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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog Posts Tagged 'Digital' (14)

We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

Huawei recognizes the urgent need to reduce the deepening digital divide between those who benefit from connectivity and the internet, and those who don’t. Our new White Paper, Digital Enablement: Bridging the Digital Divide to Connect People and Society, released recently, shows that sustainable business…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

What’s Your ICT4D Cyber Threat Model?

Threat models can make ICT4D more secure and safe to use. In computer science, “threat modeling” is the approach of playing through attacks and hacks ahead of time. Being alert digital risks can help prevent data breaches and devastating damage – also in the aid sector.

Digital Risks Are…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 18, 2015 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Byculla hosts India`s first digi literacy center for disabled

Summary: From these, those with hearing and visual impairment account for nearly 50 per cent. Once trained, the students will be able to send emails, pay bills online, connect on social media, make purchases from ecommerce websites, along with being able to avail government services such as registering for Aadhar cards, ration cards and PAN cards. The course kicks off with…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 8, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

MTN Cameroon selects Userful Desktop for Digital Schools Project.

The MTN Cameroon Foundation, in partnership with Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education, recently chose Userful Desktop as the computing platform for its Digital Schools Project.

The Digital Schools Project will install 15 multimedia centers over the next year in the 10 regions of…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 15, 2015 at 10:44pm — No Comments

How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs; A New USAID ToolKit

Have you read the USAID Procurement Executive Bulletin NO. 2014-06 that promotes the use of electronic payments at the procurement/assistance planning and award stages? Specifically, it states:

USAID has determined that electronic payment systems are a…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 4, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

The growing access to information and communication technologies in developing communities is having a transformative effect on the way in which international relief and development organizations carry out their work, governments transform their economies and provide services to their citizens, businesses are investing in high-growth opportunities at the bottom of the…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 29, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

‘We had to get creative’: Digi-tales from Africa’s resourceful librarians

Andrew Carnegie once said, “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Today, libraries are just as important as they were in Carnegie’s time, serving as ‘e-hubs,’ where citizens can access scholarly research from around…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 1, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

Digital society at a crossroads: Do we want learners or consumers?

Digital literacy is just as important as reading, writing and maths. This is the message the Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organisation supporting open source projects, wants to spread as it powers forward to provide a web that’s empowering and educating people. Because, they say, “we can’t do it…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 1, 2015 at 4:16am — No Comments

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme has released its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the report provides industry practitioners with insights into the important developments taking place in mobile money,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 11, 2015 at 12:36am — No Comments

Free USAID Course: How To Use Mobile Data Solutions for Better Development Outcomes

Leading global development organizations are just beginning to utilize mobile technologies to improve the efficiency and quality of the data they collect, manage, analyze, and share. However, there is so much more the international development community could be doing with this powerful technology to make better decisions and meet broader global development goals.

Thankfully, you can now learn…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on February 17, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Cabinet Secretary lauds digital jobs agenda

Kenya’s Digital Divide Data Kenya, a local BPO/ITeS company, has been lauded by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Dr Fred Matiang’i, for a job well done in championing digital jobs agenda for the undeserved.

He was speaking during a tour of the company’s BPO project, where Digital Divide Data Kenya highlighted how digital jobs are…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 10, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Why community members are taking up ICT

The Pasha Centre gospel is spreading and fast. This time the fire was in Kitengela Pasha Centre, as 44 community members graduated with ICT (Information Communication Technology) certificates after completing a Digital Literacy program, through Intel Easy Steps module.

The graduation ceremony that took place at Maasai Discovery Guest house, Kitengela, scored big with…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 29, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Empowering Women through ICT

Source: Soul Beat Africa

"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."

From the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) ICT for Development (ICT4D) Series No. 4, this publication looks at recently concluded…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Working to bridge the ‘Gender digital divide’ in Uganda

Source: The Citizen Journalist

Youth Hub Africa recently ranked Maureen Agena amongst the 12 Young Social Activists to watch out for in 2012. She runs a blog called the citizen journalist from where the blog below is…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 1, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

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