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

Net-Map Toolbox

It started with a simple request many months ago: Kentice Tikolo of the Kenya based strategy communications firm Impact Africa asked me: What do I need to do to learn Net-Map? . The Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, where the training will be held.

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How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the result of their field work in Ethiopia and Kenya, looking at the strategies and networks of stakeholders in their adaptation to climate change. 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. There are some more workshops planned in other parts of the world (e.g.

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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. What do we do to lend our energy to others trying to find peaceful solutions to the unrest in Kenya?

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. The work of Elinor Ostrom comes up again and again as I engage with people from different parts of my diverse network.

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

Net-Map Toolbox

One of my first assignments as independent consultant three years ago was to teach an introduction to Social Network Analysis at the International Lifestock Research Institute in Kenya. Could you tell if they were healthy or sick? copyright by MotleyPrincess on flickr).

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

Making CommunitySense

Keynote speakers sharing innovation stories from Kenya, Finland, and Canada were Daudi Were of Ushahid i, Marco Steinberg of the Helsinki Design Lab and Vanessa Timmer of One Earth. Daude Were (Ushahidi, Kenya).

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Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?”

Two inspiring stories by digital natives with a cause

Joitske Hulsebosch

The first by Juliana Rotich, the Program Director of Ushahidi (Kenya). They were able to use their already built online networks to spread the news about ushahidi in Kenya where it was first used during the election turmoil.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

We’ve used it for noble social change purposes, such as exposing violence and suffering in Kenya and other places, and organizing movements for democracy in the Middle East and throughout the world. The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media.

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How personal do you make your online personal branding?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I share my background working with SNV in Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. My daughter thinks I''m a complete loser on Instagram. If I put a photo on instagram I have 1 or two likes. She and her friends easily get 100.

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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. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

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. There in the Tsavo National Park he will be broadcasting to the Masai about how to prevent killing of elephants, stop destructive fires, and other conservation issues. At SHINE09 Max was interviewing social entrepreneurs about their projects … although this time without broadcasting.

I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

After studying irrigation and soil and water conservation, I started working in the development cooperation sector, in different countries, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana. You possibly know the book by Lynda Gratton called the Shift ?

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! It would be great to have a presidential swap for a week between Kenya and the US!

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. After the training we applied the knowledge acquired in many workshops in West Africa to identify relevant and effective pathways for disseminating research results on a BMZ funded project on trypanocidal drugs resistance in West Africa.

Fear disguised as safety

Viv Mcwaters

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. And it’s easy to fall into the trap of catastrophising the possible outcomes of travelling to perceived unsafe – or even perceived safe, but different (read unknown) – places. SO much could go wrong.

Greetings from Malawi

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Update on planning and pickles – or, pickled planning… I’ve now completed two of the five-day facilitation training that. A confluence of circumstances, coincidences and good luck means I am writing this from Lilongwe in Malawi.

Can I have some more work like this please?

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve just finished an amazing couple of weeks work in Kenya, looking at how to incorporate mental health and psychosocial support into aid programs. A couple of years ago, inspired by Patti Digh , I thought long and hard about the sort of work I wanted to do.

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. Through a post by Ethan Zuckerman I can sit in a boring place and still know what Ory Okolloh talked about during the citizen media and blogging conference in South Africa. With technology, you can break that open.”

Blogging to raise funds for wildlife conservation

Joitske Hulsebosch

I dislike the fact that they talk about the African Savanah, like Africa is one country, and the story is really about Kenya and Congo. Via the Dutch blog Knowledgecafe I clicked through to the story on Wired about life, death and twitter on the African Savanah.

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. You will see some figures, circles and squares moving. What story do imagine? In the mid 1940s, Heider and Simmel constructed this animation.

My experiences so far on learning via Stanford MOOC

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Tips for learning that sticks Let’s say you’re planning a visit to a place you’ve. I’ve enrolled in a MOOC (massive open on-line course) at Stanford University.

Flipping learning

Viv Mcwaters

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. As we were leaving Kenya, Sue said she’d come to understand what I meant. There’s lots happening right now.

Learning from mistakes versus learning from feedback

Joitske Hulsebosch

I 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. On the knowledge management for development list there was a discussion about learning from mistakes.

Culture: unexpected reactions

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had similar experiences after I had lived for 10 years in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana and came back to the Netherlands.

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. She has links to other blogs I read too.

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

I’m a facilitator with The DEPOT (Dan Eldon Place Of Tomorrow) Kenya, East Africa and i believe there is alot I can learn from you to improve my facilitation skills.

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. Some time ago, my daughter had to dress like Pipi Langkous for her teacher's birthday.

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. People who are tagged have to tell 5 things about themselves that people do not know yet and then tag 5 others. Nancy White tagged me in December.

Live, Laugh, Celebrate from National Geographic

Portals and KM

A Grateful Dead concert is included, as well as Kenya’s celebration of Obama’s victory. Here is a beautiful new photography book from National Geographic I recently received to review. It is Live, Laugh, Celebrate , a visual celebration of the human spirit, by Ferdinand Protzman.

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Dr. Steve Eskow

Nancy White

Assignments include work in Kenya, Tanzania, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Finally, I have grabbed a few minutes to add the next couple of podcasts in the series on Social Media in International Development. Links to all the previous podcasts are at the bottom of this post.).

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 potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context looks at steps that can be taken by e-conference organizers to promote greater participation by women in the south.

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. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

Communities of practice: grounded experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

An anecdote to support my strong feel for actual experience as it changes your perspective: when I was in Kenya, I used to think (like many other backpackers) that the Masai are a little 'spoilt' by tourism because they ask money when a tourist takes a picture.

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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? Fortunately or unfortunately Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators is a book where, if you’re interested in communities of practice, you might want to read all the book chapters.

“I don’t normally write about…”

Nancy White

I am imagining my friends in Kenya, who have been through a horrible time with their own elections, and can envision them dancing in the streets like many have in cities across the US - a newfound sense of connection. I’m at my desk early and am seeing the signs every where.