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gCensus… census data for all!global nomadgcensusgcensus2

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 02:04:44 +0000

For those of us working in development and humanitarian work is virtually impossible to get sufficient high quality information and data to help us do our job better. Often the best sources of data are hidden away behind officials and applications that rarely reveal all. Of course such professionals have good reason to avoid scattering […]

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Has the war on terror increased terrorism?global nomadGlobal Terrorism

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:42:16 +0000

This simple yet fascinating graphic published on Point by Fascinating Point implies tackling terrorism with brute force and young soldiers (with all their weaknesses) may be accelerating the very cause celebre it seeks to quash. May not be a surprise but evidence is worth a thousand thoughts and statements.

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3D global stats, a personal advocacy toolglobal nomadglobe

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:35:40 +0000

Do you work with global information? have you ever wished you could present it in 3D on a world map or globe? Maybe I’m alone.. either way Information Aesthetics identifies a new application by 3DLiveStats that allows the visualisation of any data on a 3D globe. Of course I am thinking of wealth quintiles, infant […]

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Smarter Googlingglobal nomadValentine google

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:13:58 +0000

By popular request I am going to start posting occasional pointers on approaches I use to make my life easy. Ever wanted to get more out of Google? Forget Boolean search, Google’s Matt Cutts left a slew of tips for us via DL.TV these tips may be found in podcasts 137 and 138, or direct […]

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Wais … loveable rogue of Kabul – RIPglobal nomadWais Kabul

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:49:20 +0000

Collected off the floor of a shower, bleeding from the head, trousers round my ankles… my first real introduction to Wais… Like so many Wais “found room” at the Mustafa as I arrived in Kabul. Initially I had a luxury room with terrifying read velvet drapes, huge ornate wooden chairs and cushions to match, soon […]

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The Royal seal… 2007 year of the podcast!global nomad

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 01:07:23 +0000

It seems that podcasting has come of age far sooner than one might imagine… when the British government adopt practice it is common, when the Royal family adopts a practice it is positively Byzantine! The traditional “Queen’s Christmas Speech” that is the British Queen Elizabeth II of Windsor is available as a podcast from Westminster […]

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World Changing… creative ideas to curl up with!global nomadworld changing book

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:44:47 +0000

World Changing is a stimulating book with numerous creative and fascinating ideas or soutions on multiple different subjects from politics and housing to design, technology and business. Check out Regine’s blog we make art not money for an interesting review. World changing… i don’t think so and there are only fleeting comments on much hyped […]

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A first (non) UN Humanitarian Coordinator… Ugandaglobal nomadHC Uganda

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:08:23 +0000

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Uganda is to be, well non-UN!For the 99.99% of people working in humanitarian work I should explain. In each country the UN is headed by a Resident Coordinator (RC), this person is always a very senior UN Representative in country (more often than not the head of UNDP). Although they […]

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Aid effectiveness wiki… by UNDP!global nomadUNDP Logo

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 20:16:26 +0000

You may not be surprised to learn that UNDP has developed an excellent resource on Aid Effectiveness, tho’ you might be surprised that it is a wiki! Though not launched, and appears to have sneaked up by the back door it is certainly worth a second and third look. Designed by a hardened field practioner […]

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