#Dadamac – Maina Kiai – and “need to change our thinking”

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Excerpt from a post in the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network  – We are living in an age of protest  by Maina Kiai (UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association). I’ve italicised where it is relevant to my interests in International Development issues and the effective use of… Read more »

From – Owning Is the New Sharing – by Nathan Schneider

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Related to my interest in learning-and-earning in a disrupted, Internet-based world, and new models of organisations and ownership. From –Owning Is the New Sharing – by Nathan Schneider with my italics. (snip) The resurgent co-op model The worker cooperative is an old model that’s attracting new interest among the swelling precariat masses — youthful and… Read more »

The birth of Education’s new Scientology Cult.

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My highlights – why I want to re-read: 20 Tips for Great Teaching The birth of Education’s new Scientology Cult. Graham Brown-Martin If you fell for the clickbait headline then the chances are that you’ll be a fan of Doug Lemov. Hailing from New York, a product of Teach for America, with a Harvard MBA… Read more »

What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access? – ICTWorks

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Excerpt from ICTWorks post highlighted regarding relevance to Dadamac Connect’s interests What If Everyone Had Free 2G Mobile Internet Access? (snip) Is All Data Bandwidth is Equally Valuable? The “all bits are created equal” debate in Network Neutrality doesn’t really take into account our varied experiences of Internet.  On a personal level, it is clear that… Read more »

Before I Die Network (BIDN)

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The vision behind the Before I Die Network (BIFN) is  best understood through a heartfelt blog written by the founder Olivia Comberti in November 2015 –  On running an organisation that supports people to find their life direction, while losing sight of your own Elsewhere the Before I Die Network is variously described as: “A… Read more »

The difference between time and attention

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Thanks to Andy Broomfield for drawing my attention to this. Sums it up perfectly. Thanks to Jason Fried for wordifying this common experience. What’s the difference between time and attention? A lot. Written by Jason Fried. I recently realized that if I’m too busy to take something on, I shouldn’t say “I don’t have the… Read more »

Patterns of change ref development actors

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It is always encouraging to read words from high-profile people which overlap Dadamac’s ideas and practical work. The post below is extracted from “We need to radically rethink how we help refugees” by David Miliband and Ravi Gurumurthy – the italics are mine. We need to radically rethink how we help refugees (snip) Instead of… Read more »

#Dadamac response to “Five reasons donors give for not funding local NGOs directly”

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It’s impossible to gain support for a solution to a problem until people believe that the problem exists. Dadamac Foundation offers a solution to a problem that has been hidden, and is now becoming increasingly visible and mainstream. The post quoted below was originally published on the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network on Monday 9… Read more »