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Persons with disabilities in accessing and using the Internet, challenges and good practices

Accessing to Internet offers an opportunity for inclusiveness, to view the global community of its users as one while recognising its rich diversity. Internet technologies have the potential to give persons with disabilities the means to live on a more equitable basis within the global community in a…

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 29, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

Egypt- MCIT Yearbook 2015

This yearbook brings together highlights of 2015, a year in which MCIT successfully realized numerous activities and achievements. The 2015 yearbook marks new and continuing initiatives, events and other calendar highlights relevant to Egypt’s progress in the ICT field both on the local and international…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on February 18, 2016 at 4:05pm — No Comments

PLEASE vote for gedaref digital city sudan to win WSIS 2016

Gedaref Digital City Organization (GDCO Sudan) the member of the Global…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on February 15, 2016 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

SL Design Hack 1.0 - Online Animation and Graphics Competition

SL Design Hack 1.0 organised by Young Artists Society Sri Lanka, founded by Shilpa Sayura Youth. It aims to unleash best creativity in Youth to identify best designers and help them reach higher level in creative field.…



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Added by Niranjan Meegammana on February 13, 2016 at 7:03am — No Comments

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 24, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) echnologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on January 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ICT Improving Low Quality Education In Ghana

It is acknowledged that for Ghana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic and human resource development, substantial resources will need to be directed at improving educational policy and delivery.

For instead in 2011, 176,128 candidates, representing…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 19, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Accessible e-Learning Platforms, Hopes and Challenges!

Technology has great potential to overcome physical barriers. It could improve access to learning for students with disabilities. The increased use of ICTs in most sectors of society and recent developments in adaptive hardware and software have allowed individuals with disabilities to do things that were…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 18, 2016 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Accessible e-Learning Platforms, Hopes and Challenges!

Technology has great potential to overcome physical barriers. It could improve access to learning for students with disabilities. The increased use of ICTs in most sectors of society and recent developments in adaptive hardware and software have allowed individuals with disabilities to do things that were…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 18, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments

The internet - not an equaliser

Here's the story about the global impact of the internet. In the last 20 years, the digital revolution and its leapfrog technologies have allowed developing countries to close the gap with richer nations, and have brought huge advances in health, education and transparent…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 16, 2016 at 4:50am — No Comments

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo.

In line with Microsoft’s commitment to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft’s General…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 11, 2016 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Rwanda: RapidSMS Saves Mothers, Children Lives

Marie Gorethe Nyirabambari is animatedly engaged with her mobile phone under a tree outside Karwasa Health Centre in Musanze District. She also sieves through a handful of documents on her lap.

Nyirabambariis a community health worker. Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the pregnancy is announced until delivery.

She…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 9, 2016 at 2:56am — No Comments

Rwanda: RapidSMS Saves Mothers, Children Lives

Marie Gorethe Nyirabambari is animatedly engaged with her mobile phone under a tree outside Karwasa Health Centre in Musanze District. She also sieves through a handful of documents on her lap.

Nyirabambariis a community health worker. Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the pregnancy is announced until delivery.

She…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 9, 2016 at 2:56am — No Comments

Tourism Destinations and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Studies about the tourism experience of persons with disabilities first arose in the late 1970 and even in the late 1980 and early 1990, researchers only “toyed with this subject” (McKercher et al., 2003). Nowadays, there are growing numbers of studies concentrating on the tourist experience of persons with…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 9, 2016 at 2:52am — No Comments

5 Years of Youth Empowerment with Media Creation

The deepest impact from social change efforts is often felt in the places where suffering is greatest. Through Shilpa Sayura Foundation in Sri Lanka, youth are leading as active digital agents of change. They make media to communicate the needs of child soldiers returning to society, share first-hand accounts of natural disasters, and capture other critical stories otherwise left untold.…

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Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 29, 2015 at 3:21am — No Comments

Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics

Internet access and powerful communication technologies are spreading around the world at a extraordinary rate, transforming the way citizens live and interact with each other. With the many benefits that citizens experience from these advanced technologies, there is also the expectation that leaders in government, civil society and politics will keep up.

Unfortunately, many political institutions and citizen groups…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 29, 2015 at 1:40am — No Comments

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 24, 2015 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Disability-Friendly Environments in the Age of 5G, Softwarization is Coming!

Standardization between advancing accessibility, 5G technologies and Softwarization will remove all barriers for persons with disabilities.

Are we ready to remove all the barriers for persons with disabilities?



In the near future, robots, smart things, Internet of Things (IoT) and machines will…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 19, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

Microsoft deepens longstanding commitment to philanthropy with expanded vision, new organization

Today we’re announcing an expanded commitment to our corporate philanthropy around the world with a broader ambition and a new organization within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, to make this ambition a reality.

Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has defined a clear mission for Microsoft: Empower every person and every organization on the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Partners launch action plan to close digital gender gap

Women’s participation in digital society integral to achieving Agenda 2030

New York, 15 December 2015 – An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ was launched today at a side event on “Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

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