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All Blog Posts Tagged 'ICT4D' (103)

Beni Zelten Telecentre in Tunis: Move on the path of development towards the desired goal

Bine Zelten village is located in the south-west of the Qabes in Tunisia, it's a mountainous and tourist area, enjoying the beauty of nature and fresh air, a legacy rich of cultural and architectural and it has a lot of privacy and ancient landmarks.

People of Bine Zelten are aspiring for promoting local…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A NICE International ICT4D Failure

NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries. The sentence is stated in the past tense, because NICE International has closed its…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 31, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration and Mobility

migrating-youth

Migration has been a part of the human experience since the dawn of time, and populations have always moved in search of resources and better conditions. Today, unaccompanied children and youth are an integral part of national and global migration patterns, often leaving their place of origin due to violence, conflict, abuse, or other rights violations, or simply to seek better opportunities for themselves.…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Some days, community agricultural extension workers in India have to travel many miles between several villages in one day. Would it be possible to make these jobs easier through technology, to tap into existing organizational structures?

What started as a research project in Microsoft Research India's Technology for Emerging Markets team in 2006 evolved into an independent nonprofit just two years later. Digital Green by linking technology to field workers (also known as extension…

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Added by Seu Yapa on January 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Digital Literacy Campaign Awards 2013: Digital Literacy for Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Education Towards Empowerment

Rationale:

This year, 2013, our country has been through major events and calamities. We have the national and barangay elections, earthquakes, Zamboanga crisis, typhoons and floodings not to mention the national controversies which shook the whole nation.

Still, many in our PhilCeC family…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Young Entrepreneurs of Li,Lamphun Thailand preparing to face the world through ICT



ASEAN Foundation, Microsoft Thailand-Microsoft YouthSpark, and the Research Centre of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM) together with the students from Maejo University under Mr. Udomwit Nakdontree conducted the Basic Training on Enhancing ICT Skills of Small Medium Enterprises…

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Added by Ana Clarissa C. Navarro on November 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Get Ahead: Using ICT to Help the Youth Develop Entrepreneurship Skills and to Create Employment

Thanks to all who organized this in order for us to forward our views on relevant that affects young people here by I have to support ICT in this, By participating in BYND2015SUMMIT.

These is my share I want to speak in terms of my country that is Kenya this what we face as a NationIn Kenya young people concentrate much on Academic in that they focus in order for a better future.But on our side we judge this wrong because they reach that level they want and then there are no Jobs for…

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Added by chrispine otieno on September 10, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Boac Community eCentre- A Center for eLearning and ICT Development

The municipality recognizes the vital role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in local governance and management and the importance of interactive eLearning courses in the effective delivery of basic education.

The Boac Community eCenter plays an important role in the municipality’s ICT programs and…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

ASEAN Sub-regional Workshop and Technical Talks on ICTD for youth conducted in the Philippines

Over 350 students, trainers, and educators gathered in Manila for a series of United Nations led events aiming to enhance information and communication technology for development (ICTD) capacity for youth in the Philippines and the ASEAN sub-region.

ASEAN Sub-regional Workshop and Technical Talks on ICTD for youth…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Planning Visits for Laptop on Hill TOP

North of Pakistan Mostly comprises of Hilly areas. Although this is difficult to believe but this is a FACT that out of TOP TEN PEAKS in the world, Pakistan has Top Seven Peaks.



With this large scale hilly areas E-Village team in Pakistan has now decided to venture in to hilly areas…

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Added by Ammar Jaffri on August 6, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Disability and Development

Worldwide consultation launched that aims at building an inclusive Information Society for all

There are more than 1 billion people living with disabilities. But this figure doesn’t provide the full picture of how disabilities impact the lives of a much broader community because in…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Call for Abstracts: ICTD2013 Pre-Conference Symposium and Workshop for Emerging Scholars

The International Information and Communications Technologies for Development is calling for abstracts for its ICTD2013 Pre-Conference Symposium and Workshop for Emerging Scholars under the theme 'Opening Up the ICT ecosystem through Inclusion, Training and Dialogue,' taking place from 2-6 December 2013.

The…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 19, 2013 at 1:29am — No Comments

Global Impact Study final report released: Connecting people for development

While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access to this increasingly necessary resource to function and prosper in today’s world. How do those people connect to digital society? For many, digital inclusion is found at a library, a telecenter, or a cybercafé – their local public access ICT venue. For over a decade, significant investments have been made in these venues. However,…

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Added by Global Impact Study on July 3, 2013 at 2:27am — 1 Comment

Kisan (Famer) Call Center in India

The challenges before Indian Agriculture are immense. This sector needs to grow at a faster rate than in the past to allow for higher per capita income and consumption. It is an accepted fact that the sound agricultural development is essential for the overall economic progress. About two thirds of workforce directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture. This sector generates about 28 percent of its GDP and over…

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Added by Seu Yapa on May 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

[Women ICT Enterprise] Informatics (IS/ICT) Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2013 Development Leaders Scholarships - worth £15,200 - are available for developing country applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D…
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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How Shilpa Sayura became a Telecenter Sustainability Tool in Sri Lanka

In 2010 December we finished implementing Shilpa Sayura in 150th Nenasala Telecentre in Sri Lanka. Thanks to the hard work by many people during last four years; Shilpa Sayura, The Local Language e Learning System, now has become a sustainability tool in Nenasala Telecenters of Sri Lanka. I think it's an e-Sri Lanka, Nenasala, ICTA e-SDI, e fusion as well as a Global Telecenter and ICT4D success to be told again and again.…



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Added by Niranjan Meegammana on April 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

[civic] Scholarships for the MSc in ICT4D - Royal Holloway

Practising Sustainable Development (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) (MSc/PGDip)

Course overview

Sustainable development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 19, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Changing role of telecentres (2000 - 2012 and beyond)

Cross posting a blog by: Harsha Liyanage

Interacting with University students is always an opportunity to reflect and refresh. Yesterday, I had that opportunity again at ICT4D Collective of Royal Holloway, University of London. Once again it was a visiting lecture to the postgraduate programme.

Do telecentres have a role to play in 2013, as they did have a decade…

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Added by Seu Yapa on February 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Southern Africa Telecentres run towards being Agricultural Knowledge Hubs

Farmers in Southern Africa, like elsewhere in Africa, are faced with problems of how to access timely and up-to-date technical agricultural information. This is mainly due to, among other reasons, a lack of adequate frontline agricultural extension officers, poor flow of information to and from farmers, and inadequate communication between research institutions and extension services. This is one of the major challenges the agricultural sector is facing in Southern Africa.…



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Added by Wandila Simon on November 2, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

SATNET resolves to provide local content to telecentres in Southern Africa

SATNET (Southern Africa Telecentre Network) as a regional telecentre network is a great channel and fertile platform for the establishment of local content and services through coordinated efforts with national telecentre networks and individual telecentres. Telecentres have continued to play an important role in the realization of sustainable community development. However, the effective achievement of this, to a large extent depends on the appropriateness, dynamicity, relevance, and…

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Added by Wandila Simon on November 2, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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