African NGOs Learn Web 2.0

The blog of AZUR Developpement, a Congolese NGO, writes about a recent training in “Web 2.0″ (Fr) technologies held with members of le Réseau Sida Afrique from Togo, DR Congo, and Republic of Congo. Participants learned how to organize email lists using Yahoo Groups, talk for free on Skype and Yahoo Messenger, upload photos to Flickr, and start their own free blogs on


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    I’ve been communicating with Brenda Zulu, a professional journalist and blog author from Zambia, about the upcoming Web 2.0 for Development Conference in Rome, Italy this September. I would recommend that all GVO staffers and readers interested in how new IT tools and platforms are successfully being implemented in the development sector around the world follow this conference.

    They are doing some great work at their new blog and wiki (English, French) and the conference promises to be very informative for people trying to better understand how new web-based communication and collaboration tools can help their projects and initiatives. PANOS-West Africa is involved along with some well known international organizations and US and EU government agencies.

    Learn more at the Web2fordev Conference website:

  • Thanks Jen for talking about the work of AZUR Development on Web 2.0 in your blog.

    Our colleague is presenting at the Web2forDev conference in Rome on how Web 2.0 tools are contributing to advocate for the causes of marginalised people.


    i want to be a member of the conversation. i am the president of pro-care foundation of ghana. which is a non-governmental organization

  • Could we find less carbon-footprinting ways of spreading such information? Sustainable and scalable forms of training need emphasis. E-mentoring might work. Why not teach Web 2.0 in Web 2.0 ways?

    Besides, I guess the technology isn’t a big challenge. That can be picked up well on a peer-to-peer basis. What *is* a challenge is the transition that the so-called ‘developing’ world needs to make from being oral to being written (and now digitised) societies.

    The Net has put us all at a disadvantage. If you’re not seen there, you virtually don’t exist! FN

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