Invitation to Participate in an Online Discussion Group on User/Community Participation in ICT-for-Development (ICT4D) Project
Melbourne, September 2011
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Added by Glenn Maail on September 17, 2011 at 7:46am —
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… Continue
Added by Mark Skogen on June 2, 2011 at 7:25pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —