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Mobile Me – Mapathon

Authored by Georgina Naigulevu 03/12/2019 Today’s celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities at our local Park and various remote island areas in Fiji , held an historic event whereby all the local Disability People Organizations came together with Community Volunteers to map out walkways and pavements using their mobile to collect data in Read more…

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Hands-on tutorial for system administrators on network monitoring and security

source: Tonga Govt news portal The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and the APNIC Foundation are visiting Tonga for consultations with key stakeholders. As part of the visit the team will gather input from network operators, the private sector, public enterprises and government ministries to scope a technical training plan that supports the development Read more…

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Cybersecurity: state of play in the region and current priorities

GPD Cybersecurity Workshop for Stakeholders in the Pacific session summary by PICISOC Board Earlier this month PICISOC board members Anju Mangal, Andrew Molivurae and Cherie Lagakali took part in a Stakeholder cybersecurity workshop in the Pacific. The one-day event was organized by Global Partners Digital in collaboration with the University of South Pacific (CROP ICT); Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT: IT Technician – Branicia Itsimaera

My full name is Branicia Kalyn Itsimaera. I am 25 years old and the youngest daughter of Brandon and Lijune Itsimaera. I started working as an IT intern at the ICT department in Nauru in 2014 and have been with the department for 6 years. I took 3 years study leave (2016-2018) to attend the Read more…

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SINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members

Source: Solomon Times youSave members can now make deposits into their accounts with Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF) through their mobile phones, using mobile top ups (airtime credit). Instead of having to visit an SINPF office or agent for deposits, this new service from SINPF provides easier and safer access for members anytime and Read more…

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Samoa launches Information Technology Association

By James Ah Wai (As originally posted on APNIC Blog) Last Thursday, members of the Samoa Information Technology Association’s (SITA’s) Executive Team met for the first time in Apia to discuss several projects and opportunities following SITA’s inauguration last month. More than 170 locals have registered their interest in becoming a member of SITA in the last Read more…

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ICT Professionals Meet to Talk About the Future of Technology in Solomon Islands

As originally published on Solomon Times Over 100 ICT professionals from across Honiara took part in a forum and networking event on the future of technology in Solomon Islands. Jointly organised by the IT Society of Solomon Islands(ITSSI) and the Women in IT Solomon Islands(WITSI), the event was supported by Australia’s Cyber Cooperation Program as Read more…

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Samoa to host ITU’s global Girls in ICT Day 2020 celebrations

As originally posted on ITU.int Pacific Island Nation strengthens commitment to promoting tech studies to girls & leveraging digital skills to boost sustainable development ITU’s annu​al global Girls in ICT Day celebration will be held next year in the Independent State of Samoa. The advocacy event, which raises visibility of the importance of attracting women Read more…

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IT Training Aims To Build Capacity Of Pacific Met Services

As originally published on sprep.org 28 October 2019, Apia, Samoa – Building the capacity of Pacific National Meteorological Service staff to effectively use and sustain new Information Technology tools is at the core of a week-long training workshop being held at the newly opened Pacific Climate Change Centre at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Read more…

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Cyber Security Strategy 2020: Civil society experts slam ‘national security’ agenda

Read as originally published on zdnet.com The goal of an ‘open and free internet’ has been dropped from Australia’s proposed national cybersecurity strategy. Job done, apparently. The Australian government needs to drop the “national security” framing of its cybersecurity strategy, according to speakers at the inaugural NetThing, held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Read more…

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Gold Nuggets on Managing A Successful Business in the Pacific featuring Semi Tukana

Write up by Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro On Sunday 3rd November, 2019, Semi Tukana Founder of Software Factory Limited and CloudApp Laboratories (PNG) Limited, gave a 30 minute presentation on “Biblical Principles in the running of a successful business” to youth at the Christian Mission Fellowship’s World Harvest Centre. Whilst the context was a Christian gathering, there Read more…

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New M-PAiSA QR Electronic Payment

Vodafone Fiji has introduced an innovative electronic transaction method using the M-PAiSA App that accelerates the move to a cashless society and keeps Fiji abreast with global technological advancements. The first of its kind, the M-PAiSA QR Pay was launched at the company’s headquarters in Princes Road, Tamavua, yesterday, much to the applause of merchant Read more…

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TRBR Annual Report 2018

A communications environment that enriches the social, cultural, customs and commercial fabric of Vanuatu. Click to read the report as published by the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR)

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Nethui 2019 Report by Emani Lui

NetHui is New Zealand’s version of IGF (Internet governance Forum).  It provides a platform for multi-stakeholders from various sectors to individuals to get involved in the discussion about “internet”, relevant to everyday community happenings. Two of our Board members Emani and Maureen were able to divert their schedules and attend NetHui in Wellington earlier in Read more…

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Digital agriculture transforms farmers’ lives in Papua New Guinea

As appears in ITU News site John Tai is a citrus farmer, who also raises and sells pigs for a living. Gertrude Andreas runs a technical training institution and has her own farm and piggery. They live in Jiwaka, Papua New Guinea’s youngest province. Agriculture is one of the primary key sector in the economy Read more…

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