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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on May 9, 2013 at 7:00am —
People Sarathi Jhalak, a Community Radio station in rural Bangalore, is seeing a steady increase in its listener base. Shamantha D.S., who started the station, walks RESHMA KRISHNAMURTHY SHARMA through the success story.
It’s hard not to get affected by Shamantha D.S’s exuberance. Sarathi Jhalak, a community radio station in rural Bangalore at Anugondanahalli, in Hoskote… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 3:17pm —
FM radio stations at three colleges spread hope, cheer and awareness in neighbourhoods across the city. Vasudha Venugopal tunes in
A few years ago, many city colleges were swept up on a wave of enthusiasm for community radio. While most of these campus initiatives flickered weakly and sputtered out, three are still burning bright. The students-run FM radio… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 2:51pm —
“If you think the most important thing you need at a startup is capital, you will be wrong. It’s the wealth of mentoring and handholding you will have getting your business up and running.”
I have been asked to write a few paragraphs on the use of ICT for creating jobs and solutions in Sri Lanka. Even though I am an entrepreneur… Continue
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 28, 2013 at 2:36am —
Hand in Hand India is a development organisation that works to alleviate poverty through a unique integrated community development approach. The organisation implements a Five Pillar Programme wherein it combines the key areas of microfinance, education, health, environment and IT & governance, to address… Continue
Added by Daniel Jesudason on February 23, 2013 at 6:00pm —
Sesame Workshop India, the organisation behind Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), uses the power of the media in an effort to help children reach their highest potential. The organisation develops and distributes content to engage children aged 0-8 through television, radio, community radio, print, digital, and outreach. This content aims to facilitate young Indian children's basic… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on February 13, 2013 at 2:00pm —
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) in India launched ‘MyIndia Initiative’, a scheme to recruit digital volunteers to share information about the government’s policies and accomplishments.
Under the programme, MIB will recruit digital volunteers to discuss government schemes and programmers with their personal social networks. The scheme aims at effectively using social media platforms to engage citizens, especially the tech-savvy youth of India, and disseminating the… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on February 12, 2013 at 1:45pm —
The Social Web has dramatically changed how non-governmental organizations communicate with supporters, donors and volunteers. Even though a large percentage of NGOs in South Asia now regularly use social media in their online fundraising and communications campaigns, few social media practitioners in the NGO sector have been properly trained on how to best utilize sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Many organizations are making…
Added by Seu Yapa on November 8, 2012 at 3:11pm —
A Success story of a passionate entrepreneur, who learned the rules of games and then played better than anyone else with the help of technology to empower the millions of Indian.
For us city dwellers, connectivity that makes our lives rather… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on September 14, 2012 at 2:00pm —
Source: Soul Beat Africa
"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."
From the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) ICT for Development (ICT4D) Series No. 4, this publication looks at recently concluded…
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2012 at 12:21pm —
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 —
India, known for the "world's cheapest" innovations, unveiled a prototype of a $35 tablet computer aimed at students.
The project is part of an ambitious education technology initiative by the Indian government, which also aims to bring broadband connectivity to India's 25,000 colleges and 504 universities and make study materials available online.
The government even plans on subsidizing the cost of the tablet for its student which would bring the purchase… Continue
Added by Buenafe Abdon on July 26, 2010 at 2:00pm —
On 02nd October 2009, I got the opportunity to join Eiichiro Adachi and Shino Tsuchiya, Japan Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan for a field visit to understand the Base of the Pyramid market. On the next day, we visited Drishtee's corporate office at Noida, India. We met our fellow colleagues at Drishtee. Incidentally, Drishtee had organised a week long capacity building workshop for its 23 Divisional Commanders from different states of India.
In the first part of the day, Siddhartha… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on October 21, 2009 at 3:39pm —
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 —
Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, Practice, & Policy to be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India, from 11-12 March 2010.
The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community. Papers… Continue
Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 8, 2009 at 10:07am —
The Government of India is planning to float a new company CSC e-governance Services India Ltd to provide back-end services to the huge network of 1,00,000 telecentres (common service centres), across the country that have sprung up to take IT to rural India. The company, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), being set up by the department of information technology, will be a first of sorts for the government in the IT sector where it has largely avoided venturing except for specialised bodies.… Continue
Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on June 30, 2009 at 1:23pm —
I am back to blog after a long time. For all of you who missed me (I wish!), in case you thought I was upto something exciting, hmm well yes. I and Senthamil (Our resident Tech Geek) were going through the final submission of the winners of Rural Innovation Fund. In case you are new to this blog let me run through briefly on what I have been upto for the last 3 months.
The reach of the ICT movement needs a lot of technological innovations and many a support for the successful… Continue
Added by N.Ganga Vidya on May 27, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Will villages be the next outsourcing destination? Can the large pool of human resources be tapped through existing rural telecentres network? Whether such BPO initiative through telecentres is feasible and sustainable in rural India? These were the few questions came up in our mind, when we started our pilot Rural BPOs through Drishtee Telecente Network. You will find answers to these questions below. Drishtee would be happy assist any of the… Continue
Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on April 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Malaysian government announces package to improve broadband infrastructure
Petaling Jaya: Broadband got a bit of a boost from the mini-budget announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on17th March.
A total of RM5.4b out of the RM60b stimulus total has been allocated to improve the country’s broadband infrastructure.
David Wong, chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of… Continue
Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on March 19, 2009 at 1:43pm —
India is going to vote and elect representatives for the 15th Lok Sabha (the Lower House of the Indian Parliament) from 16th April 2009. Any election time (and this is the General Election time!) is characterized by launching of party manifestoes and promises that promise the world to the general public.
But this year, the election campaigning is drastically different from that of the previous years. The Information Technology is omnipresent and what a powerful presence! From party… Continue
Added by Shipra Sharma on March 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —