Telecentre.org Academy Global Meeting Who is W ho. IF we know each other, it will be easier!. Who are we and where are we from. We are here. Country: Peru Leading organization: Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales – CEPES
Telecentre.orgAcademy Global Meeting Who is Who
IF we know each other, it will be easier!
Who are we and where are we from
We are here
Leading organization: Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales – CEPES
Agents involved in the NTA: ISF (Engineer without borders), UPCH (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia), ITDG, Rural Telecom. Others: FITEL (government)
Working languages in the NTA: Spanish
Telecentres in your country
umber of telecentres in your country
Which are the most outstanding telecentre networks or actions in your country?
We don’t have a formal national network. But there is a group of institutions and people working together in actions that improve the telecenters like training or implementing new technologies since 1998. All the organizations involved in the TC academy in Peru are part of such group.
What are the most popular tasks and usages in the telecentre?
The most popular usages are those related to communications like chat, email or social networks. Telecenters are also used to obtain information (education,agricultural, telemedicine, etc.) and for entertainment.
Which social groups use the telecentre most frequently?
Mainly young people of communities around telecentres (rural and/or deprived areas). There are more men using telecenters, but this gap is getting closed (in rural places it was reported that the ratio es 1 woman for each 5 man).
What do we do
CEPES is an NGO founded 30 years ago. It aims to promote rural development through programs which emcompass research, discussion and political incidence. Since 2001it has been promoting the use of information and communication technologies for rural development.
CEPES belong to different networks many of them related to the rural world, and is a member of APC, the Association for Progressive Communications.
For the telecentre Academy in Peru, CEPES is one of the partners and not necessary the leader of the project. We promote the team work between the partners, where everyone has the similar rights.
What word do you use to refer to a motivator in your country?
There are different words we use, operator, administrator, person in charge of, entrepreneur.
How is a telecentre motivator’s professional profile in your country?
Normally, young people between 16 to 30 years old. Most of them only with secondary school studies and with basic ICT experience (starting with the use of computers through applications or programs)
3000 until 2010
Number of potential motivators who could be reached in the future
About motivator training
What is your experience on motivator training up to now?
All the organizations that participate in Peruvian telecentre academy have trained around 2000 motivators since 1999. Most of the courses were short and face to face, related to the use of ICT, basic management, leadership, marketing, technical support, networks maintenance.
We used different platforms like iliac, moodle. But we don’t have so much experience in e-learning methodology.
Resources: manuals, technical support, human resources such as field staff and technicians.
Motivation, needs, contributions
What are your expectations from the meeting? What is your motivation? What needs are you expecting to fulfill?
Know more about other NTA experiences
Have some basic guidelines about the academy standards to develop our own NTA project.
Share our NTA proposal and model.
What could you contribute to the meeting? E-learning and training experiences for adults
Years of experience working in rural areas for ICT development.
The experience working with different organizations in ICT projects.
What are your organization’s strengths?
We combine interdisciplinary multistakeholder approach (NGO, academic, private sector)