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Develop creativity and empathy through opposing perspectives

Joitske Hulsebosch

An anecdote: when we lived in Mali we were invited by Bintou, a colleague to join her for lunch on a Saturday. I have been rethinking my focus. I started working within the framework of knowledge management and communities of practice.

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My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

These were consultants who were engaged in the new consulting practice of SNV in other countries such as Benin, Mali and Cameroon. For a long time I organizing a blog carnival was on my bucket list and I finally took the plunge. I choose the topic: my example of social learning.

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Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc.,

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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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A new focus for my blog: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

When I worked in Chile, Mali and Ethiopia I was basically inventing everything by myself with a few key colleagues. In 2005 I started this blog around communities of practices. It was a great way to investigate, learn and share my steep learning curve about communities online.

Social media- changing the world from the edge?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had two old friends from Ghana and Mali on a Skype chat this morning. One of them helped me to find a water expert in Mali for a friend working with OXFAM in the US. Christina Merl, whom I know from CPsquare , interviewed me last year about my experiences with social media in the development sector. She wrote an article for the rural development news from Agridea with the title: social media- changing the world from the edge? If you are interested you can read it online here.

Moses Abukari writes: Sharing Net-Map among Development Practitioners

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Mapping in Mali. In October 2008, I was in Mali with a colleague to document IFAD’s experience on Land and Water Governance through its ongoing interventions in Mali. One of the exciting things I did was to replicate the Ghana’s Net-Map experience in Mali. After Eva Schiffer gave a wonderful presentation of the potentials of Net-Map in development at IFAD in December 2007, I have been looking for opportunities to further promote Net-Map.

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 ?

What others write about Net-Map at the Knowledge ShareFair

Net-Map Toolbox

In Ghana and Mali, IFAD used Net Map ( [link] ) to map power asymmetries in pro-poor rural water. Vanessa Meadu of the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi sums up the experiences of using Net-Map that IFAD staff shared at the FAO Knowledge ShareFair in Rome: “Chase Palmieri discussed how an analysis of the IFAD Asia-Pacific network revealed a number of connections and activities that the network facilitators had not been aware of, such as new working relationships.

Technology: mashups

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have found the place in Mali where we lived in google earth , but it is quite at a distance I summarized the discussion on mashups in CPsquare (see picture, if you want to read it you may have to save it and enlarge it).

Social network analysis: how to use it for online networks using social media?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Before the internet existed I was working in Mali with farmer organisations. One of my huge interests is networks and how they can thrive online. We used to do Venn diagrams (by cutting paper or sometimes drawing in the sand) to find out how they collaborate with other institutions.

Every question can be misinterpreted (communication is hard!)

Joitske Hulsebosch

I always think I have been trained on the job by living in Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia to formulate my questions as clear and unambiguous as possible, so I was surprised that this question was interpreted in a way that escaped my observations. "Would you rather have lived in Leidschendam?"

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.

Practical example: Showcasing your work

Joitske Hulsebosch

During the tech forum in Kumasi participants had the opportunity to showcase some of their work. One example was kasahorow , an open source site which helps translate Akan (Fanti and Twi) and Ewe languages into English. People are invited to help enter data.

Five things meme in pictures

Joitske Hulsebosch

The last is a picture of Hamidoun and his family, our neighbours in Mali. 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.

Expertise and Ave Maria

Joitske Hulsebosch

When I returned from working in Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana and started to work in the Netherlands I was at times surprised about work given to younger and junior employees. Image via Wikipedia I'm interested in expertise: what is it and how to build it?

Culture: Hofstede on culture embedded in management theories

Joitske Hulsebosch

India, it does not mean it may also work in for instance, Mali, because the national cultural dimension may be very different.

Technology frustrations

Joitske Hulsebosch

I feel a little stupid about these frustrations, as I lived for 3 years in Ke-Macina in Mali and did not even have telephone, but wasn't frustrated. My first frustration was with skype : suddenly my volume was very low. For 2-3 weeks, I tried hard to follow all kind of conversations, but it sounded like very far away, extremely frustrating. I realised how dependent and accustomed I have become on skype.

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger. I missed the whole thing about the introduction of the internet there, as we did not even have a telephone connection. We had radio contact with the other CARE offices.

Technology: blogging game 4x4

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was tagged by Beverly Trayner for a 4x4 game. (My My association with 4x4 is a four-wheel drive but this is about answering 4x6 questions). Usually I'm not really a fan of chain-letters (kettingbrieven), but when I clicked on the tagged by. tagged by. tagged by. tagged by.I got to the source and I liked the way you can trace the chain.

Communities of practice and core qualities

Joitske Hulsebosch

I liked the way he revisits project management and 'projectmatig werken', because I'm very tired of projects, after 10 years in Mali, Ethiopia and Ghana. I read the book by Daniel Ofman called Bezieling en kwaliteit in organisaties (don't know how to translate 'bezieling', the rest means quality in organisations). I worked a couple of times with the core quality quadrants or kernkwadranten in teams.

Grown up digital

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've definitely not grown up digital; I almost missed the introduction of digital technologies because I was living in a village in Mali that did not even have telephone or electricity. I read the book 'Grown up digital' by Don Tapscott. I was curious to understand more about the generational differences. Often when I mention generational differences, people start whiping the issue under the carpet by refering to their grandma who is 86 and skypes with her daughter in Australia.

Links and Tweets of the Week: September 26, 2009

How to Save the World

Mali's Gift Economy: The economy of Mali, consistent with that of many indigenous cultures, is based on paying gifts forward, not on exacting a 'market value' of exchange. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: September 26, 2009.

Everything I need to know about web management I learned at a concert


I recently was able to spend an amazing evening enjoying one of my new fave artists, Habib Koité and his band Bamada , based in Mali.

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.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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