Stories about Botswana from October, 2007
Nata Blog: A Blog From An African Village
One of the success stories of the power and reach of citizen media in Africa is definitely The Nata Village Blog. It is a blog from Nata village in Botswana.Nata is a village of about 5000 people located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest salt pan in the world. The blog is a tool in the fight against the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in Nata village.
Botswana: Daily life in Nata village
Nata village blog describes daily life in Nata village, Botswana: “While most people in the developed world buy their beef wrapped in plastic at the local supermarket, many Nata residents still have to rely on their skills of slaughtering animals to put beef on the table. The two men pictured...
Botswana: The Zebras’ HIV Testing Campaign
Brian Awsumb writes about Zebras4Life initiative in Botswana: “The Zebras’ HIV testing campaign (note: we're involving the national soccer team, not testing wild animals) is kicking into high gear. We received some extra funding from the CDC-BOTUSA project to scale-up testing efforts and take services directly to the people.”
Botswana: The Nata Blog at UN conference
The Nata blog from Nata village in Botswana is featured on two seminars at a UN conference on ICT: “Pictured above is Melody Jenkins presenting the Nata website at 9'oclock this morning to an international audience at the Global Conference on ICT and Youth for Development.”