a difference

Practical Answers Sri Lanka is the knowledge sharing service of Practical Action Sri Lanka.

This service allows users to tap into a wealth of practical solutions that are accessible through an enquiry management system, web based portal, digital repository, resource centre, pool of expertise and resource persons across a number of sectors of interest.

The project offers a wide range of information and knowledge on appropriate technologies, approaches and related policies on…


Added by E R I A Chandrika Kularathna on December 18, 2013 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

ICTs For Girls in Pakistan -- Project to empower Twenty Thousand Girls in ICTs skills ( Project E-Village )

Under E-Village Project n Pakistan currently above 2000 Girls are learning ICTs Skills in remote villages covering different parts of Pakistan. Starting from Ist Jan 2014 the project aims to train twenty thousands girls in ICTs Skills in next two years. You can find girls taking trainings in remote villages.…


Added by Ammar Jaffri on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Digital Literacy Campaign Awards 2013: Digital Literacy for Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Education Towards Empowerment


This year, 2013, our country has been through major events and calamities. We have the national and barangay elections, earthquakes, Zamboanga crisis, typhoons and floodings not to mention the national controversies which shook the whole nation.

Still, many in our PhilCeC family…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Going Digital: Service @ Doorsteps

An Old aged man, Rahim Shekh, is a farmer and lives in a small village, named Shidhuli of Dharabarisha Union of Gurudaspur Upazila of Natore District, long distance from the District Town of Natore. He has decided to apply for the certified copy of the Khatian of his own land. For that reason, he was walking…


Added by Mohammad Matiar Rahman on December 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ICTs For Good Governance in Pakistan

Post Event Report on

Two Days International Conference and Workshop on

ICTs for Good Governance in Pakistan

Dated 1- 2nd December 2013

Marriot Islamabad

About The Conference Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) have now been recognized as the engine for growth and a source of energy for the social and economic empowerment of any country, specially a third world country. Relationship between ICTs and improved services to the common man in the areas…


Added by Ammar Jaffri on December 13, 2013 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

'Helping Women Get Online' campaign in India

Google India aims to help 50 million more women get online by 2014-end by undertaking a variety of initiatives across the country.

Though India is on its way to become the second largest Internet market, with 200 million users, overtaking the U.S., only one-third of the online users are women.

The Internet can play an important role in empowering…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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