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    Access to knowledge Building multicultural society in Japan 27 01 2010 FM YY community radio station in Japan has been helping to build a multi cultural and multi ethnic society for the last 15 years Established after the Kobe earthquake in 1995 it has also played a pivotal role in preparing citizens especially foreign residents to face disasters more Image Credits Image credits OWSA Pictures showing destruction of Kobe after the massive earthquake in 1995 Related topics Community Radio ICTs Disaster Management Podcasts a community knowledge sharing tool 20 01 2010 A pilot project in Zimbabwe run by the development charity Practical Action shows that podcasts can work for poor farmers despite many barriers They are readily available accept local voices easy to use and can be located in communities more Image Credits SciDev The podcasts are recorded by members of local communities Related topics Farming Capacity building ICTs Rescue online for Haiti victims 16 01 2010 New media tools and social networking sites have come to play critical role in disaster relief and information dissemination in quake hit Haiti With satellite backed technologies at hand civilians on the ground could connect to aid agencies as well as facilitate resource generation more Image Credits BBC New technologies is directing search and rescue efforts Related topics Information Communications ICTs Disaster Management A brainy computer 13 01 2010 An innovative science project in Europe is trying to utilise the properties of bio chemistry to create computers almost as powerful and complex and similar in their working as the human brain The international collaboration funded by a EU programme hopes to arrive at a practical demonstration of chemical computing more Image Credits Gareth Jones BBC Neneu concept Related topics EU Science and Technology ICTs Research New tech to bridge the language gap 07

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    leading mobile service BPL Mobile has launched this Value Added Service to provide a virtual channel that will give subscribers instant access to quality medical assistance Image credits Guy Cali Corbis Doctor on phone The service will provide a first time telephonic consultation where doctors will diagnose a patient s problems under three categories Acute Chronic and Emergency depending on the condition of the patient A Doctor who attends a call will try to understand the present condition of the patient on the phone and will offer some palliative home remedy to the subscriber under the type Acute condition The attending doctor will suggest a future course of action in terms of lifestyle change preventive measures and which specialist to be consulted for further management for the type Chronic condition In the case of an Emergency the doctor will suggest if the patient needs to be rushed to the nearest hospital Mr Sunzay Passari VAS Devices Head at BPL Mobile said For the busy time challenged Mumbaikar instant access to quality medical assistance is going to be a boon BPL Mobile in yet another industry first offering hopes that this service will be of great utility to its subscribers While this service does not claim to replace a family Doctor Doctor on Call will be useful in all those occasions when one can t reach their trusted doctor or in an emergency for second opinions and also for daily recurrent ailments The service will cost INR 15 minute There would be no need for the Mumbaikar to take time off work or face long queues or take prior appointments For people who often end up denying themselves medical advice in a bid to avoid interrupting their busy schedule this service would be very useful More so the aged or the

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    insurgency a remote village in western Nepal stands transformed A local visionary s efforts with a home WiFi kit and solar powered relay station have e connected Nangi with the rest of the region to provide people better education healthcare and income more Image Credits Nepal Wireless A wireless relay station in a remote part of Nepal Related topics Information ICTs Wireless Technologies Innovations Online platform for climate adaptation 04 03 2009 A global initiative by the International Institute for Environment Development will bring together donor agencies NGOs and research institutes from over 50 countries in an online platform to facilitate sharing of climate solutions more Image Credits Practical Action Floating gardens are beds of aquatic weeds that allow cultivation in flooded areas Related topics Environment ICTs Rural Internet not online but still connected 17 02 2009 The Internet is spreading to villages in the developing world but sometimes in unexpected ways Katherine Nightingale discovers that Rural communities have their own way of participating in the digital age more Image Credits Kelsey Wood Children at Habeni Primary School in KwaZulu Natal experiment with email Related topics Education Single Universal Identification for all Indians by Early 2010 11 02 2009 Indians are set to benefit from a unique identity UID number that will be assigned to them as a permanent identifier through life obviating the need for multiple documentary proofs of identity more Related topics Information ICTs India E Governance All you want to know about IPTV 21 01 2009 Internet Protocol Television IPTV referring to TV delivered through broadband services is hotting up in India Read about how this new technology is set to change the way people watch TV and access the net more Image Credits Indiatimes Infotech IPTV Related topics ICTs Innovations How green are my gadgets 14

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    areas can exchange details through SMS on their culture and stay connected to their peers more Image Credits Students use short text messages to learn about each others cultures Photo credit IICD Related topics Education Children Access to knowledge ICTs Afghanistan voter helpline answering 35 000 queries per week 19 08 2009 The voter helpline number 190 operating out of Kabul is presently the best known phone number in Afghanistan and it is doing a good job of addressing a range of questions from keen voters across the country more Image Credits Amandine Roche UNDP Elect Afghanistan voter helpline answering 35 000 queries per week Preserving our digitised heritage 30 07 2009 A Japanese research team has proposed storing data on semiconductor memory chips made of silicon that will make information as resilient as if it were set in stone itself The disc like device is the Digital Rosetta Stone named after the ancient Egyptian artifact that revolutionized modern understanding of hieroglyphic writing more Image Credits Cast in stone Sumerian tablets Photo credit BBC Related topics Information Research Innovations Tagging technology to track trash 24 07 2009 The ebb and flow of thousands of pieces of household rubbish are to be tracked using sophisticated mobile tags Carlo Ratti explains how the tiny tags work more Image Credits BBC Tagging technology to track trash Related topics Environment Science and Technology Wireless Technologies Innovations Love is in the ear 20 07 2009 Inaugurated last year by Deutsche Welle a radio project called Learning by Ear is reaching into parts of Africa where computers are yet to be seen Today more than 33 million people on the African continent are able to listen to this distance education programme Its popularity lies in its unconventional format and true to life stories that embrace diverse

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    project to send millions of targeted health messages to mobile phones users across the country more Image Credits ICT Update Delivering an extra message Related topics Communications ICTs Information Texting disease away 09 06 2009 Alerta DISAMAR a mobile phone based health project is helping doctors in the Peruvian navy to report and track disease outbreaks even in remote areas and ask for help with treatment more Image Credits BBC Texting disease away Related topics ICTs Health Disease WFP reaches out to schools via web 01 06 2009 WFP is reaching out to schools to inform teachers and students on global hunger by integrating the issue into lessons on geography science social studies and mathematics more Image Credits WFP Rein Skullerud WFP reaches out to schools via web Related topics Education Children Internet World s first tuition free online university 22 05 2009 The newly formed University of the People presents a gateway to aspiring students from around the world to continue higher education from their homes at a minimal cost more Image Credits UN News Centre The world s first tution free online university Related topics Education United Nations ICTs Watching while you work and play 19 05 2009 BBC Click reporter David Reid visits a project in the south of France where digital technology is giving freedom to hospital patients and the vulnerable more Image Credits BBC Project Gerhome is giving freedom to hospital patients and the vulnerable Related topics Health ICTs Disability Rural Bolivia connects up via the net 11 05 2009 In San Ignacio de Moxos in north Bolivia the only internet connection available was an expensive and intermittent telephone connection Since March 2006 wireless internet has brought connectivity at a quarter of the earlier price helping people shed their electronic isolation and linking them to

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    Publisher Tactical Technology Collective 2009 Image credits Message in a Box How can Web 2 0 new interactive internet tools and multimedia be used for advocacy and international development This clear and comprehensive online toolkit covers every aspect of setting up a multimedia strategy recommending tools downloads and advocacy tactics and approaches It offers practical advice and instructions on using sites such as Flickr content management tools blogging video and audio and provides a diverse number of links to downloads for beginner multimedia users These enable photo editing website design content management DVD ripping and animation The toolkit provides information and advice on developing communication and advocacy strategies using the following types of multimedia Audio looks at information on how to use specific types of software such as Audacity SongBird and OurMedia podcasting recording and editing interviews Internet looks at planning and maintaining a website running a blog email marketing search engine maximisation and content management systems Images looks at information on copyright and photo sharing comics and animation and how to crop or scale images Print looks at creating a logo designing a newsletter and available software such as OpenOffice Scribus and Inkspace Video looks at strategies security and

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    2009 A report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UN ECA disclosed that Ethiopia has registered remarkable achievements in utilizing information and communication technology ICT for various purposes while ensuring its cultural identity and diversity According to the document released at the First Session of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia the country has been utilizing ICT for exchange of information among institutions and thereby improving the provision of social and administrative services The report which comprises the status of ICT utilization in 12 African countries indicated that Ethiopia has been creating an informed community by introducing e employment e environment e agriculture e health and e science ICT policy of the country specifies the need to promote cultural and linguistic heritages especially the need to develop content for preserving the value wisdom and acquired knowledge of traditional communities and culture the report disclosed The document also indicated that Ethiopia has already prepared glossaries of ICT terminology for three local languages besides developing keyboard standard for Ethiopian alphabet The Ethiopian government has established National Information Network Security Agency in a bid to address the ICT related security issues according to the

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    interactive Facilitated by Open Learning Nepal the innovative Related topics regions Education Children ICTs Uganda uses telemedicine to improve health service delivery The Ugandan Government has launched an ambitious project to provide telemedicine facilities in different health centers across the country enabling patients Related topics regions Globalization ICTs Health Market rates on phone to help farmers in Punjab Farmers in Punjab now have a facility to access real time market rates right on their phones so they can pick and choose the best market where to sell their Related topics regions Information ICTs Agriculture Philippines Government launches K Agrinet project to benefit farmers The Government of Philippines is promoting the use of information and communication technologies ICTs in its latest bid to attain agricultural sustainability Related topics regions ICTs Agriculture Education moves online in India Launch of the first e education programme in India gives hope that access equity and quality of higher education in the country will be substantially enhanced Related topics regions Education Access to knowledge ICTs UN ITU to help develop ICTs in Pacific Islands A collaborative initiative by 13 Pacific Island countries to give impetus to Information and Communication Technologies for development in the region Related topics regions ICTs United Nations TV series educates on women s rights UNICEF is promoting rights based empowerment of women in India through a TV serial that highlights issues of social and gender discrimination and how its Related topics regions Gender ICTs Advocacy Sweden tops UN s information technology development index According to new ranking report published by the UN ITU Sweden holds the first rank in the ICT Development Index IDI Related topics regions ICTs CRY launches online games to promote child rights To sensitise people on child rights CRY has posted a series of web based games that will entertain as brain ticklers while informing people how they can play Related topics regions ICTs Children Green mobile network for rural Sri Lanka under trial Remote parts of Sri Lanka could benefit from an improved mobile phone network if an experiment with green energy proves successful and the results of the Related topics regions Environment ICTs Innovations China launches high tech fight against TB A new programme aims to use innovative technologies to improve the detection and treatment of tuberculosis TB in China Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease UNESCO to launch digital library UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will soon launch a free world digital library The site will include manuscripts maps rare books films sound recordings Related topics regions ICTs Access to knowledge United Nations Kashmir hospital to launch telemedicine Aiming to bring quality health care to remote areas a hospital in Kashmir has become the nodal agency for telemedicine in north India The state of the art Related topics regions Information ICTs Health Mobile phone diagnosis approaches field trials Two innovative devices that use modified mobile phone technology to diagnose disease now have funds for more research and field tests in developing countries Related topics regions

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