Category: World View

What is Social Entrepreneurship – Part II

The opening plenary of the Skoll World Forum last night was fascinating.  Brilliant because it opened with a set by Baaba Maal and insightful because of a debate among leading members of the international microfinance community.  The debate included: Jonathan...

/ 31 March 2011

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

This week I’m attending the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.  Thanks to their kind invitation, I’ll be blogging this week about my experiences here.  Having recently left my fellowship at the Shuttleworth Foundation and embraced the world of social...

/ 30 March 2011

Guns4Development

In the far, far away land of Developmentia, the field of security in developing countries has a long and venerable history. Security for Development or S4D as the field has come to be known attracted many researchers and practitioners alike...

/ 6 January 2011

Fellowship 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, the end of my fellowship at the Shuttleworth Foundation also draws closer. It officially winds up at the end of February next year. From then on most of my waking hours will be spent...

/ 3 December 2010

WGSDIA – Launch Gmail Zero

This is yet another post in a series in which I have the temerity to offer Google my unsought armchair strategic advice on what they should be doing in Africa. In May of this year, I was over the moon...

/ 14 September 2010