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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog (322)

Reminder of the Maker Party: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration for Webmaker Mentors

This is a reminder of the Mozilla Webmaker Party which started on June 15th and will end on September 15th. If you haven't joined yet, this is the time! Here is the original blog about it and an update of the event below.

Is this for me?

Estimated time:…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

USPF distributes 120,000 PCs to schools

Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 public secondary schools across the country to date. The Executive Secretary of USPF, Abdullahi Maikano disclosed this last week when the House Committee on Communications visited one of the USPF…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

100m Windows 8 Licences Sold Already! prepare for the exit of Windows XP

Microsoft recently announced that its flagship product, the Windows 8 operating system, has passed the milestone of 100 million licences sold in the six months since its launched in October last year. The new figures indicate sales of around 40 million licences since January, when the discounted upgrade offer for early adopters ended. 

In addition,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 11, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Enterprising Women : Expanding Economic Opportunities in Africa

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This book brings together new household and enterprise data from 41 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to inform policy makers and practitioners on ways to expand women entrepreneurs’ economic opportunities. Sub-Saharan Africa boasts the highest share of women entrepreneurs, but they are disproportionately concentrated among the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 8, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Integrating ICTs in Vocational Training: A Pilot Project Step-by-Step

A blackboard and chalks used to be the only ‘tools’ that tailoring instructors in Isinya, Kenya had access to for drawing dress patterns. The result is not difficult to imagine: an inefficient process that had instructors come to class every day an hour earlier to have enough time to…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 6, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Traditional media maintains lead over new media in Africa

IREX's latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI) found that traditional media remain the preferred source of news. Many benefits presented by online media have yet to reach most citizens in the 42 sub-Saharan African countries analysed. Nonetheless, transition to online and mobile format media appears inevitable.

Malian journalists…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 3, 2013 at 1:47am — No Comments

Apply for The 2013 FRIDA Grants

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The FRIDA Program provides financial support for projects in the form of "small grants." This means that each project is allocated a small sum, which allows their funding to be complemented by other sources; that these grants are not repayable (no money or interest must be paid back); that their allocation is decided through a competitive process in which a public invitation is made for the presentation of proposals, and these proposals are later…
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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bhutan Project Report on Emerging Mobile Applications Opportunity

This is an extract of the Bhutan report written by Chetan Sharma the primary author of the and Dr. S.K. Misra, the primary author for the m-health sections of the report done in June 2012 seeking upon request by the Government of Bhutan for…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 28, 2013 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Join Girl Rising on CNN this Sunday

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…

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

“ACCESS TO ICTS HAS BEEN VITAL FOR ME TO ACHIEVE FULL PARTICIPATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE”

Source: ITU Blog; by itu4u - Lucía Ramón Torres

In addition to providing news,…

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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…

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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

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