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 —
Telecentres to provide RoR in West Bengal, India
The SREI Sahaj e-Village limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL), has launched computerisation of land records on June 14 2008 in the state of West Bengal, India. Initially, the facility of Record of Rights (RoR) was made available in three telecentres in the district of Hooghly. Later on the facility will be extended to all centres of the state. The facility will charge INR 20, and INR 10 will… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on June 18, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Education, Healthcare and Sustainable Development came under the spotlight during this years’ Government Leaders Forum (GLF) at Jakarta, Indonesia. The forum focuses on ‘Serving the citizen: The transformative power of information technology in delivering government services’. This year’s GLF provided an opportunity to bring together leaders to exchange experiences in these areas and discuss the specific challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. More than 100… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on May 28, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Global ICT spending tops $3.5 trillion
According to a study Digital Planet 2008 released at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), the growth of ICT market will exceed $370 billion this year. The study was released at the first day of the World Congress for Information Technology, held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 18-22 May 2008.
According to the report, the top 10 ICT spending countries in descending order are the United States, Japan,… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on May 26, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Sri Lanka ranked 79 from 127 countries on Network Readiness
According to the World Economic Forum’s, Global Information Technology Report 2007–2008, Sri-Lanka has moved to 79 rank out of 127 nations in terms of the most networked economies in the world in its Networked Readiness Index. In the 2006 – 2007 Report, Sri Lanka had been ranked 86 out of 122 nations and ranked 83 out of 115 nations in the 2005–2006 report. The index was compiled based on assessments on an individual… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on May 12, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The workshop on capacity building in resources mobilisation for telecentre.org partners is underway. It is attended by key telecentre networks in Asia with supported from telecentre.org. It is nice to see old friends… and working with Rich Fuchs again. When he is a telecentre crowd, you expect passion and soul-searching exercises. This wasn’t any exception. For instance this time, he reflected on how far telecentres have come and development challenges and his passion for mobilising resources.… Continue
Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
…its day two and we are discussing communications. The day before, Major General Sandhu with South Asian Fund Raising Group had delivered core concepts of resource mobilisation. Guess what…? The Major General was actually sharing his experience in fundraising as CEO of HelpAge India, a national level NGO where he tripled the organisation’s fundraising in 3 years.
Richard Fuchs, IDRC Regional Director South Asia says – “Demo or die”
I had a presentation in which I underlined the… Continue
Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Vivian (IDRC South East and East Asia) gave us some coaching in managing media as part of telecentre.org network partners’ training workshop here in Bangkok. She walked us through practical techniques for attract media interest, their motivations, preparations and best way engage them in telecentre work. It all tied together with previous discussions about communication planning.
What did I take away?
It’s really critical that telecentre networks get communication skills… Continue
Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 13, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I joined the training workshop in Bangkok to learn, share, co-facilitate and connect with telecentre practitioners in Asia. Seven days after, I feel all was achieved and more… I always like more!
From regular contacts with telecentre networks around the world and personal experience, I know that networks have not, most often taken full advantage of the resources available. Did I say full..? It could even be a generous estimate. Fast forward; this is all due to inadequate… Continue
Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 12, 2008 at 9:30pm —
Farmers in twelve Philippino communities now access Internet
Farmers are using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to make phone calls. Mariano's village is 21 km from the provincial capital of Digos where the Internet backbone has been installed and beamed to their cyber community by wireless technology. The cyber community project is being undertaken by the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (Opapa), an alliance of two international organisations (the… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on March 17, 2008 at 2:30pm —