Tag: development

  • Ideating my Thesis

    Ideating my Thesis

    I’m in the last phases of my thesis, working on finishing my final draft, and I realize I haven’t really talked about it that much here on the blog!  My Master’s thesis is the capstone component of my studies here with the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, and I’ve been working on narrowing in it’s…

  • ICT4D and Mobile Technologies

    ICT4D and Mobile Technologies

    continuing my research on mobile technologies and their implementation in development. Specifically, I wanted to expand my understanding of the dangers posed by utilizing and implementing these technologies in support of vulnerable populations. Data, and particularly personally identifiable data, often collected alongside geographic (GPS) data can pose a very real physical threat to community members…

  • The Allure of Mobile Technologies in Development: Reflections on Sustainable Development and #mtech

    The Allure of Mobile Technologies in Development: Reflections on Sustainable Development and #mtech

    Today, with the rising inequalities in access to services and opportunities, the threats of a changing climate and environment, and the rapid expansion of consumptive production capacities and requisite focus on continued, sustained growth, the need for sustainable practices which minimize or mitigate harm, and empower ownership and investment in local resources is unquestionable.

  • A Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Zambia

    A Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Zambia

    In my last post I gave a short overview of the Peace Corps, and the Peace Corps today, and then I talked a bit about Peace Corps’s development model, and followed it up with the definition of a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader from the Global Peace Corps Manual. I promised that today I’d talk a…

  • What is a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader?

    What is a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader?

    Peace Corps summary, and what a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader is

  • Zambia Bound, Round II

    Zambia Bound, Round II

    Home leave had been a fantastic break, and I felt recharged and ready to get back to Zambia at the end of my visit. It had been wonderful, to say the least. Visiting Home, the comfort of family and hot showers, the convenience of shopping centers, cars, electricity, a beautiful and awe inspiring road trip…

  • Dreaming of EQ

    Dreams: I’ve always been a big proponent of following up on your subconscious dreams – perhaps it has to do with the stark reality that I don’t dream often, and when I do, more often than not I don’t remember them past the initial phases of waking up. I think that’s pretty common, slight subconscious…

  • The month of November

    It’s time for me to be writing again, Sorry all for the delay, it’s been a little while since I had a chance to sit down and type up what’s going on in my life… well type up is a bit of a misnomer, since it’s more like extended texting. Anyway, where did we leave…

  • Working the nights away

    So, you might not know this about me, but I’m safely indoors, windows closed, netting drawn tight, candles blazing as soon as those last tender rays of sunshine vanish from the horizon. It’s a defense mechanism bred of the misery of being outside without repellant and long sleeves/pants. Also…it’s my quiet time. Time set aside…