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All Blog Posts Tagged 'ICT4D' (87)

[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…


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…


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.…


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…


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

“” : New Global Community WebTV In Thailand

www.TelecentreChannel.orgis the initiative for the further development of ICT use through the “ICT Learning Community Centre” or “ThaiTelecentre”. The ThaiTelecentre has been set up for 5 years and was originated by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to reduce the digital divide in Thai society as well as using ICT to help achieve an equal quality of life for all.

The Research Centre of Communication and Development…


Added by Pimduan Chaturongkul on August 28, 2012 at 6:02pm — 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 — 1 Comment

ULAB, BIID hosts WPS Journal Launching on ICT4D

ULAB MSJ and Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) jointly hosted the launching of the first issue of the ICT for Development Working Paper Series on December 15, 2011. The Working Paper Series aims to articulate, capture and document success stories, best practices, lessons learnt and shortcomings of ICT4D projects or researches in developing countries.

For its first issue, the journal contains six articles illustrating the potential of Information and Communication…


Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on December 24, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?

Source: ICT Works by Inveneo.

Over the past few years of activity on the Educational technology Debate forum, we’ve read a lot of many examples of how ICT in education projects have improved and innovated practice, making access to education more modern and accessable. At the same time much criticism has been focused on projects that, despite best intentions, focus first on… Continue

Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Invitation to Participate in an Online Discussion Group

Invitation to Participate in an Online Discussion Group on User/Community Participation in ICT-for-Development (ICT4D) Project



Melbourne,   September 2011



Dear Telecentre…


Added by Glenn Maail on September 17, 2011 at 7:46am — 3 Comments

Impact of Information and Communications Technology for Communities in Crisis: Technology’s Important Role Following Natural Disasters

Donors and implementers who assisted Chileans in the aftermath of the 2010, 8.8-magnitude earthquake recently stood on stage at an event in Santiago organized by the Foundation in front of representatives from 50 telecentre networks of 100 countries, to share ways information and communication technologies (ICT) helped ease the pain of the disaster. As is typical in crisis situations, utilities and communications were down, government…


Added by Mark Skogen on June 2, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

CTA supports innovative telecentres


CTA supports innovative telecentres services to enhance agricultural and rural development in the Caribbean…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Information technology skills will boost women’s participation in crucial sector – UN


28 April 2011 – Greater efforts to support girls and young women to acquire skills in information and communications technologies (ICTs) could help address… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on April 29, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

How to move from schooling under a tree to a high-tech school?

Oman has made remarkable progress within the last few years, and in many different domains. The e.Oman strategy has aimed at bringing up the level of ICT (skills and infrastructure) in the country, and it has resulted in many postive results.

The challenges, the methods and the project itself will be discussed more in detail during a (free) workshop at the next Forum 2011 of the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva on Monday 16th. For those who cannot attend it, but who… Continue

Added by Clement Guitton on April 13, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Public access ICT in disaster management

It is becoming clear through recent research that public access ICT venues can play an important role in various crisis situations. As a contribution to the growing field of crisis informatics, the Global Impact Study pleased to announce our partnership with a related research study, The Role of Public Internet Access Venues in Disaster Management and Prevention: The Case of the 2010 Earthquake in…


Added by Global Impact Study on December 24, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

ICT4D: Participation of Youth can ensure a Knowledge Based Society in Bangladesh

Today’s world is shaped by availability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Because global economy is powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge. This rapid change demands a dynamic renovation in Bangladesh also. To build a knowledge based society, as announced in the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy of Bangladesh, 2009 and reap the benefits of a new economy, Bangladesh needs its young generation to be educated and… Continue

Added by Asad-Uz-Zaman Asad on December 8, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

What role do telecentres play in creating sustainable Community ICT4D Initiatives?

I am currently involved in developing a collaborative research response for a competitive research call. As happens when you want to be consultative, you want to engage everybody to walk with you in your thinking and articulation of ideas.

This blog and my other online discussions forums are now seeking to know from as many sources what in their view is the role that telecentres play in creating sustainable Africa Community ICT4D Initiatives. Whatever your thoughts are, you will… Continue

Added by Kiringai Kamau on November 10, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Mainstreaming ICTs in Development: The Case Against by Richard Heeks

Dear Community Members,

Here I am sharing a good argument put forward by Richard Heeks. He argues against the recent trends of mainstreaming ICT4D Units by major International Development Agencies into their other programmes. It is possible that the mainstreaming might lead to neglecting the integration of ICTs into major development areas, as it has not been accomplished satisfactorily yet. He puts forward a strong argument against this trend. Have a happy reading and don't forget to… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on November 1, 2010 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

"A Working Public Private Partnership for Rural Internet Connectivity" by Laura Hosman, Assistaant Professor, Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dear Telecentre Community Members,

Here, I am sharing a good reading on how Public Private Partnership can help in providing connectivity in rural communities. The style is narrative, so it holds your attention throughout the reading.

ICT4D and telecentre initiatives, in fact, can grow only if they are founded on a strong partnership foundation, because it is not possible for one organisation to have all the required expertise and resources. The vast range of prerequisites, right from… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on September 20, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Innovations that leave an indelible mark

Consider the following…

Scenario One

The mark of a truly developed nation is its ability to hear and address the grievances of every citizen with minimal constraints and protocols of communication, registration and action between the government and its people. An aggrieved citizen, especially in rural India, has to travel from his base location to block, tehsil, district headquarters to meet the concerned officer just to get his/her grievance registered or to submit an… Continue

Added by Sagarika Bose on September 16, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Burundi Community Telecentre Network 2010: Moving Forward- An article by Nkurunziza Jean Paul

Dear Members,

Here I am sharing an article by Nkurunziza Jean Paul that appeared in the April_June 2010 issue of the telecentre magazine. It tells about the growth of the telecentre and ICT4D movement in Burundi, a small country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Here are some excerpts from the article:

... "The country is facing many challenges in the ICT… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 26, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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