Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

January 10 2011

15:08

FACT Featured Project Interview: Narcisse Mbunzama Lokwa from Mydoctor

In October, we announced the 15 Featured Projects for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. We've already featured each of the Challenge Winners, and we continue the series by interviewing the Featured Projects. To see all of the FACT Challenge interviews, follow the fact interviews tag

In this post, we're featuring Narcisse Mbunzama Lokwa from the Mydoctor Project. The Mydoctor project is a health social network and mobile phone application designed to connect healthcare workers and patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The tool supports health treatment recommendations, promotes family planning, increases the health and wealth of the population, spreads real-time alerts, and collects medical patient data, all in conflict-affected areas of the DRC.

Learn more about the Mydoctor Project in the interview below!

Q. What was the inspiration for your Project?

Mydoctor project will connect patients and doctors through mobile application in developing countries.  I hope that Mydoctor will be an important tool for health issues in poor countries and will contribute to ameliorate the health of people living with 1 dollar by day.

Q. What else are you working on right now? 

We are developing considerable projects on the use of new technologies for health issues.

Q. Where do you see your Project in 5 years? 

In next 5 years, the project Mydoctor will be expanded in considerable developing countries, and will become a support for health issues in Africa.

Q. What help do you need to to get your Project off the ground?

We need to have a developers in our team and funds.

Q. How can people best follow your progress and/or get involved? 

They can contact us at: infogroupe@yahoo.fr

Our website will be available soon.

November 29 2010

10:49

Interview With A FACT Challenge Winner: Tobias Eigen from Kabissa Connections

We recently announced the 5 Winners for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. Each Monday in the month of November, we posted an interview from one of the Winning Projects using the fact interviews tag.

read more

November 22 2010

10:40

Interview With A FACT Challenge Winner: Tambe Hary Agbor From AMIS-CAMEROON

We recently announced the 5 Winners for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. Each Monday in the month of November, we'll be posting an interview from one of the Winning Projects using the fact interviews tag - we hope you'll follow along!

read more

November 15 2010

13:25

Interview with a FACT Challenge Winner: Macheru Karuku from the E-Peace Building Project

We recently announced the 5 Winners for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. Each Monday in the month of November, we'll be posting an interview from one of the Winning Projects using the fact interviews tag - we hope you'll follow along!

read more

November 08 2010

08:42

Interview with a FACT Challenge Winner: Lady Ann Salem from Citizen Patrol

We recently announced the 5 Winners for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. Each Monday in the month of November, we'll be posting an interview from one of the Winning Projects using the fact interviews tag - we hope you'll follow along!

read more

November 04 2010

13:30

Help Improve the Challenge Process: Community Survey & Feedback

We recently wrapped up the 2010 FACT Challenge, and while working to promote and support the Featured Projects and Winners, we are also looking ahead to upcoming Challenges. As always, we are actively improving the platform, including the Challenge process - the way it works for Project teams as well as the community. During the FACT Challenge, we heard from many community members, provided support when people needed help, and even worked to improve the platform in real time. During the Community Vote, I shared some of the feedback and updates on our work.  Now, we are hoping even more people will weigh in and share feedback!

read more

November 01 2010

11:50

Interview with a FACT Challenge Winner: Cory Glazier from wikiSCHAP

We recently announced the 5 Winners for the FACT Social Justice Challenge and we are thrilled at the caliber and impact of all the Projects. As such, we want to give you a closer look at these collaborative technology Projects and the people behind them. Over the next 5 weeks, we'll be posting interviews from all the Winning Projects using the fact interviews tag, and we hope you'll follow along!

read more

October 22 2010

19:01

2010 FACT Social Justice Challenge: 5 Winners Announced

French American Charitable Trust logoThe French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies that foster collaboration around social justice issues.  The FACT Challenge's 90 innovative Projects were put to the community last week, the vote results selecting the 15 Featured Projects to receive development support and move on to the round of expert judges for final selection.

read more

October 18 2010

18:13

FACT Social Justice Challenge: Featured Projects Announced

French American Charitable Trust logoThe French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies that foster collaboration around social justice issues.  The FACT Challenge's 90 innovative Projects were put to the community last week, the vote results selecting the 15 Featured Projects to receive development support and move on to the round of expert judges for final selection.

15 Featured Projects

With thousands of votes from the community, the 15 Featured Projects include, in alphabetical order:

read more

October 16 2010

00:02

Voting is closed for the FACT Challenge

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Vote this week for the FACT Social Justice Challenge! Voting is now closed. Your participation has narrowed the field of 90 innovatiove Project ideas down to the top 15 you think should be Featured Projects. 

All Projects will be notified on Monday and we will post on the blog and the FACT Challenge pages with the list of 15 Featured Projects moving on to the final round with the panel of judges.

If you have any questions about the FACT Challenge of the process, please do not hestitate to let us know: net2@techsoup.org

October 07 2010

14:46

How to Vote: Help Select the FACT Challenge Featured Projects

The public voting process is intended to empower the community to identify the Projects with the most potential for social impact. This guide covers every step of the voting process, but if you ever have questions you can contact us at net2@techsoup.org.

Voting is open from October 11 at 12pm Pacific time and ends October 15 at 5pm Pacific Time.

To avoid a popularity contest, we ask all voters to vote for at least (3) and up to (5)  Projects. 
Please use the guidelines below to get started:

read more

11:19

FACT Challenge Submissions Closed with 90 Social Justice Projects

FACT Challenge LogoThe 2nd annual FACT Social Justice Challenge called for your innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues. Submissions closed on Monday with 90 innovative Project entries from all around the world. Thanks to all of you who submitted your creative and inspiring ideas to the Challenge! Now it's time for all of us to support these Projects - below are a few ways that you can get involved.

Show your support!

Here's how you can support these up-and-coming ideas:

read more

October 04 2010

15:15

Submissions Close Today for the FACT Social Justice Challenge!

Whether you are a technologist or a changemaker, an entrepreneur or innovator - from any country around the world - we're looking for your ideas! Social justice covers all sorts of issues, like human rights, equality, and livability; and we see web and mobile-based collaborative technologies offering tremendous opportunity to support social justice work. Today is the last day to submit your Project to the Challenge - submissions close at 5 pm PST.

Use these links to get started now:

read more

September 27 2010

18:17

Last Chance: Submit your ideas for collaborative technologies!

FACT Challenge logoWhether you are a technologist or a changemaker, an entrepreneur or innovator - from any country around the world - we're looking for your ideas! Social justice covers all sorts of issues, like human rights, equality, and livability; and we see web and mobile-based collaborative technologies offering tremendous opportunity to support social justice work. This is the last week to submit a Project idea to the FACT Social Justice Challenge - winners receive cash and support to build their tools!

read more

September 16 2010

17:11

Get Development Support and Cash for Your Innovative Project

For the past few weeks, we've been inviting you to submit your Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues to our newest NetSquared Challenge. The FACT Social Justice Challenge is designed to help surface innovative ideas and provide funding, promotion, and advice to help those ideas be turned into action. With just two weeks left before the submission deadline, I thought I'd share with you a bit more about the Challenge process and what prizes are in store for the Featured Projects and Winners!

read more

September 14 2010

08:42

Make Real Social Impact with the FACT Challenge

FACT Challenge logoAre you interested in making an impact, locally or globally? Participating in the FACT Social Justice Challenge will help you do just that! Project teams, local communities, and volunteer organizers have proven in the past that NetSquared Challenges help surface innovations and find ways to put new applications to use.  Learn more about you can get involved and make a difference below.

read more

September 06 2010

21:00

How you can support Social Justice and Innovation with the FACT Challenge

FACT Challenge logoHave a great idea for a new project that fosters collaboration? Are you passionate about social justice? Does your organization focus on citizen engagement, equality, or other community issues? The FACT Social Justice Challenge needs your ideas and passion.  There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Challenge - whether it's proposing new tools, or privinding insight from the front line of social justice work. Learn more below!

How you can support Social Justice

Individual Changemakers

read more

August 31 2010

10:20

Support social justice with the FACT Challenge

The FACT Social Justice Challenge opened for submissions last week (and will continue accepting your ideas until October 4th). There are already some great ideas in the mix and we wanted to take a minute today to help get you thinking about new Projects you could submit or maybe highlight a Project you are already working on that aligns with the Challenge topic. So, just what does “social justice” mean?

What is "Social Justice"?

For our purposes, let's start with FACT's "About" statement, at least as a starting point to lead the discussion:

read more

August 23 2010

19:00

Submit your Projects to the FACT Social Justice Challenge

FACT Challenge logoAs we announced last week, the 2nd annual FACT Social Justice Challenge calls for your innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues. Submissions are now open! You can submit your Project idea from today through October 4th. But remember: you can continue to edit, improve and add to your Project throughout that time – so submit today!

read more

Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl