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International

  • More spending needed in science, technology and innovation
    The Organisational for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says in its latest annual report that OECD members and non-members must drive science, technology and innovation (STI) investment in order to contend with intensified global competition and bolster long-term growth. Read more ...
  • e-Skills Week 2012: Computer skills in the EU27 in figures
    The increasing use of computers in the work place has led to computer literacy being a necessary in a large majority of proffesions. A sound understanding and knowledge of computer applications and programs is becoming more and important in working life. Read more ...
  • e-Skills Are Vital For Digital Inclusion - Video interview with Paul Timmers
    Paul Timmers, Director of Directorate ICT addressing Societal Challenges within the European Commission explains the importance of e-Skills relating to digital inclusion. Mr Timmers was a speaker at the launch of e-Skills Week 2012 by the European Commission in Brussels. Read more ...
  • e-Skills: Meeting the Digital Agenda Challenge
    Jerome Merrissey's speech addressed the need for digital literacy in the smart economy and discuss the relationship between digital literacy, competitiveness and job creation. It focused on how Ireland can address the growing e-Skills gap, which will have profound implications for Irish business. Read more ...
  • Scotland considers expanding use of tablet computers for schools
    Government to look at how mobile devices including iPads could be rolled cut to more learners in the country. Read more ...

South Africa

  • DOC address e-skills challenge
    The Department of Communications (DoC) last week held a collaborative workshop with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to address the e-skills challenge in SA. The departmeent says it has set itself a target of being a global leader in the use of ICT tools for socio-economic development. It is in aid of this that it has collaborated with UNDP to fast-track ICT skills development in the country. Read more ...
  • Communications Department outlines 3-year strategic plan
    The Department of Communications (Doc) on Friday unveiled its strategic plan for 2011- 2014, which promises a "new wave of change" through a six-point turnaround strategy. Read more ...
  • SA: Ndabeni: Adress by the Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni, on the budget vote for the Department of Communications, Parliament (08/05/2012)
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  • DoC promises e-skills boost
    The Department of Communications (DoC) has emphasised that it will create over 100 000 jobs by 2020. Read more ...
  • Living with sight loss
    Lighthouse International in the USA is now offering an online course for opticians, nurse, ocuppational therapist, physical therapists, or others who teach people who are visually impaired.. Read more ...
  • ICDL South Africa supports the South African e-Skills Information Exchange visit to Ireland
    A delegation of South African e-Skills Insitute[1] visited Ireland for two days (April 18 & 19) to understand how the experience of successful e-skills activities in Ireland can help advance the National e-Skills Plan of Action in South Africa, especially in terms of scalability and impact. Read more ...
  • Keynote address by Deputy Minister of Communications, Honourable Obed Bapela, MP at the Global Partners Workshop facilitated by the UN/UNDP to address the e-skills challnge in South Africa
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Africa

  • e-Skills are crucial for Nigeria's economic growth, NCS says
    A developing nation like Nigeria which aspire to participate effectively and become a key player in the emerging information age, needs to have in place a highly efficient IT vision driven by a vibrant workforce, an industry group has advised. Read more ...

Techonology

  • Technical Briefing: Is the Cloud safe?
    Kate Craig-Wood of Cloud firm Memset addresses the key question: Is the Cloud safe? Read more ...