“GlobalNet21 and Africa - Learning and Doing” is a group that will be launching soon. In this group we want to connect changemakers in Africa and in our wider network so that we can learn, act and make a difference. How we do this is open for discussion.
The idea of a “learning and doing group” reflects the fact that this won’t be a talking shop. It will be practical. We’ll be learning about people who are doing things and we’ll be learning from people who are doing things. Sometimes, in response to what we learn we may decide to do things. We may do things with (or for) the changemakers and their projects. We may do these things as individuals or as a group.
This first meeting is an exploratory one where we will look at what we can do, what is possible and what contacts we can make.
We hope to hold some some face-to-face (F2F) meetings, and at those meetings we can learn about specific people and projects, as well as thinking about the wider context. We’ll also start to find out about the areas of interest most relevant to people attending the group meetings.
We’ll also develop an online presence for our “GlobalNet21 and Africa - Learning and Doing” group (the name of the group may change - but for now I need a clear description more than a neat name). How we do this and what tools we use again we hope to discuss at our first meeting.
The online part of the “GlobalNet21 and Africa - Learning and Doing” group will of course be open to people who are not near enough London to attend F2F meetings. Indeed we would like to encompass a global network.
If it looks interesting to you, please join us, either F2F or through responses online. I look forward to our first London meeting and to our increasing shared visibility in the GlobalNet21 online spaces. Welcome to “GlobalNet21 and Africa Changemakers - Learning and Doing.
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