i4d Weekly Newsletter, 22-28 June, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
APEDA, India develops software to track grapes
World Bank approves US $ 600 million loan for farmers in India


COMMUNITY RADIO
Prison Community radio for the reintegration of the prisoners in Jamaica
Bangalore's (India) first community radio station launched


e-COMMERCE
Federal Websites improves on e-Commerce


e-GOVERNANCE
TCS seeks major contracts for e-Passport
Sh7.8 billion windfall for local ICT sector in Kenya
Chautauqua County Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Expansion
ICT faces big challenge to implement e-Governance in Africa
EU approves Welsh Assembly Government procurement project
State Govt. installs SCO Mobile Server project in MP, India
Malaysian Ministry in discussion with MAMPU for e-govt Services
Illinois Govt launches Online Meth Registry
Ghana Govt. signs MoU with Microsoft to expand access ICT
World Bank urges African nations to embrace e-Governance
U.S. Fire Administration launches online training system
Brunei Govt. plans to boost e-Government services


EDUCATION
Singapore's GIF signs MoU with Gujarat (India) for schools in tribal districts
World Bank supports Bangladesh's Efforts to Improve Secondary Education
DepEd, Philippines launches Cyber Ed Project for public schools
XIMB, India to provide courses nationwide via satellite
UNESCO's launches model curricula for journalism
India joins Washington Accord
Students to use mobile phones for e-learning
Microsoft's offers low-cost PC to Indian students


GENERAL
Melaka and Venezuela cooperates on ICT development
USAID-IESC collaborates with Microsoft to train Lebanon's ICT companies


HEALTH
Irish Government to invest 260m on IT in health care
ONGC offers telemedicine service in India
ISRO plans to bring more Indian Govt. hospitals under telemedicine project
UNHCR to provide mobile healthcare service to refugees in Malaysia


LIVELIHOODS
State of the World Population 2007 Report, UNFPA


m-SERVE
Your phone may be your next wallet


OPEN SOURCE
Sri Lanka to discuss open source on Windows
Integrating Medical Information With Open Source


SME/SMB
FICCI proposes 5-point scheme for the SMEs in India
Rcom, Cisco launch Internet services for SMEs
CII-ABB Cluster closes with significant benefits to SMEs


TECHNOLOGY
e-Paper is catching up
New rules expected on safety of nanotechnology products in the US


TELECENTRE
Nepal Govt. plans to develop postal offices as rural information centres
Kenyan Govt. launches Digital Village Project
Antigua Govt. launches computer literacy programme to bridge digital divide


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Bahrain leads GCC in IT investments


WIRELESS
Wi-Fi gets onboard Asia's trains
Motorola offers wireless service to Vietnam
NewMarket deploys citywide Wi-Fi in Texas

INTERVIEW
Name: Mark Fleeton
Publish Date: 09 April 2007
Interviewer: Jayalakshmi Chittoor
ANNOUNCEMENT
i4d Award2007
Organisations: CSDMS
Last Date: July 15, 2007

2007 Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) Competition
Organisations: Global Development Network and Japan Government
Last Date: August 20, 2007

UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication $ 20,000
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France
Date: 26 to 28 March 2008

IFC and FT's Essay Competition Encourages Innovation
Organisations: Rural Marketing Agencies Association of India (RMAAI) & NASSCOM
Last Date: September 30, 2007

EVENTS
Euro-India ICT Co-operation Research Collaboration Workshops
Location: IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai
Date: September 17, 2007, September 21, 2007

ICET 2007
Date: 11 to 13 December 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


JOBS
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: August 15, 2007
Email: IntlRecruit@abtassoc.com

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