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Talk to the Emir to save new-born chilrden

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Nigeria has the highest number of maternal and newborn deaths of all African countries, with 33,000 women dying during pregnancy and childbirth every year and 251,000 babies dying in their first month of life – often due to preventable and treatable causes.

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The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

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One example how Net-Map helps break up that thinking pattern is the Nigeria Newborn Survival Case here. That’s one way of getting your message accross – just throw it at them… (picture copyright by Emily Layla).

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Advocacy Judo vs. Advocacy Weightlifting

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Whether you are promoting new-born survivial in Nigeria, gay rights in a US church or agricultural policy reform in Bangladesh, you will always encounter people with a lot of influence on the outcome who couldn’t care less about your cause.

Ready to elevate?

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This is my list: Assessing communication channels concerning avian influenza in Ghana , Ethiopia and Nigeria (Schiffer et al. Understanding and increasing the impact of agricultural research on policy making in Malawi and Nigeria ( Aberman et al. Do you have your elevator speach ready? Can you tell me why IT (whatever IT is) is so exciting in the time it takes to get from ground level to 4th floor? Even if you won’t ever elevate (what is the verb for taking the elevator?)

Genderize!

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In our recent work on women rice parboilers in Nigeria, we asked the interviewees to indicate the gender of everyone on the map.

You know it (you just don’t know it)

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Let’s face it, who can be an expert on chickens in Ethiopia , job hunting networks in Saint Louis, fertilizer policy in Malawi and female rice par-boilers in Nigeria at the same time? It doesn’t stop to amaze me and for me that is the golden moment in any Net-Map intervention, the reason why I do this and keep being excited. You know about everything there is to know in your subject area. I know close to nothing about it.

Growth

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In every project I do I learn something new, about corruption in Ghana or rice par-boiling in northern Nigeria. Profound moments happen at the unlikeliest times and places. This morning on the metro I was reading The Change Handbook (Holman, Devane and Cady) when all of a sudden I had a new insight about growth. I think it was spurred by their ideas about mastery.

Policy approved - and implemented?

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For example: Policy approval and implementation in Nigeria. The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute ( IFPRI ) aims at improving policy making and implementation through research. The new fertilizer policy we are looking at aims at making Nigeria independent from fertilizer imports by increasing the local production. I want to use this blog to help you to use Net-Map in your own work.

I want to download your mind…

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In an ongoing project evaluating a small business intervention (supporting female rice parboilers) in Nigeria, Jennifer Hauck and I developed a data entry sheet (46 KB) that is both structured and open enough to allow people who are not in the field (like me in this case) to understand and analyze the data and get a good understanding of the issues. Descartes "Mind and Body" source Wikipedia Commons.

Collect, consolidate, validate

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For our research about fertilizer policy changes in Nigeria Noora Aberman and I used an approach that seems to be both pragmatic and quite reliable. We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. One problem we often encountered is: How do we consolidate different views of various interview partners to get to a common network map that describes the situation?

Collect, consolidate, validate

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For our research about fertilizer policy changes in Nigeria Noora Aberman and I used an approach that seems to be both pragmatic and quite reliable. We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. One problem we often encountered is: How do we consolidate different views of various interview partners to get to a common network map that describes the situation?

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

One of our panelists was the wise and warm Adejare Amoo from Nigeria. I am based in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa (about 150 million population). Relevant examples of such donors in Nigeria include Microsoft, HP, Intel, Nestle, Shell, Chevron, and Dangote, among others.

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.”

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

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Second Life currencies, Everquest Norrath server having the same GDP as Nigeria, they are all a prelude to what’s coming. Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency.

Technology: what blogging can contribute to my country

Joitske Hulsebosch

Terrifying encounter with friendly dog

Neighbourhoods

A friend has extended family staying over, from Nigeria, including two children, from one of the cities in the south. On arrival they had been terrified at the doorstep by my friend's dog, as placid and playful a beast as you are likely to meet.

My Master’s Thesis

Michelle Laurie

The book will be launched at the forthcoming 12th General Conference of the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Abuja, Nigeria from May 4 – 9, 2009 and the 5th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC 5) from May 10-14, 2009 in Montreal, Canada . . Canada's Youth Summit Team - October 2001. . For anyone who spent time writing a master’s thesis, you will understand my feelings of joy.

Digital media and learning competition

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year we are piloting international eligibility for our Innovation Award and will be accepting submissions from primary applicants in Canada, People's Republic of China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands,Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States; collaborators can befrom anywhere in the world.…… I've been asked to spread the news about the digital media and learning competition. The focus is on Participatory Learning.

Blog>> Metascam

Green Chameleon

Williams of our paying center in Africa, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$500,000. I got an email from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday (he has a by the way). It goes like this: UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH WORLD BANK. Attention: Friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you.

Technology: blogging projects

Joitske Hulsebosch

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. Each week another mentor is invited to blog about a specific topic, and the Caucasus students participating are invited to blog about the same topic, and comment to and fro on each other's blogs. Ore has asked Katy Pearce, the project initiator how she got the project started.

10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

I am proud to identify with this group and sincerely hope I will continue to retain my membership of it as well as encourage friends from my country Nigeria to join. University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria.

Volunteering: a minority perspective

Neighbourhoods

As one African friend of mine put it, these people calling themselves clever do not realise that someone from Somalia can be as different from someone from Nigeria as an Italian from an Englishman.' I've been having some online correspondence with a blind woman from a minority ethnic group, about being a volunteer. She makes some sharp points about the receptivity of traditional volunteering agencies, and has agreed for me to pass on these observations.

Green Chameleon » Metascam

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Williams of our paying center in Africa, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$500,000. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Metascam I got an email from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday (he has a by the way). It goes like this: UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH WORLD BANK. Attention: Friend, How are you today?

Connecting the dots: development information in the cloud

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It's still extremely hard to answer simple questions such as: who is currently funding malaria work in Nigeria? Forum One was lucky enough to be invited to the Fifth Annual United Nations' Web4Dev conference , hosted by UNICEF, which brought together global thought leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development and private sectors to focus on the importance of strategic partnerships, innovation and new technology for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

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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.

Focusing on the Ends, rather than the Means « Product Four

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Some data points: His father warned the US Embassy in Nigeria that he had become radical in his religious beliefs, and could be a terrorist. Product Four Solving hard problems (why e2.0 and web2.0

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

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

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An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

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emergent by design Home who’s the architect? An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks March 16, 2010 tags: civilization , evolution , social networks , society by Venessa Miemis This weekend I experienced a snowcrash; a moment where the seemingly disparate pieces of information floating in my head came together. A synapse fired, a new connection was made, and I was brought to a new level of consciousness, a new way of seeing the world.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

portrait of Lagos, Nigeria, the worlds fastest-growing city, anendless sprawl of slums in a ruined country, whose people survive onlyon their wits, workarounds and the propaganda of hope it might somehowone day get better. 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.