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All Blog Posts Tagged 'telecentre' (306)

Mera Bagwal Multi-purpose Computer Telecentre- a place for "un-served and under-served" in rural Pakistan

Mera Bhagwal is a small village,located few kilometers away from the Capital of Islamabad, Pakistan. Despite its geographical advantage of locating close to the capital city, it did not help in providing broadband and other telecom services in this small village.

Mera Bhagwal is home to a population of 5,000 inhabitants whose primary source of income…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 3, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

New Book Released: “Learning from Catalysts of Rural Transformation”

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a book on Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Nyamata Telecentre entitled “Learning from Catalysts of Rural Transformation”. In addition to the Rwandan success story, the 247-page book includes 7…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Plight of Telecentre Networks in Africa: The need for capacity building development and innovations

The capacity and operations of regional telecentre networks to provide services to its members depends on resources and goodwill of international partners such as Foundation. The plight of telecentre networks in Africa particularly East and Southern African countries leaves much to be desired. The worst scenario is also community levels where telecentres lack training, connectivity, power, etc. The capacities of telecentre networks are not sufficient to facilitate…


Added by Dean Mulozi on March 8, 2014 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Bridging the digital divide in rural communities

A telecentre at Rwamagana. Women in rural areas have been offered digital opportunities to improve their businesses, through Rwanda Telecentre Network. Sunday Times / File.

In a bid to enable the rural communities actively participate in the ICT transition in Rwanda, women in rural areas have been offered digital opportunities to improve their…


Added by Seu Yapa on February 25, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

How ICT is changing rural youth's lives in Burkina Faso

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are nowadays the origin of major innovations in all sectors of our society. Whether in the management of a company, in sending and receiving messages, in transmitting documents to the other side of the world, in online education, or even…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on January 17, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sri Lanka government turns schools to ICT centres to close digital gap

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and ITU have initiated a digital inclusion project to transform 33 schools into community ICT centres.

The ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community’ project will benefit over 8500 students from remote areas with low connectivity and digital literacy.

The project aims to…


Added by Seu Yapa on December 20, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

The impact of digital literacy training (2nd phase)

By: Paul Barera, Executive Director of Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Interim Chair of NetAfrica.

The second phase of the Telecentre Women campaign was launched on 10th October 2013 in Burera District at Burera Community Telecentre (known as BDC) and ended in November 2013. This phase…


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

Innovativation, strategy and important links and photo to GDCO Project

1- Links photo and topics

a- GDCO Sudan is well known in all the search engines and here how we look in Google search engine as example

b- GDCO websites which had been several times …


Added by AHMED SUDAN on November 30, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

Haiti-Technology: Community Telecentre of Carrefour-Feuilles to facilitate access to the media and citizen engagement

On 20th November 2013, the formal inauguration of the community telecentre of Carrefour-feuilles took place in the Southern Haiti. The ceremony was honored by a representative of European Union, telecentre users, Medialternatif group and other project partners.


This space for exchange of ideas and solidarity where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) give voice to the…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on November 26, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Empowering African women to embrace technology

Since July 2013, Rwanda telecentre Network (RTN), Southern Africa Telecentre Network (SATNET) and KenTel are implementing digital literacy program tagerting women both in rural and urban areas, this is global initiative knows as “Telecentre Women Campain” led by Foundation in partnership…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on October 9, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

68th meeting of the UN General Assembly, MDGs and Disability

Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) will participate in the 68th meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations to discuss what has been accomplished and achieved for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is considered the largest campaign in history to combat poverty. The…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Telecentre Infographic Now Available in 7 More Languages!

As promised, Foundation (TCF) is bringing you even more translations of our popular our infographic on telecentres. Now you can download your version of the free infographic in Catalan, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Sinhala, Swahili, and Thai.




Added by Cuchie Echeverria on August 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held from 13 to 17 April 2014 in Sharm el-Sheikh. This event, an extended version of the WSIS Forum, is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on August 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

‘Android Village Hub’ Pilot Project at Udubaddawa Nisala Nenasala Telecentre in Sri Lanka

Sarvodaya Fusion together with Etisalat launched an innovative educational program to empower students in rural areas within Udubaddawa A.G.A. divisional secretariat of Kurenegala district in Sri Lanka. This being a pilot project and also for its significance, Udubaddawa Nisala Nenasala (telecentre) was selected as the operational education center.

Udubaddawa Nisala…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Nenasala: the Sri Lankan telecentre experience

Initiated in January 2005 by the then Prime Minister and current President of Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapakse, Nenasalas are Sri Lankan telecentres which "provide access to diverse and unrestricted sources of information and means of communication to all the citizens.” It’s been 8 long years since…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 4, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

White Paper: “Human Collaboration, Africa’s Revolutionary Application for Broad Band Expansion”

“We need a Internet content and collaboration public strategy such that upon connecting an African broadband connection with a town, its capacity will be maximized and exceeded in the shortest amount of time possible.” – Richard C. Close 2013

Read/Download paper at…


Added by Richard Close on August 2, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

SMS plays a key role in its outreach to subsistence farmers in Uganda

Nakaseke Telecentres in Uganda have won the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Service Award. SMS plays a key role in its outreach to subsistence farmers. Following is the wining project details:

1. What problems are you hoping to solve?  

Nakaseke Telecentre has for a long time served as a knowledge portal for the rural poor farmers in the impoverished rural district of which over 95% of the community members are purely subsistence farmers.…

Added by Seu Yapa on June 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 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…


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

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