Digital inclusion got a boost across Europe today, with the launch of a new network which aims to give everyone an equal opportunity to make the most of technology.
network was launched in Vienna at the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference. Made up of organisations from sixteen EU member states… Continue
Added by Unite-IT Manager on November 27, 2008 at 23:30 —
Hi there everybody!
I am Lize De Clercq
your community-content-facilitator (yes, yes!) of telecentre-europe.
First of all, I wish to send my congratulations to all young webreporters that have been selected to come to the eInclusion… Continue
Added by Lize De Clercq on November 27, 2008 at 13:30 —
For those who cannot make it to Vienna for the eInclusion event we are thinking of twittering photos of the event - if you want to see what everything looks like you can try us on www.twitter.com/abilitynet
Added by David Banes on November 24, 2008 at 15:56 —
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
Added by Meddie Mayanja on November 19, 2008 at 6:00 —
AbilityNet will be delivering a free workshop atthe Vienna eInclusion conference on how to support disabled users through technology.
This workshop explores how new communication and collaboration tools are helping to deliver assistive technology services directly to disabled people. The use of such tools offers providers the opportunity to reach more people, regardless of location whilst reducing costs and environmental impact. AbilityNet has been delivering advice, assessments of… Continue
Added by David Banes on November 18, 2008 at 21:39 —
Last 5th, 6th and 7th November has been take place the V Meeting of e-inclusion for telecentre operators in Fundación Esplai, El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)
The topic proposed for this V Meeting was: "Telecentro 2.0, community work,"
with the aim to discuss and reflect on how the telecentres could energise community, and how it contributes to the participation, how they are involved in local dynamics, and become an agent of development.… Continue
Added by Marta Mans on November 12, 2008 at 10:30 —
In the plenary address at the first day Inaugural Session Jyrki Pulkkinen, CEO, Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) (www.gesci.org
) made a very interesting point.
" It is right to put computers and internet at school level, but ICT alone cannot transform the community. We have to put the right conception first "
He went on highlighting the difference between the geographical map and the knowldge map of the world. In the… Continue
Added by isura silva on November 11, 2008 at 17:53 —
In the plenary address at the first day Inaugural Session, Karl Brown, Associate Director - Applied Technology, Rockefeller Foundation
, USA, speaked on "why eHealth is important in the twenty first century".
The emphasis should be on the whole system, not on how to tackle a particular disease.
He compared the current global health system to a water system in a city. The city is investing on a state of the art water purification system so… Continue
Added by isura silva on November 11, 2008 at 17:51 —
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
Added by Meddie Mayanja on November 6, 2008 at 9:06 —
The Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) bagged a unique award at the award ceremony held last Saturday at the BMICH at the conclusion of the Infotel exhibition.
In what was the zenith of the three-day (Friday - Sunday Oct. 31-Nov. 3) Infotel exhibition held at the BMICH, the ICTA received the award for the best contribution towards dissemination of information. Minister of Science and Technology Professor Tissa Vitharana giving away the trophy to COO, ICTA… Continue
Added by S Gavashkar on November 6, 2008 at 6:12 —
Two of our community members are now among the medal winners
of the European eInclusion Awards initiative launched by the European Commission!
"Association Langas i ateiti" from Loreta Krizinauskiene
and Edvaldas Baltrunas
is shortlisted… Continue
Added by Lize De Clercq on October 24, 2008 at 12:00 —
Now that i told you about the meetings, speeches and sessions  
I attended at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
, I would like to tell you about the networking I did with some of the many interesting women present at the forum.
Widad El… Continue
Added by Lize De Clercq on October 18, 2008 at 23:30 —
My second day at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
was somehow more dedicated to ICT & telecentre-europe issues than to the gender issues that had been at the centre of my first day
at the forum.
In the morning, I followed the session "Assessing the impact of social entrepreneurship", and was… Continue
Added by Lize De Clercq on October 18, 2008 at 1:30 —
Some weeks ago, Una O’Sullivan
invited Gabi Barna
, Māra Jākobsone
, Widad El Hanafi, Abeer Al-Mukhaini, Salwa Al-Jabri and myself to represent our NGO’s at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. Unfortunately Gabi’s flight was cancelled, but Māra and myself are here as members… Continue
Added by Lize De Clercq on October 17, 2008 at 0:30 —
This is the list of the finalists for the e-inclusion awards
I hope many of the organizations members of Telecentre-Europe are listed there
Added by Maria Garrido on October 15, 2008 at 17:44 —
We start some activities around "benchmarking process" of Telecentres in Europe.
- We promote
using standard evaluation toolkit
, that together with team from the University of Washington develop Maria Garrido
- We kindly ask you… Continue
Added by Pawel Makowiecki on October 9, 2008 at 10:00 —
The Steering Committee has been working over the last few months to develop the vision for the models of governance and membership for the network. Please see the attached documents as the outcome of those meetings and discussions. Please use this space as the opportunity to feedback on these documents, and the ideas and models held within them. This consultation period lasts for one month until the 7th November 2008. We will continue the development of the organisation that will represent… Continue
Added by Ian Clifford on October 8, 2008 at 13:00 —
We hope that you have all had a good summer. We would like to give you a very short update on a number of exciting developments with the Telecentre-Europe network
1. The Steering Committee have met in June and September to develop the plans for the organisation, and the governance and network membership documents. These will all be published next week on the Ning website.
2. The Staff Exchange programme is being launched on Ning on 14 October… Continue
Added by Gabi Barna on October 6, 2008 at 12:44 —
EDVALDAS took us a very beautiful park called on Belmoncie. The images speak for themselves.…
Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on September 27, 2008 at 17:14 —
The last two weeks were very intensive for me with travels and activities around telecentres. Two weeks ago Steering Committee meet in Timisoara, Romania to talk together with Akhtar
(head of Community affairs in Microsoft) about our network and future cooperation with Microsoft. He was very impressed about work that we do in Europe, and huge amount of time and energy that community invest in it on voluntary… Continue
Added by Pawel Makowiecki on September 27, 2008 at 17:00 —