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    proved successful Ethiopia was the first country to participate in the Indian taxpayer funded project called the Pan African e Network and Nigeria is scheduled to go online in June The project which will cost more than US 100 million aims to connect universities and hospitals of all 53 countries in the African Union with Indian counterparts for telemedicine and tele education activities It uses video conferencing and Voice over Internet Protocol VoIP services such as Skype for communication Students and teachers at Addis Ababa University and Haramaya University in Alemaya Ethiopia have been working via satellite with the New Delhi based Indira Gandhi National Open University since Ethiopia s US 2 12 million pilot project was launched in Addis Ababa in July 2007 Ethiopia s Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa and the rural Nekempte Hospital are also consulting with Indian heart specialists at the CARE Hospital in Hyderabad and the Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital chain Doctors in Ethiopia can transmit digitised forms of x rays electrocardiograms ECG ultrasound scans and other test results Satellite ground stations are being installed at universities and hospitals in Cameroon Egypt Malawi and Niger Botswana Burundi Djibouti Mozambique and Uganda are scheduled to join the network later this year with the Comoros islands Cote D Ivoire the Democratic Republic of Congo Eritrea Sierra Leone Somalia Tanzania Togo and Zambia following by the end of 2009 The Pan African e Network will be a virtually interactive real time session when it starts in June Students and teachers from India will meet at a fixed time and see each other on a giant video screen They interact live like in a normal classroom environment says Bayo Ore from the Centre for Information Technology and Systems at the University of Lagos which is implementing the tele education

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    scholars and general audiences and narrow the digital divide within and between countries by building capacity in partner countries The WDL functions in seven languages Arabic Chinese English French Portuguese Russian and Spanish and includes content in more than forty languages Browse and search features facilitate cross cultural and cross temporal exploration on the site Descriptions of each item and videos with expert curators speaking about selected items provide context for users and are intended to spark curiosity and encourage both students and the general public to learn more about the cultural heritage of all countries The WDL was developed by a team at the Library of Congress Technical assistance was provided by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina of Alexandria Egypt Institutions contributing to the WDL include national libraries and cultural and educational institutions in Brazil Egypt China France Iraq Israel Japan Mali Mexico Morocco the Netherlands Qatar the Russian Federation Saudi Arabia Serbia Slovakia South Africa Sweden Uganda the United Kingdom and the United States UNESCO welcomes the creation of the World Digital Library which reflects the values and priorities of our Organization Mr Matsuura declared WDL offers an invaluable platform for the free flow of information for international solidarity for the celebration of cultural diversity and for the building of inclusive knowledge societies With projects like the Digital Library the cultural and societal potential of digital technologies come into their own We are honoured to be working with so many great libraries in this venture said Mr Billington and thankful for the strong support that UNESCO has given to this project What we launched today is a first step We look forward to seeing this project realize its ambition to bring people together deepen our understanding of each other and help electronically oriented young people enjoy what is best in traditional culture using the new media Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation congratulated UNESCO and the partner institutions on the launch of the WDL and stated that Qatar is very proud to be a founding member of this remarkable international collaboration Her Highness noted that universal education is the key to international understanding and this endeavour will do much to develop the appreciation of other cultures and nations The National Library of China NLC contributed manuscripts maps books and rubbings of steles and oracle bones that span the range of Chinese history from ancient to modern times The World Digital Library project offers a brand new platform for showcasing the diversity of the world s civilizations said Dr Furui Zhan Chief Librarian of the NLC This endeavour enables cultural exchange while bringing together different countries and peoples in mutual understanding and enrichment The spirit of equality and open understanding comes into full view with the creation of this World Digital Library The National Library of China is ready to work in close cooperation with the World Digital Library continuing to promote in concert the prosperity

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    We learnt a lot of lessons on our way and are ready for growth now says Raman SFC s mains clients are the Piramal Group a leading drug maker and Pratham an NGO for children Its staff all of whom need to have passed at least the 10th standard mainly do data entry but have also done transcription work for a British filmmaker shooting in Rajasthan The management team taught one of the brighter recruits who then trained the others New clients include the Rajasthan government and Confederation of Indian Industry CII which has outsourced a pilot project to update its database SFC will soon start working with eSwasthya a Piramal Healthcare initiative CEO Raman says one of the toughest challenges in setting up an all women rural BPO was training Although SFC only recruits women with some knowledge of English they still need to be taught grammar and phonetics as well as computer skills for two months SFC has no trainers so the management team taught one of the brighter recruits who then trained the others Started as an initiative by Gagan Rana a former municipal bond analyst with JPMorgan on Wall Street along with Alim Haji a former researcher with the US Air Force and Shrot Katewa a former BPO executive SFC s goal is to empower women to manage the entire operation on their own Before SFC teaching was the only career available for women in the area says Sunita Choudhary another staffer Choudhary had finished her studies to become a teacher but decided to join SFC in 2007 instead to learn computers Women working at SFC are paid about Rs 3 500 per month for their eight hour daily schedule while part time workers take home half that amount We are all women here and we

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    computers that match the structures of known chemical compounds with three dimensional structural data describing important metabolic proteins from the parasite Image credits Flickr aranarth Grid computing guiding malaria drug discovery Using virtual screening researchers can suggest promising new weak points within the protein for drug designers to target They have already screened one well known target enzyme and a promising new enzyme found in malaria parasites against 4 3 million compounds The results are published in Malaria Journal this month 1 May Computers are especially useful in finding the best sources for new drugs so we can tackle multi drug resistance as the parasite evolves to survive existing drugs said bioinformatics researcher and PhD student Marli Botha of South Africa s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research a co author of the study and one of only two African researchers involved Disease laboratories in under resourced countries can use this open source information to run effective and inexpensive small scale drug design programmes said co author Giulio Rastelli from Italy s University of Modena and Reggio Emilia In future said lead researcher Vinod Kasam from the Clermont Ferrand particle physics laboratory in France the computer will hit multiple targets simultaneously speeding up the process and reducing costs even more Virtual screening is not just cost effective it produces a vast library of information which can be used by other researchers in other aspects of malaria research according to co author Raul Isea from Venezuela s Biosciences and Molecular Medicine Centre at the Advanced Studies Institute Foundation And computer based drug design projects are already helping find new drugs against HIV AIDS flu polio and other diseases Virtual screening should also be ideal for combating the fourteen neglected diseases listed by the WHO We want to draw attention to the

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    low power computer can run on a car battery for hours and uses a maximum of nine watts of electricity Related topics regions Innovations 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 ICTs Wired to Unwired Every year one billion new mobile phones are sold b Jack Rowley b talks about the connected world and how this indicator of development contributes to Related topics regions ICTs Mobile phones and the birds and bees Of late mobile phones have been blamed for a significant decline in populations of bees and birds especially sparrows b Ken Banks b tries to find out if Related topics regions Research Offset your carbon footprint with your mobile b Ambrish Bakaya b Director Corporate Affairs Nokia India Pvt Ltd speaks to Ayeshea Perera from i Mint i on the Eco zone project that attempts to Related topics regions Innovations Use of ICT for climate change mitigation Increasing GHG emissions and the resulting sea level rise is posing a serious threat to low lying countries like Bangladesh b Shahriar Hossain b writes Related topics regions Disaster Management ICTs for environment action ITU publication b i ICTs for e Environment Guidelines for Developing Countries with a Focus on Climate Change i b provides an overview of the impact of Related topics regions ICTs Inventory of innovative African farmer advisory services The inventory brought out for FARA documents all the known innovative ICT enabled farmer advisory services or systems being designed implemented or Related topics regions Innovations Mobile technology for global health The b i mHealth for Development i b report published by Vodafone and United Nations Foundation surveys the benefits of mobile technology to improve Related topics regions Health Online atlas for endangered languages UNESCO has unveiled the digital version of the b i Atlas of the World s Languages in Danger i b This interactive electronic tool has updated information Related topics regions Access to knowledge 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 ICTs Making the most of mobiles in advocacy Mobile phone campaigns provide a wider outreach in the developing world where internet access can be slow or limited The manual b i Using Mobile Phones in Related topics regions Advocacy 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 ICTs 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 Internet Transforming rural lives with a phone LifeLines an innovative service brings a world of information right

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    Economy Report highlights broadband potential for a low carbon economy A UN supported report emphasizes how broadband and ICT can accelerate global progress towards a low carbon future and bring effective solutions for mitigating Related topics regions ICTs US agriculture portal adapted for Philippine farmers Farmers in Phillipines can now receive information and access expert advice on agriculture best practices through an online eXtension portal which has been Related topics regions Agriculture USAID Citi team up to promote mobile banking 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 Related topics regions Mobiles 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 Technology A quick fix restoring access to water Researchers from Oxford University have developed a battery operated data transmitter which can be used in hand pumps to ensure the availability of water in Related topics regions 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 Children 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 ICTs Interactive maps make logistics planning easier Getting food assistance to hungry people in Chad and other remote areas of Africa s Sahel region is hard at the best of times And with the region now hit by a Related topics regions Technology 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 ICTs Indian govt puts community radio on Facebook A dedicated page on community radio on Facebook was launched by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today Related topics regions ICTs ActionAid mobile phone project in Kenya wins 2012 innovation award ActionAid s pilot communication project with infoasaid in drought affected Isiolo in Kenya has won this year s Innovation award at the 2012 Technology4Good Related topics regions Mobiles A new SMS system for Mozambique farmers IFC a member of the World Bank Group is launching with two Mozambican partners an information texting service for farmers and small business as part of its Related topics regions ICTs Mobile book keeping project launched in AP India Poor women in Andhra Pradesh could soon get access to their financial transactions on mobile About 90 lakh women members of self help Groups SHGs in Andhra Related topics regions Mobiles 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

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    Mobiles 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 Mobiles ICT and rural education in China 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 Related topics regions ICTs UNICEF launches website for children to accelerate progress With a view to merging inspiration with technical expertise UNICEF recently launched a website Innovate for Children The site draws attention to health Related topics regions New Media Taiwan launches mobile app for public safety The Ministry of Interior recently launched a mobile application which not only allows users to have improved access to public safety services but also have an Related topics regions Mobiles India s official news platform goes mobile Keeping up with the latest trends the Press Information Bureau PIB India has launched a mobile version of its official website Related topics regions Mobiles Kenya launches mobile phone fine payment system Kenya has introduced a new system that allows motorists to pay traffic fines by mobile phone It will reduce queues and congestion at courts authorities said Related topics regions Digital Govt of Ghana emphasises ICT education for girls The Girls in ICT Programme a project that seeks to increase the number of girls studying ICT at all levels of education system in Ghana was launched in Related topics regions ICTs India Internet based audio visual service to aid in schooling MuktaVidyaVani an internet based audio visual service launched by the National Institute of Open Schooling in India will tap into the organisation s Related topics regions ICTs The digital mobile phone comes of age The World Bank Group is increasingly working with its clients to expand the use of mobile phones as tools in development projects for data collection and Related topics regions Mobiles Microblogging platform aids relief work in Beijing floods After the recent torrential rains in Beijing authorities and individuals resorted to Weibo a Twitter like microblogging service to help those stranded and Related topics regions Internet Mobile has the potential to get bigger than internet The third mBillionth South Asia Award initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation a Delhi based non profit organisation recently recognised and honoured Related topics regions New Media E passbook facility for PF subscribers Employees Provident Fund Organisation has introduced an e passbook facility to its subscribers wherein they can register on the portal and access information Related topics regions Internet How India s educational TV channel emerged Does a country of 1 2 billion not deserve educational TV channels Dr R Sreedher Media expert and Community Radio Practitioner opines that if an innovative Related topics regions Technology World Bank to aid ICT development in Kiribati Kiribati an island nation of the Pacific which is also one of the least connected countries in the world will soon get improved access to ICT with

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    India Radio The government is Related topics regions Technology ICTs benefit rural China b i Cheng Donghong i b and b i Jia Hepeng i b look at China s efforts at balancing ICT growth for corporate profit along with meeting socially Related topics regions ICTs Cell phone alerts in disaster prone Bangladesh Thousands of people residing in Bangladesh s Cox bazaar and Shirajganj districts will soon receive early warning alerts of an impending natural disaster A new Related topics regions ICTs TV serial enriches farmers lives in Bangladesh Jiboner Jolchobi a new television series aired on mainstream channel in Bangladesh is equipping farmers with useful information and technologies to boost Related topics regions Agriculture Sri Lanka launches multi lingual call centre A new government run hotline has been launched in Sri Lanka to provide citizens easy and quick access to all relevant information about various kinds of Related topics regions Access to knowledge ITU stresses on broadband for half the world by 2015 Mid term ICT Development Report by the UN agency underlines need for better internet penetration and development of online content and local language Related topics regions Internet NComputing solution for rural India NComputing technology has the potential to provide affordable computing to millions of people worldwide including India says b Manish Sharma b Vice Related topics regions ICTs Mobile technologies revolutionising e health Mobile phones are transforming healthcare in developing countries by strengthening health systems management and facilitating clinical research says b Paula Related topics regions Technology Democracy and ICTs in Africa Sida s new report b i ICTs for Democracy i b examines the potential of information and communication technologies for advancing democracy and empowerment Related topics regions Governance Parsis use cyberspace to connect beyond borders Parsis in India are making extensive use of e services to save their ever shrinking community from extinction The online news portals blogs magazines and Related topics regions India Mobile phones for HIV AIDS education b i Using mobile phones to fight HIV AIDS i b a report on a pilot project conducted in Western Uganda highlights the lack of access to knowledge and Related topics regions Access to knowledge Mobile technologies aiding HIV AIDS testing Mobile technologies are providing people in remote areas greater access to health information services and training HIV awareness and testing campaigns via Related topics regions United Nations Computer centre for visually challenged NGO Amway Opportunity Foundation in partnership with Devnar Foundation for the Blind has set up computer centres for visually challenged children in a southern Related topics regions Children Adventures of the eLearning market eLearning market is wide open and can transform the education standards in a big way says b S Giridharan b Chairman and CEO EdServ SoftSystems Ltd Related topics regions Economy Energy efficient mobile charger to go global An energy efficient charging solution for mobile phones has been approved by the International Telecommunication Union a specialised UN body It will allow Related topics regions Innovations Japan launches mobile fuel

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