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Ushahidi received support from Hivos and the Omidyar network toward establishing the Innovation Hub (iHubLack of seed-stage equity funding and few debt financing avenues have allowed humanitarian organizations to invest in Africa's technology scene, hoping to build on the growing "techpreneurship." The U.S.
In an age of information abundance, curating meaning is key.
The Ushahidi board of directors is made up of seven extremely talented and experienced individuals spanning mobile phones, activism, citizen journalism, Africa and conflict early warning systems. Beth Kanter Beth is the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media ( http://beth.typepad.com ), one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has authored chapters in several books, including " Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders ," edited by NTEN both published in 2009.
Photo: Eric Millette
Two weeks ago, I gave the opening keynote at the Digital Media and Learning conference in Chicago. The conference, which explores how digital media is and could be changing education and learning, focused on the theme of “ Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices and Remixing Youth Participation “. In the spirit of the theme, my talk examined how digital media is changing how we participate in the civic life of our communities and the world as a whole, and how we might teach a new, digital civics.
What does real-time mapping with New York City public school kids look like? Recently, Digital Democracy was invited to work with 120 young people from all 5 boroughs as part of the Department of Education’s “Future Now” program . Having gone through the NY Public School system myself, I jumped at the opportunity to help them innovate. My task was to engage the kids in a conversation about what they’d like to see in the year 2020. Future Now is creating NYC’s Digital Storybook – a citywide youth project about school, community, and dreams.
They are the organizations where this week’s set of mentors honed their skills and experience!