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Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

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TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve. The goal of these case studies is to raise awareness of the impact these nonprofits are making in South Africa. This township is one of the poorest areas in South Africa. Greenpeace Africa works to protect and preserve the natural environment of Africa.

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How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

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I've just returned from organizing an electronics recycling conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where I met Dr. Hylton Villet, the chairman of MyDigitalBridge in Namibia. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa. It's located on the southwest Atlantic coast of Africa. It received its independence from South Africa in 1990. In Africa, Internet is wireless, and Africa uses mainly cell phone towers to provide broadband.

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

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I've just ended an exciting three week long Africa trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. I was impressed with the ambition, scope and execution of these projects, and their potential to advance social justice and human rights in east Africa! There are so many exciting people and organizations to talk about! One of my very first meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, was with John Kipchumbah (Kipp) and Philip Thigo of the Innovation Program of the Social Development Network.

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The Upcoming E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference in South Africa

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As collection and processing of e-waste and discarded electronics in Africa reaches worrisome proportions, industry leaders and policymakers from all over the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 7, 2013. A recent UN study finds that domestic consumption is the main contributor to Africa's growing e-waste problem. Africa now has more mobile phone users than either the U.S.

Ramping up on Africa

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I wrote about how Africa has leapt back to the forefront of my mind , back to a position of prominence it held long ago. I have much to learn and catch up on as try to get reconnected to Africa. I’ve started connecting with interesting NGOs and entrepreneurs working in Africa. Through my contacts at work, I’ve been learning about some of the work being done in some of the countries in Africa. They’re all great: Afrigadget – making in Africa.

For Nonprofits in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits

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Times in various cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India: 1pm: Casablanca, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Lisbon. Date: Monday, September 26. Time: 1pm-2:30 BST ( View Time by City ). Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. In the United States, Canada, or Latin America? Register here! Based upon the soon-to-be-released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , this webinar begins with defining Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0

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How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

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Steve Cisler heard me mention this book recently and sent me a spot-on article from the Observer, How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa. One of the things I often talk about in my public speaking is the continuum that goes from pure profit orientation to pure charity. Most social entrepreneurs I know operate somewhere in between, and for good reasons. Charity is an important and good thing, but charity can be a powerful negative force when misapplied.

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Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

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The rational for "seeing data as a state" rather than a donor in Africa to help answer policymakers questions is also explained. Seeing Like a State in Africa: Data Needed. Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared.

Africa Mentoring Project

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Via Joitske , Nancy White , and Britt Bravo , I read about The African Mentoring Project , run by Ore Somolu from Nigeria and who I know from the Global s projects. I saw this while I was busy mentoring for the Young Caucasus Women Blogging Project. So, I immediately emailed Ore to volunteer as a mentor. The project is about: The African Mentoring Project was created as a way of encouraging and supporting Africans who want to start blogging.

For Africa, Entrepreneurship is the Way | Skoll World Forum

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For Africa, Entrepreneurship is the Way | Skoll World Forum : n South Africa, new mobile technology strategies are being used to educate the youth and to promote entrepreneurship

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa

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Two 14-year-old girls, one in the US and one in Malawi, had their lives changed when they joined forces to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa. This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office.( read more ). intuit religious organizations quickbooks Local impact map faith based organizations tsreligiousorgs tsintuit

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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This week have a look at the just completed Open Data for Africa platform and learn more about the brewing open data revolution in the MENA region. It is part of the AfDB’s ‘ Africa Information Highway ’ initiative, which enabled the introduction of live data links between the AfDB, National Statistical Offices, Central Banks and relevant ministries in all 54 countries.

Daily DoGooder: Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa

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Change the world, one video at a time.Help Us Save Lives in the Horn of Africa | :30 UNICEF This new PSA, from UNICEF, is extremely timely and important right NOW! As you can see in the news this last weeks there is a severe hunger crisis facing children and women in the Horn of

Charity Grants Can Help Tech Solve Social Ills In Africa - Ventures Africa

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Charity Grants Can Help Tech Solve Social Ills In Africa - Ventures Africa : Loren Treisman, trust executive for grant-making foundation Indigo Trust, believes that time has come for more charitable organisations to tap into technology to tackle social issues in Africa.

Underwear for Africa and Reclaiming A September 11th Birthday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mothers for Africa is running an underwear donation drive. They will then distribute them throughout Africa. You contribute to this campaign by sending unopened underwear packages to: MFFO Underwear For Africa 27943 Seco Canyon RD #533 Santa Clarita, CA 91350. And, while I'm on the topic of creative ways to support projects in the Africa. Some of the best grassroots fundraising for projects in developing countries take the form of clothing donation campaigns.

The Link Between ICT and Science and Technology in Africa: Implications for Civil Society Organisations

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European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology partnerships with Africa: Oppor tunities for European Foundations presented by the South African Department of Science and Technology, as part of the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme , 31st May 2010. That is one of the conclusions I drew from the Seminar on Science and technology partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations.

Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly : 'via Blog this

Breadline Africa's Blogger Bakeoff: Bake Bread, Give Dough

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Sign on up for Breadline Africa's Blogger Bakeoff , a year-long campaign (October 15, 2008-October 15, 2009) to raise 1 million dollars for Breadline Africa's projects by, "baking bread and giving dough." Make a donation to Breadline Africa. Breadline Africa is a South Africa based organization working to alleviate poverty in Africa. Invite your friends and readers to donate to Breadline Africa.

E-Shop Africa

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Traditional African craftsmen are starting to sell their crafts to collectors on the other side of the globe thanks to E-Shop Africa. Here is a stunning example of how technology can bridge the digital divide and benefit traditional African artisans, struggling to exist. The site features, amongst other things, designer-made coffins in the shape of fish, aeroplanes or beer bottles, which are for sale at $1,000.

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

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Case in point is our team’s work with local LGBTI groups in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them establish independent human rights documentation initiatives. a11y Africa Bookshare crowdfunding crypto human rights LGBT Martus microcredit Mifos open source philanthropy Skoll socent social entrepreneurship SocialCoding4Good tech volunteerism tech4good My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good.

Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia

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The crusade for digital inclusion, an undertaking still well underway here in the United States and throughout the developed world, is also alive well in rural regions of Africa. Blog Leadership Tech Africa green tech HIV/AIDS TechSoup As discussed in a recent report from Jim Lynch at Techsoup, the NGO MyDigitalBridge just recently started its work in the mostly rural nation of Namibia. … Continued The post Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia appeared first on Tech Impact.

IntraHealth International Launches OPEN Initiative to Improve Public Health in Africa

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A couple weeks back, IntraHealth International — a supporter of TechSoup Global — launched a terrific new collaboration with great music artists, technologists, and health care workers in order to further benefit programs for urgent health needs in Africa. "If we invest in open source development training in Africa we will be supporting self-sufficient health professionals able to use technology and customize programs to address their critical health challenges.

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Engineers Without Borders Canada

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As an engineer who has been working on social good for over twenty years, and felt pretty lonely the first ten or so, it's exciting to run into an organization that has many engineers in the field (in Africa), and tens of thousands of members around Canada! social entrepreneurs Canada students Ottawa Africa technology engineering failure Social innovation EWB

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Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is using mobile communication to help stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, sending out millions of text messages a month carrying health tips to the country’s residents, NPR reports." ''via Blog this''.

How Faith-Based Hope Endeavors Effectively Fights the AIDS Epidemic and Changes Lives in the U.S. and Africa

Tech Soup Blog

Two 14-year-old girls, one in the US and one in Malawi, had their lives changed when they joined forces to fight the AIDs epidemic in Africa. This is the story of how a Michigan faith based organization called Hope Endeavors leads significant humanitarian work from a home office. As a part of the "Tech 4 Faith Story of the Month Contest" we invited Faith-Based Organizations to tell us about the great work they are doing.

Women Bloggers in Africa Celebrate International Women's Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy White posted about the Blog Mentoring in Africa project , run by Ore Somolu and Sokari Ekine that she found from reading Joitske's blog. I came across Ore's writing via Sokari Ekine's fantastic bridge blogging of the African blogosphere on Global s. Sokari has a summary on Global s on International Women's Day and how African bloggers have choosen to honour African women. She writes, " We honour our mothers, sisters, grandmothers and daughters.

Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa

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This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy.

Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response?( - Internet-based applications and services )

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Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response( - Internet-based applications and services ) : Innhold a- Google, World Bank use Map Maker to improve Africa's disaster response o Michael Malakata 19.01.2012 kl 18:33 | Computerworld Zambia By providing access to a Web-based community mapping tool and data, World Bank and Google are aiming to improve the ability of African and other developing countries to monitor public services and respond to disasters

Online Donations Bring the Middle East and Africa Closer to American Donors | Wamda.com

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Online Donations Bring the Middle East and Africa Closer to American Donors | Wamda.com : The good news is this figure has also been steadily increasing in the last few years. such as the Middle East and Africa, could potentially benefit if the Internet can help bring international causes closer to American donors.

What Advice Would You Give to Women in Africa About using Web2.0 Tools to Advance their Work?

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I was a mentor on Ore's Blog Mentoring Project in Africa as Joitske Hulsebosch also writes about. So, come join the conversation over at the project blog and share your thoughts with these amazing women in Africa about effective online networking. Oreoluwa Somolu I've known Oreoluwa Somolu virtually for several years. I came across Ore's writing via Sokari Ekine's fantastic bridge blogging of the African blogosphere on Global Voices.

Digital Divide Twitterthon Yields 7000 PCs For Africa - News - eWeekEurope.co.uk

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Digital Divide Twitterthon Yields 7000 PCs For Africa - News - eWeekEurope.co.uk: "But Computer Aid wants to source another 3000 machines over the next monthIT charity Computer Aid says that the UK's first Twitterthon has resulted in 7000 PCs being donated to schools and hospitals in the developing world thanks to organisations such as Sainsbury's and Islington College

TweetsGiving: Show Your Gratitude With Epic Change

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this month, we interviewed Avi Kaplan from Epic Change, and asked him what they were up to in Africa: What are you up to right now in Africa? Tags: events fundraising africa epic change tweetsgiving There’s just one week before TweetsGiving ! Next week, participants will share what they are grateful for through Twitter and other online media and attend gratitude parties around the world.

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Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | guardian.co.uk

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Crowdsourcing put to good use in Africa | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | guardian.co.uk : "Back in 2008, a group of bloggers based in Kenya came up with an idea in response to the wave of ethnic violence sweeping the country in the wake of elections: Ushahidi – meaning testimony in Swahili – aimed to use crowdsourcing to track a fast-moving crisis.

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COVID-19 disrupted HIV, TB, malaria services, threatening progress

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted public health systems and health service delivery for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in Africa and Asia, threatening to reverse the progress made to date against those diseases, a report from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria finds.

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Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

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A couple weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming e-waste and refurbishment standards conference in South Africa that I was co-organizing. To explore ways to integrate the already large informal recycling sector in Africa in ways that provide income and also ensure personal health for these workers, and environmental health for Africa. To identify industry leaders in Africa willing to be early adopters of international standards.

Infographic on the Internet in Africa

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Great infographic documenting the current state and near future of Internet access in Africa. Another amazing stat–27% of African Internet users are in South Africa. What I see in these numbers is amazing growth that is poised to explode as the cost per MBPS is expected to drop 90% in the next year. From Appfirca an entrepreneurial incubator in Uganda.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

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What are you up to right now in Africa? Tags: events interview africa epic change fundraising philanthropy tweetsgiving twitter Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

What are you up to right now in Africa? Tags: events interview africa epic change fundraising philanthropy tweetsgiving twitter Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events.

Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

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LearnAsOne is a charity that works with local partners and communities in Africa to fund schools and support their running costs. Tags: community digital learning africa education Steve Heyes, a colleague and founder of LearnAsOne , has just embarked on a great journey to Zambia and you’re invited! Steve and 3 self-funded volunteers (found for free via Google Grants!)

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Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" Tags: roundup africa book bookmarks casestudies data development ebook economy free funding future innovation list microgiving music nonprofits nptech opensource orchestra postalicious report resources socialmedia strategy survey technology trends I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th).

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Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims

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Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Kenyan mapping tool helps Haiti quake victims: "n online crisis mapping tool initiated and operated by Kenyans has been assisting families and friends locate missing persons, following the horrendous earthquake that hit the Haitian capital three weeks ago.The online mapping tool — www.ushahidi.com — is also being

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