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    services in the area of environment e Environment toolkit and Readiness Index Publisher International Telecommunication Union November 2009 The e Environment Toolkit aims to improve the understanding of the issues and factors that affect ICT use and energy consumption as well as GHG emissions in different sectors of the economy and at all levels of society throughout the country or jurisdiction in question Image credits ITU Cover page of the report Through the use of this Toolkit and its Environment Readiness Index EERI a country or jurisdiction is expected to gain a better understanding of where it stands in terms of ICT use for promoting e sustainability in comparison to other countries The toolkit can therefore be used to benchmark progress Indicators of the readiness of countries are captured using the e Environment index Readiness of jurisdictions communities regions of a country organisations and other than country scale entities have to be calculated to derive an equivalent EERI It will provide policymakers principles and guidelines for the development and deployment of electronic applications and services in the area of the environment to support member states in the evaluation of their current capacities the identification of needs and definition of priorities as a basis for the development of national e Environment and e sustainability strategies and action plan for climate change and sustainable development A core practical tool in this Toolkit is the e Environment Readiness Index EERI The EERI can be used both as a tool for evaluating the e Environment readiness of a country to use ICTs for mitigating and adjusting to the impacts of climate change as well as a process for establishing baseline knowledge about the potential use and impact of ICT systems with respect to the environment Given the enormity of the task at hand and

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    Reach and Increasing Impact takes an in depth look at how ICT and particularly broadband and mobile are impacting economic growth in developing countries The data section includes at a glance tables on ICT sector performance for 150 economies more Image Credits World Bank Cover page of the report Related topics Development Communications ICTs Knowledge sharing in cyberspace 01 07 2009 UNESCO s first openly licensed publication Open Educational Resources Conversations in Cyberspace brings together the background papers and reports from the first three years of activities in the UNESCO OER community more Image Credits UNESCO Cover page of the publication Related topics Education Access to knowledge Establishing sustainable Information and Technology parks 18 06 2009 The global best practice study International Good Practice for Establishment of Sustainable IT Parks presents the critical business success factors for setting up IT Parks with a review of experiences in Vietnam Russia and Jordan more Image Credits infoDev Cover page of the report Related topics Infrastructure ICTs Research Web 2 0 solutions for rural areas 12 06 2009 The Participatory Web provides a systematic overview of Web 2 0 experiences made to date in Africa Asia and Latin America As a practice oriented introduction to the theme it discusses both the potentials and the possible limits to the participatory web more Image Credits Crisscrossed Cover page of the report Related topics Development Civil society ICTs Sustainable ICT for education 09 06 2009 Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education is the final report of the SusteIT project that analyses and develops best practice cases and tools on environmentally sustainable ICT practices in further and higher education more Related topics Environment Education ICTs Multimedia message in a box 01 06 2009 The Message in a Box project of Tactical Technology Collective offers a comprehensive

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    customers mobile banking presents a delicate balance between a conceptually powerful opportunity being able to transact any time anywhere and practical challenges finicky menu sequences on a small screen and tiny buttons Many banks launched into mobile banking without a well articulated idea of what customers problems were and how to address those problems This paper examines how banks can translate the potential of mobile phones into greater financial access for poor people Although mobile phone operators have been able to use the mobile phone for mobile remittance and bill payment services in several countries banks have had little success in using mobile phones as part of a growth or outreach strategy The authors focus on smaller banks or microfinance institutions MFIs that face a much higher cost of service delivery because of the smaller transaction values they handle and the more likely remote and dispersed location of at least some of their customers The opportunity seems particularly great for them but implementation challenges also loom larger because of their small scale This discussion assumes these banks and MFIs have adequate back office and transaction switching capability and sufficient internal controls whether managed in house or outsourced Without that mobile

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    for the Hardest to Reach highlights the use of interactive radio in improving educational quality in conventional classrooms and promoting active learning among non school goers more Image Credits EDC Cover page of the report Related topics Education ICTs India Water Portal launched in Hindi 19 11 2008 India Water Portal a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s national capital yesterday This new step takes forward knowledge sharing on water issues to a larger audience among the grassroots more Image Credits India Water Portal in Hindi Related topics Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet Tracking MDGs in Brazil 02 02 2009 A new portal has been launched in Brazil to help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5 000 municipalities in their country Unveiled on the sidelines of the World Social Forum the Portal ODM will enable people to access relevant information about anti poverty goals and influence public policies more Image Credits UNMC A web page of the portal Related topics Information MDGs Internet Online atlas for endangered languages 24 02 2009 UNESCO has unveiled the digital version of the Atlas of the World s Languages in Danger This interactive electronic tool has updated information on over 2 500 languages spoken worldwide and enables users to search according to country degree of threat name of languages or number of speakers more Image Credits UNESCO Locating world s endangered languages Related topics Culture ICTs Access to knowledge Mobile technology for global health 10 03 2009 The mHealth for Development report published by Vodafone and United Nations Foundation surveys the benefits of mobile technology to improve health care across the world more Image Credits UN Foundation Cover page of the report Related topics ICTs

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    South Asia Info World Education Summit 2012 The second edition of the World Education Summit WES 2012 is being jointly organised by All India Council for Technical Education AICTE Centre for Science Development and Media Studies CSDMS and Elets Technomedia between 23 24 July 2012 in New Delhi Slated to witness the largest gathering of education leaders from across the globe the World Education Summit s objectives are To bring together top leadership in the field of education to assess learning in the 21st century and debate trends in school higher and skill education across the globe To highlight innovations and best practices in education and provide a platform for disseminating the practices To deliberate and share common experiences and challenges in the implementation of education policies and reforms To assess technology practices and trends in education and their role in promoting education To address the role of teachers in meeting learners diverse expectations and needs WES 2012 will focus on the education sector and the challenges and opportunities in this field Key thematic areas will include higher education school education vocational and skill training and open and distance learning The event will be marked by conferences exhibitions workshops and

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    and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Government ICT 2012 The eighth annual Government ICT conference organised at QEII Conference Centre London on January 31 2012 aims to offer an exclusive practical insights into the Government s evolving ICT strategy The way the public sector is using ICT is changing achieving faster more effective and resilient systems which are fully meshed into wider networks are achievable goals for all but only if the way the public sector uses ICT evolves and costly failures are avoided The conference will bring together delegates from key central government departments top performing councils innovative health practitioners to discuss the key issues in Government ICT and public service deliveries Government ICT 2012 will prove be the UK s premier forum for those charged with changing the way the public sector uses its ICT delivering greater efficiency flexibility and transparency Crucial topics to be discussed include Delivering the ICT Strategic Implementation Plan the Cloud Computing Strategy and the Greening Government Strategy Saving through collaborative procurement the Government Appstore Redefining how ICT can support the efficient delivery of your services The latest technical and

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    Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info IFIP WITFOR 2012 The 2012 edition of the World IT Forum WITFOR 2012 to be held in New Delhi in April 2012 will provide a good knowledge sharing opportunity on mobilising ICTs for change The World Information Technology Forum WITFOR is a unique global forum initiated by the International Federation for Information Processing IFIP which was formed under the auspices of UNESCO IFIP has been organising WITFOR every second year since 2003 in cooperation with the government of the host country The inaugural WITFOR was held in Lithuania in 2003 followed by Botswana in 2005 Ethiopia in 2007 and Vietnam in 2009 The fifth IFIP World IT Forum WITFOR 2012 will be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 16th 18th April 2012 under the overall theme of Sustainable Human Development with a focus on four key areas Agriculture Education Health E Governance Organised in partnership with the Department of Information Technology DIT Government of India WITFOR 2012 will provide a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge on mobilising ICT for change among a diverse range of

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    OneWorld South Asia Info ICTD 2010 The goal of the ICTD conference is to provide an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring ICTs applied to development The conference is the latest in the series of highly successful international ICTD conferences held in Doha 2009 Bangalore 2007 and Berkeley 2006 It aims to provide a forum for researchers practitioners and all those with interests in the use of information and communication technologies in development practice to meet to discuss the latest research advances in the field Building on the success of its predecessors ICTD2010 will combine two days of plenary peer reviewed paper sessions with two days of workshops panel sessions discussion forums demos and sessions in both French and Spanish A particular feature will be the opportunity that it will provide for participatory involvement from people from a diversity of backgrounds ICTD2010 is being hosted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and the multidisciplinary ICT4D Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London s magnificent campus situated only 20 minutes from London s Heathrow airport Key Dates Registration opens 15th May 2010 early registration deadline 15th September 2010 registration will close on 30th November 2010 Calls for Papers and Workshop

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