Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

and ship the images and recognized text to Laos (and several other countries with other partners, including of course the U.S.). Although we've worked with DDD on and off for seven or eight years, this was the first time anyone from Benetech had had the chance to visit their offices in Laos (I've been to their New York City offices where founder Jeremy Hockenstein is located and where their sales efforts are based, but Laos is much cooler to visit!).

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Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent almost three weeks in Thailand and Laos on a combined work and vacation trip. One of my business visits was to a long-standing social enterprise partner of ours, Digital Divide Data in Vientiane, Laos. I wrote about that visit in my last blog post: Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos. After trying and failing twice to get into Makphet (“pepper” in Lao) Restaurant for dinner, we had a fabulous lunch there.

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Christian Kreutz, Web 2.0 for Development Blogger, is in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam Now. Cambodian Education System Changes To OpenSource Software!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been following Christian Kreutz 's blog, CrissCrossed Blog , which explores social changes through communication and focuses on the impact, potential and challenges of using Web2.0 tools in different cultures around the world. He is also interested in approaches network learning and highlights knowledge management for development. (He He did some terrific reporting from the Web2.0 Development Conference in Rome last September).

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Jhai PC: Low-cost computer links villages to the Web | csmonitor.com

AFP Blog

Jhai PC: Low-cost computer links villages to the Web | csmonitor.com: "n the small Hmong village of Phonsavad in Laos, three hours upriver from the nearest road, the Jhai PC is a portal to another world. Built to withstand monsoon rains and extreme temperatures and linked to the Web by satellite, the tough computer brings villagers weather reports, current prices for their rice crops and weavings

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Celebrate Community Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

She studied the German, Czech, and Spanish languages and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, including Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The time to gala, glitz, and glam with industry leaders, talented techies, and a few of your favorite TechSoup staffers is almost here! RSVP now for TechSoup's fourth annual Digital Storytelling Screening and Awards Party on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

This event is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong Region and included participants are coders, journalists, and NGO staff from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement.

Vote for the Best Social Change and Technology Projects at Netsquared!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Digital Divide Data's Project: A Networking Resources for Disadvantaged People in Cambodia and Laos. Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. You can cast your ballot for the projects that you think most effectively use the social web for social change. The complete list of projects can be found here.

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Business Ideas for Women

SocialFish

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step’- Lao Tzu. Women have always been known as the “weaker sex,” and there has definitely been this misconception that women cannot handle big jobs and that they need to be rescued. Well, some of this may be true, but in today’s world, we are moving further and further away from a sexist mentality into a world where we want to believe that we can all be equal.

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Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

Tech Soup Blog

She is an experienced Director, Producer, Researcher, Screenwriter and Social Media Marketing Strategist with field and studio experience on large- and small-scale productions in the United States, England, Ghana, Thailand and Laos. One of the most frequent questions I hear at events from nonprofit professionals in the field is how to coordinate teams to produce compelling media across offices, time zones and countries.

Participation in Storytelling: Collaborative Video on Nonprofits Live

Tech Soup Blog

She is an experienced Director, Producer, Researcher, Screenwriter and Social Media Marketing Strategist with field and studio experience on large- and small-scale productions in the United States, England, Ghana, Thailand and Laos. One of the most frequent questions I hear at events from nonprofit professionals in the field is how to coordinate teams to produce compelling media across offices, time zones and countries.

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Using SMS in the Field

NTEN

Since this transition, Brooke has enjoyed working on social marketing campaigns in Mongolia, Thailand, and Laos PDR. Brooke Sadowsky, Program Manager, RARE Conservation. Our campaign managers in the field have been experimenting with using SMS to reach target audiences to spread news and information, campaign messages, and news about campaign activities. SMS allows conservation campaigns to reach a bigger audience, especially of people who are harder to find in rural and expansive areas.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

The foundation's mission is to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all ASEAN countries, which comprise Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation , Kopernik Marketplace , and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family.

NpTech Summary: Red T-Shirt Day - Supporting Monks, YouTube Nonprofit Channel, and Web2forDev Conference Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This group is an international network of people interested in e-learning, is organizing a trip to Thailand and Laos. Flickr Photo by Villoks Many people around the world are supporting the Monks in Burma by wearing red t-shirts today or participating in vigils like this one in Cambodia outside the Burma embassy. There is also a groundswell of support all over the Internet, from bloggers ( one blog at a time ) Facebook , Flickr , Online Petitions , mobile phones , and Second Life.

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Preventing Human Trafficking: An Interview with Christina Arnold

Have Fun - Do Good

We have an annual study tour that we do every year to Southeast Asia for scholars, researchers, academics, students, funders, you name it, who would like to get outside of the bubble of the United States and see firsthand the circumstances that people endure, and where people are at, and what this looks like on the ground, especially in some of the very at risk areas along the Thai-Burma border, the border with Laos, and also in Vietnam and Cambodia.