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World leaders discuss fresh approaches to connecting the next billion

Global leaders must urgently accelerate progress toward universal and affordable access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), if the world is to meet the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, which met at…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 23, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Nabil Eid, Free eBook "Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide"

Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide . ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technology For People with All Abilities 

The e-book is made available for FREE and can be downloaded through Ruh Global Communications website!Here…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2017 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

ITU’s global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi, Kenya

Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve' digital skills and empower countries to take full…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 7, 2016 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Digital initiatives shaping the future of African journalism

“Advancements in training and technology that cater specifically to the needs of African journalists are beginning to pave the way for a new era in African journalism.

A recurring problem within the African media up until now has been a lack…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ICANN 56 policy meeting @helisinki

ICANN52 Fellowship @ Singapore

The ICANN 56 is different from the previous ICANN meetings (This is part of Mr. Rafik Dammak message the chair of NCUC ). ICANN 56 is policy meeting and will be held 26 – 30 June 2016. in…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on June 18, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit - A guide for training people in basic mobile internet skills, in India.

Introducing the toolkit

Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls.

 

Mobile phones are much more than just a tool for making calls.

Increasingly they are the primary way people across the world access the internet. Whilst the internet can provide a wide range of…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 23, 2016 at 3:07pm — No Comments

ICT ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Remarkable progress has been made in establishing Digital Bangladesh. Mobile subscribers increased from 20mn to 134mn and internet users from 0.5mn to 54mn in last 7 years. IT/ITeS export has grown by more than 10 times. Hi-tech/software parks are being built and special incentive package has been declared. Thus, Bangladesh is rising in the global landscape as the next ICT destination.

By 2021, Bangladesh will have a population of 170 million plus and half of this population will be…

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Added by krishibid durlave roy on May 10, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Around the time of the MDGs, ICT4D became the focus for a critical mass of activity; a “sidestreaming” approach that saw specialist ICT4D units arise in a number of international and national organisations. Following the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), this was largely mainstreamed, with specialist units being disbanded or shrinking, and ICT4D expertise…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 4, 2016 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Teleworking: Is this option right for employment of persons with disabilities

Working at home, sometimes called remote working, teleworking or telecommuting, is an important option for many persons with disabilities because it allows for more flexibility and may be only employment possibility to produce better results than working in a conventional workplace. It seeks to find jobs and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 17, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies

What is the link between information communication technology and women’s empowerment in today’s development context? How can ICT facilitate the pursuit of a better world?

Exploring the rich complexity of the contexts in which they live and work, the authors of Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle…

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Added by ahmad shaaban on March 17, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Bridging the Digital Divide in Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Today! On Tuesday 8 March 2016, the world celebrates the International Women's Day.

The official United Nations theme for IWD in 2016 is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

An Automated Environment Monitor, Invented By Two Sri Lankans, Helps Small-Scale Farmers

PALLAI, SRI LANKA ─ He’d been growing mushrooms in his shed since 2010, but Kanagaratnam Thayananthan was still stumped about how to save his crop from succumbing to humidity fluctuations.

Mushroom cultivation is ideally done with minimal human interaction, because mushrooms are easily contaminated through human contact, Kanagaratnam says in a phone…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 2, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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