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Ségou Villages: Boukary Konaté Is A Finalist At BOBs

Rising Voices grantee and a translator for Global Voices in French Boukary Konaté puts another feather on the cap this year. Boukary has been listed among the finalists in the...

Ségou Villages: Finding a Way to Connect in Rural Mali

Rural residents in the Ségou villages have a difficult time accessing the internet, but the project Ségou Villages Connection has been helping these villages find a way. Based on personal...

Languages: International Mother Language Day in Mali

Mali recently celebrated the annual International Mother Language Day on February 21 in Bamako. Blogger and Rising Voices grantee recipient Boukary Konaté discusses his hopes for the role of technology...

Ségou Villages: Cruising the River Niger for Internet Literacy

The Ségou Villages Connection project in Mali is taking an interesting turn, in partnership with a UNESCO heritage preservation program. Boukary Konaté, a 2011 Rising Voices grantee, is currently cruising...

Ségou Villages: Hacking Together Rural Internet Access

What equipment is needed to access the internet in the rural Ségou villages of Mali? Boukary Konaté of the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connections describes how he is...

Welcome back, Rising Voices’ newsletter about digital inclusion and online participation

Rising Voices is pleased to relaunch our biweekly newsletter about all aspects of digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to...

How to Use the Internet to Protect and Pass on Traditions to Malian Youth

"Our mission is use information technology to preserve and promote Mali’s rich linguistic, material, and immaterial heritage."

Rising Voices Roundup: Sept 17 – Sept 30

The most recent Rising Voices Roundup (new name coming soon!) listing the resources, articles, and opportunities we've found in the past two weeks...

Kibera: “Kenya Needs Political Leaders not Dealers”

Continuing the series on citizen journalism posts from Global Voices collaboration with Map Kibera, Kevin Rennie talks to two local residents that are committed to seeing the post-election violence does...

Ségou Connection: Introducing The Internet To 800 Villagers

The Ségou Connection "cruise for Internet literacy" on the river Niger, in Mali, in partnership with the Loire-Niger UNESCO heritage project has completed a two-week training tour of schools on...

Ségou Villages: The Wisdom of Bambara Proverbs

Proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom. In Mali, many of these sayings can be found in the Bambara language, which is the most widely understood language in the country,...

Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages

There are communities emerging around the use of participatory citizen media and web 2.0 tools to promote the use of under-represented languages. Join New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and...

Ségou Villages: Praying for Rain

During the month of August, residents of the Ségou region in Mali suffered from a scarcity of rain. This had negative repercussions on their agricultural activities, threatening the entire season....