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Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (24)

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

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

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

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

New Online Bingo Game launched for the Blind

Recently I came across the news of a new online bingo game that had been created for blind and partially sighted people. This intrigued me somewhat as it had never crossed my mind how blind people even accessed the internet, never mind played online games.

So I downloaded the game, closed my eyes and attempted to play online bingo, blind.

RS Games logo

This new bingo game has been developed by RS Games, which is…


Added by Robin Armit on December 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The impact of digital literacy training (2nd phase)

By: Paul Barera, Executive Director of Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Interim Chair of NetAfrica.

The second phase of the Telecentre Women campaign was launched on 10th October 2013 in Burera District at Burera Community Telecentre (known as BDC) and ended in November 2013. This phase…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Nelson Mandela said regarding ICT

Ladies and Gentlemen;

The value of information and communication is felt with particular force when, as happened in South Africa for so many years, their denial is made an instrument of…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on December 11, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Interesting events happening in Spain with possibility of remote participation. Are you going to miss them?

Fortunately, at this late stage of the year, we have a busy calendar with interesting events.

I would like to highlight and give some details of two events taking place in Granada and Barcelona (Spain) in the coming days:



Added by Laia Fauró Gual on December 10, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Tech4Good webinar series: Youth and technology

Young people today live in an uber-connected world. Whether it’s texting on a mobile phone, using a computer at school or gaming with friends, technology is inextricably woven into young people’s lives. For not-for-profits to remain relevant in their programming, services or advocacy targeting youth,…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 9, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Computer Literacy: It’s never too late

More than 8,000 people are currently living in the Rebrikha village, Altay region, Russia. Among them more than 30% are retired. For these citizens the local library has become their only place of contentment. The library provides everything from free services to information to cultural events.

In 2012…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on December 9, 2013 at 12:47am — No Comments

MCIT in Egypt Holds Digital Content Workshop on December 8, 2013

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is organizing a workshop titled “"towards a digital content that enhances transparency, participation and creativity in the Arab world” on December 8, 2013 at Smart Village under the auspices of the Arab League and in cooperation with the…


Added by Nabil Eid on December 8, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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