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Where do you work? Foundation
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What does your organization do (100-word description)
The social investment program aims to improve the impact and resilience of telecentres around the world by supporting the networks and organizations they work with and by helping to build a stronger, more durable telecentre ecosystem at the same time. Drawing on a $21-million funding pool created by’s original social investors, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, Microsoft, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, our program provides grants and technical assistance to telecentre networks and organizations located throughout the world.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)? Academy, one of the pillares of the Foundation, with the help of its partners and several open and distance learning Universities is in the process of offering a curriculum for training telecentre managers and operators around the world.
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Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
How did you learn about this community?
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Why would yo like to join the network?
I am a sociologist by education and training and a researcher by vocation. Since the last three and half years, I have been working on projects dealing with telecentre networks, telecentres and telecentre issues. My background in rural development projects has been helpful in appreciating the pros and cons of ICT for Rural Development (ICT4RD).

Shipra Sharma's Blog

More Lemonade...! by Rich Fuchs

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 10:26 0 Comments

Dear Friends,

Read "More Lemonade", an emotional story about how the Nakaseke telecentre changed the lives of the rural community in Rich Fuchs' own words in the latest issue of the telecentre magazine (April_June 2010). Rich Fuchs has been involved with the telecentre movement for almost 25 years. He launched the first telecentres in North America and worked closely with telecentre start-ups in Africa and Asia. He was IDRC's Director of ICT'4D…


Workshop on Improving Rural Development through Telecentres: Key Success Factors (26-28 April 2010, Penang, Malaysia)

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:52 0 Comments

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) organised the training workshop on "Improving Rural Development through Telecentres: Key Success Factors" from 26 - 28 April 2010 in Penang, Malaysia.

The training workshop aimed to provide an avenue for participating countries in sharing their experiences in implementing community telecentre for rural development and to identify policies that can promote… Continue

Nominate the best ICT interventions for eINDIA Awards 2010

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 7:07 0 Comments

eINDIA Awards aims to felicitate those individuals and organizations who have made innovative ICT interventions in the development sector.

The eINDIA Awards will be given to distinguished professionals and institutions working in the domains of:

· Digital Learning

·… Continue

eIndia, India's largest ICT event enters its 6th year

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 7:01 0 Comments

The premier three-day ICT conference hosted by the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies is back.

Scheduled to be organised in Hyderabad once again between 4-6 August 2010, eIndia 2010 is being co-organised by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, the Directorate of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and the National e-Governance Plan.…


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