Raising Hope for Congo

Influence

The conflict in the Democratic Republic Congo has received scant attention from policymakers and the news media even as over 5.4 Fortunately, new organizations are now leading the charge to bring attention to the horrors being perpetrated in the ongoing crisis in eastern Congo. With our help, ENOUGH recently launched a new site that focuses on the epidemic of sexual violence in Congo at www.raisehopeforcongo.org.

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Crowdsourcing Crisis Information: Tracking the Eastern Congo Conflict / Democratic Republic of Congo

Influence

Via GlobalVoices , information about the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 1 million people have fled the province of North Kivu. Newsfeed here.). An interesting, and hopefully valuable, effort to mitigate the situation is the "Ushahidi" web site for reporting of incidents of violence and abuse. This site uses " crowdsourcing " , to try to collect reports via email and SMS.

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High-Tech Demand Sparks Return of Cobalt Mines

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks last year, there was mention of a cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt hasn't been mined in the U.S. in 30 years, but the blue metal's crucial role in energy and communications technologies is changing that. The document revealed that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considered this mine so vital that its "incapacitation or destruction. would have a debilitating impact" on U.S. security or the national economy.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: Complete Listing of Posts

Portals and KM

I saw 16 groups in the blues tent, 12 in the jazz tent, 7 in the gospel tent, 4 in the trad jazz tent, 3 at the Fai Do Do stage, 3 at the smaller Jazz and Heritage Stage, 2 at Congo Square, one at Acura stage and 1 at the L stage.

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My Top Twelve New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Moments: Part One

Portals and KM

        Jimmy Cliff generated a lot of energy at the Congo Square stage in front of a muddy field. This was my first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival so I bought a WWOZ Brass Pass to attend every day. I was not disappointed as there were some amazing performances.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: May 2

Portals and KM

   For a complete change of pace I went to Congo Square to see the disco queen, Chaka Khan , to do a set loaded with sex. This is my second  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  and once again I will be at all days.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: April 26

Portals and KM

        Davell Crawford at Congo Square was next. This is my second New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and once again I will be at all days. Here are highlights from the second day, Saturday, April 26. I plan to post my highlights for each day.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Congo. Congo, Republic of the. Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

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the open society & its frenemies (2)

Engineers without Fears

The opposite of the Soviet Union is the Congo. Libertarian capitalists and anarchists view state power as inherently evil. The opposite of an oppressive, totalitarian state is some kind of money-driven or love-driven utopia. Of course, it's not. The optimal environment for human beings is not constraint-free. You might say I'm an asymmetric libertarian. The more power a person or entity has, the more that person requires oversight & governance.

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Pull Up a [Virtual] Chair for a Conversation on Health and Population Issues

Influence

Combating Malaria: A First-Hand Account From Congo. Those interested in domestic health, global health, population issues, or international development would do well to join an online conversation series hosted by the Population Reference Bureau. PRB is giving interested audiences direct access to experts from around the world for an hour or so of high-quality Q&A. Consider the topic for tomorrow, 1/22, at 1:00 EST: " Birth Defects: A Hidden Toll for Developing Countries."

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Pull up a [virtual] chair for a conversation on health and population issues

Influence

Combating Malaria: A First-Hand Account From Congo. Those interested in domestic health, global health, population issues, or international development would do well to join an online conversation series hosted by the Population Reference Bureau. PRB is giving interested audiences direct access to experts from around the world for an hour or so of high-quality Q&A. Consider the topic for tomorrow, 1/22, at 1:00 EST: " Birth Defects: A Hidden Toll for Developing Countries."

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The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now How Social Networks Network Best by Alex Pentland The humble bee has much to teach us about the flow ofinformation in our own organizations.

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Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009

How to Save the World

image from Does Congo Matter? Why Congo Matters: Emily Troutman provides a photo-essay and some horrific data about a failed and mostly forgotten state, the Congo. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009. by Emily Troutman. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

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Groundhog Day: seeing shadows

Chris Corrigan

The oil and precious metals that power our economies are extracted from the coastal platforms of Senegal, the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the diamond mines of Kimberly. And then just like that, you hop a plane from Johannesburg, stop after 8 hours in Dakar for refuelling.

Links of the Month: January 28, 2014

How to Save the World

poisoned mines in the Congo where children with the cut of the.

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Children, not chimps, prefer collaboration: Humans like to work together in solving tasks -- chimps don't

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

" The research team presented 3-year-old German children and chimpanzees living in a Congo Republic sanctuary with a task that they could perform on their own or with a partner. Science News. Blog Cite. Email. Print. Share. Children, Not Chimps, Prefer Collaboration: Humans Like to Work Together in Solving Tasks -- Chimps Dont. ScienceDaily (Oct.

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Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Salons Broadsheet has some good ideas for donations to help women in Congo who arevictims of the worlds worst epidemic of systemic rape -- a systemicviolence that is nothing less than a campaign "to destroy women".Please Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Conspicuous, but not Consuming | GOOD

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Not to mention, cell phone and laptop production requires the use of Coltan, a mineral that is extracted from the deep forests of the Congo. x Username: Password: Forgot user name or password Remember me x Please enter your email address Not a member yet?

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