Monthly Archives: June 2013

LBTalk 2013-06-26 – Bridging Africa #4


Have some notes to share? – (public!)

Morris Matadi, Liberia

Faruq Hunter, Geeks Gone Globa

The Africa Engagement Manifesto

A product of the Geeks Gone Global Africa Innovation Excursion 2013

We are entrepreneurs, organizations and investors from outside of the African continent who are passionate about impacting the future of Africa.

Our role and the role of our African counterparts are equally significant in the global ecosystem.

We believe, with the appropriate level of engagement, Africa has the potential to transform herself and the world.

Therefore, our role is to partner, facilitate, collaborate and assist our African counterparts to mutually impact the future of the continent.

“Copenhagen Girl Gang” 🙂 

  • Thinking about new horizons – internet of things – and the internet of people
  • Julie Tran
  • Inma Lauth
  • Antje Oltmanns (aka Anna Blume)
  • Leila País de Miranda

OSLO – “Celebrating the Future” Join us!

Follow us in the LBP Event group
and on –
also on our partners pages below.

Twitter Hashtag: #celebratingthefuture
Tweet wall:

Come chat with us on #tweetchat until the google hangout on air is starting!
1) Reception 17-1730 (no livestream)
2) Presentations 1730-1900 (livestream)
3) Break 1900-1945
— tweetchat starts 1910
4) Digital Hangout 1945-2045. (I have spoken to 7-8 people who would like to br part-send you the list in mail)
2045 Next Step.

Register yourself 
Are you a changemaker or facilitator in the domain of “Empowering Youth“? You can participate in a process, that is only starting with the Oslo/glocal event! Get more info and fill the form here on our special page, which is complementing this event blog post: Celebrating the Future – Empowering Youth

Please make the short registration at the conveners page here too:


“Celebrating the Future” – How can we empower young people in a world of social injustice and unemployment is organized by Partnership for Change in co-operation with Living Bridges Planet and Mother Courage.

This event will take place in Oslo, Olav Selvaags plass 4. 2.Etg, Tjuvholmen, Norway. At the same time, you can follow and interact with the event from the Living Bridges Planet platform.

The topic “Celebrating the Future” – How can we empower young people in a world of social injustice and unemployment was chosen to give the audience locally and globally new insights in how to work with this pressing challenge.

Norway, with the strong dynamics and flair of Oslo and with Notoddens 100 year’s celebration, is a great place to take on this topic. Notodden, a city west of Oslo was the criddle of the industrial company Hydro:, and thus a great story from
the Industrial revolution that transformed Norway and influenced many parts of the world.

Today is Notodden, Oslo and other places around the world challenged with how to solve
questions of empowerment of youth and take the step into the creative society of the 21st century. Our event intends to take steps in pointing out a direction for the future.

Partners involved in the organization of the event:

Partnership for
Mama Wa Miti;
Innovation Forum Norway:
Relay Foundation;
Living Bridges Planet; FB –
Geeks gone Global;



Preliminary program for today/evening

Livestream starts approximately 1730 (CEST, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris). Link to livestream will be shared here and on the event page/Social Media sites and partner sites.

17.30 – 17.45: Introduction by Ingrid Stange, founder and chair of Partnership for Change

17.45 – 19.05: Presentations

Jonas Borchgrevink, Partnership for Change – The release of Marte Deborah Dalelv

Bitten Schei, founder of Mother Corage – Out of your comfort zone

Bruce Wilson – Relay Foundation

Nadia El-Iman – EdgeRyders

Jessica Norrby, founder of Mama Wa Miti – How to interact with the youth

Truls Berg – Innovation Forum Norway


Digital Panel – New link will be provided here at the event page to follow Livestream Hangout.

19.45 – 20.45: Digital Panel (Google Hangout – Preliminary)

Anne Kjaer Riechert, Kids Have a Dream, Germany

Leila Pais de Miranda, Moleque de Ideias, Brazil

Rehan Allawhala. One Million Business and Rehan School, Pakistan

Renate Lukjanska, Social Innovation Center, Latvia

Sarah Nyangena, Tidsnätverket- International Youth Camp, Sweden

Michael L Hartsell, P2P Foundation and the Asia Institute, Thailand

Fatim-Zhara Biaz, New Work Lab, Morroco

Cynthia La Grou, Compathos Foundation, USA

END for today, but more to come…

Listen to one of the speakers of the event, Bruce Matthew Wilson, the founder of the Relay Foundation

‘Bridging Africa’ at a screen near you. Join us


This June we extend our ‘Bridging Africa’ series, after the overwhelming interest and keenness by the global community to learn more about Africa’s innovation space and its agents of change. Sign up for the hangout sessions on June 5, 12, 19 and 23.

Here’s a recap from the Africa hangouts this May, where entrepreneurs as part of Geeks gone Global Africa tour showed the global community how they are changing the continent for the better. From Dakar Senegal to Johannesburg & Cape Town South Africa to Nairobi Kenya and Cairo Egypt, many from the global community followed this exciting journey.

There were some great hangout sessions too, while a couple of others couldn’t take place due to infrastructural challenges. Well, the echoes, video outages and the ensuing frustration with the technical glitches, all reflect the world today and amidst these, the tremendous opportunities we have. At Living Bridges Planet we are forever in beta (=learning), and in moving ahead with ongoing and dynamic experiences from global communities.

The recent Africa series of hangouts has given us many a profound learning through interactions with passionate entrepreneurs from across Africa as well as from other parts of world. Here’s more on some of our recent hangout sessions.

The inaugural Pitch Africa session hangout had entrepreneurs get together in Dakar Senegal on May 6th, sharing backgrounds and discussing ideas they are working on. Candid conversations and the passion behind some dream projects were evident during the session.

The next Hangout was held in Johannesburg on May 8th, where the participants were privy to understanding how the innovation hub in South Africa was buzzing with ideas and progress. The dialogue also revealed, as a fellow living-bridge planet member Anna Blume put it, ‘the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity’. Here’s more:

We also had an Africa roundup session on May 29th, with some straight-talking and inspiration from the participants. In Faruq Hunter‘s words ‘The bridge that has to be made is a bridge of spirit’, something that epitomizes what we the global community are truly capable of. Listen in:

There is a lot of excitement and opportunity in Africa. Learn more during the upcoming hangout sessions. See you there!


LBTalk 2013-06-05 – Bridging Africa #2

Mind Map for more information about the talk