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  • Development Gateway Award Goes to South Africa’s Mindset Network | Development Gateway
    Foundation awarded 100 000 to Mindset Network a nonprofit organization in recognition of its developing and providing educational materials on a mass scale through information technology The 2006 Development Gateway Award was on the theme of youth and was presented today at ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong Mindset Network provides assistance through a satellite based technology platform that distributes high quality multimedia educational content The award was sponsored by Intel and Microsoft Mindset provides educational materials as well as training in the use of the associated technology The organization has installed receiving equipment in more than 1 500 schools and 250 hospitals and clinics Content is also available in over 1 5 million homes via satellite broadcast Education is the key to the elimination of poverty said Lusanda Jiya business development and marketing executive of Mindset Network Mindset strives to empower youth and health professionals through innovative and engaging educational tools Meeting the education and employment needs of youth is a key challenge throughout the developing world said Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation The award recognizes those programs that are truly making a difference in the lives of young people through information and communications technologies

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/12/05/development-gateway-award-goes-to-south-africa-s-mindset-network/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Development Gateway Foundation Announces High-Tech Winner | Development Gateway
    and communications technologies This year the award will honor projects that improve the lives of young people The winner will be recognized at the ITU Telecom World conference in Hong Kong on Dec 5 2006 at a special lunchtime forum Organized by the International Telecommunication Union and sponsored by the government of China the conference brings together the world s leading information and communications technology companies decision makers organizations and

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/11/29/development-gateway-foundation-announces-high-tech-winner/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Bolivia to Implement the Aid Management Platform | Development Gateway
    provides a virtual workspace for government employees managing aid resources The Development Gateway Foundation in conjunction with the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has already conducted a technical assessment of the Bolivian government s systems and processes for managing official development assistance During the assessment the foundation staff worked with government officials to identify key needs and gaps in the aid management system and to outline the next steps in AMP implementation The software is designed to improve and streamline processes for planning monitoring coordinating tracking and reporting on international aid flows and activities Bolivia selected AMP to improve the government s capacity to review track and monitor all aid flows and programs said Marco Scuriatti of the World Bank This software solution will create much needed transparency for government officials and will enable them to better analyze and report on their situation These steps are critical to improve donor harmonization coordination and results from development aid Official development assistance in Bolivia accounts for more than nine percent of GDP The Development Gateway Foundation is now developing the prototype Aid Management Platform based on the country specific needs identified with an initial release scheduled for

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/10/19/bolivia-to-implement-the-aid-management-platform/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Development Gateway Foundation Renews Partnership with Rwanda | Development Gateway
    Foundation will continue to support Rwanda in four ways It will provide technical and strategic assistance to these programs assist in the development of aid effectiveness products that can be marketed by the Rwanda Development Gateway Group offer contracting services to the group and promote international partnerships within the Development Gateway Foundation network The foundation s regional coordinator for Africa Jean Philbert Nsengimana is based at the Rwanda Development Gateway Group Romain Murenzi minister of science technology and scientific research in the Rwandan president s office said We welcome this opportunity to renew and expand our work with the foundation This agreement recognizes Rwanda s achievements in establishing itself as a regional leader in information and communications technology for development and will enable us to further strengthen this leadership role Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation said This is an important new phase in our collaboration with Rwanda We see Rwanda as a key regional center in our overall strategy of scaling up the foundation s programs in Africa Rwanda joined the Development Gateway Foundation in 2002 as a founding member and is represented on the executive committee of its board of directors by Mr Murenzi Mr Fleeton

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/10/17/development-gateway-foundation-renews-partnership-with-rwanda/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Tunisia to Put Government Contract Tenders on the Web | Development Gateway
    government purchasing and put government contract information online The Development Gateway Foundation will fund the project through its e Government Grants Program backed by the Government of Italy The World Bank is also providing co funding Tunisia will use the combined funding of 580 000 to create a new internal information management system to improve national procurement processes A connected public website will also be created to publish government tenders

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/09/26/tunisia-to-put-government-contract-tenders-on-the-web/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Switzerland Commits $1.45 Million to Internet Solutions for Developing Countries | Development Gateway
    to provide Internet solutions for more effective aid and efficient governance in developing countries The goal of this funding corresponds to the objectives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development The funds will be used to help implement the Foundation s Web based Aid Management Platform in several partner countries enabling governments to better track coordinate and manage international aid programs Funds will also provide seed financing for new country specific Internet portals to share development information and promote Web based tools In keeping with our mandate the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation seeks to increase the impact of aid by harmonizing the efforts of partners providing development and humanitarian assistance said Walter Fust director general of the SDC The Development Gateway Foundation is an able partner in creating and implementing information systems that help countries more effectively manage aid while promoting transparency and economic equity Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation said Switzerland is a leader in the promotion of information and communications technologies to further development goals With this support we can reach more countries and meet growing demand for our programs The Development Gateway Foundation

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/09/26/switzerland-commits-145-million-to-internet-solutions-for-developing-countries/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Youth Working to Reduce Corruption | Development Gateway
    corruption courses Its flagship course Care of the Public Sector Tools for Young People is part of an e learning curriculum It examines the causes of corruption and introduces the students to the basic tools of citizen participation The central themes of the course are developed through discussion forums and Internet chats In addition to what each of the participants can learn by studying the online content the interaction with other students from different regions of the country is of vital importance to creating a collective learning environment and the possibility of joint initiatives Maria José Dueñas one of the participants in the course said that it was motivating to meet people like herself who shared a similar feeling about civic issues even though they lived in other parts of the country This type of success could not have been possible without the assistance of avanza the Colombia development gateway This public private partnership created its Web site as a space for knowledge sharing and to fight against poverty through the use of information and communications technologies Providing technical assistance to nongovernmental organizations such as Ocasa is one of the many services avanza provides The information technology support of avanza

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/09/19/youth-working-to-reduce-corruption/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Global Prize for IT Benefiting Youth in Developing Countries | Development Gateway
    that empower or improve the conditions of youth The award will be launched here today at the United Nations World Urban Forum III at a special reception for youth participants following the close of this weekend s World Youth Forum Both events have gathered people from around the world to focus on critical development issues Both individuals and organizations are eligible to apply for the award Applicants must demonstrate that their initiatives are successful sustainable and replicable The initiatives must also show significant impact on youth in areas that are important to social and economic development such as employment education health or agriculture Better access to basic information or services through technology can change the life of a poor person said Mark Fleeton Chief Executive Officer Development Gateway Foundation As first adopters of new technologies young people in urban areas can often benefit most quickly As entrepreneurs they are also critical to spreading the benefits across their communities and to the rest of the world In 2005 the award was presented to the ITC eChoupal program in India for its overall contribution to development eChoupal has helped increase the incomes and productivity of millions of farmers by giving them more

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/06/20/global-prize-for-it-benefiting-youth-in-developing-countries/ (2016-02-15)
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