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Seth Mazow is the Communications and Technology Coordinator at Interplast, a Mountain View, California based organization that provides free reconstructive surgery in developing countries for children who suffer physically or emotionally from a congenital deformity or injury.
Mazow has been using a variety of new web tools to advance Interplast's mission, most notably a blog and audio interviews recorded over Skype. In the following interview Seth and I talked about his experiences in bringing these technologies into an NGO that is non-technical in its focus.
PANDA SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL, SPAIN PRESENTS THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ‘INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE PANDA IT AID, 2006TO GOODWILL SOCIAL WORK CENTRE, MADURAI, INDIAGoodwill social work centre, an Indian NGO based at Madurai,India has been declared as one of fourthe winners of “Panda IT Aid”, Panda Software International, Spain(www.pandasoftware.com). The other organisations are Save the Children (with a pan-European project),Spain, Fundación Braille (Uruguay) and Paideia (Paraguay).These four winning projects were selected from 15 finalists through a vote held among all the employees of the Panda Group across 56 countries.
Clare-Marie White is the communications coordinator of Never Again International, an international network that aims to alert the international community to both the causes and effects of genocide and facilitate the exchange of ideas between young people - those who have lived through genocide and those who wish to learn from them. (See their case study page on Net2)
This group is very innovative and is really trying to leverage new communication technologies - the main page of their web page is a wiki! Wikis are web sites that any authorized user can edit, where all previous versions are viewable and notification of changes can be subscribed to.
In the following interview I asked Clare-Marie White about Never Again's use of new tools and she emphasized that new users have to be introduced appropriately.