i4d Weekly Newsletter, 23 - 30, November 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK

Broadband connectivity revolutionizes education on remote Maldives atolls
Maldives has recently launched 20 broadband-enabled, child-friendly learning centres, which link 20 of the country's atolls. Supported by the United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF), the connected Teacher Resource Centres (TRCs) will create a virtual learning environment accessible throughout the Maldives...

NEWS

AGRICULTURE
UN agriculture development fund supports microfinance in Pakistan
ITC plans to add 20,000 e-Choupals in India

COMMUNITY RADIO
A 17-yr-old gives Ghazipur a radio station

e-GOVERNANCE
28 schemes proposed for state under NEC funding in 11th Plan
Government of India to prepare national land reforms policy
Dist courts cast a web, to now upload orders in Hindi
Microsoft India launches Swaraj in e-Governance Summit

EDUCATION
India to invest $1bn in Africa for satellite project
e-Learning programme launched in Nigeria
Broadband connectivity revolutionizes education on remote Maldives atolls
Major digital library project at Carnegie Mellon University in the US

HEALTH
Telemedicine project will link Hawaii and other Pacific island region
Norway grants World Bank US $ 150 million for health care in poor countries
Japan and ADB helping Bangladesh to prepare Urban Health Care Program
Krishnagiri uses technology to get village children back to school
Malaysia, Iran reactivate MoU for educational cooperation

m-SERVE
NISA to offer latest info on N-plants via cell phone
New licences as per existing telecom policy: A. Raja

LIVELIHOODS
Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India discuss on farmer relief package
Employment generation should be the focus of policymaking: New UN Report

SME
RBI want banks to open more branches in rural and semi-urban areas of India
Supreme Court of India to decide whether stock

TECHNOLOGY
Yahoo! Mail is now for the blind
New undersea cable project to link East Africa with Europe
Wi-Fi connections for electronic gadgets

TELECENTRE
BTN moves forward to connect rural lands
ISRO sets up 291 VRCs to benefit rural India

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
British Government pushes broadband agenda in the UK
Europeans opt for mobile connections instead of fixed lines

WIRELESS
BSNL plans to invest $750M for nationwide WiMAX connectivity

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

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

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

EVENTS
2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD2007)
Date:December 15-16, 2007
Location: Bangalore, India

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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