What is the idea? (1) People in developing countries need useful knowledge professions creating business There is a lot of knowledge and information available on the internet e-learning courses social platforms Khan Academy Nabuur, ideas4africa etcBut: people living in the countryside or urban slums are new to the internet and new mediaDo they know, what it can do for them? Do they know their way on the internet? No Not really
What is the idea? (2) create a portal where people can go to learn about the internet and all the rich and useful content explain how the internet refer them to different sites and should be used useful resources. turn the available create business, job or Create just income. information into something opportunities useful
1. Using computers and the internet Using a computer is not always straightforward Especially when support is far away, one should handle the computer wisely An important skill for students attending high- school and university
2. E-learning resources There are many online courses available: Language, math, even university courses This can be an important resource for people who want to learn something
3. Development resources Lots of information is online on development and poverty alleviation Often aimed at NGO’s, in thick reports We want to improve access to this information and help With the translation to feasible actions and results How to succesfully implement this information?
Practical example of creating businessMoringa Tree: Gram for gram, Moringa leaves containScientific research has proven, that the leaves of Moringatree are a powerhouse of nutritional value.
Practical example of creating business (2) Moringa Tree How to turn the Moringa tree into products That can be Monetized ?
4. Supporting community This portal can only come into being if a community of volunteers and professional partners commit to: » Create and maintain the website » Keep adding resources so the website keeps growing » Keep contact with our target group to check whether available resources meet their needs » Create additional resources if necessary
How does it change the old way? AID1.0 AID2.0 Demand coming Demand coming from Developing from West countries Government - Government People -People NGO-Communities
How does it change the old way? AID1.0 AID2.0 Entrepreneurs People in need (Business) Aid coming from Development that far-away arises from within communities and a community. NGOs.
Rural Web Info &Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) The most important issues that need more attention Rural Web Help to MDG’s .Info reach
Role for NGO’s and Government We only create a site and a supporting community They implement the development projects that bringinternet and computers to the bottom billion Ruralweb.info can be a useful tool for them too!
Other important roles • Facilitate the spreading of “Indigenous Knowledge” • Promote and emphasize the importance of participation from diaspora communities