Monday | 18 Dec 2017
Welcome to Digital Opportunity, the ‘all about ICT for Development’ channel, brought to you by OneWorld South Asia that informs on digital inclusion, showcases best practices in the sector and provides space for sharing and collaboration amongst ICT for D practitioners.
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05-04-2009 A new programme aims to use innovative technologies to improve the detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in China.
China fights TB with technology
Image Credits: WHO/STB/Colors Magazine/J. Mollison / China fights TB with technology
31-03-2009 A new radio drama focusing on positive coping strategies in Afghan cities has struck a chord with urban listeners, especially urban migrants, helping them deal with the realities of modern life.
A street in Kabul
Image Credits: BBC World Service Trust / A street in Kabul
26-03-2009 Remote parts of Sri Lanka could benefit from an improved mobile phone network if an experiment with green energy proves successful — and the results of the trial could be used by operators throughout the world.
Image Credits: Flickr / kgbbristol / It is expensive to expand mobile phone coverage to rural areas
24-03-2009 The homosexual community in Tanzania will soon benefit from a mobile based counseling service that will inform them on safe-sex and HIV-AIDS through SMS and in their local language.
tanzania safe sex sms service.JPG
Image Credits: SciDev / HIV AIDS and safe sex information for homosexual men will be available on phone
23-03-2009 The UN FAO has developed the 'National Basic Food Prices Data and Analysis Tool' to compare prices of food commodities in local currencies or dollars and local measurements as well as standard weights.
Image Credits: UN News Centre / Food Crisis
12-03-2009 Fight-Back, an online gender justice campaign, is mobilising Indian medicos on their web-based platform to spread awareness on the shocking practice of female foeticide.
Image Credits: Google Images / Female foeticide
Related topics: [Gender] [Internet]
12-03-2009 To sensitise people on child rights, CRY has posted a series of web-based games that will entertain as brain ticklers while informing people how they can play a part in the child rights movement.
Image Credits: CRY
Related topics: [ICTs] [Children]
09-03-2009 According to new ranking report published by the UN ITU, Sweden holds the first rank in the ICT Development Index (IDI).
Flag of sweden.gif
Image Credits: Map of Sweden
Related topics: [ICTs]
04-03-2009 UNICEF is promoting rights-based empowerment of women in India through a TV serial that highlights issues of social and gender discrimination, and how its central characters overcome these odds.
Still from TV serial
Image Credits: UNICEF / Still from the TV serial
27-02-2009 A collaborative initiative by 13 Pacific Island countries to give impetus to Information and Communication Technologies for development in the region.
Global Goals 2030
festival ECONOMIA trento
Helpi - your personal safety app
» Online climate conference
Online,  November 5, 2012.
» Open Knowledge Festival 2012
Helsinki, Finland,  September 17,2012.
» ITU Green Standards Week
39, quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,  September 17

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