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  • On 16 April 2015, Together! Ethiopian Residents Charity Organization , working on disability mainstreaming and empowering persons with visual impairment in Ethiopia by providing holistic support in the fields of rehabilitation, academic education, vocational and technical training job and self employment, has inaugurated an inclusive Resource Center for all persons with disability.Supported by the Community Grants of the Internet Society (where Together! received USD 10,000 in 2014) the inclusive Resource Center, which falls under the Orient and Rouse the Blind with Information Technology (...
    Date published 27 April 2015
  • I'm team leader of the Civil Society app, which is a part of our community project, supported by the ISOC. Civil Society app aimed at the development of the active citizenship and has 4 main modules: for decision-making based on liquid democracy, for social investments, for social entrepreneurship and for informational environment. Out IT-group should make a test version till the end of February, and it will be good reason for my next publication here, and you can already watch our 2 minutes video or a brief description of main functions of the first module (decision-making) of the...
    Date published 02 February 2015
  • by Ilda Simao and Connie KendigThe Community Grants Programme directly impacts the lives of many people and provides an opportunity to help them accomplish goals in an array of areas, including education, community building, economic growth, and Internet policy.Each year, a number of projects around the world receive funding from the Internet Society; these projects are planned and brought to life by our Chapters and individual members. By aligning with our 2015 Strategic Objective to provide equal development opportunities for all people by promoting the relevance, deployment, and adoption...
    Date published 10 December 2014
  • I'm so pleased to announce the latest recipients of Internet Society Community Grants.These grants are awarded twice a year to Internet Society Members and Chapters. Each applicant must have a clear vision of how they want to use the Internet to bring positive change to their local communities. It's about supporting innovation, change, and local solutions with global impact.If you'd like to find out how to apply, you can read our Community Grants pages.Please join me in congratulating this latest round of inspiring projects from our amazing global community of Members and Chapters.What a...
    Date published 30 June 2014
  • On Thursday mornings, a dozen or so students from nearby colleges gather at the University of the Philippines’ Diliman Interactive Learning Center to tinker with bits of hardware for an hour or two. These hackathons are part of Bayanihan Cre@tive Labs, an initiative of Internet Society (ISOC) global member Nestor Tiglao. Nestor, who teaches electronics engineering at the same campus, received an Internet Society community grant to develop the makerspace group at the height of his research on wireless network system designs.The term ‘Bayanihan’ refers to the traditional practice of cooperative...
    Date published 01 May 2014
  • AfChix Uganda is a chapter of AfChix Africa, a network of women in technology started in 2004 with a mission to network with women and potential girls in computer science/ICT for purposes of supporting them to grow in their careers and to encourage young girls to take up ICT/Computer Science programs for their careers.AfChix Uganda consists of a team of young girls and women engineers and computer science graduates.During their research for the Grace Hopper Paper 2013, a team of four members (Software Engineering Students) from Makerere University chose to write about: "Mobile Experiences for...
    Date published 29 April 2014