Ramping up on Africa


Feeling out those constraints is key to critically thinking and solving problems. Knowledge workers who don’t understand the constraints they work under are doomed to come up with solutions that will not work. Feel free to peruse or follow the list if you want daily info on what’s happening in Africa from some amazing people. A few weeks ago I felt a change in the force that drives me to do my work.

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

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The Open Knowledge Foundation is a great advocacy charity in that field. Grameen has a team of community knowledge workers who go out in the fields of Uganda and collect agricultural information on their mobile devices. Grameen compiles and crunches the data and delivers vital information back to subsistence farmers via text message - like crop prices and weather info to that help them make the best decisions about their farm and future.

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