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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Job: Regional Sales Director – Sub Saharran & East Africa, O3b networks

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Job: Web Content Coordinator to work on the Forced Migration Online website (Oxford, UK).

Monday, November 09, 2009

Kenya job: Database developer, Somalia Food Security and Nutrition Unit (doc):

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Competition: Journalists encouraged to submit stories about change in the world
Journalists from around the world can submit videos, photos or short stories on what they seek to change in the world, to a contest being organized by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW). Deadline: December 4. Stories can be about implementing greener environmental policy, improving education, or any other change. They can be submitted in Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Chinese or Arabic. The top prize is a one-week all expenses paid work placement program at RNW. Other prizes include a digital camera. The judging panel is composed of an international cast of journalists. For more information visit (via International Journalists Network)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Job: APC Global ICT Policy Advocacy and Networking Coordinator. APC were doing ICT4D before the acronym was born...

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The sprawling empire of dgCommunities has relaunched as on typo3 CMS platform...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Job: Membership and Communications Officer at AlertNet:

Chinese-language newspaper launched in Botswana: (via @kenyapundit)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Perhaps not quite the Elgin Marbles, but the British return Nuer artifacts to Sudan this week:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

RT @mc_sunw #swineflu We live in the end of days: it's the aporkalypse.

Friday, April 17, 2009

UC Berkeley Fellowships for African Journalists:

Games for Change: 

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Towards a taxonomy of "Serious Games":



  1. raise AWARENESS of issues
  2. train MOTOR functions
  3. develop SOCIAL skills
  4. develop sudden onset CRISES response skills
  5. develop HUMAN CAPITAL and workforce
  6. improve MIND & BODY
  7. develop BUSINESS prowess
  8. improve ORGANIZATIONAL management
  9. improve CREATIVITY
  10. impart KNOWLEDGE"

Nice work if you can get it. Kenya's Safaricom charges 10% interest (sorry, fee) for 3 days of credit for mobile top ups...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


ISDR/G/03/2009 L-5 Head of Regional Office – Africa Nairobi, Kenya 12 April 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shooting mosquitoes with a laser (WSJ, via War and Health):

Has Dubai banned unmarrieds holding hands or not? (Al Arabiya)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Save #Darfur. By gaming Digg? Did donors to a "Darfur Foundation" really want their money spent on artifically increasing a ranking on

Monday, February 23, 2009


Philanthropy and new business devt now headed by the same person at Google:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Independent report card on Kenya's coalition published: 

Monday, February 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

More humanitarian games: Is this the first one that is not free?

"In the Netherlands, The Red Cross Game encourages online players to engage with a number of virtual public health and safety crises involving first an earthquake in Argentina and then conflict and dislocation in war-torn Zimbabwe.  Players who finish these teaser games and want to tackle the next task, a flood in Mexico, need to pay $19.95 to purchase the full version of the game, which functions as both an exercise in consciousness-raising and a fund-raising maneuver.  The game was created by I Sioux for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies." (from Osocio )

Contest: Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Advocacy/activist game with a message: "Raid Gaza!" 

Social games: UNHCR gets into the gaming space with "Against All Odds" as does a UN initiative on natural disasters, the ISDR. (Tips: AlertNet)