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 —
Consider the following…
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 —
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 —
I hope all are doing well.
Just to draw your attention to the article in ITU news.
With bets regards,
Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on August 12, 2010 at 4:42pm —
Thirty-two organisations were awarded yesterday for developing information and communication technology, in the first national competition of its kind in Bangladesh.
The science and ICT ministry and D.Net (Development Research Network) organised the 2010 National e-Content and ICT for Development Award. The winners will be eligible to contest in the World Summit Award 2011 in Austria.
The organisers also honoured some noted… Continue
Added by Rahmatul Alam Ranju on August 10, 2010 at 5:37pm —
D.Net in association with Ministry of Science and ICT, Government of Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh requests the pleasure of you kind presence at the Award Giving Ceremony of the National e-Content and ICT4D Award 2010.
Date: August 09 2010
Time: 1900 Hours
Venue: Main Auditorium, National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka
Honourable Finance Minister Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest… Continue
Added by Rahmatul Alam Ranju on August 1, 2010 at 1:11pm —
aims to felicitate those individuals and organizations who have made innovative ICT interventions in the development sector.
The eINDIA Awards will be given to distinguished professionals and institutions working in the domains of:
· Digital Learning
Added by Subir Dey on May 17, 2010 at 3:45pm —
This is an informative piece that I thought I could share with people interested in ICT4D and telecentres for that matter. It is a piece posted by Sienna Miller to the Youthink blog on the World Bank website. Sienna has been doing research on traditional telecenter sustainability. She makes some interesting… Continue
Added by Esther Nasikye on March 29, 2010 at 10:30pm —
BIID is very pleased to announce that the e-Krishok campaign has featured on the BBC News Service and the BBC Bangla service on this March 7th and March 12th respectively. In the last few months, e-Krishok has grown to become one the very best… Continue
Added by sharif islam on March 18, 2010 at 5:30pm —
After sweeping out thirty years of terrorism, the country has the prospect of reaching out to the most vulnerable groups in North and East of Sri Lanka. When consider the digital gab between souths and north is huge. While roads and infrastructures are being developed the digital divide between… Continue
Added by Shri on March 10, 2010 at 8:30pm —
The first Solar Powered Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) is installed at the Ukunda Showground in Msambweni Constituency. The RIK is a 100% self contained solution for providing access to computer and the Internet to rural people throughout Sub Saharan Africa. The RIK has been donated to the community based organization, Voices of Diani, and is being implemented by Voices of… Continue
Added by Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development on March 2, 2010 at 2:00pm —
For the first time e-Content and ICT for Development
contest is taking place in Bangladesh. The contest is in
15 categories both for on-line and off-line content products and ICT
interventions and applications. In each category three best initiatives
will be awarded. Ministry
of Science and ICT, Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh is the
host of the contest and D.Net (www.dnet.org.bd)… Continue
Added by Mahmud Hasan on February 28, 2010 at 6:05pm —
World Summit Awards (WSA) in their 6th issue of the Newslatter reports "WSA National Awards in Sri Lanka & Bangladesh"
Please find the attached document to read the article.
Thank you,wsa_newsletter_issue_6 (2).pdf
Added by Seu Yapa on February 22, 2010 at 5:47pm —
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) in collaboration with the Industrial Services Bureau has launched a project for taking the dividends of ICT to the small scale businesses in remote villages. The project centred around Kurunegala, Dambulla and Tambuttegama introduces two key training modules for managing a successful business - computer-based accounting and computer-based business education.
The main task carried out in computer-based accounting… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on February 22, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Information Technology to make a breakthrough in 2010 (Vietnam)
5 January 2010
The government has approved a series of projects to develop the Information Technology (IT) sector on large-scale in 2010. Vietnam now ranks 18th in the world and 6th in Asia in terms of the number of Internet users with an annual growth rate of 20 percent currently, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), a quarter of its population have access to the Internet, 27 times as… Continue
Added by Shipra Sharma on January 7, 2010 at 6:49pm —
ICT4D PWD is a Social Network Community of people and organizations working together to improve the social and economic impact of Persons With Disabilities, Opportunities for connecting (PWDs) through ICTs.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have the potential for making significant improvements in the lives of (PWDs). And ICT has been identified as an important aspect of the wider strategy for the social inclusion of disabled… Continue
Added by Nabil Eid on November 4, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The latest issue of i4d
magazine (July - September 2009) focusing on 'Gender and ICTs' has been uploaded on the web for easy distribution among the global audience.
Due to some issues with the server end of our website, I have uploaded a high resolution .pdf version of the magazine at http://www.esnips.com/web/i4d (22.8 MB file). A low resolution version (3 MB) of the issue has also been… Continue
Added by Subir Dey on October 13, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in October 2008 launched a campaign to harness the benefits of ICT for rural farmers in Bangladesh. The e-Krishok campaign provides farmers with information and advisory services, so that the farmers can increase their income, generate new sources of income. Through e-Krishok, farmers can get information and advice not just on agricultural issues, but also on animal husbandry, fisheries, rural cottage industry and handicrafts.
Added by sharif islam on October 13, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Indian state-run firms spent $3.1 bn on IT: Study
17 September 2009
State-owned firms spent $3.1 billion on information technology in India during 2008 and the amount is expected to top $5 billion by 2011 at an annual growth of 19 percent between 2007-2011, says a new study by Springboard Research. More than two-thirds of the total spending will be led by the federal government, with states accounting for 22 percent and local governments for another 11 percent says the study on… Continue
Added by Shipra Sharma on September 24, 2009 at 12:44pm —
Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS), India
and Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka
have joined hands to organise 4th annual eASiA 2009 conference and exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka to celebrate the year 2009 as the year of ICT and English as declared by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President, Sri Lanka and to promote the growth of ICT4D, through consultative dialoguing, strategic planning, knowledge networking and business… Continue
Added by Shipra Sharma on September 8, 2009 at 12:28pm —