So yes, I am now in Nairobi… I clearly haven’t got the hang of blogging regularly, so intermittent snippets will have to do I’m afraid.
I am here spending some time helping out a really interesting group called Fahamu who help social movements and activists to have more impact and also publish the interesting, alternative pan-African publication Pambazuka News. Oh and I am also meeting a ton of interesting ‘tech4dev’ people but more on that another time.
Next week I am attending a 3-day workshop/hackday organised by Oxfam Kenya (at the intriguingly named Homeboyz Innovation Hub!).
The workshop will explore how we can use ICT4D tools to shift the balance of power and create more transparent, responsive use of citizen generated evidence, and is seeking to identify and deepen understanding on the opportunities of ICTs to contribute to Oxfam’s “Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services” project as well as develop a strategic plan to introduce the ICTs and provide a platform for information sharing and joint action.
Sounds really interesting and am looking forward to it.
Hopefully I will find the time to do another blog afterwards sharing some of the learning, results, attendees and photos. Hopefully!
Oh and there is still space, so if you’re even vaguely techie,why not come and be part of the Tech 4 Tax Justice movement and help Oxfam to use technology to contribute to reduced inequality and improved quality of life for poor and vulnerable.
If you’re in Nairobi, join us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0725690506 if you’re interested.