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  • telecentre.org
    • A global network of people and organizations committed to increasing the impact and sustainability of telecentres around the world.
  • Telecentre (noun): A public place where people can access computers, the Internet, and other digital technologies to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others while they develop essential 21st-century digital skills. While each telecentre is different, their common focus is on the use of digital technologies to support community, economic, educational, and social development—reducing isolation, bridging the digital divide, promoting health issues, creating economic opportunities, and reaching out to youth. Telecentres exist in almost every country, although they sometimes go by different names (e.g., village knowledge centres, infocentres, community technology centres, community multimedia centres, or school-based telecentres). Wikipedia definition of “telecentre” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecentre February 20, 2007, 9:20 am
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  • telecentre.org
    • A global network of people and organizations committed to increasing the impact and sustainability of telecentres around the world.
  • Opportunity
    • Over 100,000 telecentres globally.
    • Powerful platform for social and economic development.
    • But only if we ...
  • Opportunity
    • ... help these centres offer skills , services and opportunities that will make a real difference in the lives of the next billion computer users.
  • what’s needed for success?
  • what’s needed for success? 1. telecentres
  • what’s needed for success? 1. telecentres 2. human resources 3. training 4. content 5. services 6. support 7. financing 8. networks
  • what’s needed for success? 1. telecentres 2. human resources (60%) 3. training (50%) 4. content (30%) 5. services (10%) 6. support (20%) 7. financing (60%) 8. networks (10%)
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  • So far ...
    • Networks rolling in 10 countries, serving 1000s of centres.
    • Social enterprise activities in 5 countries.
    • Governments engaged, and collaborating.
    • Better intelligence, more momentum.
  • Networks 2007
  • moratuwa, sri lanka, may 2006 120 village level telecentre managers, entrepreneurs and monks gather to share experiences and plan joint activities.
  • chokwe, mozambique
    • mozambique network:
    • - tech support (phone)
    • management training
    • tech training
    • peer learning
    • web library
  • agra, india mission 2007 members develop a plan for common telecentre manager training curriculum + workshops.
  • utter pradesh, india Drishtee and others offer services ranging from english language training to remote health care to rural employment (BPO). How can we get these services into the hands of more telecentres?
  • Networks 2009
  • Upcoming ...
    • Establish value added services fund.
    • Create World Telecentre Academy network in 2008.
    • Continuous learning, sharing and training for telecentre innovators.
    • Try to help many more networks, including groups like IREX IATPs.
  • Growing the telecentre movement …. how can you get involved?
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