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Organic Health Response/Inveneo: using the Net to fight AIDS in Kenya

February 1, 2011

The folks at Organic Health Response are doing really good stuff, using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to work against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria.   They're working with Inveneo, their deal is to get IT, such as computers, telephony, and Internet access to those who need it most — people… Read more »

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Connected: a new film from Tiffany Shlain

January 21, 2011

Hey, Tiffany does great, thoughtful documentary work like The Tribe, which I like a lot. Today, at the Sundance Film Festival, she premieres Connected, and here's what they say at Sundance: With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Peter Guber

January 19, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Peter gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (Yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone by diving in, and I got a lot of help doing this.) (from a short bio provided by Peter)… Read more »

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Public/private partnership with FEMA

January 18, 2011

When something goes really wrong, we really need a hand… and we need to let people know how to get that help via social media. That's what some FEMA folks came to talk about in Silicon Valley, including the Administrator, Craig Fugate: Social Media + Emergency Management: Talking with Tech Leaders on the West Coast… Read more »

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An IT success story in Haiti

January 13, 2011

Inveneo focuses on building computer centers in places which need, but find it hard to get, reliable electrical power and bandwidth. They get stuff done, and you'll hear more about our their work, with a little of our support, in Kenya and the West Bank. Check out A Haitian ICT Success Story: Jerry Joseph and… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Lynda Resnick

January 12, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Lynda gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (I also appreciate her philanthropic networking; she helped me be the Bob Newhart of the Aspen Ideas thing.)(… and yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone… Read more »

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