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First Net-Map training in Nairobi, Kenya (May 21-23)

Net-Map Toolbox

So, the question now is: How can I bring Net-Map to Kenya and create an opportuntity for myself and others in the region to learn it?

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How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

Read the full Kenya and Ethiopia reports here. Farmers in Ethiopia (picture credit Stevie Mann, ILRI).

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Become an expert Net-Map facilitator: Next training in DC June 27-28

Net-Map Toolbox

Kenya in May and Pakistan in April)– so stay tuned. We are are planning 2 Net-Map workshops in Washington DC this year.

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What can we do for our friends in Kenya? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 04 2008 What can we do for our friends in Kenya? He links to many sources of on the ground news, which is critical both to the work in Kenya and our understanding of how we can best be of support.

Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons – Words to Live By

Full Circle Associates

Ostrom has documented similar effective examples of “governing the commons” in her research in Kenya, Guatemala, Nepal, Turkey, and Los Angeles.

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Do social networks help farmers detect cattle disease? And what does that have to do with you?

Net-Map Toolbox

Could you tell if they were healthy or sick? copyright by MotleyPrincess on flickr). You are not a farmer in Africa, you don’t even own cattle?

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Daude Were (Ushahidi, Kenya). Yes, it’s use has spread way beyond Kenya,  e.g. How do they help accomplish social change?

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Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?” We being moi, Johnnie Moore and Simo Routarinne ).

Two inspiring stories by digital natives with a cause

Joitske Hulsebosch

The first by Juliana Rotich, the Program Director of Ushahidi (Kenya). Everybody in the room already believed in the power of a click!

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media. Medium = Message. Media can be used both to create and to communicate. Great.

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How personal do you make your online personal branding?

Joitske Hulsebosch

share my background working with SNV in Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. My daughter thinks I''m a complete loser on Instagram.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Two responses per country: Bangladesh, Belgium, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Philippines. Count.

Radioactive reporting at SHINE09

Social Reporter

Amidst the online social reporting at SHINE09 I found Max Graef of Radioactive demonstrating the miniaturised radio station he will soon be taking to work with the Kenya Wildlife Service. At SHINE09 Max was interviewing social entrepreneurs about their projects … although this time without broadcasting.

Obama's use of social media: what can we learn from it?

Joitske Hulsebosch

because of his ideas but also because of his grandmother, who is a Kenyan, living in the Luo speaking part of Kenya. Kenya is proud!

Hippolyte Affognon (ILRI) writes: Implementing knowledge acquired through Social Network Analysis training

Net-Map Toolbox

Eva Schiffer, an expert in Social Network Analysis (SNA), gave training on SNA on the campus of ILRI Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 17th October 2008. We found that SNA is a good diagnostic method for analyzing data on patterns of relationships among people or organizations.

Fear disguised as safety

Viv Mcwaters

Flipping learning There’s lots happening right now. I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Will it be safe? This is a key consideration for many travellers. It’s a key question asked by my family and friends when I travel to little-known places. Does it matter? Maybe.

Greetings from Malawi

Viv Mcwaters

A confluence of circumstances, coincidences and good luck means I am writing this from Lilongwe in Malawi. Learning can be messy.

Can I have some more work like this please?

Viv Mcwaters

A couple of years ago, inspired by Patti Digh , I thought long and hard about the sort of work I wanted to do. Can I make a real contribution?

Technology: the mzalendo project

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ory observes, “In Kenya, you hide information without knowing why you’re hiding it. Her project, Mzalendo (pronounced: “me za len do”) uses new technologies to try to hold Kenya’s government accountable. With technology, you can break that open.” Coming soon is a list of bills sponsored from 2003 to the present.

Blogging to raise funds for wildlife conservation

Joitske Hulsebosch

dislike the fact that they talk about the African Savanah, like Africa is one country, and the story is really about Kenya and Congo.

Attributing emotions to actions

Joitske Hulsebosch

Personally I didn't think they were in love, but thought about a person chasing and intimidating the other two, probably due to the situation in Kenya. Via Jay Cross' Informal Learning Blog I found a nice video from work by Heider and Simmel. You can watch it on his blog or if you click here. What story do imagine?

My experiences so far on learning via Stanford MOOC

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve enrolled in a MOOC (massive open on-line course) at Stanford University. It’s way more interesting than I thought it would be.

Flipping learning

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots happening right now. I’ve been travelling in Kenya, immersed in nature and different cultures, I’m visiting with my friend Johnnie and I’m about to embark on facilitating a 10-day training where there will be a huge emphasis on content. She’d been a school teacher for decades. Guess what? Tweet This!

Culture: unexpected reactions

Joitske Hulsebosch

One story someone told me was very interesting with regard to adapting to different cultural habits.

Learning from mistakes versus learning from feedback

Joitske Hulsebosch

went back to Kenya where I worked and found out the whole irrigation scheme we built was flooded again because the water levels had risen.

Technology: blogging and curiosity

Joitske Hulsebosch

Beverly Trayner talked about her schooling in Kenya. Josien posted a comment on my blog and a link to her blog. She's interested in communities of practice, web2.0 and management of common goods like water (he, I'm an irrigation engineer :)). Reading her blog makes me curious: she is Dutch but lives in Portugal.

Technology: blogging projects

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ory from Kenya suggests for instance: - support new bloggers by linking to them, commenting on new blogs. I came across the African mentoring project set up by Ore Somolu from Nigeria. She is inspired by the Young Caucasus Women project in which I was the first mentor, and which seems to move quite well at a good pace.

Re-connecting with Modibo, Soledad and Jamlick

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, I am now aware of Jamlick's project and Kenya, and it will be easy to meet up if your schedules allow it one day.

Communities of practice: HIV/AIDS prevention practices

Joitske Hulsebosch

apparently there are more drugs available in Kenya than people who have tested positive and qualify for it).

About Full Circle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Please note: I don’t directly employ any of these people. They act, when called, as subcontractors or contractors directly to clients!) I founded Full Circle in 1997 to allow me to to tap both my and my network’s breadth of skills, knowledge and interest in a productive and creative way. To learn — from every client and encounter.

Pipi Langkous and story-telling

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another story: I had a problem with my foot in Kenya in 1989, I left Gem Rae for the Netherlands with the problem on my foot persisting.

Five things meme in pictures

Joitske Hulsebosch

The second me and my motor-bike in Kenya. The bloggers meme 'five things' has been going around for a long time now. Will think about that.

Live, Laugh, Celebrate from National Geographic

Portals and KM

Grateful Dead concert is included, as well as Kenya’s celebration of Obama’s victory. We can certainly use this perspective today.  

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Dr. Steve Eskow

Nancy White

Assignments include work in Kenya, Tanzania, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Links to all the previous podcasts are at the bottom of this post.). link].

Technology: Electronic conferencing and gender

Joitske Hulsebosch

The study looks at e-conferences in the field of water supply and sanitation in Kenya, Columbia, Russia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, India and Ghana. There are gender differences in the use of internet. The internet is seen as a male tool with opportunities for women to adapt it for their own uses and benefits.

Peter and the Elephant

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. In my email today. from Bruce. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Communities of practice: grounded experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

Sunday I watched zomergasten with Leon de Winter, (a writer) as guest on (Dutch) television. He has not been there in the past 20 years.

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After all the administrivia

Learning Alliances

How’s mail delivery in Kenya? CPsquare is having a book club event, where everyone is invited to read a book about communities of practice together. Sounds simple enough, right? Ah, now we can sit down with a deep dive into an excellent chapter about how academics in South Africa adopt new technologies and think about teaching, right?

“I don’t normally write about…”

Nancy White

I’m at my desk early and am seeing the signs every where. Janet Clarey. Life is messy. May this next era be an era of hard work.

Do collective lessons learned exist?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've also worked in Kenya together with CARE-International on a credit program for female enterpreneurs in a rice area. I'm currently working in a team where we consult and divide work. The team works quite well in my opinion. Or someone doesn't do what was agreed (forgot). So why don't we do it in this case? But the damage was already done.

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