A young Romanian completes a Skillage application
The demand for employees with ICT skills in Europe is growing considerably: as many as 900,000 ICT job vacancies are forecasted to remain unfilled by 2015. At the same time, young Europeans are gravely affected by unemployment: 23.5% of Europeans under 25 years old are out of work. What is even more worrying is that 14 million young people in Europe are currently neither in employment, education, nor…Continue
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Source: eLearning Africa
International Girls in ICT Day this year saw new projects set up worldwide to create an environment that encourages girls and young women, at present disadvantaged by a gender-based digital divide of worldwide prevalence, to consider careers in the field of ICT. But why is there a gender imbalance in the…Continue
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Global leaders from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia joined together this week to debate and define a roadmap that will help break down barriers and overturn outmoded attitudes in a bid get more girls into technology-related studies and careers.
A high-level dialogue held at New York’s Institute of International Education and hosted by the International…Continue
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Since the birth of telecentre.org as a program under Canada’s International Development Research Centre back in 2005, until its evolution into a formal organization now known as Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), it has worked with hundreds of networks…Continue
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It is critical that African governments and the public sector work together more closely than ever to deliver universal broadband access across the continent if it is to drive economic growth, create jobs and provide a range of economic and social benefits.
That’s the key theme of this week’s Intel Africa USF & Broadband Leaders Forum, which…Continue
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The Kenyan Government, through the Kenya ICT Board, will from May this year offer a 90 per cent subsidy on Internet purchase to all Digital villages.
Dubbed Pasha Centres, Swahili for information centres, the digital villages…Continue
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A notice issued by the Government in the local newspapers said the Government of Malawi has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the…Continue
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The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation invite proposals from organizations interested in receiving support for initiatives aimed at fostering Africa’s Impact Economy, specifically by aiding the growth of the Impact Investing industry and social enterprise…
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By Alethea Lodge-Clarke, Public-Private Partnerships Manager, International Organizations, Microsoft
Women and girls are extremely underrepresented in science and technology in the developing and developed world. In the United States, only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women and only 22% of software engineers at technology companies are women. While information and communications technology (ICT) play an important role in the empowerment…Continue
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Kibera Community Library
Kibera Community Library is situated in one of the largest slums in Kenya at Lang’ata County. The library was opened to the public in the month of September 2012. Schools within the constituency are expected to make use of the library. There are more…
ITU says with the number of schoolgirls opting to study technology-related disciplines on the decline in most countries worldwide, it is committed to championing the catalytic role a tech career can play in creating exciting, far-reaching opportunities for women and…Continue
Source: ITU Blog
Girls In ICT Rwanda was born out of the ITU’s Girls in ICT Day which was celebrated for the first time in Rwanda in 2011. During the planning period for that event, the women entrepreneurs involved formed a group – Girls in ICT Rwanda – which the Ministry of Youth & ICT pledged to support.
The group’s goal…Continue
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Rwanda has been ranked among the top 10 countries in Africa that are in better position to benefit from new information and communication technologies.
The 2013 Networked Readiness Index, released on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum (Wef) and European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), considers several aspects, including a country’s market and regulatory…
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NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Microsoft Africa has teamed up with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association (FWEA) and SupaMamas organization to train women in small and medium enterprises on using Microsoft tools to grow their business.
Over 70 business women in the SME sector on Friday received training from the computer…Continue
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mBillionth Award is recognizing and honoring innovators and innovations happening in the world of Mobile & Telecom across South Asian countries. The platform acknowledges the best identified practices working in the space of mobile & telecom for their developments and services across South Asia annually.
We invite all stakeholders, including Mobile Developers, VAS providers, Telcoplayers, Application Developers to nominate your developmental project related in range of sectors…Continue
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Your business uses video conferencing to connect with buyers. Your children get personalized lessons online. You connect with friends and family over mobile devices. With the increasing influence of the Internet and mobile technologies, service providers are transforming how we connect and…Continue
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