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Vida Gabe's Blog (125)

Nominations Open for International Equals in Tech Awards: Recognizing ICT Initiatives Empowering Women and Girls

Reblogged from Funds for NGOs

Deadline: 15 September 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for international ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards recognizing …


Added by Vida Gabe on June 28, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Attention Students! Join the Valeo Innovation Challenge 2015 & Get the Chance to Win 100,000 Euros

Are you a student eager to…


Added by Vida Gabe on January 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

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!



Added by Vida Gabe on October 20, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Connect a School, Connect a Community project inaugurated in Sri Lanka

ICT education to reach 8500 students in 33 provincial schools

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on December 5, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Innovation Awards for Five Public Libraries for Promoting Social Inclusion

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.


Added by Vida Gabe on December 5, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

How Can Libraries Boost Inclusion of People with Disabilities?

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on December 5, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

ITU convenes unique gathering of tech & development leaders to forge new strategy for global digital connectivity

Leaders, policymakers and statistics experts from industry and government highlight catalytic role of ICTs

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on December 5, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Columbus and BrightPath Recognize Caribbean Tech Innovators

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (December 1, 2013) – Six Caribbean nationals were recognised for their contribution to advancing technology innovation in the region at the launch of the BrightPath Foundation TechLink initiative in Grenada.…

Added by Vida Gabe on December 3, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Announcing WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer Science!

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cybersecurity draws attention at ITU Telecom World 2013

ITU partners brace for battle against cyber threats

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.



Added by Vida Gabe on November 22, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Dive into data with the EJC’s free online data journalism course

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ITU supports humanitarian health efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 21, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Listening for Social Change

Lend your ear to support a global community speaking out for Digital Empowerment and Inclusion.

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 20, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Launch of SmartWoman Nigeria

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,…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 19, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

ChangeCorp hosts workshop in Colombia to launch "Mi Familia"

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ITU deploys satellite communication equipment to the Philippines

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 14, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

A mobile app that could save your life in a hurricane

"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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 14, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

TechLink to launch in Grenada this month

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 14, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

VentureOut Challenge champions announced

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.…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 14, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

ITU and Bupa to collaborate on m-Health initiative

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…


Added by Vida Gabe on November 13, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments


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