John Dada,currently recovering from a bout of malaria, sent a blog from the Fantsuam office today. It was written by Mercy, our first ever Dadamac Communications/Information Officer, and I have posted it below followed by some introductory notes.
(Written by Pamela McLean January 2014)
The GlobalNet21 and Africa group has a practical focus. It's a learning and doing group. People with links to projects in Africa can share what they're doing (or hope to do) with the group. We can all learn from each other and help people in what they are trying to do.
This group builds on "learning and doing" work that I've done for many years in collaboration with John Dada (of Fantsum Foundation) under the name of Dadamac.
I declare that The First Thursday Group is well and truly launched - or if not exactly "launched" it is at least splashing out. We couldn't have our usual etherpad online meeting today so "First Thursday people" did other things instead.
This is an edited version of the invitation to the first "First Thursday" meeting of 2014, on January 2nd at http://etherpad.openstewardship.net/January-2014-First-Thursday (More information at First Thursday Meeting Updates )
Steve Thompson wrote "I’m developing a new course for seeking employment supported by digital tools and social media. This also gives some consideration to Digital Footprint, sometimes referred to as Net Rep (Reputation).
I’m going a different route entirely and I’m introducing participants to a whole clean slate where all their social media accounts are dedicated to one aim: finding a job more in his blog.
John touches briefly on some main points in the history of Fantsuam Foundation as a provider of connectivity in this video which was recorded in London on November 26th (the day after Dadamac Day 2013).
When you've seen the video you may like to know more about some of the things he mentions.
November 25th was a special day for Dadamac. Like many Dadamac things it gradually emerged as various loosely related pieces came together, so I'm describing the various pieces for the benefit of newcomers to our story.
An exciting new Collaboration between GlobelNet21, Impact Hub Westminster and Dadamac is taking place on Monday 25th November here in the UK and the best bit of all is that John Dada will be joining us with two of his many hats on: namely that of Founder and CEO of Fantsuam and of Director of Dadamac.
I love London for the interesting people, projects and ideas I connect with. I'm organising an event here with John Dada - it's a face-to-face meetup between the African side of Dadamac and people in London. It's a rare opportunity for my UK contacts to discover more about John, me and Dadamac - and to make connections with each other. Given my enthusiasm for community building, conversations and cross-cultural collaborations I'll be inviting a variety of people to attend.