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    Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Internet education initiatives win UNESCO prize UNESCO s Director General Irina Bokova will present the two laureates Germany s Internet ABC Project and the Republic of Korea s InfollutionZERO with Related topics regions UNESCO ICTs IT Internet UNESCO stresses teachers role in maximizing use of ICT in education We must ensure that information

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=UNESCO (2016-02-17)
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    innovation in Seminar Hall IIT Delhi The event began with a cheerful and pleasant host Vageesha who works as Project Manager in Click Labs which was the host for the conference Click Labs a mobile application development company founded in 2010 with a mission to provide technological solutions that work just right The agenda of the conference was stated Design thinking knowing about design thinking applications and business avenues in the same The event had its first speaker as Mark Watson Director at Design Providence and a Coconvener IndoAustralian Design Research Alliance IADRA Design Providence a multidisciplinary practice in the field of Interior Architecture and Product Design He covered areas on Design Driven Innovation And Design Thinking Mark with over 30 years of experience in Design emphasized the importance and value that such experiences play for innovation and innovative thinking Talking about his brainchild IADRA a project across the entire design area and the DT Design Thinkers Academy is a simulation of Design world through problem based learning which counteracts against the difference between Traditional Academics and design thinking He stated that the idea of design innovation isn t actually an oxymoron as everyone believes against the common notion that

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    them Talking about the challenges posed by the misuse of Internet Sibal said that while some aspects of the Internet were completely protected by the right to free speech there were some aspects which might not be protected We need to ascertain if we need the governance structure or an evolving structure to deal with the problem of misuse of internet I and my government will not want a governance structure to deal with the misuse he said When asked if India needed a regulatory authority for the Internet Sibal dwelled on the issue of governance as related to the Internet saying Governance is an inappropriate word when you talk about the internet What we need is an evolving solution which protects all stakeholders in a highly complex situation The minister also expressed his reservation over the title of the event India Internet Governance Conference Quite frankly I don t like the word governance You are having curtain raiser on India Internet Governance conference I think we are starting on wrong foot because in the twenty first century the nature of governance has changed Sibal said Talking about the power of internet as a resource Sibal said citizens around the world are its biggest stakeholders who are empowered through this medium He also said that by the year 2016 the number of devices interconnected to the internet would be around 15 billion which would be twice the population of the world The future is of the internet The future is of democratizing the cyber space One thing which is very clear is that there should be no formal government interference over the dissemination of information through a medium which is perhaps quintessential representative of democracy he said We need modicum of consensus but that consensus must evolve with honest and

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    Television DTT migration Wednesday s launch marked the first phase of an awareness campaign that plans to create understanding around the Digital Migration Process The Department of Communication plans to migrate from analogue broadcast signal to digital broadcasting system We have decided to showcase our proof of concept launch on DTT in a province that is hosting the Square Kilometre Array territory This area presents unique challenges in the rollout of DTT the minister said If DTT worked in the Northern Cape it can work anywhere else in the country she pointed out The Northern Cape is home to 30 communities that either never had broadcasting coverage or had poor and unreliable coverage Currently the Northern Cape has 30 DTT network coverage Sentech is planning to complete the rollout of the network coverage by October 2013 In keeping with our mandate we will ensure universal service and access by providing broadcasting services through the digital migration process that promises to enhance diversity and access especially for the previously marginalised All South Africans will benefit from and be able to afford to move from analogue to digital television in line with world standards says Minister Pule During the launch the department demonstrated the different types of technology that will be needed by the communities during the migration process The minister reiterated government s commitment to helping the poor reminding the community that whatever government would subsidise 70 of the price of a Set Top Box STB for the poorest of the poor The STBs would be distributed from the country s post offices and in areas where there were no post offices mobile post offices would be made available Apart from providing better picture quality enhanced clarity more channels and content thousands of jobs will also be created she added We

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    politicians from sending unsolicited campaign text messages Related topics regions Mobiles India ICT Academy to help students prepare for IT careers Oracle Academy and ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu ICTACT an initiative of the Government of India the Government of Tamil Nadu and CII have launched a new Related topics regions IT Low cost audio computer helps NGO in its development work A US based NGO has come up with the Talking Book a low cost interactive audio computer that can be used with ease by the illiterate people Related topics regions Internet 50 years of Information Technology This brief roundup by b Online IT Degree b presents a timeline of information technology s development and influence from the 1950s It demands that the Related topics regions Digital Intel to scale up efforts for digital literacy in India In India we will continue to scale our efforts under the National Digital Literacy Mission said Sandeep Aurora Director Marketing Intel South Asia Related topics regions Microsoft A small nonprofit can be a global conversation Heather Mansfield Heather Mansfield is the owner of DIOSA Communications and author of Social Media for Social Good A How To Guide for Nonprofits A pioneer in employing social Related topics regions Internet Empowering India digitally Sandeep Aurora Director of Marketing Intel South Asia in a short talk with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia tells about the global IT firm s initiatives Related topics regions Microsoft Workshop to bring IDS knowledge to Indian NGOs OneWorld Foundation and the Institute of Development Studies IDS came together to hold a two day workshop to facilitate knowledge sharing between NGOs and Related topics regions Digital US getting started with the global Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day is marked to make the use of Internet safer and better for

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    money food and inheritance The role and responsibility of community radio in correcting these inequalities First it is to integrate people who have disabilities into every aspect of it s functioning This means going to talk with people who might look or communicate differently than you do and finding out what is important to them It means seeking out people who may not be easy to find You might be uncomfortable at first but that s ok you ll get over it and you ll learn that your job is to advance community radio as a way for people to harness their own power and bring others along with them Just as you wouldn t insist on women only making women s programs you should expect that disabled people have interests skills and talents to address any topic at hand There should be programs about disability produced by those who have disabilities but there should be disabled programmers making shows about other topics as well Because community radio is about harnessing and utilizing power it is inappropriate to focus on themes of pity religious healing or cure After all you wouldn t air a show espousing the merits of curing someone s race Neither would you do so with disability Certainly you would impart information of genuine assistance to those with a particular condition but far to many past efforts in radio have focused on what is wrong with being a disabled person in society rather than on how to correct societal inequities that make participation in life with a disability so difficult Neither do we focus obsessively on medical issues at the expense of the disability voice Again important and sound medical information that enhances daily life is appropriate but in the past this has all to often created a dynamic of the expert preaching to the uninformed It is therefore helpful to consider the basics of inclusion of people with disabilities in your radio project by asking the following questions Is your station location physically accessible Can a person using a wheelchair get in the door Is the toilet that is available to everyone else usable by someone with a variety of physical disabilities Can a person using a wheelchair get into the studio and control room What about the place where you hold your trainings Is the furniture arranged to allow maximum access for people with limited mobility Is the equipment arranged so it can be used by many different kinds of people Creativity is in order here think universal design adjustability and efficient space utilization Is your studio and field equipment usable by someone who is blind or has a visual impairment Does your equipment vendor even know what you re talking about when you ask this question before purchasing gear for your station Is the softwear used for editing production and on air functions accessible by a blind person using a program that reads aloud what is on the screen Have you identified work arounds

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    smartphone with tactile text that can be used by blind or visually impaired people Sumit Dagar s prototype Braille smartphone s first model could be on the market within a year Dagar who won a US 50 000 2012 Rolex Award for Enterprise in November to develop the smartphone says that design can help technology bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of the population Dagar s partners in the five year smartphone project which started in 2009 are the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and eye health centre the LV Prasad Eye Institute LVPEI India He is working with a four member team comprising experts from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands New York University in the United States India s National Institute of Design and the LVPEI The basic handset I am working on now has words and numbers going up and down in Braille So a user can touch them and recognise or locate numbers and names Dagar tells SciDev Net The screen is covered in pins that can rise up from its surface to form Braille words and numbers He says that several other research institutions have expressed interest in collaborating

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    Dominique Director of NUR School of Journalism and Communication explains how Radio Salus contributed to NUR students experience When you meet some second year students you can t believe they re only in second year because they already know how to report and deal with news When they reach their third or fourth year they are really skilled mainly because of Salus So it is very very enriching On the top of its impact on NUR students and its overall capacity building goal another primary objective of the Radio Salus project is to enhance democracy in Rwanda by providing a new outlet for freedom of expression and the free flow of information Training of students and professionals at the radio station has become a key determinant in diversifying media programming in Rwanda and in building confidence in private radio as a viable means of mass media Because of its good reputation Radio Salus is one of the top three most listened radio stations in the country and it has become a platform where a range of issues are debated Equally significant is the fact that Radio Salus is the only independent radio station with permanent correspondents in at least two regions of the country In addition the amount of original informational and educational programming the station produces is outstanding and the variety of programmes is unparalleled in Rwanda Each week more than 25 different programmes are broadcast 24 hours a day 7 days a week primarily in Kinyarwanda but also in Kiswahili English and French The Radio Salus programmes include education agriculture health HIV AIDS Rwandan history news conflict management sports and coffee Radio Salus sports programme has been rated the top one in the country Radio Salus has also managed to empower Rwandan youth women and disabled people Through

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