Weekly Newsletter, 24 November, 2006 [Read articles of i4d October 2006 on Gender and ICTs]


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NEWS

COMMUNITY RADIO
Indian Government approves the expansion of community radio stations
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=2&newsid=6481

Community radio stations to be run by non-profit educational institutions in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=2&newsid=6546

eCOMMERCE
Cingular plans to launch online mobile banking service
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=5&newsid=6476

e-GOVERNMENT
ICICI banks provide e-Banking healthcare solution in Kerala, (India)
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=5&newsid=6499

e-Government Strategy Released in New Zealand
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6489

Jharkhand (India) wins the e-Governance state award
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6487

NIC plans to build e-Government portal for Vermont
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6493

e-Procurement programme can change UK Government
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6515

RIV project still in trouble in AP (India)
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6511

Brunei Government requires ICT trained manpower
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6513

Jordan Government launches e-Government project in rural areas
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6524

New Zealand Government re-launches its e-Government strategy
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6530

e-Governance department offers SMS alert for Indian farmers
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6522

Dubai e-Government needs more people to use e-Services
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6532

Emphasis on e-Tourism in Kenya
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6552

National ICT strategic action plan of Jamaica to be unveiled soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6550

Government policy is crucial to fight digital divide as stated by UN
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6557

Indian Railways allows passengers to use ATMs for booking train tickets
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6584

EDUCATION
Nortel supports AUC to build high tech campus
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6483

KIE launches EdQual ICT for basic education
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6520

IDB and OLPC signed an agreement to promote ICT in education programmes
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6505

UK e-Skills publishes Sector Qualifications Strategy for ICT education
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6536

Education: the critical element in Jamaica’s ICT Strategic plan
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6534

ICT training to 500 teachers in Nigeria
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6563

Secondary schools of Uganda will get computer labs
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6576

RSG trains 500 teachers to develop ICT education
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6574

GENERAL
Nexus boosts for managing IT infrastructure services for ICT development
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6497

European Commission approves to launch 30 new eTEN projects
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6491

Microsoft launches ICT Best-Practice Forum for Africa Development
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6485

Commonwealth invites new ideas for ICT development
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6484

Dubai Internet City’s ICT community touches 900 companies for ICT development
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6509

Birla Sun Life Insurance and Idea Cellular launch insurance scheme
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6542

European Union to invest in ICT research
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6540

Cyber business being affected in Nigeria
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6548

Launch of National Science Foundation in India likely to be in April 2007
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6541

DOST XI plans to implement ICT4D project in Philippines
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6578

EU plans to invest 9 billion euros for ICT research
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6572

e-HEALTH
CQU supports Chile for e-Health scheme
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6496

NHS Trust tests the RFID for tracking hospital equipment
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6494

ICICI banks provide e-Banking healthcare solution in Kerala, (India)
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6500

NASCIO releases State Health IT Initiatives
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6516

Wireless Phone system for Canadian doctors
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6537

Siemens presents electronic healthcare card at Medica 2006
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=6580

LIVELIHOOD
Internet to rural areas by Indian NGO
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=6545

m-SERVE
Use mobile phone as train tickets
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6501

e-Mail service for basic mobile phones to be unveiled soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6558

CDMA technology revolution in Vietnam
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6564

Sony and NXP develop chip for mobile wallets
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6566

LG launches World’s first Time machine satellite DMB phone http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=6525

TECHNOLOGY
Hutch opens new world of broadband Internet for 3G mobile phones
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6478

Hutch offers online airline ticket booking service through mobile phone
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6507

Use mobile phone as train tickets
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6501

Yahoo! Messenger and Linksys offers VoIP based cordless phone
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6527

e-Mail service for basic mobile phones to be unveiled soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6558

Mobile service for issuing national identity cards in Matale District (Sri Lanka)
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6554

CDMA technology revolution in Vietnam
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6564

Sony and NXP develop chip for mobile wallets
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6566

TELECOMMINICATION
LG launches World’s first Time machine satellite DMB phone
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=6525

Improved broadband provisioning for new developments by Telkom
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=6561

Thai ICT Ministry accelerates the restructuring of telecommunication concession project
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=6579

WIRELESS
Dallas offers citywide interoperability network
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6506

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! join together for online search engines
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6503

ERF Wireless provides $5 Million Statewide Wireless Network to Louisiana State Police
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6518

China develops high-speed interactive broadband network for online programmes
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6538

Indian Government plans to develop national digitalised land info system
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6571

HP receives Himachal Pradesh wide area network project in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=6569



ANNOUNCEMENT
egov Asia 2007
http://www.egovonline.net/egovasia

mServe Asia 2007
http://www.csdms.in/mserve

eHealth Asia 2007
http://www.csdms.in/ehealth

Digital Learning Asia 2007
http://www.digitallearning.in/dlasia

Telecentre Forum Asia 2007
http://www.i4donline.net/atf


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