ADOC Newsletter April 9, 2014


ADOC Photo Contest 2014

Dear ADOC Trainees and Trainers, grab your cameras! The annual ADOC photo contest is back. Once again, Trainees and Trainers can submit photos of great moments in ADOC training to win prizes at http://www.apecdoc.org/site/pc2014/. The online photo contest, sponsored by the ASUS Foundation, begins March 15 and will run until July 31. Mr. Jose Cheng, the ADOC Section …

We all have the right to be part of the digital era

Juarez City, Chihuahua, the northwest zone in Mexico whose population has been marginalized for decades. It is also an area where houses are made by waste materials, unable to access public services and having the highest shortage in commodity housing. Juarez City ranks number 3 …

Introduction to ITU-UUM

UUM and Malaysia were chosen to be the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Asia Pacific (ASP) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Rural ICT development in October 2006. It was selected by the ITU key stateholders in Bangkok, Thailand.YB Dato’ Lim Keng Yiak, the Minister of Energy, Water, and Communications (now known as Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia) 

ADOC Photo Contest 2014

Dear ADOC Trainees and Trainers, grab your cameras! The annual ADOC photo contest is back. Once again, Trainees and Trainers can submit photos of great moments in ADOC training to win prizes at http://www.apecdoc.org/site/pc2014/.

The online photo contest, sponsored by the ASUS Foundation, begins March 15 and will run until July 31. Mr. Jose Cheng, the ADOC Section Manager, says, “We hope people who come to our website and see those photos will learn more about the ADOC Project and the vision to reduce digital divides. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The impact of photos, being an image of trainees/trainers or picture taken in training, is extremely powerful.”

Starting from now, trainees and trainers who are interested in participating in this activity can take pictures on topics such as the training operating in the centers, the interaction between trainers and/or trainees, and all the touching moment during their visit to ADOC centers. Participants should upload their best pictures with short description up to 200 words to the ADOC’s website by June 1. Starting from June 2, the online viewers will be able to vote on their top choices for best photos. To be able to vote, it is required to register a member account on the ADOC’s website. The top 20 pictures with the highest votes will be promoted to the final selection and judged by the panel constituted by the ADOC Secretariat and ASUS Foundation. 3 of the top 20 pictures will be awarded 300 USD (1st place), 200 USD (2nd place), and 100 USD (3rd place).

Share your wonderful moment and tell the world your story. For more information about the contest, including rules, important dates and requirements, please visit http://www.apecdoc.org/site/pc2014/.

 

Introduction to ITU-UUM

UUM and Malaysia were chosen to be the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Asia Pacific (ASP) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Rural ICT development in October 2006. It was selected by the ITU key stateholders in Bangkok, Thailand.

YB Dato’ Lim Keng Yiak, the Minister of Energy, Water, and Communications (now known as Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia) officially launched ITU-UUM on February 6, 2007 in Putrajaya. A seed fund of RM1.5 million was provided by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions to set up the CoE in order to conduct the ITU Executive Training Workshops via face to face and e-learning. Since then, a group of faculty members from the School of Computing work jointly to support the rural ICT development in Malaysia.

Vision & Mission

  • Become a premier centre of excellence in ICT for development.
  • Empower the community to improve the quality of life by providing executive and community training programs, human capital development at tertiary level, and research and innovation through ICT for development.

Objectives

In ICT development, ITU-UUM helps:

  • Provide High-quality training programs which promote lifelong learning to individuals, organizations and the community
  • Develop and support research that produce high impact research and innovative products
  • Establish outlines for best practices
  • Offer consultations

Core Activities

For more information, please visit: www.itu.uum.edu.my.

We all have the right to be part of the digital era

Juarez City, Chihuahua, the northwest zone in Mexico whose population has been marginalized for decades. It is also an area where houses are made by waste materials, unable to access public services and having the highest shortage in commodity housing. Juarez City ranks number 3 in its population density in the cities of Chihuahua, Mexico. However, 29.5% of the population whose age ranges from 3 to 17, while 38% of the population dwells in working age and economically active. Moreover, only 63.1% of it is entitled to health services. Juarez City is also the third zone that most children and youths have need nutritional supplements.

It seems with which there are a lot of issues to be dealt, as what have been listed above.  Co-sponsored by Instituto de Atención Especial a Niños A.C., an ADOC center in Colegio Juan Pablo II was set up in 2011. In the center, computer classes are offered to the elementary school students almost weekly, 42 out of 52 weeks. It is one manner to reduce the marginalization. It is also the way to help the students learn technological skills so they would have alternatives to improve the quality of their lives in their future.