· March, 2013

Proposals in Mapping from March, 2013

March 4, 2013

Argentina: Mapping the Water Landscape

We are a network of volunteers working on humanitarian issues and ICT´s. Our goal is to give visibility and voice to communities in the provinces of Santa Fe and Chaco through of social and participatory mapping. Specifically we want to trace the route and the landscape of the problem of access to drinking water and its implications

Honduras: Vozz Honduras

VOZZ is a citizen journalism election training project – it was implemented during Guatemala’s election in 2011 and El Salvador’s municipal election in 2012. Vozz will be launched in Honduras during its national elections in November 2013. The project’s goal is to teach electoral processes, reporting skills, the use of digital reporting tools, and self-publication on the Vozz HN website. We seek funding for two Training of Trainers “bootcamps”.

Macedonia: Wild Herbs Exchange Network

Macedonia is a country with lush nature and a large number of medicinal herbs and teas. People that live in remote villages have a natural remedy for every ailment but they have very little contact with the rest of the world. We plan to educate these people on the importance in sharing this knowledge by exchange of information and cures using the internet. We will also ask young bloggers to photograph and write about these wild herbs.

Brazil: Click on the Power of Community

Intend to build a community of history through your neighborhood of information and photographic virtual knowledge taking public participation and its residents. Avoiding and bringing to the concept of social inclusion of persons excluded cyber age, due to lack of opportunity.

Uganda: #TweepsHelpBududa Experience

The project proposes a unique program to teach and encourage the youth from Bugisu who were affected by the landslides to innovatively use social media to share their culture and call for actions for social change through citizen media training workshops. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of the new generation who use citizen media to share information and celebrate the impact of #TweepsHelpBududa as a successful example.

March 3, 2013

Taiwan (ROC): World's Up!

An idea about establishing a website, allowing users to edit, translate, and post official news from the world. So people can know the news from different point of views. Obviously, different countries have different viewpoints on the same news. Once we can get the news from different places, translated into different languages by users, then we can get a clearer picture of the fact, judging by ourselves with diverse sources of information.

Serbia: Creative Rural Women on the World WEB

With this project we intend to build virtual bridges between traditional and new technologies as well as elderly and young rural women, with the aim to enable them to promote their products by using ITC and partnerships. 24 women from 12 villages in province of Vojvodina will be trained to prepare virtual catalogs and how to spread them on the internet, which will create new opportunities for them to enter the inter/national market.

India: Empowering Slums through Active Citizen Media

There are about eight large slums in Bhubaneswar struggling with poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation facilities, clean drinking water etc. VIEWS would train two volunteers to use the participatory rural appraisal tools (PRA) to identify issues in the various slums and prepare a micro plan. These issues will be documented and uploaded in various social media and blogs on a regular basis thus highlighting them before a larger forum.

Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Gorilla Trek

Project involves working with communities belonging to different tourism destinations. During the project, we organize story camps at their localities to train local tourism traders and local journalists to upload contents on internet related to interesting events and activities in their localities. thats increase the digital footprint of those community and support tourism in those area.

Zimbabwe: Zimcharities.com

The zimcharities.com project aims to form a network of local NGOs or charity organisations who are working in rural zimbabwe and have limited access to the top of the range ICT technology. The zimcharities.com will be basically a website where the local NGOs will be incorporated as members of the network. This will show case the activities of these NGOs and the local communities thereby providing the digital media for the underpriviledged.