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    Technology Related topics Information ICTs Internet India IT Internet Governance Digital South Asia E Governance Africa Analysis Kenya s ICT lab is just the beginning 10 09 2012 IBM recently announced its plan of setting up a research lab in Kenya The lab IBM Research Africa will conduct basic and applied research in different areas with the use of modern technology to improve government efficiency However IBM s choice of Kenya for its African research lab is not the end of private sector tech investment for other countries says Linda Nordling journalist at SciDev net more Related topics ICTs Africa An innovative solution for African broadcasters 05 09 2012 As TV and radio broadcast markets intensify across several liberalised African countries broadcasters need to find solutions to get more interactive with their audiences SMS is one such solution Amy O Donnell Project Manager at FrontlineSMS a SMS management software talks how SMS can be a powerful media tool more Related topics SMS ICTs Africa Mobiles The roots of mobile banking in Africa 04 09 2012 Ken Banks founder of kiwanja net in his blog post speaks about how mobile technology is helping in bringing African grassroots innovation to limelight more Related topics ICTs Africa Mobiles Internet ICT and rural education in China 27 08 2012 In the World Bank blog on ICT use in Education Michael Trucano World Bank s Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist talks about ICT education initiatives that have taken place in rural China over the last decade and analyses the impact of ICT in China and how it is being used in schools in rural parts more Related topics Development Education Asia ICTs Africa s innovative engines 09 08 2012 Will Mutua throws light on how access to the internet and mobile technologies has spurred

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    skills gap 20 07 2012 The UK ICT skills gap is a real issue and not one that will be addressed by the established academic channels alone says BG Srinivas Head of Europe and Global Head of Financial Services Insurance Infosys more Related topics Education ICTs mHealth is booming but riddled with challenges 17 07 2012 Advancement in mobile technology is improving health care consultations data delivery and outcomes in the developing world However inspite of advances mHealth faces a lot of challenges says Jaclyn Schiff correspondent at Devex more Related topics SMS ICTs Health Mobiles Use of solar power units is the way to go 16 07 2012 This opinion piece by Godfrey Chitalu talks about adapting to solar power in Zambian towns and villages which lacks access to conventional electricity According to him cell phone companies should invest in renewable energy sources which involves use of solar power units This could go a long way in alleviating problems encountered by rural cell phone subscribers more Related topics ICTs Africa Solar Mobiles Let the community operate their radio stations says Dr Sreedher 13 07 2012 Dr R Sreedher media expert and community media practitioner who recently retired from the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia CEMCA speaks to Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on how the community radio should be entrusted in the hands of the people to make it a really empowering tool for social change more Power Check Protecting the digital commons 10 07 2012 This think piece by Kelly O Neill independent researcher and co founder of Wired Woman Toronto reflects on the evolution of ICT as a tool to monitor report and critique corporate and state behaviour more Related topics Communications ICTs Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD 09

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    inseparable more Related topics New Media Education ICTs The E2 A green computer for everyone 19 12 2008 Non profit internet provider GreenNet s new ultra low power computer can run on a car battery for hours and uses a maximum of nine watts of electricity APCNews interviews Sharif Fanselow of GreenNet to find out more more Image Credits APC A user with the green pc Related topics Environment ICTs

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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 keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan Generating literacy via cell phones in Pakistan A pilot project initiated by UNESCO in Pakistan s Punjab province is promoting literacy among marginalised women through mobiles Under the initiative Related topics regions Pakistan Gender Education ICTs Pakistan to launch weather channel To mitigate the effects of climate change Pakistan will soon launch a television weather channel that will keep people particularly farmers informed about Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Technology Pakistan Now a smartphone app for influencing policy This new application called Children and Armed Conflict smartphone app focuses

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    Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Bhutan gets its first IT park The Bhutanese government has announced a plan to build the country s first Techpark to facilitate technological innovation and attract foreign investments The Related topics regions Development Technology Investments Bhutan Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan Bhutan launches mobile infosystem for farmers The launch of the advanced mobile based information system last week will boost the local farmers income by helping them find the right place to sell their Related topics regions Information Farming Bhutan ICTs Business e portal expected to improve business licensing Doing business in Bhutan has been difficult because of lengthy and tedious licensing procedures

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    a carbon footprint and add to it every day of our lives Almost everything we do increases our footprint But most of us may not be able to contemplate reducing or neutralising the carbon footprint that our routine activities generate By helping users to measure the amount of carbon dioxide they create in the course of performing everyday chores commuting driving cooking cooling or heating homes the Lotus Green carbon footprint calculator will make it easier to understand and evaluate the environmental impacts of their actions The knowledge and understanding about the impact of carbon dioxide on the environment and how humans contribute to creating it is not very high This is in spite of the growing body of scientific evidence showing that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the environment has been increasing over the years According to the United Nation s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it is extremely likely that humans and their growing carbon footprint are the dominant cause of the environment s increasing toxicity Over the last decade CO2 levels have risen by 2 9 per cent In 2012 developing countries like China India and Mexico produced 59 per cent of the world s carbon dioxide emissions while industrialized countries and regions like the EU US and Russia emitted 41 per cent Currently India counts among the world s top three carbon dioxide emitters globally India s CO2 emissions grew 43 percent from 2007 to 2012 to reach 596 million tons Increasing emissions of carbon dioxide a heat trapping greenhouse gas is a lead cause of global warming which is making the world more prone to increased intensity and occurrence of severe droughts superstorms and floods According to various scientific reports on global warming the incidence of natural disasters worldwide has steadily increased and has

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    translate into lowering maternal and infant mortality rates uplift in GDP of the country and improve their standard of living and status in the society With this initiative we are aiming to help 50 million additional women to get online by end of 2014 by undertaking a variety of initiatives across India We have already seen many cases of women benefiting greatly by using the Internet and we are really delighted to partner with leading brands in the country to join us in this ambitious project said Rajan Anandan MD and VP Sales Operations for Google India The initiative will focus on creating awareness about the benefits of Internet for women educate women to use the Internet to improve their lives and work with partners to enable easy Internet access points for women in the country In the first stage of the initiative Google will launch a mass media campaign targeted at women and promote the specially designed website www hwgo com which will host content covering the very basics of Internet and special content that is relevant for women in India available both in hindi and english Women will also be able to call a toll free helpline number 1800 41 999 77 to get answers for any queries that they may have about the Internet Yonca Brunini Global lead Tech For Good and VP Marketing Google said With this project we successfully completed a digital literacy effort of training over 100 000 women in Bhilwara and trained them on how to use the basic applications on the Internet The learnings from the pilot will help us to work on a framework which we will use to roll out in other parts of India Internet as a medium can be extremely empowering for women and this is especially true

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    voices The b i Gender Policy for Community Radio i b has been developed by AMARC Women s International Network to help radio stations understand and strive to Related topics regions Community Radio Gender TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source United States launches nationwide mobile health service Voxiva a global health service provider has developed a new technology that allows patients to access information free and live healthier lives The text4baby Related topics regions Gender ICTs Health Technology India An all Dalit women radio station i Sangam Radio i an initiative of the Deccan Development Society is helping marginalised women in southern India articulate their concerns and Related topics regions Community Radio India Gender Camerawomen of rural India Feisty unlettered women in a southern Indian state record their own lives and cultures and that of communities They also train women like themselves in other Related topics regions Gender India Media World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education i b World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education b i by UNESCO and UNESCO Institute for Statistics highlights the differences in education between girls Related topics regions Gender Education Community radio educates and entertains rural India A UNICEF supported community radio station in central India is educating and empowering the disadvantaged groups and marginalised women With training in basic Related topics regions Community Radio India Gender ICTs helping to bridge gender divide New technologies are empowering women by giving them greater connectivity access to social services and reducing the gender gap writes b Aparna Ray b Related topics regions Communications Security ICTs Gender 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 Shaadi com s Facebook campaign on dowry bags award Indian matrimonial website s widely followed online game over Facebook to combat the menace of the dowry system finds itself named among a list of prestigious Related topics regions Gender India IT Nepali girls get a chance to learn New innovations in Nepal have provided an incentive for poor rural girls to enroll in schools and pursue higher education Initiatives like One Laptop Per Related topics regions Gender Education Nepal ICTs Bangladesh Empowering women through ICTs Development Research Network s policy brief b i Digital Bangladesh and gender equality i b shows how the digital shift can create more opportunities for Related topics regions Gender ICTs Bangladesh World s first matrimonial site for transsexual women Thirunangai net a new matchmaking portal for transsexual has been launched in India Kalki Subramaniam director of the Sahodari Foundation is behind the Related topics regions Gender India Internet Radio boost for marginalised women A local radio station in Pastapur near Hyderabad is ushering change for women in the community empowering them with information and providing a tool to Related topics regions Community Radio Capacity building Gender Managing microfinance on mobiles mChek India has partnered

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