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Backpacking With a Purpose

BY JUSTINE ABIGAIL YU
IN MARKHAM

Thanks to the United Nations, many children have ventured to other countries across the world out of curiosity. Justine posesses this same curiosity and she's built it into a campaign called "Backpacking With a Purpose". She takes us on her own journey of travel to Uganda

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N:EA

BY ILARIA BINI
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 05, 2014

Cantiere-scuola di autocostruzione sulla teoria delle strutture curve, archi, volte e cupole, dell'architetto Fabrizio Caròla.

Mission: Antiche Tecnologie per una Nuova Architettura | antiguas tecnologias para una nueva arquitectura | anciennes technologies pour une nouvelle architecture.

La N:EA e l'architetto Fabrizio Caròla organizzano ogni anno dei corsi di formazione nel cantiere scuola N:eagorà 7 piazze. I corsi sono aperti ad architetti, ingegneri, geometri (studenti e laureati) e chiunque sia interessato ad apprendere tecniche di autocostruzione di archi, volte e cupole, contribuendo, inoltre, alla realizzazione del villaggio sperimentale situato in San Potito Sannitico, a 3 km da Piedimonte Matese (CE)

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The Power of Wind

BY EVAN WATERS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Clean Stoves for Africa

BY EMMANUEL BALELE
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) describe the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and show how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves.

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Entrepreneurial Women in Africa

BY REBECCA NAMAGGA
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Four African women - Rebecca Freda Namagga from Uganda, Amina Mahamudu Serwenda from Tanzania, Oluwabunmi Folowosele & Olanike Omobolanle Ojo from Nigeria, talk about their entrepreneurial ambitions and the potential of women empowerment in the development of Africa.

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Biogasdoneright: a tool for improving living conditions

BY FABRIZIO SIBILLA
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Biogas is an ancient fuel (it is first described in documents of the Assyrian empire) that holds great premises for the development of rural areas, since it produces a clean fuel (the biogas), but also produces a high quality fertilizer (the digestate) that not only improves the soil fertility, but can turn farmland under degradation into a productive land.

In the last decade Italian farmers slipped in a serious crisis and in order to come out of the crisis they discovered that a well managed biogas plant could help them in boosting their productivity and regaining competitiveness, thus they named their way to the biogas as #biogasdoneright.

Prompted by these facts (easiness of biogas technology to be implemented even in low tech, rural areas) and prompted by the fact that improving soil fertility will lead to better yield in agriculture, Fabrizio Sibilla has thought to export the biogasdoneright in a small village in Senegal, to improve the villagers' quality of life.

In collaboration with the Diouma school (organized by Evelyne Kleikers and Michela Padovani) and the Italian Biogas Council (CIB), a rural plant for the production of Biogas at the school will be established. The hardware needed will be assembled with local, low cost materials and the expertise will be provided by the CIB, that will send their personnel for the organization of the biogas plant and also will assist the local farmers in reaching an “ecological agricultural intensification” from their field. Local authorities agreed to give 8 ha if land surrounding the village for the start of this test project.

The CIB personnel will install two crops (Opuntia, the well known cactus fig and Italian sainfoin, a nitrogen fixing plant that is an excellent forage and resistant to droughts) in these 8 ha and teach the local farmers how to farm them. The biogas plant will be located at the school but will also serve the local community, especially in form of common kitchens were the village women will be able to meet while cooking and use a clean fuel (poor stoove wood combustion is the highest death case for children under 5 years in developing countries).

The aim of the project is that, once the village farmers will understand the potential hidden in the biogasdoneright, then they will spread the word to the neighbouring villages and teach them what they have learnt, in order to leverage the effect that foreign help can do to improve the quality of locals.

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Three Cups of Tea

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.

 

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring

BY TEGAN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 07, 2016

“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you're not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can.”

What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Zwai and Phillip

Our final presentation from PechaKucha Night in Johannesburg Vol. 5 is a bit of an irreverent one -- OK, maybe actually QUITE irreverent -- with Zwai and Phillip sharing with us "Rebuilding, the African Way." We hope it puts a smile on your face. You can see more presentation from Johannesburg in that city's section of the "Presentations" area.

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PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 4

Here's a look at May's PechaKucha Night in Nishinomiya Vol. 4, with a selection of photos -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset -- as well as a report courtesy of organizer Brent Jones. Judging by the unprecedented crowd showing up for May 8th’s PKN in Nishinomiya, it vied for being the most successful yet. Perhaps this was down to it being the first to be held on a Saturday. Or possibly it was because this was (yet again) a phenomenally diverse and talented group of presenters, who captured the imagination of the audience. Highlights included the slick and witty articulation of illustrator Shouko Wada’s career in creative pursuits, the stimulating expression of artist Tiery Le’s ideas on the significance of art in our lives, Yasuko Morikawa’s impassioned plea on greening the land by bringing water (and life) to the thirsty villages of Cambodia...the list goes on. The magical sounds of renowned musician Robin Lloyd’s African kalimba led into and carried through the beer break, and it was highly appropriate -- with the World Cup just around the corner -- that we should welcome our first South African presenter, wine importer Jeff Joseph. To misquote our final presenter, Oliver Kinghorn performing a comedy skit on the theme of Spotty Muldoon, it was anything but boring! One thing’s for sure, word is really getting around that PKN Nishinomiya is right at the throbbing heart of Kansai and the place to be seen. Oh, and given the pleasant weather, we almost (but not quite) succeeded in drinking the bar dry...

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Health of Africa

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Memphis, TN Vol. 6), graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

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PechaKucha in AlKhobar Provides Food for Thought

Sketchbook Magazine has a recap up on the recent Global Night edition of PechaKucha Night Al-Khobar. The night featured speeches from martial artists, entrepreneurs, and designers -- here's a clip referring to activist Mohamed Ali's presentation on refugee camps in Kenya: Mohamed showed pictures of children writing on tree barks for school, because books were simply unavailable, saying: “We strive to reach our goals, when people in African countries in need strive to live to see the next day. We know from media that African living conditions are harsh, but we wanted to see the truth for ourselves.  PKN Al-Khobar Vol. 2 took place on September 20, 2013 at the ADC Compound Hall. For the full write-up, check out the article here.

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PechaKucha new year event now a tradition at Maastricht School of Management

Following the success of last year’s PechaKucha event to welcome the New Year at MSM, three groups from the MBA31 class once again bravely accepted the challenge to present their dreams, projects and visions to staff, friends, and MSM’s local partners and stakeholders by using the powerful PechaKucha format. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to showcase new ideas, the PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective: each speaker shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events are now happening in 800 cities across the globe and have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking. On Friday 16 January, four beautiful African business-minded women : Ms. Rebecca Freda Namagga (Uganda), Ms. Amina Mahamudu Serwenda (Tanzania), Ms. Oluwabunmi Folowosele and  Ms. Olanike Omobolanle Ojo (both from Nigeria) shared their entrepreneurial ambitions and shared their visions on women empowerment in Africa with great conviction. They were followed by Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) who described the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and showed how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves. Presenting last, Eleftheria Sitara from Greece gave a very personal story of her journey into the MBA program at MSM and how studying with fellow students from 22 different nationalities has brought a new meaning to the word “beauty” for her. Eleftheria said she found it an unforgettable learning experience: “When I first heard about the PechaKucha concept, I thought of a double-edged sword. Based on the power of images – that sometimes may be equal to a thousand words – PechaKucha allows presenters to express themselves concisely but still in a rich and creative way. The greatest challenge though is picking up the appropriate structure and content for your presentation in order to deliver your message to the audience in the most efficient way. My idea was to present a topic regarding ‘beauty’ and the unexpected ways in which I discovered it through my experiences. The reason I selected it was because I wanted to present not only a brief description of my personal attitude towards life, but also because I wanted to express publicly my gratitude for all the precious moments I am currently sharing with my international classmates. Although in the beginning I was thinking that the PechaKucha challenge was far too fresh and uncomfortable for me to engage in, from the moment I entered the room I felt an immediate friendliness. During my presentation I saw people’s nods and smiles, showing that they were eager to listen to what I was saying. That sense of encouragement from the audience to whom you express your inner ideas is a remarkable feeling that can hardly be forgotten. Relying on the inspiring feedback I received from people telling me how much they were touched and surprised by the spirit created through the single means of a presentation, I would definitely recommend to everyone to try the PechaKucha experience even just for once in their lifetime.” Just like last year, the audience enthusiastically reacted to the students’ presentations. The event was followed by a friendly and relaxed network session in the Business Lounge with all participants.

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!"  In Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa from Brooklyn Vol. 4, Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

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Every 60 seconds in Africa…

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell” What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy? By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

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See you tomorrow!

We're so close to the PechaKucha Lilongwe event! Here are a few presenter bios to give you a taste of what's cooking for tomorrow night. Happy Wednesday! Jessica(for the PKN Lilongwe Team) Alana is an African literature nerd having just finished her Masters in African literature in Canada. With a passion for gender and health and having lived in Tanzania for some time, she is testing out Malawi working with MUSCCO. She will be talking about her sister. Dennis is a tourism and media entrepreneur, social media, artists and events manager. Also manages Uwawuke Bicycle Tours of Lilongwe. He will be talking about "Experiencing Lilongwe Townships on 2 wheels" Kondwani is a Cofounder of Ctech Systems Limited an ICT company more into software development and web services, and founder of GiantPlus which deals with logistics,tourism and finance. He will talk about game shakers. Kuda was born in Zimbabwe but has lived most of her life in East Africa. She is passionate about sports and fashion.  Class of BMIS 2016. She will be talking about cancer awareness.   Chaitali is a consultant working in water and environment sector. Living in Malawi from more than two years. She will be sharing how the idea of "being home" changed in her life (eventually :)  

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PechaKucha People: Mona Cummings

This week we salute Mona Nyandoro Cummings, organizer of Pechakucha Night Harare, who after relocating her Zimbabwean-American family to the city two years ago, has been helping local artists connect with international markets as well as providing support to international foundations focussed on improving educational opportunities for rural schoolchildren.  Now in the process of becoming a personal trainer, she recently founded SAZIMS, a unique travel experience combining the pursuit of lifestyle change with world-class “bucket list” African safari experiences. PechaKucha Organizers can do it all! 

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Poster for PKN Durban Vol. 16

  While those of us north of the equator are skating into the cold of winter, it's still surf's up down in South African where PechaKucha Night Durban is hosting a Beach Life City Vol. 16. We hope the killer swells make for some creative ripping. Looking forward to seeing the presentations. Until then, Hang Ten, Durban!