All evils are the  effect  of unconsciousness. You can alleviate the effects of  unconsciousness, but you you cannot elimi...
Introducing  myself Hello! I am a dual South African – Irish citizen and a resident of Berlin since 2001. While I have wor...
Introducing the internet platform  empowa <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate the local and global networking...
The  Target Audience
The  Target Audience active in
The  Target Audience active in etc. …
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin Despite the widespread poverty in Africa …
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin …  its people have such a tremendous spirit …
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin … that is often missing in affluent societies …
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin Wild grey louries eating bananas  out of my hands
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin and remarkable encounters with the incredibly rich natural world are com...
A Personal  Starting Point:  an African in Berlin <ul><li>“ You can leave Africa, but Africa will not leave you“ </li></ul...
A  bond  with potential that could be put to work
A  bond  with potential that could be put to work to facilitate international development,  cooperation and intercultural ...
How to find others  sharing this bond ?
How to find others  sharing this bond ?
How to find others  sharing this bond ?
Which  organisations?  Examples Friends of South Africa e.V. Initiative Südliches Afrika e.V. Laureate Stiftung Go Ahead e...
Which  organisations?  Examples Friends of South Africa e.V. Initiative Südliches Afrika e.V. Laureate Stiftung Go Ahead e...
Which  people?  Examples praktikum in SA language course in SA
Which  people?  Examples SA citizen working here relatives in SA praktikum in SA language course in SA
Which  people?  Examples SA citizen working here SA student relatives in SA praktikum in SA language course in SA returned...
Which  institutions?  Examples Society for International Development Berlin Humboldt University - Seminar für Afrikawissen...
Which  institutions?  Examples Society for International Development Berlin Embassy of South Africa Humboldt University - ...
Which  institutions?  Examples Society for International Development Berlin Embassy of South Africa Humboldt University - ...
Locating  these on the web??
Locating  these on the web?? <ul><li>Google, facebook, ning.com don‘t help much … </li></ul>
The solution: an  “empowa community“
The  empowa community:  Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe
The  empowa community:  Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Probably also Angola Malaw...
The  empowa community:  Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Probably also Angola Malaw...
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities add to my communities
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities events news add to my communities
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums events news add to my c...
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums events news add to my c...
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums virtual meeting space e...
An empowa community:  overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums virtual meeting space e...
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  the page of a member organisation
The  empowa community:  members online now all 400 … Add to my communities
The  empowa community:  members online now all 400 … Add to my communities <ul><li>messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to indi...
Social Networking  and empowa <ul><li>integration  for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></u...
Social Networking  and empowa <ul><li>integration  for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></u...
Social Networking  and empowa <ul><li>integration  for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></u...
The empowa community:  blogs and forums <ul><li>spreading ideas </li></ul><ul><li>sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>NG...
The empowa user:  my empowa <ul><li>Users can add communities to  my communities </li></ul><ul><li>Quick access to  my com...
Communities can be defined by location  and or  topic
Topics  such as
Topics  such as etc...
The resulting  Platform   Structure
Example:  Berlin
Example:  Berlin
Example:  South Africa
Example:  South Africa
Example:  South Africa
Linking  Communities LINK
Linking  Communities LINK
Core feature:  synchronous communication
Synchronous Communication:  technologies <ul><li>empowa can facilitate Skyping  </li></ul><ul><li>but more is possible … <...
Synchronous communication :   virtual meeting spaces <ul><li>harnessing  video conferencing technology   </li></ul>Communi...
Synchronous communication :   virtual meeting spaces <ul><li>the  online meeting place for community members   </li></ul><...
Virtual Meeting Spaces:  possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large  – up to 300 users for a large mod...
Virtual Meeting Spaces:  possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large  – up to 300 users for a large mod...
Virtual Meeting Spaces:  possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large  – up to 300 users for a large mod...
Virtual Meeting Spaces:  possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large  – up to 300 users for a large mod...
empowa communities:  who runs them?
<ul><li>Following the  model of wikipedia.org  the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a  service...
<ul><li>Following the  model of wikipedia.org  the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a  service...
<ul><li>Following the  model of wikipedia.org  the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a  service...
empowa communities:  as markets
<ul><li>empowa  events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>guidelines must be adhered to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly organized by ...
<ul><li>empowa  ads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate for the community  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial and non-com...
<ul><li>empowa  ads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate for the community  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial and non-com...
Challenge:  internet access and capability  in the developing world
<ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul>
<ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote  access and tr...
<ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote  access and tr...
<ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote  access and tr...
NGOs on empowa:  the benefits
<ul><li>Accessibility :  </li></ul><ul><li>an NGO on empowa   is easily located </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by individuals </li>...
<ul><li>Accessibility :  </li></ul><ul><li>an NGO on empowa   is easily located </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by individuals </li>...
<ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul>
<ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: ...
<ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: ...
<ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: ...
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul>
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for ...
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for ...
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for ...
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for ...
<ul><li>Synchronous Communication:   </li></ul><ul><li>using   virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for ...
<ul><li>leading to more …   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>traffic  redirected to member websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>member...
Building an NGO  on the empowa platform An example:  How I would use the platform
<ul><li>Unmet  needs :   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in many African countries school tuition is in  english </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Unused  human resources : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fluent english speaking professionals in Europe, having </li></ul>...
<ul><li>empowa as the bridge  between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable  e-mentors  in empowa communities ...
<ul><li>empowa as the bridge  between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable  e-mentors  in empowa communities ...
<ul><li>empowa as the bridge  between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable  e-mentors  in empowa communities ...
<ul><li>empowa as the bridge  between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable  e-mentors  in empowa communities ...
<ul><li>empowa as the bridge  between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable  e-mentors  in empowa communities ...
Business  Case
<ul><li>membership fees  of NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>donations </li></ul><ul><li>sponsors  especially hi-tech corporations <...
Feedback sought:  e.g. concerning … <ul><li>The NGO point of view on the proposed features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improved ...
This concept is under development I look forward to hearing from you ! Especially from NGOs and software developers e.g. d...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

The Empowa Internet Platform version 1.1

345
-1

Published on

A proposal for an internet platform having the mission to facilitate the local and global networking of people, organizations, educational institutions and businesses engaged in social, humanitarian and environmental action and peace building.

Published in: Spiritual, Travel
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
345
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The Empowa Internet Platform version 1.1

  1. 1. All evils are the effect of unconsciousness. You can alleviate the effects of unconsciousness, but you you cannot eliminate them unless you eliminate their cause. True change happens within, not without. If you feel called upon to alleviate suffering in the world, that is a very noble thing to do, but remember not to focus exclusively on the outer; otherwise you will encounter frustration and despair. Without a profound change in human conscioussness, the world‘s suffering is a bottomless pit. So don‘t let your compassion become one-sided. Empathy with someone else‘s pain or lack and a desire to help need to be balanced with a deeper realization of the eternal nature of all life and the ultimate illusion of all pain. Then let your peace flow in to whatever you do and you will be working on the levels of effect and cause simulataneously. Eckhart Tolle in “ The Power of Now“
  2. 2. Introducing myself Hello! I am a dual South African – Irish citizen and a resident of Berlin since 2001. While I have worked most of the past 15 years as a programmer, I am also a qualified and experienced mathematics teacher. In these times of global crisis, I am seeking a truly meaningful application of my skills and experience and it is out of this longing that this concept for an internet platform has arisen. Most of this presentation was composed before I attended the World Peace Festival in Berlin: I am now convinced that the time is riper than ever for going public with the convergence between work for inner and outer peace. This approach should be the golden thread that holds together all action for change in this world. Rudston Cullen, Berlin August 2011
  3. 3. Introducing the internet platform empowa <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate the local and global networking of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educational institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>engaged in social, humanitarian and environmental action </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Target Audience
  5. 5. The Target Audience active in
  6. 6. The Target Audience active in etc. …
  7. 7. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin
  8. 8. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin Despite the widespread poverty in Africa …
  9. 9. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin
  10. 10. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin … its people have such a tremendous spirit …
  11. 11. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin
  12. 12. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin … that is often missing in affluent societies …
  13. 13. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin Wild grey louries eating bananas out of my hands
  14. 14. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin and remarkable encounters with the incredibly rich natural world are common. wild grey louries eating bananas out of my hands
  15. 15. A Personal Starting Point: an African in Berlin <ul><li>“ You can leave Africa, but Africa will not leave you“ </li></ul>and remarkable encounters with the incredibly rich natural world are common. wild grey louries eating bananas out of my hands
  16. 16. A bond with potential that could be put to work
  17. 17. A bond with potential that could be put to work to facilitate international development, cooperation and intercultural understanding
  18. 18. How to find others sharing this bond ?
  19. 19. How to find others sharing this bond ?
  20. 20. How to find others sharing this bond ?
  21. 21. Which organisations? Examples Friends of South Africa e.V. Initiative Südliches Afrika e.V. Laureate Stiftung Go Ahead e.V. Sage Net e.V. small to middle-sized
  22. 22. Which organisations? Examples Friends of South Africa e.V. Initiative Südliches Afrika e.V. Laureate Stiftung Go Ahead e.V. Sage Net e.V. Solidaritätsdienst - international e.V. SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit Oxfam Deutschland e.V. Weltfriedensdienst e.V. small to middle-sized international
  23. 23. Which people? Examples praktikum in SA language course in SA
  24. 24. Which people? Examples SA citizen working here relatives in SA praktikum in SA language course in SA
  25. 25. Which people? Examples SA citizen working here SA student relatives in SA praktikum in SA language course in SA returned volunteer
  26. 26. Which institutions? Examples Society for International Development Berlin Humboldt University - Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften
  27. 27. Which institutions? Examples Society for International Development Berlin Embassy of South Africa Humboldt University - Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften Afrikahaus Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  28. 28. Which institutions? Examples Society for International Development Berlin Embassy of South Africa Humboldt University - Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften Afrikahaus Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nelson Mandela State International School - Africa AG Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afrikavenir Deutschland
  29. 29. Locating these on the web??
  30. 30. Locating these on the web?? <ul><li>Google, facebook, ning.com don‘t help much … </li></ul>
  31. 31. The solution: an “empowa community“
  32. 32. The empowa community: Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe
  33. 33. The empowa community: Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Probably also Angola Malawi Madagascar Mozambique Zambia
  34. 34. The empowa community: Berlin - Southern Africa Botswana Lesotho Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Probably also Angola Malawi Madagascar Mozambique Zambia Build on existing city partnerships: Berlin – Windhoek (Namibia) Berlin-Lichtenberg – Maputo (Mozambique)
  35. 35. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities add to my communities
  36. 36. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities events news add to my communities
  37. 37. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums events news add to my communities
  38. 38. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums events news add to my communities virtual meeting space
  39. 39. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums virtual meeting space events news adverts add to my communities
  40. 40. An empowa community: overview organisations institutions members linked communities blogs, forums virtual meeting space events news adverts search add to my communities
  41. 41. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  42. 42. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  43. 43. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  44. 44. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  45. 45. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  46. 46. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  47. 47. The empowa community: the page of a member organisation
  48. 48. The empowa community: members online now all 400 … Add to my communities
  49. 49. The empowa community: members online now all 400 … Add to my communities <ul><li>messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to individual members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to all members of a community </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Social Networking and empowa <ul><li>integration for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empowa as Facebook App </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook fan pages linked to communities </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Social Networking and empowa <ul><li>integration for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empowa as Facebook App </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook fan pages linked to communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The empowa user profile has a different focus </li></ul><ul><li>than a facebook or google+ member profile </li></ul>
  52. 52. Social Networking and empowa <ul><li>integration for facebook users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only one login needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empowa as Facebook App </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook fan pages linked to communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The empowa user profile has a different focus </li></ul><ul><li>than a facebook or google+ member profile </li></ul><ul><li>friending etc. left to facebook, google+ etc. </li></ul>
  53. 53. The empowa community: blogs and forums <ul><li>spreading ideas </li></ul><ul><li>sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs develop their reputations </li></ul><ul><li>follow-on from or lead-up to online events … </li></ul>
  54. 54. The empowa user: my empowa <ul><li>Users can add communities to my communities </li></ul><ul><li>Quick access to my communities on logging in </li></ul><ul><li>Some elements from these displayed on this page: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>news… </li></ul></ul>
  55. 55. Communities can be defined by location and or topic
  56. 56. Topics such as
  57. 57. Topics such as etc...
  58. 58. The resulting Platform Structure
  59. 59. Example: Berlin
  60. 60. Example: Berlin
  61. 61. Example: South Africa
  62. 62. Example: South Africa
  63. 63. Example: South Africa
  64. 64. Linking Communities LINK
  65. 65. Linking Communities LINK
  66. 66. Core feature: synchronous communication
  67. 67. Synchronous Communication: technologies <ul><li>empowa can facilitate Skyping </li></ul><ul><li>but more is possible … </li></ul>
  68. 68. Synchronous communication : virtual meeting spaces <ul><li>harnessing video conferencing technology </li></ul>Community VMS
  69. 69. Synchronous communication : virtual meeting spaces <ul><li>the online meeting place for community members </li></ul><ul><li>optionally available for organizations </li></ul><ul><li>harnessing video conferencing technology </li></ul>Community VMS
  70. 70. Virtual Meeting Spaces: possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large – up to 300 users for a large moderated online event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>middle – up to 30 users for meetings, discussions, training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small – up to 5 users for smaller meetings, e-mentoring, teaching </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. Virtual Meeting Spaces: possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large – up to 300 users for a large moderated online event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>middle – up to 30 users for meetings, discussions, training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small – up to 5 users for smaller meetings, e-mentoring, teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>voice and video over IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chat panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared whiteboard ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>desktop sharing and file sharing </li></ul></ul>
  72. 72. Virtual Meeting Spaces: possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large – up to 300 users for a large moderated online event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>middle – up to 30 users for meetings, discussions, training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small – up to 5 users for smaller meetings, e-mentoring, teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>voice and video over IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chat panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared whiteboard ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>desktop sharing and file sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>listen in and chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participate – using voice, video, shared whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moderate </li></ul></ul>
  73. 73. Virtual Meeting Spaces: possible features <ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large – up to 300 users for a large moderated online event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>middle – up to 30 users for meetings, discussions, training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small – up to 5 users for smaller meetings, e-mentoring, teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>voice and video over IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chat panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared whiteboard ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>desktop sharing and file sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>listen in and chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participate – using voice, video, shared whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moderate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to the public / members of the community or organization only </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. empowa communities: who runs them?
  75. 75. <ul><li>Following the model of wikipedia.org the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a service for its users </li></ul><ul><li>built on the principles of authenticity, openness and transparency </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>Following the model of wikipedia.org the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a service for its users </li></ul><ul><li>built on the principles of authenticity, openness and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>basic rules set at the start </li></ul><ul><li>details of policies and procedures develop with empowa </li></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><li>Following the model of wikipedia.org the communities run themselves </li></ul><ul><li>The platform is a service for its users </li></ul><ul><li>built on the principles of authenticity, openness and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>basic rules set at the start </li></ul><ul><li>details of policies and procedures develop with empowa </li></ul><ul><li>a shallow hierarchy with one top-level community monitoring content, policies and procedures </li></ul>
  78. 78. empowa communities: as markets
  79. 79. <ul><li>empowa events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>guidelines must be adhered to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly organized by a community – cf. TedX events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some by empowa itself – cf. Ted events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sponsoring as an opportunity </li></ul></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>empowa ads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate for the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial and non-commercial advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>users can comment on products and services! </li></ul></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>empowa ads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate for the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial and non-commercial advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>users can comment on products and services! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSR – sponsoring of communities and projects </li></ul>
  82. 82. Challenge: internet access and capability in the developing world
  83. 83. <ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul>
  84. 84. <ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote access and training </li></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote access and training </li></ul><ul><li>partnering with locally based NGOs, universities and businesses </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>Being aware of the myths of ICT4D : internet access is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>empowa: promote access and training </li></ul><ul><li>partnering with locally based NGOs, universities and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>role of CSR : motives often questionable </li></ul><ul><li>important: interfacing with rapidly expanding mobile-telephony </li></ul>
  87. 87. NGOs on empowa: the benefits
  88. 88. <ul><li>Accessibility : </li></ul><ul><li>an NGO on empowa is easily located </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by other NGOs </li></ul></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>Accessibility : </li></ul><ul><li>an NGO on empowa is easily located </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by other NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e.g. an empowa user could find NGOs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active in HIV programs in Nairobi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>involved in education in Peru </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engaged in environmental activities in Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NGOs: your feedback please! </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: an NGO can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to individual community members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to whole communities </li></ul></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: an NGO can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to individual community members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to whole communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spread its message through blogs and forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notify communities of upcoming events and news </li></ul></ul>
  93. 93. <ul><li>Messaging: </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to whole communities of your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>examples: an NGO can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to individual community members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>send messages to whole communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spread its message through blogs and forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>notify communities of upcoming events and news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advertise its needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share information and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NGOs: your feedback please! </li></ul>
  94. 94. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul>
  95. 95. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for NGOs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online meetings with members / staff / volunteers </li></ul></ul>
  96. 96. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for NGOs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online meetings with members / staff / volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforcing relationships with distant linked communities </li></ul></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for NGOs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online meetings with members / staff / volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforcing relationships with distant linked communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online training and mentoring </li></ul></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for NGOs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online meetings with members / staff / volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforcing relationships with distant linked communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online training and mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>live interaction with community members </li></ul></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>Synchronous Communication: </li></ul><ul><li>using virtual meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Possible uses for NGOs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online meetings with members / staff / volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforcing relationships with distant linked communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online training and mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>live interaction with community members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation in large online events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NGOs: your feedback please! </li></ul>
  100. 100. <ul><li>leading to more … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>traffic redirected to member websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>involvement in projects and campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation in events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more effective campaigning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>volunteering … </li></ul></ul>
  101. 101. Building an NGO on the empowa platform An example: How I would use the platform
  102. 102. <ul><li>Unmet needs : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in many African countries school tuition is in english </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school students have few opportunities to speak the language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>large numbers of young people have little adult care and guidance </li></ul></ul>
  103. 103. <ul><li>Unused human resources : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fluent english speaking professionals in Europe, having </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time – a few hours a week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the desire to contribute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a bond to the African region concerned </li></ul></ul></ul>
  104. 104. <ul><li>empowa as the bridge between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable e-mentors in empowa communities in Europe </li></ul>
  105. 105. <ul><li>empowa as the bridge between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable e-mentors in empowa communities in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Seek e-mentees via empowa communities and NGOs in Africa </li></ul>
  106. 106. <ul><li>empowa as the bridge between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable e-mentors in empowa communities in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Seek e-mentees via empowa communities and NGOs in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Make virtual meeting spaces available for online mentoring </li></ul>
  107. 107. <ul><li>empowa as the bridge between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable e-mentors in empowa communities in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Seek e-mentees via empowa communities and NGOs in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Make virtual meeting spaces available for online mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Provide structures for regular online communication </li></ul>
  108. 108. <ul><li>empowa as the bridge between need and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Seek suitable e-mentors in empowa communities in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Seek e-mentees via empowa communities and NGOs in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Make virtual meeting spaces available for online mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Provide structures for regular online communication </li></ul><ul><li>Living the links between distant communities </li></ul>
  109. 109. Business Case
  110. 110. <ul><li>membership fees of NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>donations </li></ul><ul><li>sponsors especially hi-tech corporations </li></ul><ul><li>commercial advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Your feedback / suggestions please! </li></ul>
  111. 111. Feedback sought: e.g. concerning … <ul><li>The NGO point of view on the proposed features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improved accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the possibilities of synchronous communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the obstacles to NGO participation? </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>achieving ‘critical mass‘ – start with Facebook fan pages for each community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compatibility with current usage of social media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT4D: should fostering internet access and basic IT training be part of the mission? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on the application of the Wikipedia model </li></ul><ul><li>How to strengthen the business case? </li></ul><ul><li>Miscelaneous comments </li></ul>
  112. 112. This concept is under development I look forward to hearing from you ! Especially from NGOs and software developers e.g. drupal specialists or if you want to join the team THANK-YOU Rudston Cullen rudston [at] empowa.net

×