Saturday, 7.6.2008: German Government Offers Scholarships to Young Cambodian Entrepreneurs to Bridge Digital Divide

Posted on 8 June 2008. Filed under: Week 563 | Tags: , , , , , |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 563

“With the aim to support developing countries in their efforts not to be excluded from important global processes and not to be hampered in the use of new and resource-saving technologies and products the German Government has decided to offer scholarships to bridge this digital divide.

“One of the possible negative results of the lack of information technology related knowledge is that productivity in developing countries is by international standards declining and the achievements of the UN Millennium Development Goals may be jeopardized.

“The programme is intended to enable young entrepreneurs from developing countries to successfully start up an information and communications technology (ICT) business in their home countries.

Konrad Zuse scholarships [named after the inventor of the world’s first functional program-controlled computer in 1941] are worth Euro 1.200 per month and granted for up to one year. This sum is intended to cover all expenses incurred in Germany for medical insurance, accommodation, food etc. In addition the German Government meets the cost of air travel for one return trip to Germany per beneficiary.

“For all beneficiaries individual training plans are drawn up tailored to their specific requirements as well as the sector in which they intend to start up their business.

“The training includes an academic component as well as internships in German companies active in the same sector as the prospective start-up.

“Further information is to be obtained on the website of the German Embassy Phnom Penh.

“Deadline for applications is 25 July 2008.”

Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6365, 7-8.6.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Saturday, 7 June 2008


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1661, 7.6.2008

  • Samdech Euv [the Father King Norodom Sihanouk] Predicted the Fate of the Khmer Monarchy [that it will be dissolved again]
  • Children Living at Garbage Dump Site Face Health Problems and Illiteracy


Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #171, 7.6.2008

  • LICADHO Asks the Ministry of Information to Allow the FM-105.25 Radio Station in Kratie to Be Reopened
  • Observers and Opinion Leaders of Cambodia [such as the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association] Voice Concerns over the Issue of the Preah Vihear Temple [with Thailand]


Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #26, 7-10.6.2008

  • Forrest Land in the National Angkor Park Has Been Enclosed by Merchants to Be Claimed and Owned


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6365, 7-8.6.2008

  • Cambodia Benefits from the Rice Price Increase; the IMF said the Cambodian Economy Remains Strong [6 June 2008]
  • Russey Keo Authorities Arranges Places to Build Prek Pnov Bridge Crossing the Tonle Sap River
  • German Government offers scholarships to young Cambodian entrepreneurs to bridge digital divide


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3480, 7-8.6.2008

  • The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Does Not Allow Ms. So Socheat to Take [her husband] Khiev Samphan to Their Home in Pailin


Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4609, 7.6.2008


Samleng Kamkor, Vol.1, #4, 7.6.2008

  • US$300 Million Planned to Be Spent to Subsidize Fuel Price in Cambodia in 2008 [according to a government estimate]


Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.15, #3327, 7.6.2008

  • During One Whole Term, Prime Minister Hun Sen Never Answered Any Question Orally in the National Assembly


Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #674, 7-8.6.2008

  • The US and Vietnam Discussed Human Rights Problems [Vietnam promised to respect human rights and religious rights]

Have a look at last week’s editorial: Setting priorities – what to do to remove some dangerous obstacles, to get safer roads

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