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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog (314)

e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities

e-Accessibility policy toolkit for persons with disabilities is a joint ITU/G3ict toolkit for policy makers implementing the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Accessibility is a measure of the extent to which a product…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

US youths work in Rwamagana community

A group of 23 university students from the US attached to Think Impact are in Rwanda in an 8-week full immersion programe; where they’re helping Rwamagana community in Eastern Province. This week, the students visited the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT).

Think Impact is a…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 27, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments

WSIS Updates

We would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment towards the WSIS Forum 2013. Continuing our outcome oriented approach, we are happy to inform you that the Forum resulted in several multiskakeholder recommendations, collaborations, partnerships and concrete proposals captured in the following documents:…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 24, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Voice tech helps Africa get online

Funding for a project to deliver voice-based technologies that enable illiterate people in rural Africa to access the web — even those without an Internet connection or a computer — is ending this month, and a drive is on to ensure that the technologies will be freely available after it…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Maman Shujaa Media Center Opens in DRC

World Pulse and the Maman Shujaa 'Hero Women' of Congo are pleased to announce the establishment of a new media center that opened in Bukavu on April 1st, providing a groundbreaking digital empowerment training hub to women in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Maman Shujaa have been gathering and organizing…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 21, 2013 at 12:19am — No Comments

How technology can transform lives of African women

(CNN) -- I recently left the Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship in South Africa, inspired, empowered and hopeful, but extremely…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 21, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Give for Youth - Fuel The Ambition!

Give for Youth is a global micro-giving site initiated by Microsoft Youth Spark and Global Giving that allows you to fund and follow the dreams of young people around the world. Be the spark…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

PCs out as Senegal opens world's first tablet cafe

Tablets are quickly taking over the computing world in this very mobile society, its portability, access to various apps, its cost, low power consumption and longer battery life,  user friendliness and sleeks designs make it a great rival of laptops or even any other personal…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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What is 10x10 Campaign?

10x10 is a global action campaign for girls' education, founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. Centered by the new feature film, Girl Rising, 10x10 uses the power…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Source: ITU Blog; by itu4u - Lucía Ramón Torres

In addition to providing news,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 13, 2013 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Modem to improve African net access launched by Ushahidi

Made for Africa: the BRCK

A modem designed…


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…


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 –, The School for Field Studies (SFS – …


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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…


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

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