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.… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on January 7, 2015 at 3:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on December 19, 2014 at 4:55pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2014 at 2:36am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on December 3, 2014 at 9:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2014 at 2:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on November 18, 2014 at 1:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am —
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 —