E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Beth Kanter

The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund. The final phase is to design and facilitate in-country bootcamps with participants. (I’ll You can read more about it on the Tunisia Team’s blog. Flickr Photo by SMEX Beirut.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've met with Dipendra in other places like Tunisia and Redmond, Washington, and he's well known on the international blindness technology stage because of his tech leader role at NAB and in the DAISY consortium (the international digital talking book standard that we and most other libraries for people with print disabilities either use or are going to use). Bookshare.org.in (India) My South Asian trip is mainly exploratory, with one notable exception.

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

Tech Soup Blog

The powerful ‘Open Data for Africa’ platform is now available across the continent The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just completed the last phase of its Open Data for Africa platform after deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Togo.

Beaconfire Survey: What we learned at SXSW and NTC

Allegiance Group

Jo, Functional Consultant: It’s hard to pick my favorite session from SXSW, but the highlight was probably hearing Clay Shirky explain why social media is playing a huge role in revolutions in the Middle East: not because it’s helping protesters coordinate in the present, but because it’s been a channel for protest groups to organize and grow stronger for years, long before the recent protests started in Tunisia and Egypt.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

You can use a “lean start up” approach for the development phase by doing a pilot or experiment and adjust. Don’t be so focused on getting through your lesson plan if you feel that participants need understand the content in a different way. The photos above are from a Train the Trainers workshop I did in Tunisia. Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST.