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All Blog Posts Tagged 'ICT4D' (93)

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

“TelecentreChannel.org” : 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Telecentre.org 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…

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

CTA supports innovative telecentres

Source: www.cta.int

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

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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

Source: www.un.org

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…

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

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