CALD International promotes global partnerships, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) and Volunteerism/philanthropy by developing structures or networks that facilitate access to timely and relevant information and resources, innovative and competitive education, local and international business and development opportunities that will enable both the African communities and our partners to compete globally
ECO stands for Every Child Online. ECO is a radical technical and commercial advance that will provide broadband internet connectivity at very low cost to millions across Africa. It can deliver connectivity to every unconnected school in Africa. It is live today in hundreds of schools and will soon be in thousands.
For more information go to: http://www.avantiplc.com/eco/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014
The Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed…
The Unique iMlango ProgrammeiMlango is about improving education. We believe that access to the internet and delivering smart digital education services and content helps to improve the education experience and outcomes for children. The programme aims to deliver improved education outcomes to 150,000 children, in 205 schools, and delivers digital attendance monitoring, broadband internet access via satellite and a host of online learning resources to help teachers and students. We are aiming to bring the potential of digital learning and the digital economy to the communities around the schools too. iMlango is delivered by a number of companies in Kenya and the United Kingdom – working in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) - and is supported by the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. For more information go to: - http://www.imlango.com/
In mid-February 2013, the National ICT Master Plan (2012-2017) was launched by the Kenyan Government. It is a strategic document aimed to fast-track ICT investment and innovation. The former Ministry of Information and Communication had projected that by 2017, “the ICT Industry should be contributing an estimated USD 2 billion (25% of GDP), created 500 ICT companies, and brought in 50,000 jobs. The impact is also expected to be felt by SMEs with their automation projected at 60%, the number of commercialized business is placed at a 100 while 20 new innovations are expected to be propagated globally.” According to the Kenya ICT Board, four goals set by the Master Plan to be met by 2017 are: Goal 1: Every citizen, resident, home and institution will be connected through a countrywide robust, accessible and affordable ICT infrastructure. Goal 2: Kenya will become the leading ICT HUB in African attracting leading global players and generating globally respected local entrepreneurship and i…