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We are still having Drones for Development on Wednesday morning, however you've said you can't make it in due to Snowmageddon 2014. So as a special surprise, we will broadcast this as a Google Hangout. Look for the URL in the morning.
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What ICT for education activities are happening in Rwanda? Here is the master list of organizations, research papers, and blog posts. Bonus: its editable - so add yours today!

#edutech   #ict4e   #ict4edu   #rwanda   #educationtechnology  
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Wayan Vota was in a video call with 6 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Linda Raftree, Mbabazi Doodle, Lindsay Poirier, Charlie Beckett, Ethan Zuckerman, and Lina Srivastava
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Thanks for inviting me to present at Switchpoint. It was great fun putting this presentation on the coming Sensor+Mobiles Revolution in international development. And yes, I do have the coolest job in development at FHI 360.

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Admit it, you are tired of the status quo. You find much of the current efforts in philanthropy, aid, foreign assistance, public-private partnerships and all the other categories as hollow and self-serving (except, of course, the projects you're working on!). 

You know first hand the hypocrisy of capitalist titans donating pittances and claiming a clean conscience, believing that they know what is best for the poor in other places. And on a daily basis you see what the 1% wrought on those less fortunate - in this country and around the world.

You'd love to be shown a different way. A real change in the status quo of capitalism and philanthropy that can lead to a real, long-term reduction in poverty and increase in quality of life for everyone on this small blue ball we call home.

You are not alone. As +Peter Buffett showed us all in his New York Times OpEd and we discovered in Wayan Vota's Open Letter, there is a great desire to have a new operating system for philanthropy and a more holistic focus on equality in everything we do.

So please RSVP to join a unique Google Hangout with +Katherine Clements, +Carla Funk, +Ravi Karkara, +Jessica Neuwirth , Heather Peeler, and +Wayan Vota, moderated by +Lindsay Poirier that will dive deep into three related questions we are all wrestling with:

1. Who are the true philanthropists - those who love their fellow (wo)man so much they are willing to try something, anything, to find new was we can work together for a better tomorrow? How can we help them transform philanthropy into an edgy, risk-taking movement that pushes the boundary in changing lives for the better?

2. How can we change our systems so that businesses build, rather than destroy this planet and its people? Incentivize government to be a strong, positive force for equity between all people? And lead philanthropy into a new way of interacting with business, government, and those it aims to benefit?

3. What are the concrete actions we can take to connect cutting-edge philanthropists, in the most inclusive sense of that word, with the opportunities for growth and change that will increase the positive impacts we all wish to see in the world? 

We will explore these questions and more in an open, interactive debate broadcast live on Google+.

After a short opening by each panelist, Lindsay will use questions you submit via Twitter using the #NewPhilanthropy hashtag quiz the panelists and drive the conversation forward towards collective action.

Please RSVP now to join us on August 20th.
New Philanthropy: A Kurante Conversation
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My open letter to +Peter Buffett on the need for more moon shots - from everyone in philanthropy, including his NoVo Foundation - to change the way business, government, and philanthropy work at making the world a better place.

Please comment on it directly or add your thoughts in the comments below. 

Update: With all the interest this conversation has generated, I'm organizing a Google Hangout On Air on August 20th to discuss these themes more. Please note your interest via this form to participate:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dwR93gFl8pZgPSy-ax7PNa07Lk_ll7O7FyZ-M8dQHVU/viewform
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This month's edition of Alliance magazine focuses on philanthropy and power. Great articles about different models of sharing/ devolving power with communities and applicants. http://www.alliancemagazine.org/en/content/september-2013
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USAID is the largest international donor, but what is the size of US government's total assistance compared to others? And what are the other countries in the top 6? Finally, what is their percentage of total DAC funding? And their funding percentage of GNI? Check this chart to find out:

#usaid   #internationaldevelopment   #donors   #DAC   #ODA  
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Great, but what we want is fair trade and access to markets.
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empower people and organizations with ICT
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  • Development Gateway
    Communications Manager, 2011 - 2013
  • Inveneo
    Senior Director, 2007 - 2011
  • World Bank
    Consultant, 2007 - 2011
  • Mercy Corps
    Director, 2003 - 2007
  • IESC Geekcorps
    Director, 2003 - 2007
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    1993 - 2002
  • FHI 360
    Senior Mobile Advisor, 2013 - present
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Introduction
Wayan Vota is a technology expert focused on appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) in international development. 

Wayan Vota is the Communications Manager at Development Gateway

Previously, he was a senior director at Inveneo, Inc, and advised the World Bank on best practices in the deployment and use of ICT devices for education. He has almost a decade of global experience in designing and implementing technology-based solutions. 

Wayan has addressed the Clinton Global Initiative, International Telecommunications Union, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, the World Summit on Information Society, and the Government of Queensland, Australia on sustainable deployment methodologies.  

He is a Technology Museum Laureate, Global Social Business Incubator Alumni, DevEx International Development Leader, and a board member of VSO International and advisor to Souktel.
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