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    Internet Governance Internet Google Ocean shows effects of climate change The developers of Google Ocean say it could also help highlight the effects of climate change on the seas Related topics regions Climate Change Internet Innovations Enabling security in cyber space To inspire trust in e commerce and e governance India needs appropriate laws to bring cyber criminals to justice b Kamlesh Bajaj b elaborates Related topics regions Law India Internet Tracking MDGs in Brazil 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 Related topics regions Information MDGs Internet India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet Measuring information societies The latest edition of b i Measuring the Information Society i b features the new ITU i ICT Development Index i which captures the level of advancement Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Global teenagers in Ghana The Global Teenager Project in Ghana facilitates use of technology to connect local and international students and broaden international understanding Related topics regions Education Internet Spamming the earth with GHGs A new research has highlighted the importance of stopping spam as it produces greenhouse gases that harms the planet Related topics regions Environment Internet Internet addresses to go non English A new technology that allows domain names or addresses to be written in languages other than English is set to revolutionise the Internet Internet Corporation Related topics regions Communications Technology Internet Zambia sets up digital career guidance programme for rural youth Careermate a service provider in Zambia gives information to vocational students on career opportunities in an attractive way Yese Bwalya founder of Related topics regions Development ICTs Youth Tablets to replace textbooks Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD Dr Naresh Gupta Senior Vice President Adobe Systems and Managing Director Adobe India tells OneWorld South Asia how digital media can transform the lives Related topics regions Internet Education Technology ICTs Tanzania New portal on education launched A new educational website devoted to gathering educational information from Tanzania and delivering it to users across the country and in the East African Related topics regions Internet Education ICTs Portal to provide housing solutions to rural India Constructing a house in rural India might have become a tad easier IIT Delhi along with the Ministry of Rural Development launched the Rural Housing Knowledge Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet World Bank ICT can reduce poverty boost economic growth and improve governance The World Bank Group released its ambitious new ICT strategy aimed at helping developing

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?SearchableText=&Title=&Subject%3Alist=Internet&Description=&created%3Adate=1970%2F02%2F01+00%3A00%3A00+GMT&created_usage=range%3Amin&Creator=&submit=Search (2016-02-17)
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    online photography campaign to capture the barriers that keep children out of school CRY invites citizens from all walks of life to click photographs of children who are not going to school in and around the city at large Child Rights and You an Indian NGO working for child rights in association with HCL technologies foundation has launched an online photo journalism campaign called click rights Focus on the Child The online initiative is aimed at pictorially highlighting the barriers to education still faced by lakhs of children in India CRY invites citizens from all walks of life to click photographs of children who are not going to school in and around the city at large The campaign begins on 16 th July and will go on for month Speaking about the campaign Soha Moitra Regional Director CRY says Click Rights is CRY s flagship initiative that aims to use photography to raise public awareness about critical issues confronting children in India today This year the focus is on the reasons why children are still out of school despite the Rights To Education act being enforced three years ago She added the idea was to reach out to maximum people and get public opinion on various problems faced by deprived children CRY urges citizens to step up and join the call for effective policies that will fundamentally ensure the health safety development and happiness of each child in the country regardless of social and economic background and the Click Rights initiative is a part of this endeavour The photos collected will be attached as photographic evidence to a list of demands to the ministry of Human Resources and Development In particular CRY aims to mobilise first time voters particularly the young people between 18 22 years We at CRY believe

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    Promote multilingualism in cyberspace Only about 35 of all online users are English speakers yet English websites dominate the Internet says b Kiyo Akasaka b UN official for Communications Related topics regions Connectivity Civil society United Nations Internet When Chanderi Ki Awaaz took flight Last week a small weaver community in central India celebrated the first test transmission of i Chanderi Ki Awaaz i a community radio station initiated by Related topics regions Communications Civil society India Community Radio Availability of technology does not ensure accessibility Studies have shown that many ICT based projects instead of promoting learning within illiterate communities have perpetuated inequalities says journalist Related topics regions Connectivity Civil society ICTs India Mobile phones radio promote rights in Africa Mobile phones and FM Radio are the new tools used by the African population to build a vibrant civil society and ensure human rights says Amnesty Related topics regions Human Rights Civil society ICTs Mobiles Fostering a broader trans national collective identity New media is playing pivotal role in mobilising people and unleashing more egalitarian ideas with active participation of users writes b Kalsoom Related topics regions Civil society Reforms New Media CRY s online campaign to highlight barriers to education Child Rights and You CRY an Indian NGO has launched Click Rights an online photography campaign to capture the barriers that keep children out of school Related topics regions India South Asia Civil society Web 2 0 solutions for rural areas b i The Participatory Web i b provides a systematic overview of Web 2 0 experiences made to date in Africa Asia and Latin America As a Related topics regions Development Civil society ICTs Creating an inclusive society with ICTs b i Global Information Society Watch 2009 i b examines how information technology is advancing human rights

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    project to link up African Union countries with Indian hospitals and universities via satellite will accelerate this year after a pilot project in Related topics regions Education Health ICTs Bahrain invests in science and technology innovation Bahrain s new projects include the first e University of Asia and the Middle East and a regional ICT hub for training research and policy consultation for Related topics regions Development Education ICTs Open Source can make India a knowledge superpower Open source software brings the benefits of mass computerisation at a reduced cost say b Sandeep Sehgal and Venkatesh Hariharan b from Red Hat India Pvt Related topics regions Education Open source E Governance Technologising education Integrating technologies with the educational system is a major challenge of pedagogy today b Dr Ananya S Guha b of IGNOU states that the two are in fact Related topics regions New Media Education ICTs Sustainable Open Source Solutions for Africa Myth or Reality Open Virtual Learning Environments VLEs are gaining popularity as an apt eLearning framework for African universities At eLA 2009 Open Educational Resource Related topics regions Information Education Interactive radio for education EDC s new publication b i Tuned In to Student Success Assessing the Impact of Interactive Radio Instruction for the Hardest to Reach i b highlights the Related topics regions Education ICTs Exploring learning technologies The b i Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning i b by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger from the University of Manitoba has been designed as Related topics regions Education Access to knowledge ICTs Transforming rural lives with a phone LifeLines an innovative service brings a world of information right to the fields and farms of rural communities simply on the dial of a phone Related topics regions Innovations Education Agriculture ICTs Global teenagers in Ghana The Global Teenager Project in Ghana facilitates use of technology to connect local and international students and broaden international understanding Related topics regions Education Internet Software gives children a voice Scientists claim to have developed the first technology of its kind to allow children with communication problems to converse better Related topics regions Science and Technology Education Children ICTs Could the mobile phone replace the blackboard The mobile phone could replace the blackboard in classrooms across Asia Pacific before long a report on digital trends in the region has predicted Related topics regions Research Education ICTs Tablets to replace textbooks Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD Dr Naresh Gupta Senior Vice President Adobe Systems and Managing Director Adobe India tells OneWorld South Asia how digital media can transform the lives Related topics regions Internet Education Technology ICTs Tanzania New portal on education launched A new educational website devoted to gathering educational information from Tanzania and delivering it to users across the country and in the East African

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    way to go before founder Related topics regions Education Children Auditing one laptop per child A laptop for every school kid in the developing world can work wonders to bring a better future for them Yet for the initiative to be truly successful it Related topics regions Education Children Indian company launches iPad for autistic kids SAP Labs India unveiled Bol iPad for children suffering from autism a neurological development disability The Bol iPad intends to improve and enhance Related topics regions Children HP initiative to deliver e learning solutions in rural India Hewlett Packard HP and Liqvid e learning services collaborate in a unique model to help students and entrepreneurs in rural India Related topics regions HP India India digital literacy Teens go on air against child marriage in Indian capital Teenagers from a resettlement colony in India s national capital have scripted a radio programme to protest child marriages in their neighbourhood These Related topics regions Information ICTs India Children Online technology develops literacy skills According to a new survey using computers for communicating can help develop literacy skills among young people Engagement on social networking sites like Related topics regions Education Open source Children Internet HCL offers single window solution to Indian schools HCL s new learning solution DigiSchool will help school management with content management lesson planning a digital multimedia library and bus tracking Related topics regions Capacity building Access to knowledge India CRY s online campaign to highlight barriers to education Child Rights and You CRY an Indian NGO has launched Click Rights an online photography campaign to capture the barriers that keep children out of school Related topics regions India South Asia Civil society UNICEF s nutritional diagnosis tool wins top tech award A UNICEF technology designed to improve monitoring of health and nutritional status of children in Malawi has won the Gov2 0 Summit Award in Washington DC Related topics regions Open source Health Children Technology Solar laptops for poor children in Sri Lanka The One Laptop Per Child Project for children below 10 years of age will revolutionise school education in remote parts of Sri Lanka The low cost solar Related topics regions Sri Lanka Education Technology Children Digital pilot launched for anganwadi workers Hewlett Packard HP has launched its pilot healthcare initiative the Sankya Learning Laboratory in association with Rotary International for empowering Related topics regions ICTs Health Capacity building Children Young Ecuadorians gain skills through digital newspaper As part of the IICD supported ICT programme in classroom primary students in Ecuador s Montecristi town are being trained to use basic computer tools to Related topics regions Education Children Access to knowledge Internet Vodafone innovates on learning solutions for school children under Mobile for Good Using innovative software and mobile technology and in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation the Vodafone Foundation is providing learning solutions Related topics regions Innovations Education Capacity building Children Bangladesh Online birth data to prevent child marriage The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online

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    Related topics regions India South Asia Agriculture ICT Now a mobile app for incentivising use of clean cookstoves in India Approximately three billion people depend on traditional cook stoves for their cooking needs globally Related topics regions South Asia Energy ICT ICT key to reforms in Sri Lanka Finance Ministry The ICT literacy rate in Sri Lanka has surpassed 35 in 2012 from 8 in 2005 the Finance Ministry Annual Report said Related topics regions Sri Lanka South Asia ICT Chinese scientists develop cheap e notebook for the blind According to the World Health Organisation WHO there are around 39 million blind people in the world Related topics regions Information China ICT 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 Mobile and web apps tackle sanitation challenges According to the World Bank one in three people do not have access to toilet facilities Related topics regions ICT Digital Examining eHealth in Africa African eHealth initiatives are leading the way towards higher standards of living and health on the Continent With eLearning Africa 2013 set to subject Related topics regions Health ICT Africa Digital Emerging Voices in ICT and Agriculture This booklet published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation CTA African Caribbean and Pacific ACP European Union EU Related topics regions Information Agriculture ICT Egypt to host first ITU Smart Water event An upcoming ITU workshop on ICT as an enabler for smart water management will be held in Luxor Egypt on 14 15 April 2013 Related topics regions Water ITU IT ICT Nemmadi Rural telecentre project in Karnataka Nemmadi telecentre project is a public private partnership model that has contributed immensely to enhance the delivery of all e governance services in the Related topics regions South Asia Telecentre India ICT By itself ICT is not a magic wand Shashi Tharoor At a ministerial session at the South Asia Ministerial Forum all ministers from South Asian countries agreed that it takes effective policies to effectively Related topics regions South Asia ICTs India ICT Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment study Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas Related topics regions Bangladesh Health South Asia UN Broadband Commission sets new gender target Women s access to ICTs and particularly broadband must be made a key pillar of the post 2015 global development agenda said Dr Hamadoun I Touré ITU Related topics regions Communications ICT IT Digital Indian PM reviews National e Governance Plan The Indian Prime Minister s Committee desired that a National e Governance Academy should be established as a national institution Related topics regions India Internet Governance South Asia Mid day meal authority in an Indian state bags ICT award Through this award UNICEF recognizes

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    literacy and providing solutions to their problems will help in improving the lot of poor The usage of mobile phones can also be leveraged to move the money around and manage payments Some of the micro finance businesses have already done that and are taking the benefits of these tools to the deprived sections Micro finance businesses have successfully helped very small entrepreneurs to grow and survive OWSA How can the developing countries like India Pakistan Bangladesh and Nepal bridge the existing financial divide in their respective geographical boundaries Viehler These countries have to understand the importance of the notion of financial inclusion The developing countries cannot focus on big corporate entities alone or else they will end up in a big financial divide and never grow The whole movement around self help groups SHGs is providing money to very small businesses and entrepreneurs and leading them to sustainability Without a focus on this what will happen is that only the medium size businesses will continue to grow But there is a need to shoulder the responsibility to help these very small segments of the market place Over time this will drive economic activity outside the metro cities OWSA What kind of role do you think mobile payments and e payments can play in bringing about financial inclusion of women Viehler Mobile banking and e payments can bring a real difference for bringing financial inclusion of women Walking around with cash can be a dangerous thing so mobile banking and e payments can increase security and safety of all small businesses and the migrant workers especially of women OWSA How important is financial inclusion for the inclusive growth of a country in an era when we are only concerned about an upward trend in terms of numbers Viehler If India

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    areas a hospital in Kashmir has become the nodal agency for telemedicine in north India The state of the art Related topics regions Information ICTs Health Sustainable Open Source Solutions for Africa Myth or Reality Open Virtual Learning Environments VLEs are gaining popularity as an apt eLearning framework for African universities At eLA 2009 Open Educational Resource Related topics regions Information Education Tracking MDGs in Brazil 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 Related topics regions Information MDGs Internet India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source Track your tree online A group of researchers in India are coming up with a new online database that will track the life cycle of common plants in the country The website will allow Related topics regions Climate Change Species Information Plea for African digital libraries African countries are falling behind in building digital libraries and archives to provide continent wide access to local knowledge and the poorest are Related topics regions Information ICTs Access to knowledge The Promise of Social Media for Humanitarian Action In this blog post for the Harvard University s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research HPCR b Jason Cone b Communications Director at Related topics regions Aid Social Media Information Internet governance must ensure access for everyone With the Internet becoming such a powerful medium through which individuals exercise a range of human rights it is crucial to address who and what shapes the Related topics regions Policy Information Internet Governance Access to knowledge Banking on mobile phones for scaling up health services BBC Media Action s policy briefing reveals how mobile phones could lead to sustainable and scalable business model in the healthcare segment that can reach Related topics regions India Health Mobiles Information ICT advocacy for climate change Building Communication Opportunities publication b i Planting the knowledge seed Adapting to climate change using ICTs i b explores the linkages between Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Information Women use ICTs to help their communities UN Youth Envoy Women are increasingly turning to technology to tackle complex situations said UN Secretary General s Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi Related topics regions Information Technology ICT Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Information Africa Internet Mobile predictions aids India s fishing communities A unique mobile weather forecast service is helping farmers and fishermen decide when to plant water and harvest their crops and fish These accurate and Related topics regions Information Farming India ICTs Pakistan Enhancing service delivery through

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