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ITU Conference gathers stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to debate international Internet public policy-related issues
Geneva, 16 May 2013 - "This year's WTPF, with its focus on international Internet-related public policy matters, is especially timely - as we stand at a 'tipping point', with the Internet making the transition from a mass-market in industrialized countries, to strong demand and widespread usage around the world", said Dr Touré, as…Continue
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The Ministry of Health’s ‘Mother and Child System’ has won a WSIS Project Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, in the category of ‘ICT Applications – e-health’. The winning projects were announced during the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2013 event, which is taking place this week in the Swiss…Continue
Today the Sultanate begins its participation in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 13th May, 2013, which will last for five days with the participation of various countries around the world. This year the Sultanate participates as the government…Continue
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The image of telecenters as Internet cafés where people play games and surf the web or places with only a few dusty old computers is outdated. Today, telecenters increasingly serve as hubs for local innovation and entrepreneurship — as a powerful channel for the distribution of services with positive social…Continue
Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together this week to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies and careers.
A high-level dialogue held at New York’s Institute of International Education and hosted by the International…Continue
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Geneva, 13 May 2013 – Taking stock of progress in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced the winners of 18 WSIS Project Prizes.
The prizes were awarded in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes…Continue
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Geneva, 13 May 2013 - ITU, the Kofi Annan Foundation and One Young World are working together on a new series of youth-oriented online discussions designed to stimulate debate among young people around the world on challenges central to their lives and prospects, such as unemployment and democratic governance.
Former UN Secretary-General Annan will launch the Kofi Annan Dialogues: LIVE series on Wednesday, 15 May, with the first online discussion to take place…
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The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, launched by infoDev, aims to help mobile app innovators in the region bring their mobile apps, services and content to the market and build growth-oriented startups into successful enterprises.
The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, launched by infoDev, aims to help mobile app innovators in the region bring their mobile apps, services and content to the market and build growth-oriented startups into successful…Continue
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The Information Technology Authority represented in the Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) has organized a lecture in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Sohar on last Saturday highlighted many themes, including: Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) and the mechanism of…Continue
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Geneva, 10 May, 2013 - The Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun I. Touré today appointed the First Lady of Nigeria and President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, Her Excellency Dame (Dr) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, as ITU's Child Online Protection (COP) Champion.
The First Lady received her letter of appointment from the Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau, Brahima Sanou, who met with her today…
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Ukrainian telecentres are places where the general public can go to access information, connect with loved ones, and find jobs. While the Internet is a staple in North American homes, its popularity has only recently begun to grow in Ukraine. Many citizens are currently unable to afford Internet…Continue
Cibervoluntarios Foundation has launched an initiative called EmpoderArte, a collaborative photo exhibition about technology as a means for generating social innovation and citizen empowerment.
Through this open call, each person becomes an artist and at the same time becomes a real example of the concept of citizen empowerment with his/her participation. This is done by sharing photos on various social…Continue
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Smart sustainable cities need holistic approach, say global stakeholders -
Technology will be key to meeting urban development challenges
Geneva, 9 May 2013 - Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have a crucial role to play in tackling the developmental challenges facing the cities that are becoming our primary choice of habitation in the 21st century, concluded participants attending the 8th ITU Symposium on ICT and Environment…
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International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).…Continue
If you’ve ever had to explain to other people what a telecentre is, what we do, or why we do it, then we have just the tool for you! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has developed a simple infographic that gives a brief primer on telecentres, telecentre networks, and how they impact a…Continue
As manager of four telecentres in our small municipality, I thought long and hard about…Continue
Lafarge Mahaweli Cement and Microsoft, two premier multinational companies operating in Sri Lanka along with Sarvodaya, the country's foremost non governmental organization, declared open a state-of-the-art ICT centre in Tudella, Ja-Ela.
The ICT Center, which will provide educational opportunities for the youth in and around the Tudella area is one of several planned under an MoU signed between…Continue
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The challenges before Indian Agriculture are immense. This sector needs to grow at a faster rate than in the past to allow for higher per capita income and consumption. It is an accepted fact that the sound agricultural development is essential for the overall economic progress. About two thirds of workforce directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture. This sector generates about 28 percent of its GDP and over…Continue
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