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Reblogging this inspiring article from the New York Times by Judith Newman, published last October 17, 2014. Hope it reminds everyone of the wonderful uses of technology!
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Geneva, 5 December 2013 – ITU has selected Sri Lanka as one of five countries for the ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community’ project. Following the completion of a ‘Connect a school, Connect a Community’ project in Akuressa, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) initiated this project with ITU to extend the scope to cover 33 schools on the entire…Continue
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The Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has presented Innovation Awards to five public library services that promote social inclusion in their communities.
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Libraries are inclusive places by their very nature. They’re open spaces that offer services and information for everyone — and this mission is perhaps most evident when it comes to providing information and ICT access to disabled people.
In Colombia, the Fernando Gómez Martínez Public Library developed a program called “Other Ways to Read and Write,” an initiative that invites people with all types of disabilities to receive training and access to ICT. This year, the library in…Continue
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Mexico City, 4 December, 2013 – World leaders from government, industry and research institutions gathering this week in Mexico City for ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) have sent a strong message calling for the international community to…Continue
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Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) helps women and girls enter and succeed in technical careers, with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. WeTech, a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, is led by…Continue
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Bangkok, 22 November 2013 – ITU Telecom World 2013, held in Bangkok, 19-22 November, focused attention on ‘Embracing Change in a Digital World’, with cybersecurity a key area of interest.
The Cybersecurity Pavilion, centre stage on the ITU Telecom World 2013 show floor, demonstrated the power and need to work together with partners to enhance cybersecurity capabilities in the online world.
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The European Journalism Center (EJC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its free online data journalism course ‘Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools’, which will launch in early 2014. This five-module introductory course gives participants the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines. It is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to…Continue
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Emergency telecommunications equipment donated to World Health Organization and Philippines government crisis response units
Geneva, 20 November 2013 - ITU is providing satellite terminals for both voice and high-speed data to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its humanitarian work in the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan crisis.
ITU has supplied 40 Thuraya satellite phones to facilitate health relief efforts in the…
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World Pulse is seeking volunteers for our upcoming Digital Action Campaign. In January, we will begin mobilizing women’s voices from around the world to advocate for women's digital inclusion and…Continue
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Announcement of SmartWoman Nigeria at the Wimbiz Conference on November 4th, 2013 in Lagos Nigeria by Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology. Also on stage: Ms. Louise Guido, CEO of ChangeCorp, Chairman of WimBiz, and representatives of the Ministries of Health, Women Affairs and Agriculture.
November 4th Lagos,…
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Ximena Benavente, Director of Programs at ChangeCorp runs a workshop for the Telefonica Foundation in Bogota, Colombia.
October 1st Bogota, Colombia - ChangeCorp hosted a workshop with the Telefonica Foundation (and its network of NGO partners) in the Colombian capital to integrate a mobile…
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Geneva, 13 November 2013 — ITU has dispatched emergency telecommunications equipment to areas severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded – which tore through the Visayas region of central Philippines on Friday with deadly force, making landfall five times, in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Panay Island and Palawan. The combination of powerful winds and seawater has devastated buildings, communities and…Continue
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"When my family home in Diego Martin was damaged by flash flooding, we realized how unprepared we were for this kind of emergency. Rescue efforts took a long to arrive, while emergency communications were slow and deficient."
And with this Ade Innis-King, from Trinidad and Tobago, explains what led him to team up…Continue
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Grenada will be the first Caribbean country to benefit from a technology training initiative designed to train communities to take advantage of Internet, mobile and computer technologies.
TechLink, an initiative of BrightPath Foundation, is staged in partnership with Columbus Communications. The programme is designed encourage participants to apply their knowledge to innovatively address local needs.
Rhea Yaw Ching, corporate vice president of sales and…Continue
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A disaster response app, an online TV portal, and a children’s health monitoring tool are the three international mobile companies selected by the VentureOut Internationalization Challenge judges in Moldova to receive $10,000 in seed funding and mentorship to launch their companies internationally.…
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Geneva, 12 November 2013 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has signed a ground-breaking partnership agreement with international healthcare company Bupa, to collaborate on a global ‘m-Health’ initiative called ‘Be Healthy, Be Mobile’. Bupa and ITU will join forces to provide multidisciplinary expertise, health information and mobile technology to fight chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and chronic…Continue
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29 October, 2013, Cayman Islands. The need appears to be significant, and the public library system is trying to meet it – the demand for computer literacy and a working knowledge of computers and the…
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