You may recall from past blog posts, Web Foundation founder Tim Berners-Lee, Director Rosemary Leith, and program manager Stephane Boyera had really interesting visits with many people in Egpyt, Kenya and Uganda during November 2009. I don’t think we have previously pointed you to a cool video that Tim took himself (and took of himself) at Ghetto-FM, a community radio station, Nairobi, Kenya. Check out the tour of the station and a live (at the time) interview with Tim …
Archive for February 2010
Had a fantastic trip to Burkina Faso, an inland country in western Africa.
Since the readership of this blog is deservedly low, please see my posts, with video and photos, in the World Wide Web Foundation blog:
I returned to Boston from Ouagadougou, after 27 hours in transit. Stephane and I will have much more to relay from this exciting visit. This post relays a number of additional observations, as well as still and moving images, from our 31 January – 1 February visits north of Ouaga (the towns of Dori, Kaya, Kongoussi and a small village 10km west of Kongoussi) with farmers who’ve developed techniques for promoting natural regeneration of trees on the edge of the Sahara Desert. A video mapping the trip can be found in my 3 February post. See the entire Burkina video album containing 25 short segments.
Chris Reij from VU University – Amsterdam led a group including Stephane Boyera, George Sadowsky and me from the Web Foundation on an educational tour of the desert regions north of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The purpose was to orient participants in the new Web-alliance for Regreening in Africa (W4RA) and others on the progress and challenges made by initiatives aimed at natural regeneration of trees in these regions. This was an incredibly useful trip for informing the Workshop on Mobile Web for Rural Development, the Foundation’s first workshop held in Ouagadougou on 3-4 February. I have many, many pictures and videos from this trip, and many more stories and memories. In the interest of speed over completeness, below is a small set of visuals from Burkina Faso from 31 January 2010 with less explanation that there should be.