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All Blog Posts Tagged 'telecentre' (316)

TCF at 5: Voices from the Telecentre Community

We saved the best for last. Because we value YOU, our members, more than anything else, we have chosen to wrap up our anniversary week with a compilation of messages from you.

In the weeks leading to our 5th anniversary, we posted the following question in our online communities: “How has TCF helped you or your organization in the last 5 years?” Many of you…

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Added by telecentre.org on November 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First Look: Maps showing geographical distribution of global telecentre community members

As promised, we continue to bring you new and exciting things everyday of our anniversary week. Today, we give you a first look at the maps that show how geographically dispersed the members of the global telecentre community are.

From 2008 to present, our online community has grown and expanded into 5 community sites all in all in…

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Added by telecentre.org on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

SparkLab Barcelona Strategic Planning to be held on Nov 25

Key officials of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the Government of Catalonia, along with representatives of key projects such as Citilab and Coworking, the private sector, ICT for development experts,…

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Added by telecentre.org on November 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bangprieng Telecentres to Empower Homeworkers in Rural Thailand

Like many developing countries, Thailand faces the challenge of ensuring balanced social and economic development of their country. The economic disparity within the population, rural vs. urban development, expectation of better living and education are some of the challenges that need to be…

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Added by Seu Yapa on October 11, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

TCF Chair keynotes APEC Digital Opportunity Center Int’l Conference

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Telecentre.org Foundation Chair, served as keynote speaker during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) International…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bringing Rays of Hope to Rural Nepal: Bungamathi Information Technology Centre

Nepal, is a landlocked country surrounded by in the Kathmandu Valley of the rugged Himalayan mountains. 86% of Nepal’s landscape is identified as rural, with an agriculturally dependent economy. This geographical boundary has creates significant obstacles to education, health care, and dissemination of…

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Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Supporting Rwanda's telecentre revolution

It is market day in the village of Gakenke, in Rwanda's North Province, and by mid-morning the Business Development Centre is doing brisk business. "More than 50 people will come to use the computers and the Internet today," says manager Alice Nadine Kaneza. During the rest of the week, even on quiet days, at least 20 people – including students, farmers and local entrepreneurs – make…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Telecentre in Baling, Malaysia: A Knowledge Hub for the Rural Community

The telecentre project in Malaysia was initiated with the objective to bridge the digital divide, as well as to upgrade the community ICT literacy level of the country. Malaysian Economics Planning Unit defines a "Telecentre" as a knowledge hub to provide ICT resources for public access in order to improve the…

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Added by Seu Yapa on July 4, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Growing Network of Community Knowledge Centers in South Africa

By empowering social entrepreneurs throughout South Africa, Siyafunda Community Technology Centre, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to using technology to develop and engage communities, has transformed government-run telecenters into hubs of economic vitality. A tea lady/server has become an…

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Added by Djamila K. MATHU on April 30, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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 Telecentre.org 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

https://www.google.com/search?q=GDCO+SUDAN&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

b- GDCO websites which had been several times …

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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…

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

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