RSSCategory: Knowledge for Development

Learning on a Boat

Learning on a Boat

Riya, Afia and Kulsum are all six year olds and very excited about their first time in school. The three shy, giggly girls shout out the Bangla alphabets from their shiny new books in unison with the rest of the class. Their tattered clothes and dirty faces cannot take out the thrill they wait for […]

August 18, 2007 | By | Reply More
National identity cards project of Bangladesh driving through wrong way

National identity cards project of Bangladesh driving through wrong way

Is it a Voter list with pictures project or national identity cards (NID) project? The confusion was started from the beginning. The election commission of Bangladesh claims it as a Voter list with pictures project although Bangladesh Army claims it as a national identity cards project. Government has taken the project of preparing NID for […]

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e-Championing Sri Lanka’s e-Government

e-Championing Sri Lanka’s e-Government

“e-Champions” is an innovative programme created to equip a core group of thirty [30] Chief Innovation Officers (CIO) with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive the implementation of an effective e-government in Sri Lanka. This key initiative is being undertaken by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), in a strategic […]

August 3, 2007 | By | Reply More
Mahabir Pun wins Magsaysay Award for his innovative wireless computer technology in Nepal

Mahabir Pun wins Magsaysay Award for his innovative wireless computer technology in Nepal

Author: Mohammad Kawsar Uddin, From Nepal A Nepali from the remote Myagdi district, Mahabir Pun, has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay 2007 for his outstanding contribution to community leadership. He won Asia’s premier prize for his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal, bringing progress to the remote mountain, connecting Nangi village to the […]

August 1, 2007 | By | Reply More
Global knowledge to the village in Sri Lanka

Global knowledge to the village in Sri Lanka

Tele-centres are opening up communication-challenged areas in Sri Lanka. Rs. 6 million package initiative to create 20 Internet ‘Nenasalas’ in the island nation, part of plan to create 1,000 centres by 2008. The problems posed by domestic strife has not distracted Sri Lankans from trying to bridge their own ‘digital divide’ and opening up the […]

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