The whole is more than the sum of its parts. – Aristotle. Recently, while working in Haiti for our Notre Dame Haiti Program, I had an incredible opportunity to meet some amazing folks doing great things in aid and development to assist the Haitian people. This group also shared a common interest in the FrontlineSMS … More Community of Practice in M4D
So, I’m finally getting around to writing up some of my thoughts more than two weeks after returning from Haiti. First of all a little history is in order about my involvement with the program. In late Summer of 2010, I began working with the Notre Dame Haiti Program on an advisory basis for some … More My work with the ND Haiti Program
Last weekend, I decided to finally test Ushahidi Crowdmap and sync it with FrontlineSMS. It turned out to be a great learning experience and really got me thinking about how these combined applications could be used. There is an upcoming project where these applications may prove very beneficial. FrontlineSMS is quite familiar to me as … More Syncing FrontlineSMS to Ushahidi Crowdmap
Something I’ve been pondering lately is the role that spirituality and values play in my daily life and the pursuit of my interests in ICT4D, tech for social good and giving back. Or in other words….why am I wired this way? A while back, Ken Banks of FronlineSMS wrote an interesting post “Spirituality: A home … More Spirituality, values and giving back
Well it’s been about six months since I joined the board of directors of BOSCO-USA, which is the organizing and fund raising arm of BOSCO-Uganda. BOSCO-Uganda is an NGO working in northern Uganda helping to deliver Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s) to improve the livelihoods of those living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps after … More Helping with BOSCO-Uganda
We (as BOSCO-Uganda) are so fortunate to be drawing upon the expertise of those in the Notre Dame community. In particular the Director of AgencyND, Don Schindler, who has been a solid resource when it comes to marketing and social media brainstorming. As an aside, recently the University of Notre Dame was recently ranked #1 … More With a little help from my friends…..
This week I was invited to an event honoring Partners in Health with the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl founded Partners In Health more than 25 years ago in Haiti to provide excellent health care for the poor through advocacy, service and training. Partners In Health … More Partners in Health – Inspiration