Next week I’ll be fortunate and humbled to be in the presence of two incredible peacemakers. Fr. Joseph Okumu, Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda and Archbishop John The Baptist Odama will be visiting the US from Gulu, Uganda. You can read more about it here, at the BOSCO-Uganda website and blog. peace.
In August this year I spent ten days in Gulu, Uganda and the surrounding communities as part of a team working on a project supported by Hewlett Packard and Accenture. This is a collaborative effort with the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, BOSCO-Uganda and other local partners. As a part of this … More Ten days in Gulu, Uganda
Recently, on a visit to Uganda for work, I was fortunate enough to visit Gulu, Uganda in the north. Gulu was the epicenter and widely affected by a long war in Northern Uganda, they are still very much in a phase of healing and recovery. The objectives of this portion of our trip revolved around … More visiting Gulu and BOSCO-Uganda
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
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?