Casting a ballot for Africa: Kabissa, The Hub, Anti-Genocide Community, Nabuur.com, and Maps 2.0
I voted today.
When evaluating projects, I considered the six net2 attributes and also tried to imagine how, if implemented, they would affect the lives of Africans - and in particular the struggles of African civil society organizations to serve the needs of their communities. The projects I chose seemed to me to offer the most revolutionary impact across Africa (and indeed across the world) in part because they make creative use of Web 2.0 to leverage their impact.
It is early days yet, of course - the voting continues on until Saturday at noon and, creatively, the organizers are letting us change our votes until then. I may yet change my mind - if I do I'll let you know here.
- Kabissa 2.0: Strengthening the Social Web in Africa
Marries power of Web 2.0 with passion of 900+ African orgs in our network. Savvy Web 2.0 Ambassadors will collaborate through the Kabissa site and face to face to develop and promote homegrown strategies for employing Web 2.0 for social change.
- The Hub
Imagine a My Space meets You Tube for human rights - an online destination where global citizens could learn the strategies and access the tools they needed to use their visual documentation of abuses to create community action and change.
- An Anti-Genocide Community: Building the Political Will to End Genocide
Empowering anti-genocide activists with the tools for community-based education, user-generated content and strong shared connections, the anti-genocide community will pool the collective knowledge of a growing movement for change.
- A Global Neighbor Network: Nabuur.com
NABUUR is an internet platform where villages in developing countries get direct assistance. Online volunteers help create whatever is needed in 150 villages now, and with your help in 10,000 villages soon: join a societal revolution!
- Maps 2.0 - Geospacial tools for Nonprofits and Humanitarian Relief
Maps 2.0, a collaboration already under way, will launch the first online resource for nonprofit and humanitarian organizations to share best practices in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital mapping tools.