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All Blog Posts Tagged 'ICT4D' (121)

This Device Translates Sign Language in Real Time

Once in high school, Mohamed Elwazer was waiting for his train on an empty metro platform in Egypt when he overheard someone yelling in frustration.

“I looked to see what was going on and I found a police officer and a teenager trying to use his hands to say something,” says Elwazer.

The teen was clearly…


Added by Nabil Eid on December 3, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Mediterranean Pearl, Leisure Scientific Telecentre in Annaba

"Annaba" an Algerian city is deeply rooted in history for more than three thousand years.

Civilization witnesses on it, from the remains of the theater, terraces, from Celsius, Scolab, Aphrodite, Augustin and Abu Marwan Mosque.

The Phoenicians called it "Hiboun", "Hipporegius" and then "Bonn"…


Added by Nabil Eid on November 30, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change

The Arab world has been characterized by rapid changes in the last few years. From economics to social life, ICTs have featured prominently in these developments.

This study examines the underlying changes which have contributed to these shifts, identifies the key pivot points, and provides recommendations…


Added by ahmad shaaban on November 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

El Fayrouz Association: Pioneer in empowering youth to promote local community in Arish, Egypt

From the city of El-Arish in Sinaa Peninsula, from the famous city in planting palm trees, where serenity , purity and brightness of  the sea embrace a fish picking up olive’s branch, branch of peace and love.

From the womb of this ancient city El Fayrouz Association was born in 2006.



Added by Nabil Eid on October 26, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Citizen services go under single umbrella in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, all the citizen services have been integrated to one place. The portal named 'Sebakunja' (service portal) is the first ever public service portal in the country which has been launched recently. The portal helps citizens get easy access to public services.

Also, all government offices are ready to practice paperless office through the…


Added by Mohammad Matiar Rahman on September 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Dhaka Annual Commonwealth ICT Forum to Focus on Social Issues

Dhaka, 8 September 2014 – Over 200 delegates from Commonwealth countries are converging at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka this week to attend the …


Added by Nabil Eid on September 9, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Three Tips for ICT4D Success in Africa and Beyond

Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) holds exciting promise, especially on the African continent where we have so many systemic problems that could benefit from different mindsets and new ways of looking for solutions. When I was making my first serious foray into the world of ICT4D in 2012, I first heard about TechChange courses from a friend. When I…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 27, 2014 at 1:50am — No Comments

New resources about the impact of public access ICTs

It’s been just over a year since we at TASCHA released the Global Impact Study‘s final report,Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. In the past year, we have been very busy disseminating the findings, participating in discussions about public access and development, and creating various tools…


Added by Global Impact Study on August 7, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

8 Recommendations for Successful Development and Technology Organization Partnerships

In the ICT4D world we all talk often about working with the private sector, collaboration and partnership with technology companies. The truth is that beside the willingness to work together, we need to understand that collaboration and partnerships needs to be build on a common language and common visions.

For a media development organization,…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 26, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Impact story from Sultanate of Oman, Community Knowledge Center in Al Amerat

Wilayat Al Amerat in governorate of Muscat, Oman, aptly named, everything in it beautiful, green oases, valleys and mountains, fertile plains, rooted in past and entrenched in the present and future.

Old name knows as "Al Fateh" because it opens the villages of the valley "about fifty-seven…


Added by Nabil Eid on July 20, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Transforming Mobile Data into Credit History

In the fight against poverty, microcredit has been hailed as one of the most successful tools invented to help enterprising men and women build wealth in the developing world. Access to small loans has certainly been a game changer for many…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 17, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World

In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA).  The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the…


Added by Nabil Eid on June 30, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

Infographic: Why public access to technology matters for development

TASCHA is excited to release a new infographic based on findings from the Global Impact Study of Public Access ICTs! Many thanks go to the team at JumpStart Georgia for helping us design what we think is a pretty cool visualization of why public access is so important and why it matters to development.

Please feel free to share,…


Added by Global Impact Study on June 10, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

No sustainable development without solidarity is the address of Al-Takaful Foundation

“Combat Poverty, Rise Society through Sustainable Development” this is our motto

From Taiz city in Yemen, this ancient city where joins the roots of Yemeni culture to draw most fascinating painting on the chest of geography since the dawn of the civil, stretched on the shore of the Red Sea, the sea as…


Added by Nabil Eid on May 21, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

Vision, willpower and determination are success keys of Sudanese Organization for Quality and Technology Education in Sudan

Impact Story from Sudan, ICT for Empower Sudanese Women


Did you know that the percentage of women in Sudan approximately 50% of the population of Sudan, and the government has devoted good initiative on the empowerment of women in all Sudan areas, including…


Added by Nabil Eid on April 12, 2014 at 5:10pm — No Comments

How Indonesians Are Using ICT and Social Media for Disaster Management

This is cross-posted from Discover.ISIF.Asia a new website looking at ICT use in Asia and the Pacific. Subscribe by email to get more posts like this.

ndonesia’s Internet penetration isn’t…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 10, 2014 at 2:16am — No Comments

Press Release: A Turning Point for African Economies

Building a prosperous future at eLearning Africa 2014

More than ever before, Africans are turning to ICT-supported learning to grow their economies. In 2013, the eLearning Africa Report found that 40% of African technology-assisted learning professionals were using ICTs specifically for skills training, up from 18% the previous…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 25, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments

The Thomas Project: Bringing Appropriate Technology To a Haitian School

United Methodist Communications has begun a pilot project with The Thomas Project, an initiative from the California-Nevada Annual Conference, to integrate appropriate technology into low-resource schools in Haiti. The latest innovation includes a portable cart with laptops, a projector, a charging station and water-filtration – all powered by…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 21, 2014 at 1:43am — No Comments

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…


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…


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

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