Over the years I’ve been conscious that much of the information we get about Africa is mediated by Western voices. But here is an initiative that let’s us hear voices from on the ground. In this case it is the folks from Action Aid in Tanzania, who’ve started a new blog called Jambo Tanzania. It’s … [Read more…]
In real contrast to my old high school (as discussed in yesterday’s post) here is a school that really needs donations. As my friend Stilgherrian describes: “This is Juma Hassan lila Kalibu, secretary of Kilimani village in Zanzibar, showing off the village school’s new computer room. As you can see, it has no computers. Or … [Read more…]
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Since the early days of the internet revolution and web 2.0 I’ve been watching & participating in various ways. And over the past few years I’ve seen its powerful properties of network amplification working in practice. My friend and colleague Mark Pesce has recently discussed these properties in his Big Ideas talk. But with … [Read more…]
For those who continue to think that Twitter is all about pimple faced geeks sitting alone in the dark at home tapping away on their computers here’s another real life event that shows differently. Last Saturday a bunch of us gathered to farewell our friend Stilgherrian as he takes off on a trip for Action … [Read more…]
Very soon my dear friend Stilgherrian shall embark on a big adventure in a good cause. As outlined in this most excellent cartoon by the esteemed FirstDogOnMoon, Stilgherrian is going on a mission for ActionAid. Why not go have a look at the ActionAid site and see how you can get involved too?
My friend and colleague Stilgherrian is involved in one of the more interesting projects around these days: Project TOTO. Some background There used to be an NGO called Austcare, and they’ve just changed their name to ActionAid Australia. Project brief Late this afternoon I received my first briefing note, and it’s reproduced in full over … [Read more…]