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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog (346)

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges, including gender-based…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 29, 2015 at 4:49am — No Comments

UN Secretary General calls for use of ICT to tackle emerging development challenges

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has called for home grown technology based solutions to effectively deal with current and emerging development challenges. Speaking to young Kenyan technology innovators during his visit to iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, Ban Ki Moon…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 26, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

2015 ICT Clinic for Girls ends in Tamale, Ghana.

Thirty (30) young girls selected from four basic schools in the Northern Region of Ghana are currently going through ICT skills training and mentorship programme in Tamale.

The weeklong programme dubbed “ICT Clinic for Girls” is an annual programme instituted by Savana Signatures as part of efforts to empower young girls to recognize and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 22, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

New online tool for seed selection in Kenya

Workshops and high-level summits are convened for various reasons, including for information dissemination, disclosure of new findings, shaping policy frameworks and efforts aimed at finding solutions to challenges that confront humanity.

 

One such meeting  was the International…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 20, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Illiteracy and high cost widen gender gap in ICT access

Many African women have less free time to experiment with new information and communication technology (ICT) and also experience twice as many challenges accessing the Internet as men do, a report on Uganda has shown.

 

The report by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) says Ugandan women face challenges such as…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million people, the highest number reported since World War II. The majority of these refugees coming from Afghanistan and Syria are fleeing violent conflict and war torn communities, and are…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 19, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments

ITWeb Brainstorm celebrates SA's women in tech

Brainstorm, ITWeb's monthly magazine for business technology decision-makers, is dedicating its August issue to the women in SA's tech industry.

In addition to its usual in-depth analyses of the topical enterprise IT issues, Brainstorm's August edition recognises women who have achieved amazing inroads into the male-dominated workforce, says Brainstorm editor…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 3, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation unveils digital platform for youth empowerment

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has unveiled a new digital technology platform that will connect young people to employment, training and mentoring opportunities in its pan-African youth empowerment initiative, Youth Empowered for Success (YES!).

The new YES! technology platform will enable wider accessibility and greater scale for the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 27, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Rethinking Telecentre Sustainability: How To Implement A Social Enterprise Approach - Lessons From India And Africa

By;  Mayanja Meddie, FormerSenior Program Officer for telecentre.org at IDRC.

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Telecentres today are the key to telecentres of tomorrow. If they succeed in achieving their objectives, there is no doubt that development partners,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The ICT4D Opportunities and Challenges in Child-Centric Development

Children, ICT and Development, a report for the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, by the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Jigsaw Consult, explores the ways in which…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 8, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments

4th Edition of the eNGO challenge Award: Recognising Best NGOs using ICT & digital tools for development

The eNGO Challenge aspires to create an ecosystem by recognizing and honoring NGOs which are using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital media tools for good governance and practices that are benefiting societies…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Digital skills: new national coalitions for Digital Jobs to be launched in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands and the UK

4 new National Coalitions for Digital Skills and Jobs in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands, and the UK were announced today at the Workshop Digital Skills for the Digital Single Market of the European Digital Assembly in Riga. There are now 12 national partnerships inspired by the EU's Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, launched in 2013 to overcome the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 18, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Four Million Rwandan Youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonth activities

Themed “Twahisemo Kuba Umusingi w’Iterambere” roughly translated as (We Choose to Be the Foundation of the Country’ Development), the YouthConnekt Month will be an opportunity for over Four Million Rwandan youth to clearly demonstrate their contribution in the country’s economic transformation.

YouthConnekt Month 2015 will include ICT activities to…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 18, 2015 at 3:02am — No Comments

TAIFA, Kenya’s First Locally Assembled Launched.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), has rolled out Taifa Laptop to the Kenyan market.

The TAIFA Brand Laptop is a product of the Nairobi Industrial and Technological Park (NITP). NITP is a Kenyan vision 2030 flagship project between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Tecnology (JKUAT) and the Ministry of…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 16, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

Orange is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent.

The prize will recognize three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 16, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Kenyan Systems Go Digital With Over 400,000 Kenyans Now On Ecitizen Platform.

Over 400,000 Kenyans have registered on the eCitizen payment platform and with over 8,000 transactions have been made averaging to a total revenue collection of about Ksh. 10 million daily.



This was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury, Hon. Henry Rotich as he presented the 2015/2016 Budget in Parliament. Hon. Rotich presented a 2.1 trillion Kenyan shillings budget which is a 17 per cent…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 15, 2015 at 10:58pm — No Comments

MTN Cameroon selects Userful Desktop for Digital Schools Project.

The MTN Cameroon Foundation, in partnership with Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education, recently chose Userful Desktop as the computing platform for its Digital Schools Project.

The Digital Schools Project will install 15 multimedia centers over the next year in the 10 regions of…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 15, 2015 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Kenya: Tech to deliver education to visually impaired students

A total of 356 blind and visually impaired students at St. Oda Primary and secondary School for the Blind – Gem District, Siaya County will benefit from assistive learning technologies through an initiative dubbed “Computer Labs for the Blind” courtesy of a partnership between InAble, AccessKenya, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The program seeks to…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 15, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Community Information Resource Centres Are Hubs For Empowerment Using Digital Tools.

Community Information Resource Centres (CIRCs) provide DEF the basic backbone needed for rolling out all kinds of digital interventions for development. They are set up in rural and semi-urban areas of backward districts with computers, printers, scanners and all basic digital equipment together with Internet…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 10, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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