Month: April 2010

Social Entrepreneur Heaven

Social Entrepreneur Heaven

What do you have when you throw together in one room: Government Organisations, Civil Society, Private Sector, Donors, Non-profit organisations and all in the mix with some Conflict and Violence? Simple Answer is the Innovation Fair hosted by the World Bank. Well for me it was more like a Social Entrepreneur Heaven. Never before have …

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Reconstructed Living Lab breaking barriers

Reconstructed Living Lab breaking barriers

What an exciting week ahead for the Reconstructed Living Lab with RLabs not only breaking the 45,000 conversations mark in the Substance Abuse Mobile Counselling service and training over 300 community members in Social Media, but the team will also be managing the Social Media activities for the World Bank. Innovation Fair: Moving beyond Conflict …

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Youth prefer Mobile Chat for relationships, family and education

Youth prefer Mobile Chat for relationships, family and education

Over the past few months we’ve extended our mobile counselling services (RLabs team in image offering support) to 5 other non-profit organisations that offer substance abuse counselling support services to youth. The idea was to offer mobile counselling for school learners who are affected by substance abuse issues. However we began seeing large volumes of …

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Women increasingly active on Social Media Sites

Women increasingly active on Social Media Sites

This morning the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) team had their weekly Social Media session with women from the community at a local coffee shop (Read ShestheGeek review of the morning here). The focus of the session was ensuring the understanding of how to maximise the mobile devices and how it could be used as a …

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Future Bill Gates giving some insight to Windows 7

Future Bill Gates giving some insight to Windows 7

I had the privilege meeting one of the most intelligent 10 year olds who is very active in the Tech World and possibly the future Bill Gates. At his young age he is already making a difference in the lives of many using his technology skills. Below you can find a video where he explains …

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Space, Place and Place-making

Space, Place and Place-making

The Presentation below by Andrea Resmini gives some valuable insights into design of solutions for the future and how the web is becoming part of the fabric of people’s spaces. Some of my favorite points in the presentation are: – Cyberspace is not a place you go to but rather a layer tightly integrated into …

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