East Africa and Local Content
- Hi Pete and Everyone
Pete - if you are still in Kenya the people here are all interesting people, active within Minciu Sodas, in East Africa, and with many contacts.
Everyone - I think Pete Cranston should be in Kenya now - but maybe not for much longer. Please consider contacting him. His trip was finally scheduled to start Aug 8th, but I only just noticed that. I hope he is still there. See his email below.
--- On Tue, 5/19/09, Pete Cranston <pete.cranston@...> wrote:
From: Pete Cranston <pete.cranston@...>
Subject: [UgaBYTES] Local Content in East Africa
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 10:52 AM
What are people and organisations in development in East Africa doing with
I'm reviewing what has been happening in with Local Content since we last
worked in the area for the Open Knowledge Network, with IICD and with
telecentre.org. I am working with Peter Ballantyne and the reserch is for
www.ikmemergent.net. We'd like to hear from people and organisations who are
working in this field. We are interested connecting with the original
partners of those projects, but also with other people working on Local
When we talk about Local Content we mean "the expression of the locally
owned and adapted knowledge of a community - where the community is defined
by its location, culture, language, or area of interest", the definition
used in Peter Ballantyne's 2002 paper. We know that content is expressed in
all forms - voice, song, text, art objects, pictures and videos and many
more. Increasingly this content is being captured online, and newer Web 2.0
tools are also having an impact.
We are focusing on East Africa at this stage, partly because this is a small
piece of research and we want to look at issues in some detail and partly
because we know about some work that is happening in that region.
Please get in touch if you'd like to talk about what is happening. I am
travelling to Kenya, and possibly Uganda, either in mid-June or mid July
this year, and would like to meet and talk to people who would like to be
connected to the research and develop ideas for how the subject could be
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