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All Blog Posts Tagged 'India' (89)

Connecting Dreams of Poor Indians with Apna Tech Trees

Around 70% of the poor in India are from rural areas where there is a lack of basic social and infrastructure services, such as healthcare, roads, education, and drinking water.

Yet, despite the presence of over 300,000 NGOs, which are working in sectors spanning the gamut from agriculture to minority rights, India’s growth has primarily benefited…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities

UNESCO, in conjunction with the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Human Resource Development of India, is organizing an international event titled “From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities”, which is scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 November 2014 in New Delhi, India.

This international…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 15, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

NICT CSCs: Community Development and Rural Empowerment through ICT

ICT is acting as a Catalyser for socio-economic change especially at grass root level. This techno-socio-economic phenomenon called ICT provides empowerment and employment by virtue of flow of information which brings awareness and awareness needs to development of community. As a non-government…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 1, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

“Nothing is Impossible”

Life for women in rural India is always hard and sometimes very unfortunate. It throws challenges in its every step. Especially for rural women in Orissa fulfilling their dreams of life can be an eternal dream. Sometimes they keep quite accepting all the miseries of life saying, its there destiny. But, there are…

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Added by Seu Yapa on March 3, 2014 at 2:33am — No Comments

'Helping Women Get Online' campaign in India

Google India aims to help 50 million more women get online by 2014-end by undertaking a variety of initiatives across the country.

Though India is on its way to become the second largest Internet market, with 200 million users, overtaking the U.S., only one-third of the online users are women.

The Internet can play an important role in empowering…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Digital Literacy Week 2.0 from Dec 9

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aimed at promoting digital inclusion across the country, NASSCOM Foundation along with leading IT companies like Google and Intel is organizing the second Digital Literacy Week (DLW) from 9-13 December, 2013.

The week will provide an opportunity to employees from…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Digital Literacy Week 2.0 from Dec 9

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aimed at promoting digital inclusion across the country, NASSCOM Foundation along with leading IT companies like Google and Intel is organizing the second Digital Literacy Week (DLW) from 9-13 December, 2013.

The week will provide an opportunity to employees from…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Uttar Pradesh in India Embarks on a Drive to Augment Science and Digital Literacy

For the people of Uttar Pradesh in India, January 26, 2013, was doubly significant. On Republic Day this year, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, flagged off Vigyan Yatra—and India’s most populous state embarked on a pathbreaking journey in science education that will impact thousands of teachers and students in the state.

The Vigyan…

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Added by Seu Yapa on December 11, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

A story of trial and triumph

With a fully functional CSC and basic training complete, Sunil promoted his Pragya Kendra and the services by visiting all six villages in the Demu Panchayat

In Demu village, next to the old mauha tree, is a new Panchayat Bhawan. Sitting inside working on his new PC is Sunil Prasad –…

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Added by Seu Yapa on November 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Rural Outreach Campaign in India

The campaign spanning over 35 days, will cover over 70 Common Services Centres (CSC) in six districts in India

In order to support Common Services Centres or CSCs at the grassroots & spread awareness about e-governance in villages, the Department of Electronics and Information…

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Added by Seu Yapa on November 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Unfolding Tripura’s e-Vidya story

Young girls are being empowered through the e-Vidya project through CSCs

We are living in times of unprecedented change; this change is characterised by technological revolution which is leading us to an unparalleled scarcity of ICT skill set, thereby affecting rural employability and livelihood. Today it is true to say that we live in a digital society, a society in which our actions are frequently mediated by digital tools, and the objects we encounter are often shaped by digital…

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Added by Seu Yapa on November 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Curbing India's booming population, one mobile phone at a time

A young woman in Aurangabad, India using two mobile phones

A young woman in Aurangabad, India using two mobile phones. Project Vikalp is one of the small-scale and low-cost family planning and reproductive health innovation projects that leverage on the widespread use of mobile phones in rural communities. Photo by: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank / CC…

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Added by Vida Gabe on July 23, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Story of Muthyalammapalem : Capturing the promise of ICT in remote Andhra village in India

India has become one of the most prominent mobile markets in the world. Perhaps the best tool for poverty alleviation on the continent is the mobile phone. Every now and then, India gets a stark reminder that the feel good factor created by high growth rates in recent years eludes…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mobiles for social change

Various examples show the role mobile phones can play to trigger social and behavioural changes in India

By: Osama Manzar

Not many of us are aware of the role that mobile phones can play to trigger social and behavioural changes in India. Let us look at a few examples. Mobile Kunji…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

4th International Mobile & Telecom Congress celebrates Best Mobile Innovators in South Asia: 18th July 2013

It is a well known fact that mobile phones are more affordable than computers, require less infrastructure, do not require the user to have much technological knowledge or even to be able to read and write, and are easy to carry from place to place.

These devices lend themselves to…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 10, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

India promises IT center

The construction of an Information Technology Center in Dominica is one of the commitments made by the government on India.

The Indian High Commissioner to Dominica, Shri Malay Mishra, said the administrative work on the project is expected to commence in the next 2 to 3 months.

Mishra told a farewell ceremony to end his stint in Dominica, that the facility will be fully functional by the end of 2013.

“As you all know, India is an emerging economy with a focus on IT,” he…

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Added by Vida Gabe on July 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Impact Assessment of Indian Common Services Centres

Impact Assessment of Indian Common Services Centres is a recent report by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), prepared for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Government of India in May 2013.

The National eGovernance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India envisions…

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

Community Radio: Making waves for change

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…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Campuses connect with communities on air waves

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…

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Added by Seu Yapa on April 30, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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