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 —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 3:29am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 1:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2014 at 2:00am —
Nominations for the 2014 ISIF Asia awards will open on 24 February until 26 May 2014. Get ready to nominate your project! Continue
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 9, 2013 at 3:41pm —
July 10-12, 2013, Centara Grand Plaza, Bangkok,Thailand--delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries together with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT),Thailand as well as representatives from the different sectors of society gather together to discuss about… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 5, 2013 at 5:56pm —
July 15-17, 2013, Sataban Pattana Thaitelecentre, Chiang Mai, Thailand – With 18 young entrepreneurs from the different communities in Chiang Mai, the ASEAN Foundation (AF), Microsoft Citizenship and the Research Center of Communication and Knowledge Management (CCDKM) joined hands in conducting the “ICT Training… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 5, 2013 at 5:52pm —
It is a well known fact that mobile phones are more affordable than computers, require less infrastructure, do not require the user to have much technological knowledge or even to be able to read and write, and are easy to carry from place to place.
These devices lend themselves to… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2013 at 1:00am —
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) andMicrosoft Corporation unveiled the finalists of the “Apps for Asia” Redesigning Development Programme during ADB’s 46th Annual Meeting in India on 4 May 2013.
“Apps for Asia” is a programme that aims to tap on the ingenuity of independent software… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm —
- South Asia is home to a large youth population, with over 1 million entering the labor force every month.
- Confident that the solutions to many of the challenges facing the youth can come from within themselves, the World Bank and Microsoft in launching a…
Added by Seu Yapa on March 14, 2013 at 11:30am —
The Telecentre.org Academy Counsellors with Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach and the resource persons.
On 22nd and 24th September, 2010, Telecentre.org Foundation in partnership with Thaitelecentre.org organised a two day capacity building workshop to Telecentre Operators in Thailand. The primary objective of the workshop is to identify, capacitate and create a cadre of Telecentre.org Academy Counsellors (TACs) in Thailand.
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on September 26, 2010 at 1:00am —
The Thaitelecentre.org in partnership with the Telecentre.org Foundation, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) and Thailand Cyber University (TCU) is organising a three day National Telecentre Event from 22nd to 24th September, 2010 at the Government Offices Complex, Bangkok, Thailand.
On 24th September, the Honorable Minister, MICT welcomed the august gathering.… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on September 23, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Corporate to strengthen telecentre services in India
New Delhi: In sync with the objectives of National E-governance services that is to make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man and for that, PayWorld, one of the India’s largest e-pin distributors for… Continue
Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on May 20, 2009 at 6:00pm —
New software for e-Governance in India
New Delhi: An Israel-based company, FTK Technologies, which offers vernacular computing solutions, such as its flagship product LooKeys, has launched its special version for e-Governance applications. The software, named LooKeys-E-Gov version, will be available in two versions: Standard without webcam and simulated hands feature and Professional with webcam and simulated hands feature. This latest version will… Continue
Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on April 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
BSNL rolls out rural broadband kiosk
27 February 2009
Pune -Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's premier telecommunication company, recently rolled out its first Rural Broadband Kiosk at village Savlaj, Maharashtra, India. The project is part of the 'Wire-Line Broadband Connectivity to Rural & Remote Areas' of BSNL that aims to make information technology work to… Continue
Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on March 4, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Alleviating Global Poverty through On-Line Education
Leading Immediately to Skills Valued in New “Remote Services” Markets
Michael Strong, CEO & Chief Visionary Officer, FLOW, Inc.
“By 2010, we will be talking about [remote services] as the fastest-growing part of the world economy, with many trillions of dollars of new markets created.”
Vinod Khosla, Harvard Business Review, September 2002
Introduction: Existing plans to… Continue
Added by Niranjan Meegammana on February 16, 2009 at 5:40am —
I am looking at telecentres and their functionality not only for computer literacy but also as viable study centres for educational needs. They could be termed as knowledge or resource centres. It is here I think that community facilitators could play a significant and meaningful role as counsellors. Such a model will help to augment activities such as teacher training, literacy, carreer counselling, and even inparting awareness programmes on a short term basis such as awareness on health… Continue
Added by Ananya S Guha on February 15, 2009 at 3:54pm —
Today the world is a community. It is a global community. It has shrunk in size, due to technological interventions and interfaces. Yet at the micro level, communities exist in anguish. Communities which would like to be literate, communities which would like to interact with the larger conglomerate. And communities which would earnestly desire an advancement of economic status. The very concept of the telecentre is an advocate of the above. Yet such advocacy is not enough in letter and spirit.… Continue
Added by Ananya S Guha on February 13, 2009 at 1:06am —
telecentre.org is closely collaborating with the Center for Information & Society (CIS) at the University of Washington (UW) in managing a large global project that aims to assess systematically the impact of publicly accessible venues to ICTs in developing and emerging countries. This project, co-funded by IDRC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently completed its first phase in which the project generated an inventory and taxonomy of telecentre venues, as well as a series of… Continue
Added by telecentre.org on January 30, 2009 at 3:30am —