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GivenGain Presentation

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GivenGain Presentation

  1. 1. Growing Nations A Showcase for ICT & Agricultural Development SANGONet ICT4RD Conference Wanderers, Johannesburg 2nd November 2011© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential
  2. 2. Overview 1. Introduction 2. Communication 3. Information 4. Showcase 5. Outcomes 6. Impact© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential
  3. 3. Introduction© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 3
  4. 4. Conservation Agriculture • Growing Nations is based in Maphutseng, Lesotho • August Basson aims to transform lives through the practical teaching of Conservation Agriculture methods and leadership skills also known as ‘Farming God’s Way’ • Helping to provide food security and hope for the future for people throughout Lesotho and across Africa. • Conservation Agriculture is method of no-till farming that is being adopted by more and more farmers across the world. • Since the 1960s farmers and researchers in the Americas have using a system of growing crops that conserves & builds-up value organic matter in soils, improves soil quality and fertility. • Dramatically reduces negative environmental impacts of modern-day agriculture such as air and water pollution as well as wind and water erosion.© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 4
  5. 5. Communication© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 5
  6. 6. Challenges & Triumphs • In 1997, it took a drive of 2 hours to get a place with a cell phone signal • In 2000, it was possible to pick up a weak cell phone signal on the farm • 2010, the farm got access to broadband “This one event had a significant impact on all sectors of our internet work and connectivity” • Skype changed the way to communicate • It was impossible to to phone people overseas now we have meetings and teleconferences!© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 6
  7. 7. Information© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 7
  8. 8. Access to ICT Significant Events: • Team Members • International Influence • Video Production • Professional Photographer • Donors Influence: • Helped us to tell the World the stories of farmers, the struggles and the joys. • Helped us to influence people’s thinking on development.© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 8
  9. 9. Showcase: ICT for Fundraising© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 9
  10. 10. Fundraising: GivenGain© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 10
  11. 11. Fundraising: Website Integration© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 11
  12. 12. Fundraising: ‘Activists’© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 12
  13. 13. Showcase: Outcomes© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 13
  14. 14. Impact August Basson: • I am very glad we live in this (digitally networked) era • I think we would have been a very small organization with local impact • Today we have impact throughout Lesotho and around the World • Although technology has helped us a lot it can never replace the personal relationship with donors and people involved.© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential 14
  15. 15. Growing Nations A Showcase for ICT & Agricultural Development Colin Habberton CEO, GivenGain Foundation South Africa c: +27 71 401 2434 e: colin@givengain.com t: @relatomics or find me on LinkedIn© 2011 GivenGain Foundation. Private and Confidential

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