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). 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). Would you do it for charity?

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. 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?

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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I imagined women or girls who received cards might keep them in a place in her home, in a drawer, or on a shelf that would always remind her that she is cared for, and that she is a part of a much larger global community. We are always looking for facilitators on the ground, either individuals or organizations who would be willing to lead workshops with communities of women and girls who are isolated and disconnected from the larger global population.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. Undoubtedly, the inequities in who bears the brunt of climate change will play out in similar ways on the larger global stage. Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.