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Telecentre.org's Blog (200)

Help teach the world the web!

Mozilla is a non-profit with a mission to make the web more open, and they believe learning and education play a huge role in accomplishing that. They're spearheading a global Maker Party campaign from June 15 to September 15 that is all about spreading digital literacy and celebrating the amazing things we can make and do thanks to the web. They are looking for local leaders (technologists, educators, government officials, volunteers, parents, etc.) to host community…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Achieving a disability-inclusive development agenda with ICTs

On Monday, September 23, 2013, the UN General Assembly will hold a meeting in New York (USA) at the level of Heads of States to define the future global roadmap to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all development efforts. The meeting will have the overarching theme “The way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda”.

 

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Added by telecentre.org on May 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Global Telecentre Awards Ceremony: An opportunity to recognize the inspiring work of the Telecentre Community

On May 28, the Global Telecentre Awards (GTA) Ceremony will take place during Spark13 (4th Global Forum on Telecentres) in Granada, Spain. The GTA, which aims to recognize the best of the best in the international telecentre stage,…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 23, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

TCF hosts workshop at WSIS Forum 2013

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) hosted a thematic workshop on “Enabling Innovation at the Grassroots through Telecentres” at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last May 13-17, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The workshop was organized jointly by TCF, in…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Global Youth Summit Partners Announced

The following article was written by Christopher Clark, Head of Sector Membership at ITU and is coordinating the BYND2015: Global Youth Summit, and is posted in the ITU Blog.

It’s a blockbuster week of workshops and open debates here in Geneva as WTPF and…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Telecentres: Providing the 'Spark' for global community engagement

The image of telecenters as Internet cafés where people play games and surf the web or places with only a few dusty old computers is outdated. Today, telecenters increasingly serve as hubs for local innovation and entrepreneurship — as a powerful channel for the distribution of services with positive social…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 15, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Infographic on telecentres now available

If you’ve ever had to explain to other people what a telecentre is, what we do, or why we do it, then we have just the tool for you! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has developed a simple infographic that gives a brief primer on telecentres, telecentre networks, and how they impact a…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

M-Enabling Summit 2013: Opening a New Window of Market Opportunities

Leaders of the Mobile Industry, Senior Citizens organizations, Disability Advocates and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will kick off the Opening Session of the 2013 M-Enabling Summit, the only global conference dedicated exclusively to mobile technology, apps and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities.

The second edition of the M-Enabling Summit will set a platform for breaking technological developments and future…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

World Pulse partners with TCF for Telecentre Women

World Pulse and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) have recently entered into a partnership agreement that intends to support the digital empowerment of grassroots women worldwide. The agreement, which was finalized last April 22, 2013, aims to equip women with digital literacy skills and enable…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 2, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Register now for Spark13!

People, Innovation and Sustainability – these are the 3 major themes of Spark, the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres that will take place from May 28-29 in Granada, Spain.

During this 2-day event, you will get the chance to:

  • learn from the experts in ICT for development (ICT4D)
  • build strategic partnerships
  • explore new opportunities
  • discover the latest technology and business…
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Added by telecentre.org on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Online voting for the 1st Global Telecentre Awards is now open

Here’s your chance to show your support for your favorite entries in the 1st Global Telecentre Awards. Online voting is now open in Telecentre.org Foundation’s online community sites in English, Spanish,…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 15, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

TCF bares 1st Global Telecentre Awards semifinalists

After the initial evaluation of entries by a select panel of judges, Telecentre.org Foundation is happy to announce the top 3 semifinalists in each of the 6 categories. Below are the semifinalists per category:

 

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Added by telecentre.org on April 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Global Telecentre Awards: Exciting stories from the telecentre community

From January 1 to March 8, Telecentre.org Foundation welcomed a total of 261 entries to the first ever Global Telecentre Awards. These entries, which are divided into six categories, originate from different countries across the globe and offer an insight into the various initiatives and innovations…

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Added by telecentre.org on April 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Telecentre Awards nomination closes with 261 entries in 6 categories [UPDATED]

The response to our call for entries to the 1st Global Telecentre Awards was overwhelming, thanks to everyone who participated and supported this particular undertaking. As of the March 8 deadline, we have received a total of 261 entries distributed in 6 different categories as follows:…

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Added by telecentre.org on March 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Spark 13 joins Granada’s Millennium celebration

The Consortium for the Commemoration of the First Millennium of the Foundation of Granada's Kingdom (also known as  Millennium) and Telecentre.org Foundation signed a cooperation agreement on March 5, 2013 incorporating the celebration of the 4th…

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Added by telecentre.org on March 6, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

TCF launches redesigned Arabic community site

After unveiling the new look of its English and Spanish community sites earlier this year, Telecentre.org Foundation is happy to…

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Added by telecentre.org on March 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Global Telecentre Awards entry submission extended till March 8!

You read it right – we’re extending the deadline for submission of entries to the Global Telecentre Awards until March 8!



To date, we have already received over a hundred entries from different parts of the world, but because of numerous requests for an extension, we will be accepting entries until 11:59pm…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Global Telecentre Awards Update: 59 entries received, 2 more days to go till deadline

We are down to the last two days of acceptance of entries to the Global Telecentre Awards. To date, we have received a total of 59 entries distributed among six categories namely: Telecentre, Telecentre Manager, Telecentre Network, Telecentre Initiative, Telecentre Innovation, and…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2012 Annual Report Available for Download

The 2012 Annual Report for Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is now available for download.

This 10-page report presents a comprehensive look at TCF’s accomplishments during the Year 2012 and highlights efforts made under TCF programs and initiatives such as Telecentre Women, Telecentre…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 26, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Spark13 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

On February 27, 2013, the upcoming Spark13 conference (also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres) was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event, which was hosted by journalist Paco Lobaton, was attended by Fernandez Vicente Guerrero, Secretary General of Innovation, Industry and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of the Government of Andalusia as well as the heads of the Spark Organizing Committee: Miguel Raimilla,…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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