Get Google-certified for free!

Here's your chance to get Google-certified for free! Foundation (TCF) andGoogle have recently joined forces to offer you free training and certification on Google tools. This training and certification program will be delivered through theTelecentre Academy, TCF’s capacity building arm, and will be carried out through the TCA learning platform.

A technology revolution in Kenya's schools

When parents in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, found out that two schools in the vicinity had “special” new computers, they started signing their children up to attend.

Such was the level of interest that Amaf Primary and Elim Academy in Kawangware, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, now both have waiting lists, and eager children already attending flock through the school gates each morning, keen to get their hands on the devices.

The popularity of the two schools stemmed from being selected for the eLimu project, which takes interactive tablets into the classroom.

TCF to offer trainer course on digital literacy for women and youth employment and entrepreneurship Foundation, under its Telecentre Women Program,

is pleased to announce the opening of a new online course on Digital Literacy for Women and Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship. It will run from November 14-30.

Cabinet Secretary lauds digital jobs agenda

Dr Fred Matiang’i

Dr Fred Matiang’i

Kenya’s Digital Divide Data Kenya, a local BPO/ITeS company, has been lauded by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Dr Fred Matiang’i, for a job well done in championing digital jobs agenda for the underserved.

Launch of the 2nd Edition of YoBloCo Awards at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with CAFANFARAYam-PukriAYFANAFESPC/PAFPNET ande-Agriculture is launching today, the 2nd Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Guyana.

Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

PAYING for a taxi ride using your mobile phone is easier in Nairobi than it is in New York, thanks to Kenya’s world-leading mobile-money system, M-PESA. Launched in 2007 by Safaricom, the country’s largest mobile-network operator, it is now used by over 17m Kenyans, equivalent to more than two-thirds of the adult population; around 25% of the country’s gross national product flows through it. M-PESA lets people transfer cash using their phones, and is by far the most successful scheme of its type on earth. Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

CCK reviews how ICTs have changed lives in Kenya.

This video details how CCK has initated ICT projects around Kenya that are changing lives. Click here to Watch!

CTA selects ICT Hubs and Labs as partners to organise the “Agri-Hack Championship”

CTA is pleased to announce the ICT hubs and labs selected as partners for the organisation of the of the regional hackathon that will take place in parallel to theICT4Ag Conference. Thirty East African technology spaces responded to the call for expression of interest that was launched and submitted their applications. The selection committee narrowed them down to 9 hubs/labs. Criteria for selection included

Call for Social Reporters for the ICT4Ag Conference

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is organising its ICT for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 4-8 November 2013. This conference will examine ways that ICTs are truly empowering producers and consumers along entire value chains. It will showcase the exciting possibilities and incredible developments taking place in this area.  The conference will have an international focus and will attract a broad range of stakeholders. About 400 delegates are expected to attend the event: farmers and community organizations, development practitioners and academia, entrepreneurs, developers, telecom operators, technology hubs, information specialists, policy makers, researchers, etc.


Why we need more women in ICT Sector

“The lack of women in ICT is an absolute scandal which shames us as a country. But I’d also say that it’s a loss to the country economically, and it’s a loss to the sector. So it’s a loss to the country in having a talent pool which is only half the size it could be.The only social construction here is that in every sector with a certain “potential”  we need more women to make things better, and whenever there is a gender gap (in male “favor”) it’s because of discrimination.From experience in terms of development it's the women who are doing it better so they should an opportunity to know and to be linked with the ICT.As for the industry targeting individual groups, it’s not sexism, it’s marketing and good results from marketing.