Why Funding Goes to Social Entrepreneurs Instead of Social Movements

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In my mind I’m connecting some recent conversations I’ve had (about funding, radical ideas, innovative approaches, movements, social entrepreneurs, and accelerators for social entrepreneurs) with an article from Inside Philanthropy – Is Too Much Funding Going to Social Entrepreneurs—And Too Little to Social Movements? by David Callahan I’m editing out most of the content and just keeping… Read more »

More info from ICT4D meetup – Mozilla Festival

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More useful follow up: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many thanks to Sofia and to Gautam and everyone else that contributed to a great evening. I mentioned Mozilla Festival last night in my opening comments – the Festival is accepting proposals for sessions from now until 31st August – submissions can be made from the call for proposals page…. Read more »

[London-ICT4D-Group] Sofia’s films #Nigeria #health #market-women

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I missed yesterday’s meeting so appreciated this update ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many thanks to Sofia Diarra from Save the Children and to Gautam Raju from Oxfam for stimulating a lively and critical discussion about Digital Campaigning in #GlobalDev at last night’s meet-up. Sofia has kindly passed on these links of the films about use of technology to… Read more »

Crafted @ Dartington – launching autumn 2015

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This year we are launching a series of new craft courses and events at Schumacher College and Dartington. We are developing affordable, accessible activities that provide great craft for everyone, producing a resilient and flexible programme that reflects the needs of the community. We will be creating a diverse range of courses from spoon making to building… Read more »

Biofeedback video game design research

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I’m impressed by the design and objectives of the game Lumio. The connections in my mind here are Planet Earth Institute Unconference last week, the speaker from IBM Africa, and ICT Works. I saw this link about biofeedback video game design research at http://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/products/biofeedback-video-game/#research thanks to ICT Works. The research is by shift  http://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/ I… Read more »

Jottings 2.1 Friday July 24th 2015 – A second start.

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I’m making a fresh attempt at jotting down what’s going on. Jottings are for my own benefit as a memory jogger of where my life is going, and I’m doing them publicly because sometimes it may be handy for someone else to take a look. So where am I? Suffice to say things have been… Read more »

2015 DEMO Africa – info from Kelechi

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2015 DEMO Africa application period ends, 654 applications received By Evelyne Wangui on July 3, 2015 The application deadline for DEMO Africa 2015 has expired with a record of 654 applications being received on the application platform. The number closely doubles 2014’s 382 applicants. Last year, some categories had been shunned a situation that stood… Read more »

AFRICAN WOMEN AND ICTs Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment

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AFRICAN WOMEN AND ICTs Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment   (information from IDRC publications –  http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/NonIDRCBookDetails.aspx?Publ ) / Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb Zed, IDRC / 2009-01-01 ISBN: 978-1-84813-192-7 / 320 pg. e-ISBN: 978-1-55250-399-7 Download EBookDownload PDFOrder Book I commend the authors for this valuable initiative. Above all I salute every single African woman, young… Read more »