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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Asia' (59)

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…


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

4th Edition of the eNGO challenge Award: Recognising Best NGOs using ICT & digital tools for development

The eNGO Challenge aspires to create an ecosystem by recognizing and honoring NGOs which are using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital media tools for good governance and practices that are benefiting societies…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

South Asia Education Summit Award 2015

South Asia Education Summit Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of innovation in education sector across 8 countries in South Asia: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Who should participate?

Decision makers…


Added by Nabil Eid on April 16, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments

SAFSeN - ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival

Fresh produce were seen lining up the walkway towards the conference hall of Maejo University on 20 January 2015, the first day of the “SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival”. There were garden-fresh baby carrots, cabbages, turnips, potatoes, chilis on sale. Organic rice - the normal variety, the red and black variety packaged in different sizes were available for sale from Laos,…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 20, 2015 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

The Technology Helping Cambodia’s Disconnected and Hardest to Reach

In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 …


Added by Seu Yapa on February 17, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Nenasala at Bisowela crowns "1000 Nenasala" in Sri Lanka

In a historic event of completion of the ‘1000 Nenasala’ (wisdom outlet) Project, the 1000th Nenasala was inaugurated at the Galigamuwa Bisowela Rajamaha Buddhist Temple  recently. President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the ‘1000 Nenasala Project’ with his launch of the first Nenasala at the historic Kataragama Kirivehera (Temple) on January 1, 2005 when he was the Prime Minister.…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft supports govt’s ‘Nenasala’ IT Education

César Cernuda, President of Microsoft Asia Pacific, who was on a 2-day official visit to Colombo, met with a number of Government officials and the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) to discuss how the software company can further align with the Sri Lanka Government’s plan to make the country the IT hub in the region.

The Head of Microsoft Asia Pacific also met…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 19, 2014 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Can eVidyaloka Fix the Learning Crisis in Rural India?

In 1954, the United Nations designated November 20 as the Universal Children’s Day. Seventy years have passed, but promoting the welfare of the youth has never been more necessary. Too many youngsters worldwide continue to suffer from poverty, abuse, and premature mortality.

When it comes to…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2014 at 3:06am — No Comments

Information Access Center- Costa-Rica Opening Ceremony

Information Access Center- Costa-Rica Opening Ceremony was held on 19th November, 2014. Minister of Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunication attended the ceremony. National Information Society Agency (NIA), Seoul, Korea hopes that lot of people will be using the…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2014 at 2:36am — No Comments

Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015

The second annual Mobiles for Development Asia Forum, hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI 360, will take place in Bangkok on January 20 and 21, 2015. The purpose of the forum is to examine how to use mobiles for development in a more holistic, cross-cutting and inclusive manner. 

The Mobiles for Development Asia Forum…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

IdeaSpace announces 2015 startup competition

Philippine startup incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation is giving startups in the region, an opportunity to compete for $22,000 seed funding award.

This award is part of the 2015 tech entrepreneurship tilt, an IdeaSpace initiative, which is in its third year.

With $11 million funding over five years, this initiative has been one of the…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Call for Applications: VIP Fellowship Programme in Malaysia

Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur recently announced their first global fellowship programme called Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) targeting professionals on career breaks who wish to volunteer in Malaysia for a period of 16…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 18, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

India aims to connect 50,000 villages with broadband Internet

Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communication and information technology, has unveiled Prime Minister Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream to bridge the gap between urban and rural India while laying the foundation stone of the country’s first two electronic manufacturing clusters- one in Jabalpur and another…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Bringing Rays of Hope to Rural Nepal: Bungamathi Information Technology Centre

Nepal, is a landlocked country surrounded by in the Kathmandu Valley of the rugged Himalayan mountains. 86% of Nepal’s landscape is identified as rural, with an agriculturally dependent economy. This geographical boundary has creates significant obstacles to education, health care, and dissemination of…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Connecting Dreams of Poor Indians with Apna Tech Trees

Around 70% of the poor in India are from rural areas where there is a lack of basic social and infrastructure services, such as healthcare, roads, education, and drinking water.

Yet, despite the presence of over 300,000 NGOs, which are working in sectors spanning the gamut from agriculture to minority rights, India’s growth has primarily benefited…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sri Lanka Brings Technology to Rural Residents

When the Sri Lankan government decided to create the e-Library Nenasala Program (eLNP) and build hundreds of computer centers all over the country in order to increase digital literacy, it knew that the low-income, rural residents it was targeting wouldn’t necessarily flock to…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 3:29am — No Comments

Sri Lankan e-Library Nenasala Programme wins ‘International Access to Learning’ award

Government-run development initiative will use $1 million Access to Learning Award to improve technology centres serving the rural poor.

Sri Lanka’s e-Library Nenasala Programme (eLNP) won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s 2014 Access to Learning…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Meet the ‘Infoladies’: the women who get Bangladesh's villages connected

In Bangladesh, dozens of women on wheels are biking into remote villages and hooking up poverty-stricken families to the net. Thanks to ‘Infoladies’, tens of thousands of people are connecting with social media, chatting to loved ones, and getting government services.

The project is the brainchild of a local development company called D.Net and…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

ISIF Asia Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 ISIF Asia awards will open on 24 February until 26 May 2014. Get ready to nominate your project!

The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The ISIF Asia Awards are granted to initiatives on the…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 11, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

Watch out for the USAID Asia Mobile Solutions for Dev’t Award

USAID's Regional Development Mission in Asia (RDMA), through USAID's mSTAR project, is hosting a competition on Mobile Solutions for Development in Asia, with a particular interest in Southeast Asia.

The objective of this competition is to identify and highlight promising mobile solutions (including mobile services, apps, and other innovative uses of mobile technologies) that are…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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