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    Foundation is establishing a Skills Development Centre a Computer Training Centre and Science Laboratory in Thatyur Tehri Garhwal District The facilities will provide rehabilitation support and offer long term solutions to the community through computer and vocational training for youth and women At the Government Intermediate College in Thatyur SAP and the HOPE Foundation have established the SAP Skills Development Centre Computer Training Labs and refurbished the Science Laboratory which was damaged during the June floods The SAP Skills Development Centre Computer Training Labs will provide computer training to approximately 700 individuals while the science laboratory will enable 250 students to pursue their higher education in Science and Engineering Additionally SAP has inaugurated the SAP Center of HOPE Computer Training Centre for women and children in Thatyur This computer center provides basic computer training in Microsoft Office applications and caters to 30 villages around Thatyur The computer training will be provided as a part of SAP s Project Lakshya initiative which aims at bridging the digital divide in society today At the SAP Centre of HOPE Computer Training Centre SAP has provided desktops and training content to educate 300 individuals per year At SAP we understand that education and technology

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    3 4 2013 The workshop intends to empower research organizations and Non Government Organisations NGOs to use and take benefit of IDS knowledge sharing platforms for efficient content syndication Recognising the value of well researched content OneWorld uses the knowledge from IDS for its own group of portals and also developed plug ins which automatically allow content syndication and sharing from IDS knowledge sharing platforms like Eldis and Bridge These two are renowned knowledge services by IDS that host a range of documents resources and publications on development research policy and practice IDS with its innovative Application Programming Interface API service enables other organisations to pick use and share the info knowledge available on these resources With the intention of expanding the reach of these plug ins beyond its immediate partners and taking cue from the recently conducted workshop with its selected Ek Duniya Web Services EDWS partners OneWorld feels that a large number of grassroots partners in the region would be keen to use the plug ins to mine knowledge resources from Eldis and Bridge While extending the plug ins partner organisations need to be oriented on the kind importance and credibility of the content the appropriate usage of the content and also the technical skills in handling the plug in on their web platform Duncan Edwards from the Institute of Development Studies IDS at the University of Sussex Brighton said We plan to build on the success of the workshop Oneworld ran with members of their Ek Duniya network in March 2012 I look forward to seeing how the research material being made available through the Institute of Development Studies API can add value to the work that workshop participants are doing within the fields of agriculture nutrition and climate change This year s workshop concentrates on sharing

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    active archive strategy when properly applied significantly reduces overall storage and data management costs while improving efficiencies explains Floyd Related topics regions Internet Infrastructure IT Digital Harnessing digital knowledge to empower rural India At a conference held by ASSOCHAM people met up to discuss the Government s vision of empowering rural India through the spread of digital technology to 2 5 Related topics regions Technology India IT Digital Mobile application to track transactions launched in Kenya A mobile application that enables one to account for their mobile money transfer transactions has been launched in Kenya Related topics regions ICTs Africa IT Traditional media and internet are part of same ecosystem say experts Siddharth Varadarajan Editor of India s leading daily The Hindu said traditional media and new media being part of the same ecosystem should not be Related topics regions Information Media India East Africa Regional varsities not plugged in ICT to be exposed An international research company has embarked on the process of ranking universities and other institutions of higher learning in East Africa on the use of Related topics regions Education Africa IT ICTs Medical students get Ipads for research in Rwanda These gadgets are being donated to enhance education and information sharing between the medical students and lecturers Related topics regions Research Africa IT Digital New study maps mobile tech use among Kenya s poorest The study also says that 16 per cent of the poorest Kenyans use the Internet on their mobile phones Related topics regions ICTs Africa IT An advanced citizenship is vital for e Governance WB economist Tracey Lane Senior Economist at the World Bank was involved in the Bank s Open Data initiative In an interview with OneWorld South Asia at the sidelines of Related topics regions South Asia World Bank IT Governance South Africa Broadband doubles as country shifts to mobile According to researchers World Wide Worx broadband access in South Africa has more than doubled in the last two years Related topics regions Broadband Africa IT Internet Uptake of girls into ICT related study declines In its endeavour to encourage girls to embrace technology and help them harness opportunities in the ICT sector International Telecommunications Union ITU Related topics regions Gender Digital IT Kenya Red Cross website to reunite torn families International Committee of the Red Cross is set to unveil a new website to help families torn apart by war disaster and migration find each other Related topics regions Technology IT Internet India to usher in e passports soon India s external affairs ministry is all set to issue electronic passports which will have an electronic chip containing the personal information of the Related topics regions IT Digital 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 Shaadi com s Facebook campaign on dowry bags award Indian matrimonial website s widely followed

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    a cinema or a railway ticket shopping online and filing tax returns most of such online facilities still remain a challenge for millions of Indians living with disabilities The audit of 10 public websites conducted by BarrierBreak Technologies found that not even one of them was truly accessible The survey aimed at evaluating the level of accessibility of different websites of the Indian government both at the central and the state level Shilpi Kapoor Managing Director of BarrierBreak Technologies said that it was sad to note that of the around 7000 Government websites most of them do not comply to international standards and even the few who claim to be disabled friendly are unfortunately not India being an IT hub it is imperative that our government services are accessible otherwise people with disabilities will again be left out of the digital world she said Talking to OneWorld South Asia Kapoor said India after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD issued strict guidelines for uploading disabled friendly websites in the public domain Kapoor said It is unfortunate that the organisations which are responsible for making the government websites are not adequately trained to make portals which are disabled friendly Not just that they also ignore the international standards for making websites as most of the websites are uploaded without being tested by people with disabilities she said Like most of the government buildings which are not disabled friendly even the Web has a big barrier for the disabled people Kapoor said India s National Information Centre NIC issued strict guidelines in 2009 to make all websites in the public domain accessible and disabled friendly NIC s directive came after the issue of websites being inaccessible to the disabled was raised by National Centre for

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    b Jean Parker b creator of Disability Radio Related topics regions Community Radio Disability TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source Digital library for China s visually challenged China has introduced an online library for the visually impaired that will help them access e books music and online lectures With specially designed screen Related topics regions Information Disability China Digital Web accessibility Good for society good for business An accessible website is often the easiest way to do business with people with disabilities for example those who find it difficult to get to a physical Related topics regions Web Internet Disability ICT Indian designer creates smartphone for the blind Sumit Dagar the brain behind this smartphone said that technology can help to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of the population Related topics regions India South Asia Disability Digital A media success story Radio Salus in Rwanda b Nduhura Dominique b Director of NUR School of Journalism and Communication explains how Radio Salus of the National University of Rwanda has contributed Related topics regions Community Radio Education Disability Capacity building India launches ICT lab for disabled children Commemorating International Software Freedom Day on September 19 an Indian NGO launched the first ICT lab for disabled children The activity lab equipped Related topics regions Communications ICTs Disability India ATMs to become blind friendly in India India s largest lender State Bank of India plans to introduce 7 000 voice enabled ATMs across the country for visually challenged customers beginning next Related topics regions India Disability Technology Market for disability products in India pegged at Rs 4 500 cr There has been little attention to exploiting technological advances to assist the disabled in India Related topics regions Disability India IT Watching while you work and

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    example is working with General Electric GE in an effort to reach the city s goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent compared with 1990 levels GE will use data visualizations smart meters and other technologies to optimize energy efficiency and improve water management The use of these ICTs will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Rotterdam which emits as much carbon dioxide as New York City while being only a tenth of its size ICT can be an excellent tool but it is not the silver bullet solution to greening cities said Lind Executive Director and Editor in Chief of Next American City a nonprofit that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in cities in the United States To be effective ICT must be used not only in mapping problems encountered across cities but also to find sustainable solutions to those problems In Lind s State of the World 2012 chapter Information and Communications Technologies Creating Livable Equitable and Sustainable Cities she highlights three ways that communities can effectively use ICT to promote sustainability Open access to data Improving data access is critical to creating sustainable cities By sharing information it is possible to make connections among seemingly disparate variables The Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University in New York used data to establish the connection between crime and poor housing education and health care By analyzing data from the criminal justice system researchers found that a disproportionate number of felons were from specific neighborhoods in large US cities Similar research may help officials target policies around education and poverty reduction in these areas which could help in preventing crime Community mapping Mapping all neighborhoods and regions of a city is vital to ensuring effective and sustainable urban planning Kibera the largest slum in Kenya

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    improve their safety cleanliness and sustainability according to Related topics regions ICTs India Asia Philippines embarks on One Map journey The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority NAMRIA of Philippines is embarking on a multiagency project that seeks to establish a web portal Related topics regions Development ICTs Cloud Computing ICT and rural education in China In the World Bank blog on ICT use in Education Michael Trucano World Bank

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    essential to protecting cyberspace thereby reducing chances of unsecure systems becoming vulnerable to attack or being used to commit crimes Nations have to take steps to secure systems within their borders even though cyberspace is borderless Cyber security is essential for a nation s internal security It is in this context that the passing of the Information Technology Amendment Bill in the last Lok Sabha session in December has to be viewed The primary objective of the Information Technology Act 2000 or IT Act was to provide for legal recognition of electronic documents and of digital signatures at par with handwritten signatures for e commerce and e governance applications in line with the Uncitral Model Law on Electronic Commerce adopted by the UN Commission on International Trade Law Uncitral in January 1997 The Act created a legal environment that was conducive to the growth of e commerce Also Read Tweaking the law to deal with cyber terrorism To inspire trust in e commerce and e governance we need appropriate laws to bring cyber criminals to justice Most countries have created separate laws to deal with computer misuse India chose to have an omnibus law when it legislated the IT Act that included not only provisions for electronic records digital signatures and certifying authorities but also those that deal with unauthorized access to computer systems and some forms of cyber crime The IT Act created a basic legal framework for e commerce to promote trust in the electronic environment through acceptance of electronic documents and digital signatures as evidence in a court of law promoted e commerce and e governance as major applications through legal sanctity accorded to electronic records and digital signatures acceptance of electronic documents by the government and provided for dealing with offences in cyberspace in the form of hackers and other criminals trying to gain access to databases and other business sites Crime jump However cyberspace has seen a significant increase in crime worldwide India is home to the fourth highest number of Internet users in the world cyber crimes recorded a 50 jump in 2007 over the previous year under the IT Act according to the National Crimes Record Bureau Not many cyber criminals could be brought to justice for want of adequate enabling provisions and other technical legal requirements for collection of cyber forensic evidence and its acceptance in courts Besides a host of crimes that were not covered in the Act there were problems due to the non availability of data logs in servers and communication devices of Internet Service Providers ISPs cyber cafés and other organizations There were no uniform guidelines for maintenance of logs by these service providers Cyber cafés for example are governed by guidelines issued by state governments or under police orders With such incoherent and incomplete processes it has been difficult to arrest criminals and terrorists who have often used cyber cafés to communicate among themselves or have sent threatening mails to their targets While the amendments to the

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