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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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November 05 2010

10:13

A “Spark” of Inspiration for the Extraordinaries

Jacob Colker, Co-Founder and CEO of SparkedSparked is a brand new online micro-volunteering network where people can use their professional skills to solve nonprofit challenges. Sound familiar? That’s probably because you’ve already heard about the Extraordinaries. In 2009, the Extraordinaries, the team’s original micro-volunteering platform, was awarded a winning place in the NetSquared N2Y4 Mobile Challenge and has since seen massive growth and widespread publicity.

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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!

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October 26 2010

11:05

Ushahidi's David Kobia Named Humanitarian of the Year

Ushahidi is a web-based platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. The goal is to create a way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response. In 2008, Ushahidi was awarded $25,000 after winning the NetSquared N2Y3 Mashup Challenge.

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September 17 2010

14:54

FrontlineSMS:Medic Co-Founders Become Echoing Green Fellows

FrontlineSMS:Medic was recently been given another big boost when it's founders, Isaac Holeman and Josh Nesbit, became Echoing Green Fellows. FrontlineSMS:Medic was the Winning Project in our N2Y4 Mobile Challenge - and it gives us great pride to see the tool grow and continue to create real impact for it's users.

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March 25 2010

21:05

Featured Project Update: NewsTrust

NewsTrust is a N2Y2 Featured Project that they described as a "free online social news network to help people find and share good journalism". Three years later, NewsTrust is still helping people make more informed decisions through journalism and offers an integrated online service which includes a news filter, media literacy tools and a civic engagement network.

Recently, NewsTrust has been expanding its platform and over the next six months plans to run pilot programs for use of the following tools:

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