Sustaining Rural Broadband . Anjan Ghosh Regional Director - Corporate Affairs July , 4 th , 2011. Studies show broadband drives economic growth.
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Regional Director - Corporate Affairs
July, 4th , 2011
Building Broadband: Strategies and Policies for the Developing World, World Bank, at 2 (Jan. 2010), available at
34 countries needs > one salary
Most of EMs
3% income threshold
If BB costs 3% or more of income, then, 80% of BRIC+TIM population cannot afford it.
Sources: Euro monitor, CIA Fact book, ITU, Intel
Community based ICT ed. Program, designed in collaboration with government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) delivered through community technology centers or school labs.
Youth (ages 8-25 years) from underserved communities with little or no computer skills
Development of 21st Century Learning Skills:
“At the age of 24, I learnt to talk to others. I learnt to express my views in a confident manner. It was like I was reborn”
Winner of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) woman exemplar award in 2008
A basic technology literacy program, for adult learners with little or no experience with computers.
Basics of computers, enabling usage to see relevance to daily lives.
Empowers learners to communicate with friends, family and business associates though email, research and access information on the Internet, create resumes, flyers, invitations, budgets, business documents, presentations, and more.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) - India
(Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Government of India)
Digital Empowerment Foundation(DEF) - India
PRATHAM - India
CICT: Commission of ICT Philippines
MSD – Malaysia