Just finishing up a 10-day workshop in Tanzania as part of the ICT4D Consortium of African and European Universities. We had people from 8 different institutions and 11 different countries – a very international and interdisciplinary group.
It has been fun to see practical concrete examples of when people from very different perspectives and backgrounds can come up with better ideas and creative solutions together than any one could on their own.
In the work we are doing, I had an African cheif from a tribe in Ghana offer to make me a “soft” chief (a lower level chief) and have one of his wives (a woman promised to him) …particularly if I can gain a little weight and have a little money.
More pictures and stories to follow…