Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. The Namib Desert in Namibia (has the highest sand dunes on earth). Images: David Barnard. What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth? At the end of every day, your legs would be like rubber, and you'd be completely and utterly exhausted. But then you'd have to get up the next day and run another 25 miles (or more).

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Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

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These programs are one big reason why refurbishment is now a significant part of the global recycling industry. This interest may have been kindled when he was an ICT advisor to the government of Namibia before he came to Microsoft. Image: Sean Nicholson. You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero.

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Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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According TechSoup’s Global NGO Cloud Survey , cloud storage and back-up is one of the most useful cloud technologies out there. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa. The Alliance For Affordable Internet was the latest big global digital inclusion project to launch this year to find new ways to bring affordable Internet to low-income people. Find my piece, “ Will Facebook’s Internet.org Bridge the Global Digital Divide?

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Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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The cards are unique and beautiful and carry the voices of women (and some men) depicted in images and words and offer compassionate healing for those who both make them, and for those who receive them. You do not need to be an “artist” to make a postcard, but each participant is surprised and delighted by their creativity and to see that their cards contain colors, words and images that reflect their strongest selves.

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