My hero, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu
, said, "Informed people make better choices". I searched through several Africa-based innovators working on issues of food security and providing isolated African communities with viable skills to excel in a changing technological world. What struck me about Nnaemeka was his project's ability to address multiple issues around one central umbrella - communication.
Nnaemeka is working on a project called "Smallholders" that aims to use radio to disseminate information to poor rural farmers about new and traditional techniques to battle the effects of climate change on their crops.
I put in a friend request for Nnaemeka on facebook and found the Smallholders blog, which is unfortunately quite empty. Nnaemeka is also on Ashoka
, the Global Social Benefit Incubator
and Wiser Earth
, which looks like a fantastic site about connecting social innovators with other social innovators.
Hopefully I'll hear back soon!