From the telecentres perspective, what lies ahead for technology? Digital technology and the Internet have changed the lives of billions of people in the past 20 years. However, considering the continued rapid pace of technological development, we may be in the early stages of a much larger shift in our society.
The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the…Continue
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GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme has released its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the report provides industry practitioners with insights into the important developments taking place in mobile money,…Continue
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The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has ranked Rwanda as the African country with the most affordable internet. The Alliance announced the rankings at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
In the ‘Affordability Report’, countries are ranked according to various drivers such as effective broadband structures, enhanced competition, spectrum…Continue
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Malawi has developed an innovative and highly successful interactive communications campaign in a quest to solve problems surrounding public health in the country. through a radio drama programme, which has reached over 55% of its target audience and encourages listeners to interact with the show using SMS and social media, key…Continue
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A dearth of ICT skills hampers SA's ability to compete internationally, and with less than 5% of high schools offering IT as a subject, there is little ability to address this shortage. So said Alfie Hamid,…Continue
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Since I began writing about the Siyafunda Community Technology Centres (CTC), this group’s accomplishments in training and educating people in South Africa have been nothing short of spectacular. I recently talked with founding director, …Continue
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Many thoughts are running through his mind — why would someone not love these bundles of joy? Why…Continue
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Leading global development organizations are just beginning to utilize mobile technologies to improve the efficiency and quality of the data they collect, manage, analyze, and share. However, there is so much more the international development community could be doing with this powerful technology to make better decisions and meet broader global development goals.
Thankfully, you can now learn…Continue
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In recent years India has been marred by multiple high profile rape cases that have generated international backlash. The brutal 2012 rape and murder of a 23 year old medical student on a bus in Delhi sparked protests across India, and became a…Continue
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This program provides the recipient countries and organizations with Korean volunteers for their IT learning courses and other IT-related activities. Through the program, volunteers participate in IT projects such as maintenance or…Continue
The ICDL programme enables the proficient use of ICT to empower individuals, organisations and society, through the development, promotion and delivery of quality certification programmes.
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T HE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION is considering helping schools fully exploit the opportunities offered by advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country to improve the quality of education.
The Minister for Education, Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, said on Wednesday that though ICT was among the…Continue
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ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak.
The "Ebola-Info-Sharing" mobile App facilitates coordination among organizations responding to the Ebola crisis and offers the general public access to the latest Ebola news from official sources, including an interactive map…
Going by the name "Huduma" centres which is a swahili word for service, the Kenyan Government has initiated a programme that aims to transform Public Service Delivery by providing citizens access to various Public Services and information from One Stop Shop citizen service centres through integrated technology platforms. The centres are set to be rolled out to all…Continue
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Life in the 21st century is unimaginable without the dynamics of ICT, which are adding unprecedented dimensions to humankind’s interaction on global, economic and social levels. In 2000, gender equality and empowerment of women became the third Millennium Development Goal adopted by the United…Continue
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Women's small businesses are important contributors to economies, particularly in the informal sector. At the same time, institutional and systemic barriers, and legal gender inequalities, as well as socio-cultural norms and practices, often stymie the potential of women entrepreneurship.
These factors may cause constraints in such areas as women's access to finance, time…Continue
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In an effort to increase the reach of existing networks and contribute to efforts to connect the next billion Internet users, Inveneo has come up with a simple principle to guide development of their next big idea in wireless: “Just use your head!”
Andris Bjornson, Inveneo’s CTO, hit upon the idea while walking down San…Continue
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a book on Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Nyamata Telecentre entitled “Learning from Catalysts of rural transformation”. In additions to the Rwandan success story, the 247 pages book includes other 7 cases selected from 7 countries namely: Lativia, Brazil, Peru, Palestine, India, Benin and Cambodia…
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