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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Asia' (47)

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

ASEAN Delegates Come Together to Strengthen eLearning Initiatives

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 5, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments

ASEAN Foundation, MICROSOFT CITIZENSHIP THAILAND, & CCDKM Join Hands to Enhance ICT Skills of SMEs in Thailand

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 5, 2013 at 5:52pm — No Comments

4th International Mobile & Telecom Congress celebrates Best Mobile Innovators in South Asia: 18th July 2013

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

ADB, Microsoft unveil mobile apps for social development

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…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Grant Competition: Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment


  • 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 — 2 Comments

Creating a cadre of Academy Counsellors

The Academy Counsellors with Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach and the resource persons.

On 22nd and 24th September, 2010, Foundation in partnership with 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 Academy Counsellors (TACs) in Thailand.

The… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on September 26, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments Foundation signs MoU with MICT and STOU, Thailand

The in partnership with the 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 — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup - Asia

Corporate to strengthen telecentre services in India

19 May

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 — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup-Asia

New software for e-Governance in India

April 27

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 — No Comments

Weekly News Round up - Asia

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 — No Comments

Alleviating Global Poverty through On-Line Education

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 — No Comments

Community Facilitators

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 — No Comments

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