ICT for development

Call for Participation: Conference 2011

Seattle, United States

Call for participation for researchers interested in ICTD, public-access computing, and community informatics. The iConference 2011 will be held from February 8–11, 2011, in Seattle.

ICT Update Issue 55, June 2010: Cooperatives

Netherlands

Working together in a cooperative has many advantages for farmers. Collating their harvested crops means they can sell in bulk, demand better prices and have greater bargaining powers with buyers. Pooling resources also creates the opportunity to buy expensive equipment, such as food-processing and packaging machinery.

Mobile Services in a Wireless World: The CTA 2009 ICT Observatory Meeting

The use of mobile phones currently dominates discussion among communities working with e-agriculture and ICTs for Development (ICT4D). Mobile telephony is a catalyst for social inclusion. It offers a wide range of services that support social networking and knowledge transfer.

Coming out of poverty: A model for traditional weavers in India

NEW DELHI 25 May 2010 (Osama Manzar for DEF)

Not even a year after APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation set up a centre in the small town of Chanderi, where weavers could create new designs on computers, lives like those of young Mohammad Furqan have take an unexpected turn for the better. The town and initiative have become an inspiration to reproduce throughout the entire country.

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Technology linnked to happiness, study reveals

London

According to a new study by the Chartered Institute for IT, women in developing countries, and both sexes with low incomes or poor education, were most influenced emotionally by their access to technology.

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Africa and MDGs: Have your say about Africa's development priorities

JOHANNESBURG 10 May 2010 (David Barnard for SANGONeT)

The United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals is coming up from 20-22 September in New York. APC member SANGONeT is holding an e-consultation open to all African citizens interest in reviewing progress made and setting priorities. David Barnard, executive director, talks about the African agenda and how your opinion is crucial.

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Bangladesh: How and Where is Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN) funded by donor Agencies

Dhaka

Two years back I wrote two articles on telecentre movement, Birth of BTN and Trend & Trade of Telecenre Movement, where I showed wrong way and fallacy of ICT4D. The both articles were appreciated not only in Bangladesh, even I got kind responses from British, French and American ICT thinkers.

How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live - The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo Competition

How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live – The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo
Competition
http://bit.ly/dhusSR

We wanted to know how mobile phones, the Internet, computers and the
audiovisual media have changed (your) life in Africa. More than 100 images
were submitted to the competition.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE NOW at
http://www.elearning-africa.com/picturevoting_home.php [1]

Promising scholars receive award to research the impact of public access to ICT

Ottawa, Canada

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For twelve emerging scholars from developing countries around the world, their research ideas in the area of ICT for development have just been made reality.

The mBillionth award: Promoting excellence in mobile media in South Asia

CALGARY 4 May 2010 (DEF)

South Asia is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile markets, surpassing traditional media like television, radio, printed press and newer media like the internet. And mobile platforms are becoming the natural choice for extending digital services – SMS and basic voice to smart phones and enterprise workflow. Mobile is the choice for new content and services. APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Government of India launches a new award to recognise the best mobile applications in the region with awards in ten categories “Find out more about the mBillionth award”:http://mbillionth.in/.

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