Blog entries from: Kabissa blogs

Kabissa (our name means completely in kiswahili) helps African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities. We do this by providing an online platform where organizations working in Africa can showcase themselves and connect. Members work in areas from human rights advocacy to health, education and poverty alleviation.

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September 15 2014

From Kabissa blogs Mon Sep 15 2014, 21:01:09

Take a moment and think about how you most often hear development work portrayed in the public discourse? Two divergent narratives come to my mind.

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September 13 2014

From Kabissa blogs Sat Sep 13 2014, 23:06:01

On September 17th I will kick off a three-part webinar for Kabissa: Engaging Blogging for African Civil Society.

In Africa (so I've learned) kings, elders, and leaders would hold meetings under baobabs to discuss important matters. So when I created a graphic for webinar series on blogging, I chose the baobab as a symbol.

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September 10 2014

From Kabissa blogs Wed Sep 10 2014, 13:47:20

Blog Action Day has been a fixture in the Kabissa calendar since 2008, and I am excited to see it is back again in 2014 with a compelling and timely theme - inequality.

As Karina Brisby from the Blog Action Day team writes in her post announcing the inequality theme:

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From Kabissa blogs Wed Sep 10 2014, 13:47:20

Over the last seven years thousands of people from over 100 countries have taken part in Blog Action Day, creating global conversations on poverty, water, climate change, food, the environment, Power of We and Human Rights.

So it was natural for the team to look back through the fantastic posts from our amazing Blog Action Day community for inspiration for this year's theme.  And we found it.

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September 7 2014

From Kabissa blogs Sun Sep 7 2014, 17:07:31

Is militarization additional hurdle to already entrenched barriers of culture and tradition which limits women's full and equal political participation? State of Osun gubernatorial election as case study. Result of research conducted by Steve Aborisade @Projekthope, August 2014.

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September 4 2014

From Kabissa blogs Thu Sep 4 2014, 14:36:40

Thank you CiviCRM for featuring Kabissa in the CiviCRM Newsletter and in this blog post crossposted below from the CiviCRM case studies and user stories blog. Kabissa and CiviCRM go way back so we appreciate the honor!

This attention is also timely - we are keen to bring more CiviCRM wizards on board as volunteers so if anyone reading this has spare cycles or an interest to join a great and fun volunteer team longer term please contact me ASAP. The next project we are starting up right now is to upgrade our kabissa.org platform (both Drupal and CiviCRM) and also improve our setup by shifting as much of our custom workflows and functionality as possible to core... hopefully without breaking anything! We also are grappling with a database cleanup process at the moment which is a fun ...

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September 1 2014

From Kabissa blogs Mon Sep 1 2014, 05:56:24

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working purposes and open their identity to other men.

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August 24 2014

From Kabissa blogs Sun Aug 24 2014, 04:09:16

Good morning everyone,

Online collaboration can be very rewarding when the right tools are in place.

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August 22 2014

From Kabissa blogs Fri Aug 22 2014, 06:27:03

The 5th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AFPIF) will be held over a 3-day period in August 2014 in Dakar, Senegal to discuss the future of peering in an era where the cost of transit is declining. The event will also seek to discuss regional interconnection dynamics and content issues that are critical components of transit deficits.

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From Kabissa blogs Fri Aug 22 2014, 06:20:46

I just came across a very interesting information that I wanted to share with you. 

"Gambia may be considered a small country (ranked 164th in the world) but in the Internet world, especially in Africa, it could be elevated much higher and place it among the emerging technology hubs of the region. 

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