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    are available for those starting in September 2010 deadline dates vary but many require application before end February or end March 2010 Only very high quality candidates will be considered They are typically looking for those with a distinction level Masters degree from an internationally recognised university in an appropriate topic which includes but is not limited to information systems management or development good English skills and a relevant topic for study backed by a proposal that demonstrates an ability to work with academic theory Candidates may choose to study a PhD for which they will typically be based in Manchester during much of their study other than a period of fieldwork in a developing country Those already in employment may choose the DBA route taken over a four or five year period and requiring roughly two two week periods of intensive study supervision per year in Manchester Scholarships are not available for DBA study Selected candidates will join the Centre for Development Informatics the largest academic group working on issues of ICTs in developing countries http www manchester ac uk cdi CDI will consider any topic related to development informatics although there are particular priorities at present for work

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    Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Sustainability Virtual Summits G2Events will host the first in the series of virtual event Smart ICT that will focus on information technology for mitigating the effects of climate change from February 9 11 2010 Registration is open for submitting papers and exhibitions ICT alone through the solutions to be discussed during the Sustainability Virtual Summits could contribute up to 50 of the possible CHG emissions savings by 2020 Smart ICT event is the first in a virtual event series Sustainability Virtual Summits will Bring together global corporate visionaries policy makers environmental advocacy groups and leading experts Showcase financially profitable practices and strategies that address and mitigate corporate and government impact on long term health of the earth Enhance corporate social awareness Benefit corporate growth profitability Productivity and efficiency It will employ A Virtual Event Platform Telepresence its use will be to facilitate interaction and participation between presenters from around the globe This summit will facilitate concrete ideas strategies multi sector solutions and analysis and case studies Call for papers Corporate academic non profit and political entities and organizations are encouraged to share and present new ideas technologies strategies practical outcomes research

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    good practices around the globe that widen universal access and open networks Participants are invited to submit papers by 15 September 2009 Open Access Conferences have been organized since 2003 with the objectives of sharing knowledge and good practices on how to widen Open communication Open networks Universal access and Sustainable business models for operation and maintenance of such communication There is currently a high momentum in the deployment of infrastructures such as optic fiber and wireless networks in all African countries The primary objective of the 7th Open Access Conference will be to identify and share experiences on affordable and cost effective ICT technologies around the globe to guide their deployment The conference theme is Harnessing the rapid growth of fibre infrastructure for Social Economic Development The conference will be held at the Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra Ghana from the 1st to 3rd November 2009 You are invited to share experiences plans or hypotheses under validation We solicit focused abstracts tutorial and survey contributions as well as research papers on but not limited to the following sub themes ICT Infrastructure Strategic ICT Leadership Universal Access Policy and Social implications Open Source Media and ICT ICT Usage ICT Entrepreneurship

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    EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info UNESCO ICTs in Education Prize Teaching Learning and e Pedagogy Teacher Professional Development for Knowledge Societies is the theme of the 2009 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain the US 50 000 prize is divided between two winners The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2009 Every year this prize rewards activities that demonstrate best practice as well as creative use of ICTs to enhance learning teaching and overall educational performance Submissions for candidature must reach UNESCO via the governments of Member States in consultation with their UNESCO National Commissions or by international non governmental organizations which maintain formal relations with the Organization Winners will be celebrated at an award ceremony on 26 January 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris The 2008 Prize was awarded to China s Shanghai TV University for its project Turning the Digital Divide into Digital Opportunity and to Dr Hoda Baraka of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for her leadership in the implementation of several national ICT projects in education For more detailed

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    3rd Asia Pacific and Europe Media Dialogue will be held at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam The Netherlands on 9th and 10th of November 2009 To build on the successes of the 1st and 2nd Asia Pacific and Europe Media Dialogue the 3rd Dialogue co organised by Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the AIBD will engage more broadcasters and other stakeholders of the electronic media industry in promoting better understanding of media issues and enhancing interaction The conference theme is A new agenda for media A wide variety of relevant issues will be discussed during the Media Dialogue How to balance media freedom and media responsibility and accountability Has media done enough to pursue responsible practices in various levels of its operation In reporting conflicts how media can reduce conflicts Can media help in reconciliation Can media play a role in preventing disasters Can media help to slow down climate change Is it enough to report the findings of scientists and international experts How can media withstand the economic downturn Can content sharing and co production help the bottom line How can mainstream media exploit the new level of citizens participation in media that is facilitated by the new media

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    UNESCO has launched a call for nominations for the 2009 UNESCO IPDC Prize for Rural Communication Potential submitters are invited to propose nominations in consultation with the National Commissions for UNESCO or with relevant non governmental organizations maintaining consultative relations with UNESCO The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 October 2009 Established in 1985 the UNESCO IPDC Prize for Rural Communication aims to reward a pioneering activity which contributes to improving communication in rural communities in particular in developing countries Awarded on a biennial basis it consists of a sum of US 20 000 and a diploma The last recipient of the Prize was the Indian daily newspaper Malayala Manorama which was selected for its imaginative communication campaign aimed at raising awareness among the people of Kerala on the importance of water conservation as a solution to the problem of droughts in the region The Prize will be awarded for the eleventh time during the 27th session of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication IPDC which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 24 to 26 March 2010 Nominations should include a description of the candidate s background and achievements a summary

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    objective is to bring together ICT experts practitioners business leaders and stakeholders of the region onto one platform through keynote addresses paper presentations thematic workshops and exhibitions In short the event provides an excellent opportunity for participants to interact with a wide and diverse development community eINDIA 2009 through its five seminal conferences will focus on five emerging application domains of ICT for Development e Government ICT in Education ICT and Rural Development and ICT enabled Health services The five conferences namely egov India digital learning India Indian Telecentre Forum eHealth India eAgriculture India The event will allow people and organisations working in apparently isolated domains of ICTD to engage in mutual experience sharing and enable them to build an understanding of convergent issues in development The eINDIA platform has brought together experts not only from India and Asia but also from other continents including Africa Latin America Europe and North America The cross country sharing of experiences and regional specificities has always ensured that new and possible collaborations are discussed and forged The eINDIA Forum has always provided a stimulating and invigorating environment starting from eINDIA 2005 through eINDIA 2008 allowing different stakeholders to learn from peers and experts representing different sectors eINDIA 2008 apart from being co organised by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India Ministry of Urban Development Government of India and UN GAID also received overwhelming support from key ministries namely the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Panchayati Raj It saw 320 speakers across 7 thematic tracks and a participation of around 1500 delegates from more than 35 countries The Forum has also been extended to different Asian regions and has been hosted by different Asian countries along with CSDMS eASIA 2008

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    year for the prestigious Pan African conference which has gained recognition for the diversity and content of its presentations The theme for the AfriHealth 2009 Conference is ICT in Healthcare Are We Doing Enough For Africa The conference aims to provide professionals and specialists a platform for interaction and collaboration to promote and develop the use of Information and Communication Technology ICT in the health and bio science domain Since the first conference in 2007 there has been a noticeable change in the pace of ICT development work in the Healthcare industry but much of this is yet to filter through and have the expected impacts The 2009 theme questions the extent of current research and development using ICT technology and the amount of effort being made to progress ICT developments in the African Healthcare arena Much more can be done than is presently being done for Healthcare The Conference in its third year will be the meeting point for all healthcare participants to share ideas showcase developments and develop action plans to speed up improvements in the industry The previous conferences had outstanding presentations from many African and International speakers and the 2009 sessions will be no exception The

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