Rural and poor areas of many regions of the developing world are often prevented from benefiting fully from the many advantages offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs). In this sense, a community telecentre can be seen a crucial information and communication resource for the whole community, supporting the goal of universal access to the emerging Information Society.
Madanpokhara CMC extends its network to village schools
19-04-2006 (New Delhi/Kathmandu) - Four new community telecentres were established recently by Madanpokhara community multimedia centre (CMC), in schools belonging to the village development committees (VDCs) of Madanpokhara, Telgha and Rupse in Palpa District of Nepal, in collaboration with UNESCO.
UNESCO launches a sixth community telecentre in Ethiopia
25-08-2005 (Addis Ababa) - On Monday 22 August 2005, a dual ceremony was held at Rimbaud’s House in the historic Ethiopian city of Harar to mark the inauguration of a UNESCO sponsored community telecentre and to present certificates to the first batch of graduates from the telecentre’s basic ICT course.
Telecentre HelpNet AfricaWorkshop Opened in Maputo
18-09-2003 - The establishment of a helpdesk for sharing information and advice on community multimedia telecentres is on the agenda of a workshop that opened on Monday in Maputo, Mozambique. The meeting, with more than 20 participants from Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, is organized by IDRC and the Informatics Centre of the University Eduardo Mondlane, with UNESCO's support.
Ten Steps for Establishing Multipurpose Community Telecentres*
02-04-2003 - "Ten Steps" is the title of a new UNESCO publication to assist communities in establishing sustainable Multipurpose Community Telecentres (MCT). The Guide that since yesterday is online available on the website of the UNESCO Bangkok Office is a contribution to providing and strengthening communication and information facilities at the level of local communities.