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    s first 3G services at the base camp of Mount Everest Credit Reuters China Daily Members of the Chinese Mountaineering Team return to the Everest Base Camp in Tibet Autonomous Region May 9 2008 br br The installation could help the tens of thousands of mountain climbers and trekkers who visit the Mount Everest region in the Solukhumbu district every year They have to depend on expensive satellite phones to remain in touch with their families as the remote region lacks proper communication facilities Nepali telecom company Ncell said its new facility is the first 3G setup at the base camp of Mount Everest the world s tallest mountain at 8 850 metres 29 035 feet This achievement is as mighty as the altitude as 3G high speed internet will bring faster more affordable telecommunication services to the people living in the Khumbu Valley trekkers and climbers alike said Lars Nyberg chief of Nordic telecoms firm TeliaSonera which owns 80 of the firm Ncell is a joint venture between local investors and TeliaSonera Today we made the world s highest video call from Mount Everest Ncell chief Pasi Koistinen told reporters in Kathmandu referring to the call made from 5

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/3g-services-to-revolutionise-communication-around-mt.-everest/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    Citi team up to promote mobile banking 14 June 2012 USAID and Citigroup Inc has partnered to scale up mobile mobile banking in the developing countries The idea is to enable access to financial services and encourage people to transact via mobile phones A global partnership that seeks to broaden the use of mobile banking in developing countries has been forged at the Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington D C Under the partnership Citigroup Inc is planning to encourage its existing clients to transact via mobile phones and integrate its banking services with mobile money operators National Journal reports This is one way the global bank intends to scale up mobile banking targeting to eventually extend the service to other financial services and from consumer to merchant to direct person to person payments The partnership will help expand the U S Agency for International Development s work in promoting mobile money solutions Its initial focus will be on Colombia Haiti Indonesia Kenya and the Philippines The two will also work with governments and other actors in the payments systems to help scale up mobile banking Such an initiative will help provide financial service access to some 2 billion people

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/usaid-citi-team-up-to-promote-mobile-banking/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    skills and needs of their local community How do you make sure the content of the website appeals to graduates Careermate digitises information about career prospects that the Zambian Ministry of Education provides so that students can download the information It is conveyed in an attractive way using multimedia features such as videos and pictures to draw the attention of the students Could you give a practical example of how the system works If someone has studied carpentry we provide him with all the details on various career perspectives such as crafting interior design and even the requirements to set up your own carpentry business in your area This material is enriched with free digital books that help students in their studies and on the platform students can also see pictures and videos of successful professionals in each sector All sectors have a prospect of self employment or livelihood opportunities Your project is supported by IICD and Edukans in the Connect4Change consortium and also focuses on rural areas with no internet access How do you reach students in those areas In addition to the online material our team often visits schools to distribute CD ROMS with all the necessary material The goal is to reach out to 40 000 students in the next five years At its full potential the website will provide videos of more than 2000 career profiles with full details on each of them to make sure that the students are exposed to as many options as possible And what s the current status of the project Currently the Careermate team is carefully generating and gathering material from various sources produces videos and makes sure that the content meets the quality standards and is gender balanced before it reaches the students The programme now functions on a

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/comments/zambian-sets-up-digital-career-guidance-programme-for-rural-youth/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Tablets to replace textbooks 04 July 2012 Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Application a tablet based end to end solution for schools Pressmart Online publishing provider has announced a Mobile Learning Classroom Application MOCA It is tablet based end to end solution for schools The Hyderabad based firm announced deployment of its application by La Salle Green Hills LSGH a school in Manila Philippines It also plans pilot projects in India Singapore Malaysia and Australia in the coming months MOCA allows school going children to access text books and worksheets in a digitised format on an Android based tablet The solution costs 100 for a year s education V K Torpunur Chairman Pressmart said MOCA is based on a private cloud based interactive education system aimed at making learning an interesting enjoyable and collaborative experience on mobile devices The e tablet initiative involving Pressmart MOCA consists of a five phase implementation The first on going phase involves merely replacing textbooks with the tablet devices

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/tablets-to-replace-textbooks/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    cost of developing education system in these countries could be really high but with digital tools the cost of high quality education can be brought down significantly Also it is a fact that human capital is the single biggest asset for developing countries like India and China And with the wide spread proliferation of digital devices and platforms in these countries the more our population especially the under served are equipped with digital skills the more it would manifest itself as progress for the nation as a whole How will it make a difference if educators are empowered to use digital media By teaching with a wide variation of media educators can familiarise students to cultural differences communication pathways and share ideas with encouragement towards a broader outlook It s more vital that educators rather than thinking about the risks and recreational applications should consider opportunities and learning when covering digital media Digital media attracts more students due to its innovation encourages learning due to extensive information updates and is less time consuming or requires fewer set ups in comparison to traditional learning Enhancing educators skills and resources help in developing teaching strategies that incorporate cutting edge digital tools How does Adobe endeavour to use digital media in empowering under served students Because of the lack of access to appropriate technological resources most of the young people are not able to reap the benefits of 21st century education Moreover their educators are not equipped or supported to use technology to enhance learning Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation s global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth from underserved communities with digital media skills so that they can comment on their world share their ideas and take action on issues that are important for them By harnessing the energy and insight

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    An estimated 270 000 refugees in Eastern Chad depend on WFP for food assistance and to get it in place before the June rainy season WFP will deliver over 30 000 metric tonnes by all means possible through the jungles of Cameroon and across the desert of Sudan This urgency also led WFP to organize two emergency airlifts which brought nearly 200 metric tonnes of Plumpy doz a fortified peanut paste intended for some 36 000 children under two years of age in eastern Chad Although effective airlifts are expensive making proper planning of commodity arrival essential to reducing costs Image Credits WFP Now a new tool is helping logisticians not just to plan operations but to visualize them New interactive supply chain maps can now display available ports and their average capacities map out possible land corridors and calculate estimated distances it might take to go from one port to a specific warehouse I have to say these maps are impressive says Nuru Jumaine a Logistics Officer based in Chad They display the time it takes to use various corridors and also the estimated time it takes to arrive at a destination from a certain port For example we can see from the maps that it took one transport contractor 56 days on average to go from Ngaoundéré to Abéché which is almost five times the norm Using this information I can speak with the contractor to find out the reasons for a longer journey WFP uses tried and tested routes to transport large quantities of food assistance but circumstances can change and logisticians have to re assess the possibilities Around 40 percent of food destined for Chad used to make the 3 500km journey from Benghazi Libya until conflict broke out in 2011 Operations re started but with

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    helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services drive innovations and productivity gains and improve competitiveness The strategy reflects rapid changes in the ICT sector over the last decade including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices and the increasing prevalence of social media Information and communication technologies can help reduce poverty boost economic growth

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    sector over the last decade including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices and the increasing prevalence of social media Guided by the previous 2001 ICT Strategy the Bank has had impact in supporting sector reforms and attracting private investments into mainly mobile communications Since 2007 the Bank Group has intensified its support for public private partnerships for broadband and high speed Internet bringing down retail prices and greatly increasing the take up of services in some instances by a factor of 10 The Strategy s Three Pillars Transform Making development more open and accountable and improving service delivery for instance education health and financial services ICT has contributed to global growth and democratization and is transforming governments and people s lives Dr Bitange Ndemo Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications Kenya Now is the time to make use of all that we have built ICT infrastructure so this strategy comes at the right time We now have to move to the other two pillars Transform and Innovate And delivering quality education comes on top of our list Parvez Iftikhar former CEO of USF Co Pakistan Innovate Developing competitive IT based service industries and fostering ICT innovation across the economy with a focus on job creation especially for women and youth It will be important for us to look at how young people in urban areas are already at the forefront of using ICT to address the issue of information poverty and to create an enabling environment for them to grow and flourish Anantha Krishnan Director of Research and Development Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Connect Scaling up affordable access to broadband including for women disabled citizens disadvantaged communities and people living in remote and rural

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