Speakers Corner: GlobalNet21 & Africa Changemakers Group

  • March 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM

The GlobalNet21 & Africa Group together with Impact Hub  Westminster is holding a Speakers Corner event (for more about this group see - http://dadamac.net/blog/20140303/six-months-gn21-and-africa-group ).

Speakers will have five minutes to talk and then five minutes to answer questions. Afterwards there will be a time for further discussion and networking.

Speakers will include:

David Smith - of British African Business Alliance - Speaking about business solutions in Africa - www.BritishAfrican.org 

Victoria Clayton - Vicky will be talking about United, a community of students collaborating across borders on social action projects, and her experiences of trying to harness enthusiasm and empathy to do more good than harm.

Rachel Nalumoso - who will share her plans to work as an independent educational resources development specialist - supporting local publishing in local languages -  alongside a Ugandan organisation called LABE (Literacy and Adult Basic Education) in 6 districts  in northern Uganda where the educational infrastructure is being repaired after many years of warfare and child abduction.

Sam Lehane - will talk about his work setting up Camara (camara.org)  which supplies refurbished hardware, educational software,teacher training and maintenance­ support to disadvantaged schools in Africa.  

Pamela McLean - will introduce "First Thursdays" - an online space where a small group of people based in Africa, UK, and elsewhere have been meeting for an hour, once month since around 2007.  They communicate through typed messages. She'll explain how members of this GlobalNet21 and Africa group can join in.

Understanding and supporting our changemakers

Ours is a "learning and doing" group, where we try to understand on-the-ground realities and we have opportunities to get involved with various changemakers in our midst (or closely connected with us).

We will be meeting in one of the smaller spaces at HubW this time. The disadvantage is that we may need to limit numbers. The advantage is that if the numbers are smaller then everyone gets more chance to contribute to the discussions sparked by our speakers.

This ties in well with our emphasis on creating a group where people get to know each others interests, and where the speakers are part of the group.

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  • Vicky C.

    Alia - just to update you on our discussions. We had great introductions to a range of initiatives:

    - David Smith's British African Business Alliance and harnessing the diaspora for business opportunities
    - I spoke about United and international collaboration between students on projects to help communities
    - Rachel Nalumoso started with a literacy activity about nursery rhymes and expanded to the work she'll be doing in Uganda
    - Sam spoke about Camara and recommissioning old computers and accompanying ICT training
    - Pamela spoke about the 'first Thursdays' where she is online at home to connect people with shared interests

    Feel free to follow up with individuals if you'd like to hear more!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Pamela M.

    Alia would appreciate hearing about the issues online. Would anyone be willing to write up something about the meeting to share with her?

    March 13, 2014

  • terence f.

    Running a training course at the time. You might invite members of ICT4D.

    March 5, 2014

    • Pamela M.

      Good idea Terence. I have now done this. Thanks

      March 5, 2014

  • Alia

    Looking forward to hearing a out the issues online .

    February 21, 2014

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