For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm of Activista, the youth network of international development organization ActionAid. The mentorship focusses on blogging, networking and online capacity building.
In a previous post we introduced all the participants, and now we would like to invite you to find out more about the activists involved, via the Activista Youtube channel. Here's Kodili, from Uganda, sharing why she became an activist, her motivations and her expectations of the Blogger Swarm project:
Follow the Swarm!
The Blogger Swarm aims to put youth at the forefront of the discussion about food and climate justice, the issues on which the activists involved are focusing their individual work and research.
With the help of Global Voices mentors they are working on their blogging skills while getting more comfortable with using digital tools for collaborative work and online networking. Here is a list of some of their latest blog posts:
- Awa Njie (Gambia) | Overcoming global hunger and poverty – smallholder women farmers are the key players
- David Habba (Nigeria) | “I will never be a farmer!”
- Anajana Luitel (Nepal) | Is our education reproducing gender norms?
- Benadette Chandia Kodili (Uganda) | Waste is wealth
- Emilia Jomalinis (Brazil) | Try a kitchen garden
- Hannah Moloney (Australia) | Hats Off to Small Farmers
- Collins Odhiambo (Kenya) | Government's deaf ears to the hungry
- Tina McPherson (Australia) | If you always do what you have always done, you WON'T always get what you have always got
- Elly Ahimidiwe (Tanzania) | My father, the feminist
- Afrin Chowdhury (Bangladesh) | Blogger Swarm and me
- Loyiso Zweni (South Africa) | Why my friends do not want to be farmers
To stay updated subscribe to the Blogger Swarm blog or follow our mentors and mentees list on Twitter.
Thanks for supporting this initiative!
This is amazing and highly commendable looking forward towards more updates,Keep up all.Thanks
Fahamu Pan African Fellow.
Global Voices seems like a great way to get involved. Putting youth at the forefront of the discussion makes it easier for things to come together, and for a difference to be made. Thanks!