MobileActive08: David Barnard

This is the first of the video podcasts we shot at the MobileActive08 conference in Johannesburg a few weeks ago. In the interviews conference attendees were talking about their projects and sharing their opinions and insights on the use of information technologies for development.

The interviews were recorded using a Nikon D90 camera and an H2 Zoom audio recorder. We will publish a new interview video podcast every Friday.

In the first interview, David Barnard, Executive Director of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network (SANGONeT) and organizer of MobileActive08, talks about the event and how it will impact activities at SANGONet. He underlines the value of mobile phones to enhance the work on development in many different dimensions. He also talks about funding, and mentions a session for and with funders that took place at MobileActive08. Enjoy!

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  1. Global Voices Online » South Africa: The Impact of Mobile Active ‘08 Says:

    […] A video podcast shot at Mobile Active Conference in South Africa: “In the first interview, David Barnard, Executive Director of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network (SANGONeT) and organizer of MobileActive08, talks about the event and how it will impact activities at SANGONet.” Posted by Ndesanjo Macha  Print Version Share This […]

  2. Katrin Verclas Says:

    Hi there — thanks for coming to MobileActive08! We’ll index the vidoes on our Youtube channel at http://youtube.com/user/MobileActiveOrg. Do check out http://MobileActive.org, the co-organizer of the MobileActove08, and our web site where we profile projects and lessons learned of mobile tech for social change and development. We aim to reduce the learning curve of NGOs using mobiles by telling their stories, profiling case studies, and publishing white papers and how-tos so that NGOs around the world use mobile tech more successfully.

    The Funder session David mentioned was organized and moderated by me — for one reflection from one of the funders who participated, Steve Song from the Shuttleworth Foundation, see here: http://manypossibilities.net/2008/10/the-risky-philanthropist/

    Thanks for coming!