This is the first post in a series of roundups on social change news from Africa. This is a look at how Africa is struggling with climate change challenges as well as Africans’ continued efforts toward self-reliance even as international donors continue their support.
Africa Should Build Capacity to Use Green Climate Funds, Says African Development Bank Vice-President
Local NetSquared organizer (and social media activist) Amanda Levinson was interviewed by Lauren-Glenn Davitian on the Local Media Show in Burlington, VT about her current projects including NetSquared, Burlington Neighborhood Mapping and a new project that visualizes the federal budget. Amanda shares her perspective on transplanting from high-stress, fast-paced Silicon Valley to Burlington (where everyhting is great "except the winter.") What did she do when she landed in Vermont? She started a NetSquared local chapter!
The Netsquared Regional Conference for Cameroon and Nigeria is a multi stake holder event that will bring together actors from local Netsquared groups, Internet Society, civil society, diplomatic institutions, government and the tech world to articulate on issues related to the social web and nongovernmental diplomacy. Citizens from three neighboring countries including: Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic, in a two day event will seek to resolve the following challenges:
- The difficulties faced in introducing the social web for social development in the sub region