The Villages In Action 2010 Conference was held today in a small, remote village outside of Masindi, Uganda. This was organized by Teddy Ruge of Project Diaspora, in response to various events in DC and NYC where smart, affluent individuals discussed the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a comfortable setting, without the … More Villages In Action 2010 – live streaming
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Atlanta, here’s a brief summary of the highlights. Merit Networks BTOP funding – This year Merit Networks, the provider of statewide research and education networking in Michigan, received $69.6 million in BTOP stimulus funding for broadband development projects in the State of … More Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
Let’s get this on the table, I am not an international development professional. I’m an IT communications guy with a passion for social good. A year ago, I was just returning from Uganda, as part of an ICT consulting visit for a partner university. The experience, I’ve come to realize, has changed me tremendously, on … More ICT4D – from passion to practitioner?
Over the course of the past year I’ve found several great sources for fiber optic maps, for both global and African based infrastructure. I’ve decided, at least for my own quick reference to use my blog as a main data source for this information. In a future post I may add other links … More Global and African fiber maps