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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog (304)

Modem to improve African net access launched by Ushahidi



Made for Africa: the BRCK

A modem designed…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

African women: breaking down the barriers of entry to the tech industry

Empowering women through education and technology is essential to the economic development of any country. In Africa, the gap between the educated population and the one that has never had the opportunity to go to school is even bigger than in other parts of the world; a difference…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ICT helping protect Kenya’s elephants

ICT is taking the lead to secure habitat for elephants and other wildlife in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

In the next five years, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), The School for Field Studies (SFS – …

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 6, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Rwandan Youth aim for change through YouthConnekt Dialogue

Thousands of Youth in Rwanda Kirehe District in Eastern Province gathered together for the YouthConnekt Dialogue this week, to see what they can do to shape a better future for Rwanda.  

YouthConnekt Dialogue is one of the activities planned during YouthConnekt Month, which kicked off in the beginning of May; the dialogue is an idea being implemented in…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 6, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

ICT4Ag conference invites content proposals

The ICT4Ag conference, to be staged in Rwanda in November, has invited content proposals. International delegates representing both the public and private sectors will meet on 4 - 8 November 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda, for the ICT4Ag conference. 



The objective of this event, which is co-hosted by the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 4, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments

ICT skills for world’s largest refugee camp

Dadaab, Kenya, is home to nearly half a million Somali refugees. For many, the walls of a refugee camp are the only life they have ever known. But education and skills development can break down these barriers, with technology as the catalyst. This is why I am delighted to…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Rwanda MYICT signs MoU with DOT Rwanda

DOT Rwanda has signed an agreement with the Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT to deliver its empowerment, employment and entrepreneurship programmes through the Ministry’s Youth Empowerment for Global Opportunity (YEGO) centres.

The YEGO centres operate under the Ministry of Youth and ICT and were set up to serve the youth across the country, by…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 29, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Jobs and Skills for Youth: How Telecentres can Make a Difference

Youngster completing Skillage application_telecentre Craiova

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 28, 2013 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

Achieving a disability-inclusive development agenda with ICTs - HLMDD 2013

​On Monday 23 September 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…
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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 23, 2013 at 3:14am — No Comments

ICT against Inequality

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Building a generation of webmakers

Mozilla Webmaker wants to help you make something amazing with the web. We’ve got new tools for you to use,projects to help you get started, and a global community of creators…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

World leaders draw roadmap for women in ICT

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 15, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Analysis and Graphical Representation of the English Community Site

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 9, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Universal Service Funds to drive broadband in Africa

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 7, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Reprieve for Kenya’s Digital Villages

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 7, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

ICT to play key role in Malawi SME project

ICT development has been mentioned as one of the major component of a project that Malawi is about to embark on aimed at promoting Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) and job creation.

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 7, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Impact Economy Innovations Grant Fund

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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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 2, 2013 at 3:08am — No Comments

Microsoft Supports ‘Girls in ICT Day’

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 1, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

TECH Girls Club celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day'

Source: Salifu Nurudeen's blog
A GROUP of hundred primary school girls, known as the TECH Girls Club, have celebrated this year’s ‘Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day’ to reiterate…
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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 1, 2013 at 3:17am — No Comments

A visit to two telecentres in Kenya.

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 23, 2013 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

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