Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gates Project 1: Collaborative Research on e-Advocacy

I was recently hired as a consultant by the NGO Res Publica to help them complete a research project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the topic of "e-advocacy in the global south". Specifically, the report will look at the possibilities for citizens and civil society organizations to use digital technology (particularly the internet and mobile phones) to assist in activism campaigns in developing nations.

In order to include as many voices as possible in the final report, I will be blogging the research here. Posts will be short, some simply asking a question, some presenting a conclusion and asking for feedback. You can participate by subscribing to the RSS feed and then responding to posts that interest you in the comments section or by sending an e-mail to me at

I am particularly interested in receiving input from e-advocacy practitioners/enthusiasts in the developing world who would otherwise not be included in the information-gathering and consultation process. For this reason I would greatly appreciate it if you the reader would forward/post information about this project to inform people you know who might be interested in contributing to this project.

The goal is to write about the global south in collaboration with people from the global south.

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