A few years back, no one would have associated sub-Saharan Africa with technological innovation. Today, “Silicon Savannah” is the new buzz term for the thriving IT industry in and around Nairobi and software “Made in Africa” is being used around the globe. The success story of the crowdmapping tool Ushahidi has contributed towards a new image of Africa.
Geraldine de Bastion
Geraldine de Bastion is an international consultant with a multicultural background based in Berlin, Germany. She is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development and advises governmental organisations, NGOs and businesses on digital media and communication strategies. She also works with activists and bloggers around the world.
During the past five years Geraldine worked with newthinking communications, an agency for Open Source strategies. In 2012 she curated the re:publica, Germany's largest conference on Internet and Society.
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