i4d Weekly Newsletter, 16 - 22, November 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK

YouTube moves into education
Richard Muller, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley is offering semester-long course in YouTube with help from Berkeley University and Google's video-sharing site...

NEWS

AGRICULTURE
Farm department to support farmers through kiosks
Tracking of seafood freshness via mobile phone in Norway

COMMUNITY RADIO
ITU World Radiocommunication Conference concludes after four weeks
7 NGOs receive approval from Indian I&B Ministry to set up community radio stations

e-GOVERNANCE
e-Governance is must in all sectors: National Mission Mode Project
NeGSt reaps from e-projects initiated 42 months ago
MCD decides again to revives its e-Governance initiatives
Bahrain first to e-track visitors

EDUCATION
'New movement' in education
YouTube moves into education
iPods to Train Teachers in Zambia
ADB provides over 1 million textbooks to Senior Secondary
Schools across Aceh and Nias in Indonesia

Temple University students stay tuned in via computer
NIIT to introduce math Lab in Indian schools

HEALTH
Indian Railways to expand telemedicine network
Rural WNC gets telemedicine grant
Kerala e-Kendras to impart medical transcription training

GENERAL
CIC asks for more autonomy to make the RTI Act more effective

LIVELIHOODS
UN launches Year of Sanitation
Prime Minister of India launched Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
World Food Programme holding video contest to raise awareness about global hunger

TECHNOLOGY
Canadian invents computer to ‘last a lifetime’
ITU, UNESCO and ICANN collaborate to build multilingual cyberspace
Free Internet for Capetonians in South Africa

TELECENTRE
Microsoft India showcases Rural Innovation Fund award winners in association with IDRC and MSSRF
eTUKTUK utilizes mobile CDMA network to improve telecentre services
Kenyan ICT board to train entrepreneurs

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telecoms Ministry to establish more community access points in Jamaica
Alaska Power & Telephone brings broadband to rural village
Philippine regulator to ease VoIP rules

WIRELESS
The Yobe State Government launches Integrated Wireless Telephone and Internet Access project
BSNL to roll out WiMax services soon

INTERVIEW
Technology for the people
Name: Rajen Varada
Publish Date: 11 October 2007

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum @ GK3
Date: 11-13 December 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

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

EVENTS
Techshare India 2008
Date: 4-5 February, 2008
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Biomedical Asia 2008
Date: 14-17 April 2008
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Singapore

Mobile Content World Asia 2008
Date: 25-27 April 2008
Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre
Location: Singapore

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