How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

To combat the Ebola epidemic in Africa, international aide workers looked for ways to educate the public about the virus. The post How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

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Blog for water and get to Africa

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Engineers Without Borders Canada

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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

Give up a Gift for Africa

SocialFish

I lived in Africa for three years, as a child, and I know from direct experience that we often forget the abundance we have here in the US. I sent my football shirts to Africa (yes, I was a tomboy for a while, who’d of thought it?) This is a guest post from Shelley Lawrence.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Protected: Addressing poverty in the field with Salesforce and TaroWorks™

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CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good.

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Some Africa Links

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Those of you who have been following me for a while have noticed that I've become interested in West Africa. Covering all of Africa isn't enough for this prolific writer. IRIN News Africa.

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

AFP Blog

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''.

Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia

TechImpact

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.

Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

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

AFP Blog

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

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Kipp and Philip of the Social Development Network in east Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

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. How 4G Works in Africa.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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. Africa now has more mobile phone users than either the U.S.

How America is betraying the hungry children of Africa

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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.

Africa Mentoring Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

AFP Blog

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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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.

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire

AFP Blog

Blogging catches on in Africa, despite technology limitations » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire:"In a sign that the medium is maturing, Were said that many of the sites saw a surge in traffic from in Kenya in the days after the plane crash.“More

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Diversity from Taylor Swift

See What's Out There

Last week, Taylor Swift was criticized for romanticizing colonial Africa in her “Wildest Dreams” video. Here's what nonprofits can learn about diversity and authenticity from America's Sweetheart.

E-Shop Africa

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5) Africa’s population will more than double to 2.6 Social good organizations will be crucial in advancing economic development throughout Africa to ensure its rising population has a better life than the generations before.

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

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.( read more ).

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Momconnect is a bot developed by the Praekelt Maternal Health , an initiative that uses mobile technology to improve the health of pregnant women, newborns and infants in South Africa. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

Tech Soup Blog

On May 4, we and our partners from Australia to South Africa, Kenya to Warsaw, and Florida to San Francisco will host a 24-hour, around-the-world #Storymakers2016 Twitter chat. East Africa Time (11 a.m. SOUTH AFRICA. East Africa Time (11 a.m. West Africa Time (2 p.m.

Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities 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. This week, several TechSoup Global staffers are participating in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from GuideStar International chair Buzz Schmidt.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

The link need to be like so: Africa. Africa. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe and Middle East. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America. Africa. Africa Open Data Conference.

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.