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02-04-2003 "Ten Steps" is the title of a new UNESCO publication to assist communities in establishing sustainable Multipurpose Community Telecentres (MCT). The Guide that since yesterday is online available on the website of the UNESCO Bangkok Office is a contribution to providing and strengthening communication and information facilities at the level of local communities. More

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25-11-2002 Integrating traditional and new communication and information technologies for development is the aim of a Caribbean regional project that UNESCO recently launched in Kingston, Jamaica. The new initiative has the objective of making information and knowledge sources more accessible to selected marginalized communities in urban, rural and remote areas through the provision of ICTs including ICT training. More

25-07-2002 - UNESCO is assisting Mozambique’s first two pilot telecentres - in Manhiça and Namaacha - to become fully-fledged multimedia centres with the addition of community radio that will enable them to extend their activities. The two centres funded mainly by the IDRC, with UNESCO, opened their doors in August 1999. More

18-07-2002 - UNESCO is currently consulting stakeholders in order to seek their views on a practical guide explaining how to set up and run community multimedia centres and other multimedia information service providers. The book will give an account of all the main components of this process, the basics of how to organise and manage day-to-day operations and will cover the most important issues that arise in sustaining their activities. More

12-07-2002 (Paris) - - Community multimedia centres, information service providers and community radio stations are the focus of a new training initiative by UNESCO. The Organization has launched a collaborative process to produce a multimedia training kit involving key stakeholders in the field of information and communication for development. The comprehensive suite of interactive, multimedia learning modules will cover organizational, management, content production and issue-based training. More

30-05-2002 - An interactive community multi-media centre to demonstrate how to combine computer, fax, Internet, email, photocopying and telephone with the traditional radio to inform, educate, access, repackage and store knowledge will be presented by the UNESCO Kingston Office at two events in Jamaica: the conference of the Association of Caribbean University Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL 2002) in Ochos Rios (May 27- June 1) and the Green Expo 2002 in Kingston (June 7 – June 9, 2002). More

30-04-2002 (Paris) - A video training module on radio-browsing technique, produced by UNESCO and OneWorld International, is now available on UNESCO's community multimedia centre webpage. The video training module is intended to develop the skills of community radio and local FM radio presenters in developing countries. More

29-04-2002 From 22 to 24 April, sixteen telecentre practitioners and coordinators from Africa, Asia and Latin America joined a Workshop on an International Helpdesk and Clearing House for Telecentres hosted at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris organized jointly by theInternational Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and UNESCO. More

19-04-2002 The establishment of a global Telecentre Helpdesk in support of the telecentre movement in developing countries has been for some time on the agenda of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Institute for Communicationand Development (IICD). As part of this process, a consultative workshop will be convened in Paris April 22-24, 2002. More

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