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How to reduce telecentre costs and management challenges

Posted on February 20, 2009 at 17:11 1 Comment

I suspect some of you have already read about NComputing. The company

has a ground breaking solution to computer challenges telecentres face.

Its simple to deploy, compatible with standard software, highly

efficient - consuming 95% less electricity than a typical PC and

significantly easier to manage and cheap (starting at around $70 per


Ncomputing solution is based on the fact that today's PCs are so

powerful that the vast majority of… Continue

Telecentre Leaders Forum - MENA opens in Cairo

Posted on November 19, 2008 at 6:00 0 Comments

The TLF opened here in Cairo today with the focus on networking, knowledge sharing and development with more than 70 telecentre practitioners from Egypt, Yemen and Sudan. Speaking at the opening session, Dr. Ekram of Ministry of ICT in Egypt reminded participants that telecentres should essentially contribute to community development. He noted that telecentres have indeed helped rural community access ICT and training opportunity in previously under served areas in Egypt. Dr. Ekram warned that… Continue

e-money in Kenya: the story of M-pesa

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 9:06 0 Comments

Much has been said about the potential impact of cell phones to development. With high access - nearly total in urban and peri-urban areas around the world, what is left is useful content and good implementation plan.

Kenya has been experimenting with e-money (a.k.a "M-pesa"). For more than a year now, With this service, Kenyans can open up a digital account on the cell phone, send and receive money, pay bills like electricity and obtain credit. Users can also withdraw money from… Continue

Call for articles - Mountain Forum Bulletin

Posted on September 19, 2008 at 15:32 0 Comments

The global Mountain Forum supports knowledge exchange by collecting and disseminating information on sustainable mountain development. It also fosters member interaction and supports advocacy and policy processes.

One channel is the 6-monthly MF Bulletin which focuses on key strategic themes of the Mountain Agenda. It is available on-line and distributed as hardcopy to members with poor internet access. For earlier editions see… Continue

Same issues…different context: the tale of telecentres in Europe

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 3:00 1 Comment

When Trif Romina and Adrian Popa concluded the story of Jimbolia telecentre, I looked up to them and said – “most of those issues, I have heard in other parts of the world”. Yes - I have. Trif is the telecentre manager while Adrian is the Director Blythswood – NGO that runs the telecentre. They were talking to Gabi Barna and I about the telecentre and reflecting on how telecentre-europe network might be helpful to the telecentre.

Jimbolia telecentre started in 2006 – it is located at… Continue

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At 15:14 on July 14, 2008, Basak Saral said…
Hey Meddie,
Unfortunately we lost:(
Anyways, I'd like to ask about the meeting in Barcelona about the Telecentre Academy....
Could give some info on that?
Thanks a lot..
At 11:54 on May 1, 2008, isura silva said…
hi meddie !!

for asian telecentre forum this ning would be a great idea!
lets target towards e india in July...! shall we do some home work before july and have this set up? Vignesh also will be intersted
At 6:53 on April 23, 2008, isura silva said…
wow Meddie !!

Now I can see how you have spent time in Europe...Great stuff !

Looking forward to this growing community

At 15:02 on April 15, 2008, Unite-IT Manager said…
hello Meddie, everything ok?
I saw you wrote some nice articles on the Telecentre Leaders Forum in Riga, could you repost them here or just add the URL of the RSS-feed of your blog into your page here? (for any doubts: check the Welcome Kit the Ning freaks group created).
Thanks a lot Meddie for all the hard work you're doing for this network!

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