4509Re: [globalvillages] The letter from Yakutia (Siberia, Russia)
- May 16, 2013Hi Sam
Good to see you back online again. Seems a long time since we have been in contact properly. I expect many things have changed for both of us - but I hope we still have interests that overlap, and things we can learn together.
PamelaOn 16 May 2013 08:23, Samwel Kongere <jambita1@...> wrote:Hi Anna,I am the information community development in Kenya rural part at a place called Rusinga island and i am part of global Villages my current place of community work is sustainability and livelihood, the name of the community organization is LIVING HOPE COMMUNITY for more information find me here at www.friendsofrusingaisland.org , we could cooperate and share information.Bye for Now!Samwel
Social Community Network/Information Coordinator,
'Aliving hope is desire' When it is socially lived!
From: michael gurstein <gurstein@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; 'Anna Nikolaeva' <anna_lucky4olenek@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:05 PM
Subject: RE: [globalvillages] The letter from Yakutia (Siberia, Russia)
Hi Anna,I'm part of Franz' global villages network but I'm also active with a number of indigenous peoples in Canada who are equally rural and remote as your community and as Yakutia appears to be. A number of indigenous communities and organizations in Canada have been using ICTs very creatively in ways that you are pointing to and there may be some useful opportunities for cooperation between your efforts and theirs.If you have an interest I would be delighted to introduce you to them and also perhaps to the larger community informatics community which includes researchers and practitioners from around the world who are working in areas such as you are describing.All the best,MikeMichael Gurstein, Ph.D.
Executive Director: Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (CCIRDT)
Vancouver, BC CANADAtel/fax: +1-604-602-0624
twitter: #michaelgurstein[Attachment(s) from Anna Nikolaeva included below]Dear initiative global villagers,I am writing from Yakutia (Siberia, Russia). My name is Anna Nikolaeva. I guess you know Yakutia.I work as a teacher of English in a small school.Yakutia or Sakha Republic is a vast unexplored region of Siberia in the northeast of Russia.Yakutia is one of rare places on Earth, where spaces of wild nature – mountains, rivers, lakes, forests (taiga), northern steppes (tundra). The total area of Yakutia is located in permafrost zone. The climate is sharply continental. Winters are extremely cold (down to -50-60C. In Oymyakon region where there temperatures have reached as low as -71,2 C. In January 1926. In summer the sub doesn’t set for many days, while in winter the Polar nights reigns there long, long months. In Yakutia there are 36 districts (villages). At present concentrates of tin, gold, platinum, silver, rare metals are exported from the republic abroad. Most nativers work in agriculture in its traditional branches in particular: reindeer-breeding, commercial hunting and fishing, live-stock-farming.So, I study in part-time education in innovative management. At the University of Management by the President of Yakutia.I admire about your project Global Villages Network by Franz Nahrada. Our first President of Yakutia Michail Efimovich Nikolaev said that: “It’s development agriculture and rural communities by way spreading agricultural cooperation and promoting project “Global Villages network” and development of international cooperation in our Republic”. I live in a small rural community of Yakutia. It’s called is Olenek. It lies in the Arctic Circle. I really want to develop my village and the villages of Yakutia. So, I write a diploma work (project) (at my University) about Global Villages network. We want to introduce this project in our Republic of the Sakha (Yakutia). And we have to show is it possible to try this project in Yakutia. Yakutia's territory is about 3 million square kilometers and the population only 1 million people. There are many small villages in Yakutia. This year devoted to development of village by decree of our President. They are needed to develop. Now I am searching about the examples, experience about the development villages by experience of Global Villages network. Could you write about your experience, work, thoughts, wishes about Global villages network. What do you think that is it possible to do some projects in such cold weather like Yakutia? I think it’s possible. Plainly we need the enthusiastic people to develop these projects. And we want to cooperate with you and your team. Thank you for your answers.I hope to cooperate with you and your project.Good Luck!Anna from Yakutia (Siberia, Russia)
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