At a recent conference on the use of social media in Africa, regional players gathered to discuss how social media was influencing everything from citizen engagement to aid to governance.
Last Monday I attended Africa Gathering London. The topic was "Social Media Revolutionizing Africa: How is new media changing Africa, giving voices to the voiceless, improving governance and transparency, and changing narratives?"
The event stimulated thinking and brought up some hot discussions around technology, traditional and social media, aid and development, participation, and governance. (Big congratulations to Marieme Jamme for curating a great line up that brought in an interesting and engaged group of participants and to William Perrin of Indigo Trust for keeping things on track and generating good debate!) See the program, the speaker bios and some short video interviews.