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TCF Community Learning Program bags award at UN Summit

Following its recent win at the e-Asia Awards for the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy campaign last December 2011, Telecentre.org Foundation has garnered yet another prized distinction, this time for its Community Learning Program which has been declared a winner of the World Summit on the Information Society Project Prizes. The announcement, given by International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré, was made yesterday, May 15, at the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2012 event, which is taking place this week (May 14-18) in Geneva, Switzerland.

TCF seeks applications for Global Community Manager position

Telecentre.org Foundation is currently seeking applications for its Global Community Manager position. The Global Community Manager is expected to oversee development, management and evaluation of telecentre.org’s strategic global community websites and activities in support of its existing and emerging networks around the world. The Global Community Manager will also provide support to grassroots telecentre operators by establishing a cadre of regional community coordinators who will work with telecentre network leaders, partner organizations, national governments, private sector entities and telecentre networks at the regional and national level.

Train the Most Women to Become Digitally Literate and win 15,000 Swiss Francs worth of ICT equipment!

Telecentre Women Digital Literacy Campaign Contest: Help us achieve the goal of training 1 million women by the year-end 2012!

Calling all partners! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are hosting a contest (“Contest”) to award ICT equipment to the telecentre that trains the most  number of women to become digitally literate.  This Contest is in support of the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign (the “Campaign”) (http://women.telecentre.org) under the Cooperation Agreement signed by TCF and ITU.

ICT for climate-smart agriculture and "green growth": Online forum 5-16 March 2012

Source: e-agriculture.org

Climate-smart agriculture and green growth – can ICT help?

 
Climate-smart agriculture seeks to increase productivity while reducing contributions to climate change. Success is essential in order to provide enough food for the world’s population and to mitigate environmental damage. The World Bank, FAO and the e-Agriculture community invite you to explore how information and communication technologies (ICT) can support "green growth" and climate-smart agriculture.
 

TELEWISE: Submit your best and most innovative telecentre tip

Sometimes finding a solution to a problem begins with one small idea. Share your telecentre wisdom with fellow community members by answering this simple question: How can we get more women to avail of telecentre services and digital literacy training?

Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings

The Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings is intended to serve as a planning tool for deploying information and communications technologies (ICTs) in low resource settings - i.e., communities lacking basic support infrastructure, such as grid power and broadband connectivity, and where computer skills among users and facilities managers are often limited.

It highlights the most important considerations in the selection, design, deployment and support of general facilities, ICT tools and supporting power systems. We have intentionally not addressed the complicated issue of mobile computing devices, opting instead to focus on the challenges facing those planning to deploy and operate shared access computing facilities such as school computer labs, community knowledge centers (CKCs), process outsourcing facilities, etc.

TCF Gears Up for 2012

As another new year begins, Telecentre.org Foundation is ready to continue its role as a global leader in the growing telecentre movement. With the approval of the 2012 Workplan by the TCF Board of Trustees last January 6, the Foundation, led by Executive Director Miguel Raimilla, is preparing to take on a number of new of challenges in 2012.

Technology Centres Development Progress in Kenya

 

 

 

The Kenya ICT Board was established by the government of Kenya as a state corporation under the State Corporations Act Cap. 446 on 19th February 2007. It is under the Ministry of Information and Communication and is set up to mainstream ICT for economic and social good of citizens. This is in line with Kenya Vision 2030 goal of economic, social and political prosperity for all. It also aims to market and position Kenya as an ICT destination.

2011 Annual Report now available for download

Telecentre.org Foundation’s 2011 Annual Report  is now available for download. This 10-page report presents a summary of the Foundation’s accomplishments during the Year 2011 as it strived to impact the telecentre community by working towards strengthening telecentre network presence, launching a global telecentre women campaign, enhancing knowledge sharing, and helping to develop competent knowledge workers. A brief summary of financial statements is also provided.

Download a copy of the report here.

Using SMS to Help People with HIV in Rural Kenya

Source: FronlineSMS website posted by Ben Parfitt, Ugunja Research Team


Africa has undergone a mobile revolution, and it is spreading. The health sector is capitalizing on the resulting plethora of new opportunities. Doctors, nurses, health workers and pharmacists often rely on their mobile phones, using them as a reference tool, accessing information otherwise unavailable to them. Among this rapid change, a coordinated movement is beginning to engage people living with HIV, en mass, through FrontlineSMS.