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In the next five years, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), The School for Field Studies (SFS – …
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YouthConnekt Dialogue is one of the activities planned during YouthConnekt Month, which kicked off in the beginning of May; the dialogue is an idea being implemented in…Continue
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The ICT4Ag conference, to be staged in Rwanda in November, has invited content proposals. International delegates representing both the public and private sectors will meet on 4 - 8 November 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda, for the ICT4Ag conference.
The objective of this event, which is co-hosted by the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the…
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DOT Rwanda has signed an agreement with the Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT to deliver its empowerment, employment and entrepreneurship programmes through the Ministry’s Youth Empowerment for Global Opportunity (YEGO) centres.
The YEGO centres operate under the Ministry of Youth and ICT and were set up to serve the youth across the country, by…Continue
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A young Romanian completes a Skillage application
The demand for employees with ICT skills in Europe is growing considerably: as many as 900,000 ICT job vacancies are forecasted to remain unfilled by 2015. At the same time, young Europeans are gravely affected by unemployment: 23.5% of Europeans under 25 years old are out of work. What is even more worrying is that 14 million young people in Europe are currently neither in employment, education, nor…Continue
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The fact that mobile phone ownership is rapidly increasing around the world is no longer shocking. Exciting at first because, unlike most technology trends, this unprecedented rate of proliferation is being driven by demand from the developing parts of the world, this fact is now raising fewer eyebrows. At the moment, the immediate question on most…Continue
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Information and communication technology outreach is happening fast in one of the most dispersed regions on Earth, the Pacific. It’s a region comprised of some 9,000 islands spread across a vast ocean, where governments and businesses deal with some of the highest transaction costs in the world.
Two million more people in the…Continue
Recently my 10 year old son invited me to be friends with him on Facebook. “Hi mum I’m here too, can we be friends?” was the message I got. I was shocked and worried at the same time, and my initial reaction was fear of the perceived harm social media could do to a person as young as he.
We finally agreed that his father would have access to his Facebook…Continue
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Otsuchi Town in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture was struck hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. More than 800 people lost their lives, including the mayor, and 500 people remain missing.…Continue
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Dozens of young people gathered around their computers and mobile devices in Cali, Manizales and Barranquilla during the weekend of May 4-5 with one goal in mind: to develop applications to improve the way their cities work.
It was the “Co-Crea Colombia” Hackathon, organized by the World Bank. The event was attended by more than 200…Continue
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Source: eLearning Africa
International Girls in ICT Day this year saw new projects set up worldwide to create an environment that encourages girls and young women, at present disadvantaged by a gender-based digital divide of worldwide prevalence, to consider careers in the field of ICT. But why is there a gender imbalance in the…Continue
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Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together this week to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies and careers.
A high-level dialogue held at New York’s Institute of International Education and hosted by the International…Continue
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Lafarge Mahaweli Cement and Microsoft, two premier multinational companies operating in Sri Lanka along with Sarvodaya, the country's foremost non governmental organization, declared open a state-of-the-art ICT centre in Tudella, Ja-Ela.
The ICT Center, which will provide educational opportunities for the youth in and around the Tudella area is one of several planned under an MoU signed between…Continue
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It is critical that African governments and the public sector work together more closely than ever to deliver universal broadband access across the continent if it is to drive economic growth, create jobs and provide a range of economic and social benefits.
That’s the key theme of this week’s Intel Africa USF & Broadband Leaders Forum, which…Continue
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The Kenyan Government, through the Kenya ICT Board, will from May this year offer a 90 per cent subsidy on Internet purchase to all Digital villages.
Dubbed Pasha Centres, Swahili for information centres, the digital villages…Continue
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A notice issued by the Government in the local newspapers said the Government of Malawi has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the…Continue
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By Alethea Lodge-Clarke, Public-Private Partnerships Manager, International Organizations, Microsoft
Women and girls are extremely underrepresented in science and technology in the developing and developed world. In the United States, only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women and only 22% of software engineers at technology companies are women. While information and communications technology (ICT) play an important role in the empowerment…Continue
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