Tag: development

July 29, 2011 / Audio

Since the beginning of 2011 Juan Rodriguez has been working in Afghanistan with the mission to help this country communicate.  This has meant bringing internet connectivity to schools, mobile phones for farmers, and an array of crowdsource projects for health, security, and agriculture.  On one beautiful and relaxed Friday afternoon in Jalalabad, Juan and I sat in the garden of the wonderful Taj to record this program and tell this story.

July 7, 2010 / Text

It is surely an unpopular topic when so much national pride seems to be placed on large international soccer tournaments, but while everyone is high-fiving each other or fuming about their team being eliminated, there is a tremendous cost for all this fanfare.  Who bares…

May 2, 2010 / Text

“I can offer you a job, you should stay longer; for many foreigners Mongolia is very interesting right now.” I tried hard to keep chewing my food, but in my head I was already calculating what life in UlaanBaatar would be like working for some…

May 11, 2009 / Audio

In all the excitement of my trip to Istanbul last month, I failed to post 2 podcasts I recording during my time at the Re:publica conference in Berlin. So at long last I’m starting with this first interview with my friend Geraldine who has worked…