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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog (376)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 24, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

ICT Improving Low Quality Education In Ghana

It is acknowledged that for Ghana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic and human resource development, substantial resources will need to be directed at improving educational policy and delivery.

For instead in 2011, 176,128 candidates, representing…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 19, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

The internet - not an equaliser

Here's the story about the global impact of the internet. In the last 20 years, the digital revolution and its leapfrog technologies have allowed developing countries to close the gap with richer nations, and have brought huge advances in health, education and transparent…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 16, 2016 at 4:50am — No Comments

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo.

In line with Microsoft’s commitment to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft’s General…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 11, 2016 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Rwanda: RapidSMS Saves Mothers, Children Lives

Marie Gorethe Nyirabambari is animatedly engaged with her mobile phone under a tree outside Karwasa Health Centre in Musanze District. She also sieves through a handful of documents on her lap.

Nyirabambariis a community health worker. Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the pregnancy is announced until delivery.

She…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 9, 2016 at 2:56am — No Comments

Rwanda: RapidSMS Saves Mothers, Children Lives

Marie Gorethe Nyirabambari is animatedly engaged with her mobile phone under a tree outside Karwasa Health Centre in Musanze District. She also sieves through a handful of documents on her lap.

Nyirabambariis a community health worker. Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the pregnancy is announced until delivery.

She…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 9, 2016 at 2:56am — No Comments

Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics

Internet access and powerful communication technologies are spreading around the world at a extraordinary rate, transforming the way citizens live and interact with each other. With the many benefits that citizens experience from these advanced technologies, there is also the expectation that leaders in government, civil society and politics will keep up.

Unfortunately, many political institutions and citizen groups…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 29, 2015 at 1:40am — No Comments

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 24, 2015 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Microsoft deepens longstanding commitment to philanthropy with expanded vision, new organization

Today we’re announcing an expanded commitment to our corporate philanthropy around the world with a broader ambition and a new organization within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, to make this ambition a reality.

Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has defined a clear mission for Microsoft: Empower every person and every organization on the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Partners launch action plan to close digital gender gap

Women’s participation in digital society integral to achieving Agenda 2030

New York, 15 December 2015 – An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ was launched today at a side event on “Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Sokoto agency trains 7,560 in ICT in 17 years

No fewer than 7,560 people have gained Information Communication and Technology (ICT) training from the Sokoto Education Development Trust Fund (SEDTF) in the last 17 years.

Its Board of Trustees Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, said this at the opening of a three-week Computer Training Programme for 88 civil…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 8, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments

CREATING PARADIGM SHIFT IN DEVELOPMENT USING ICT

Savana Signatures is a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for development (ICT4D) organization based in Ghana with the mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision of “A society where relevant information,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 8, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Still a Few Rivers to Be Crossed!

How do we empower more women to use the Internet in developing countries? Two major studies on women’s usage of information and communications technologies (ICTs) released this year provide some answers.

The first study, Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low-and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 2, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

Huawei recognizes the urgent need to reduce the deepening digital divide between those who benefit from connectivity and the internet, and those who don’t. Our new White Paper, Digital Enablement: Bridging the Digital Divide to Connect People and Society, released recently, shows that sustainable business…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

TechSoup Launches First Fully Global Tech Donation Platform

TechSoup announced today the launch of TechSoup.Global, the world’s first fully global technology donation platform designed to reach social benefit organizations in 236 countries and territories.…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 20, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

What’s Your ICT4D Cyber Threat Model?

Threat models can make ICT4D more secure and safe to use. In computer science, “threat modeling” is the approach of playing through attacks and hacks ahead of time. Being alert digital risks can help prevent data breaches and devastating damage – also in the aid sector.

Digital Risks Are…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on November 18, 2015 at 9:28pm — No Comments

WSIS Prizes 2016 Application is ON. Apply Now!

WSIS Prizes is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The WSIS Prizes are an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process that was set up in 2004 (Para 120, Tunis Agenda).…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

To Unite the Earth, Connect It

SEVENTY years ago, the United Nations was formed as the expression of a simple choice: cooperation instead of war. Humanity would stand as one against conflict, poverty and disease. All the world’s voices would be heard.

At least, that was the plan.

We’ve come a long way. We’ve…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 27, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Broadband Report 2015 launched in Geneva

“The State of Broadband 2015: Broadband as a Foundation for Sustainable Development” report was launched by the Broadband Commission on 21 September 2015. It shows that the overall growth in broadband has decreased significantly over the last years and the gap between the people offline and online remains persistent. 57 % of…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Promoting gender equality through community media among refugees in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa with the highest number of refugees. More than 630,000 refugees from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan are accommodated in 23 refugee camps spread across the country. The Government maintains an open-door-policy and continues to allow humanitarian access and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 26, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

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