A crash course in changing the world.
In thinking of this Quest, my first question to myself was "What is a Manifesto?" Although I use this word frequently, I was not able to provide a simple answer. Intensive research (read Wiki) indicatethat a manifesto is simply a paper written to explain what you are all about, why you believe what you believe, what your plans are, your purpose, direction and statement of life. This sounded pretty heavy to me but here goes nothing ...
Urgent Evoke is an international network…Continue
Qn1: WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
Qn2: WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
"Flu Epidemic killing Kenyans" the headlines in all the daily newspapers scream. Although the reports carry some truth, no helpful solution is offered to the hundreds of thousands of readers on where they can access additional help and information. It is time for an Urgent Evoke!
A****sing the situation to see that although a lot of people have a lot of questions (frequently the same questions), there is no clear place where they can find…Continue
Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on May 12, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments
The section on outbreak communication in Learn 9 covers how journalists SHOULD report responsibly during crisis. This is a very important issue especially when one looks at the role the media – particularly community radio stations - supposedly played in “fuelling” various crisis eg. The Rwandan genocide and the post-election violence in…Continue
Phew! I have finally completed my creation - an beaded bracelet made mainly from beads. Throughout the world, ethnic groups are characterized and identified by dress and ornamentation. My paternal grandmother (who sadly died before I was born and after whom I am named) was maasai, a tribe widely known for their beautiful beadwork.
Maasai have been creating jewelery since 1900, mostly for its beauty, which is a very important aspect of Maasai culture. Traditionally local raw…Continue
I write to you today to ask for your help. This week, my blog Visions for Africa…Continue
Week 9 seemed so far away in March when I signed up for UE – my how time flies when you are having funJ.…Continue
Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
On reading the Imagine 7 challenge, the first thought that came to my mind was Kibera – an urban slum housing in Nairobi, Kenya. The word Kibera is commonly thought to be the Nubian term for Forest or Jungle. Encompassing an area of 2.5km2 (a little bit smaller than Central Park in…Continue
Added by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Fellow Agents, some of you may have heard of a new campaign called One Million Shirts who want to collect 1,000,000 used and new t-shirts and send them to Africa to help people with no clothes. They are also collecting money for the shipping costs. This project by a (well intentioned?) Jason Sadler who is taking A LOT of criticism from…Continue
The story of the traditional healers from Oaxaca (mhh… I wonder how this word is pronounced) immediately caught my attention. These healers have struggle for recognition by official associations and the benefits that have accrued to indigenous women are now quantifiable. I found additional information on these awesome…Continue
Do you have a vision for Africa? World leaders at the World Economic Forum to be held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania from May 5-7, 2010 want to know about it. They have set up a "Davos Debates video corner" at…Continue
Kenya is located on the East African coast and our estimated population is just over 40million. About 79% of this population lives in the rural areas. Of the urban dwellers, 60% live in informal settlements. Rural communities and informal settlers are usually the most affected when…Continue
This is my post for LEARN 7 on Ushahidi. As you saw from the video clip,…Continue
My parents were born into poverty. But because someone believed in them, they received a good basic education. From this, they raised 4 of their own children each of who are educated to post graduate level. They also educated a village of children who have grown up to be teachers, doctors, researchers, politicians (sadly), lawyers,…Continue
On April 08, 2010 the WomenWatch news feed posted a story on the UN-led campaign to provide affordable health care for…Continue
So Week 6 is here! This has been a really tough couple of weeks for me time-wise and if I could buy time (literally) I would!…Continue