i4d Weekly Newsletter, 29 June - 5 July, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
Gates' offers agri-kiosks to Maharashtra
2007 is the silver jubilee year for NABARD


COMMUNITY RADIO
Punjab (India) gets first community radio station


e-COMMERCE
FINO ties with e-Gov to boost microfinance in India
FINO adopts Gemalto smart cards for India micro-banking project
E-Procurement Project of Govt of AP bags UN Public Service Award for 2007


e-GOVERNANCE
E-stamping project has a deal
Thailand low on e-govt index
WB (India) plans to connect police stations
Bahrain Govt. launches debit card payment services
Nasscom to roll out more cyber security initiatives in India
UN Report: Philippines on top 25 countries using e-Government tools
ITA inks RO3.5m pact for e-Govt services portal
European Commission Launches "EU Tube" Video Channel
China Expert undertake three major e-Governance Initiatives
Legal Identity for Inclusive Development: Report by ADB


EDUCATION
ICT project for schools in Malaysia
AR Lifelong Learning Project
UNICEF condemns attacks on schoolchildren in conflict areas
Tele-conferencing training programme for teachers
m-Learning initiatives in India
Indian HRD Ministry launches online admission project


GENERAL
Good governance helps in economic growth
Alternative Energy and Organic Farming in Hill Communities in Northern Thailand


HEALTH
UN commission seeks to ensure food safety, protect consumer health
SMS service to provide free malaria information to UK travelers
ADB is supporting Philippines in combating spread of HIV/ AIDS
MDCH grants US$ 4.5 Million to create healthcare information exchange
Health and nutrition package for Laos from ADB
Ghana's Health Sector gets a US $ 40 million boost
Global healthcare BPO eyes buyouts in India


LIVELIHOODS
UN study finds that desertification could lead to mass migrations
Food coupons and e-ration cards to end PDS mess
Asia sees drop in poverty but rising inequality: UN report


m-SERVE
Nokia offers Mobile Newspaper in Kerala, India


OPEN SOURCE
Kerala (India) state goes open source


SME/SMB
Zensar to tie up with SMEs, universities
Atherstone Group's US$ 75 million fund to focus on Indian SMEs sector
SMEs upbeat on economy in India
UNDP Kenya joins Equity Bank to promote women in Business


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


TELECENTRE
WB (India), the first state to finalize RFP proposal for CSCs programme


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
NATCOM to improve telecommunications services in Sierra Leone
MIGA supports telecommunications investment in Afghanistan


WIRELESS
Bahrain set to go wireless
QUALCOMM offers wireless reach initiative in Thailand Communities

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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