Sending you to the largest global youth event this Summer! United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force. The United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF) was a multi-stakeholder initiative associated with the United Nations which is "intended to lend a truly global dimension to the multitude of efforts to bridge the global digital divide, foster digital opportunity and thus firmly put ICT at the service of development for all.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan addressing the 6th session of the UN ICT Task Force in New York, March 25, 2004. Establishment The UN ICT Task Force was created by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in November 2001, acting upon a request by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) dated July 11, 2000, with an initial term of mandate of three years (until the end of 2004). It followed in the footsteps of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Digital Divide Initiative (GDDI), and the Digital Opportunities Task Force (DOT Force), established in 2000 by the G8 at their annual summit in Okinawa, Japan. Massive "Computer Knowledge Society" Initiative in Georgia to Launch 300 New Centers - telecentre-europe. On May 11, 2012, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia launched the "Computer Knowledge Society Initiative" (კომპიუტერის ცოდნის გამავრცელებელი საზოგადოების, in Georgian, Google translate works nicely) to promote digital literacy and e-skills, with a focus on economic development.
The Ministry is hip with social media; they even tweeted the launch. The first stage of the project will establish computer centers in 300 villages, to later extend to 600 villages. Managers as infomediaries Staff will be selected though an open competition. People can apply individually or in pairs (each center will have two operators). Staff will act as infomediaries and provide support to community members, with a focus on: Private sector partnerships & financial sustainability The initiative is intended to be financially sustainable.
Gambling, gaming, and “entertainment network” will be prohibited. How will Telecentre-Europe get involved? As far as I understand, the Ministry is not aware of Telecentre.org. 100Best2012_List_3.8. Does public access to information and communication technologies matter? Skillage - are you ready to get hired ? Stanford Social Innovation Review: Ideas for Socially Responsible Businesses. Programs for Women and Girls. First Twitter map of Africa reveals a connected continent - SOCIAL NETWORKING. Internet Society (ISOC) Women's Access to Public Internet Centers in Transitional and Developing Countries. The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook available for purchase as a paperback & an ebook from Energize, Inc.
Updated August 10, 2010 Women's Access to Public Internet Centers in Transitional and Developing Countries Public access to the Internet is still common even in countries where home Internet access is the norm (like the USA). Telecentres are not “Sustainable”: Get Over It! (These are notes for a talk to be given to an ITU sponsored workshop on Telecentre sustainability in Bangkok, May 23-25, 2011.
Almost since the very beginning of Telecentres/public access centres the nagging from funders – mostly governments but major NGO’s as well – has been directed towards making sure that these would somehow/sometime become financially self-sustaining i.e. “sustainable”. The idea was that once the initial investment had been made – mostly in providing hardware/software and some period of supported connectivity – that Telecentres would somehow magically be able to transform themselves into “social enterprises” which could get enough revenue from their local communities to: i4d: The first monthly magazine on ICT4D.
TC-MENA - Online Community - Telecentre.org Foundation. Libraries - Bill. We focus our efforts in four areas that we believe will have the greatest impact.
Technology Access in Libraries Our primary focus is on providing technology access in public libraries throughout entire countries—with a focus on developing and transitioning countries as well as a continued commitment to U.S. libraries. We provide multi-year support to countries with a high need for public access to information and a readiness to implement technology access in public libraries. Our grants fund efforts to understand local technology needs, purchase equipment for libraries, train library staff, and help libraries build public support for long-term funding.
High school students using computers at a public library in Constanta, Romania. In addition to the United States, our work to date has supported efforts in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Botswana, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Research and Innovation Training and Leadership. PH International. NASSCOM Foundation - Welcome to the NASSCOM FOUNDATION. Intel easy steps. MSFT: Corporate Citizenship. MSFT UP Blogs. By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs If you knew how to code would you want to create the next hot social media app?
Or would you try to save the world? There’s no reason you can’t do both, but through our YouthSpark initiative, we’re especially motivated to support students who aim to solve the world’s toughest problems through technological innovations. Last week we co-sponsored a codeathon with Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) at Arizona State University. Imagine Cup 2011. Good to Know – Google. If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.
Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile. Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps. Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon. Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. Touch the All Apps icon to get started with the new profile. Centre for Development Informatics (The University of Manchester) Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. Telecentre.org. Telecentre Magazine.
Telecentre Community. Redes de Conocimientos entre Telecentros. Asia Pacific Telecentre network. Telecentre Wikibook. A collaborative project of the telecentre.org community.
Technology & Social Change Group. Does public access to information and communication technologies matter? TechSoup - The Technology Place For Nonprofits ? TechSoup - FluidSurveys Webinar. Tsg-summit.wikispaces. NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org.