Today is the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum. Last night I was pleased to find out a couple of connections from TED Global were present; Ali Mufuruki of Infotech and Kevin Starr of the Mulago Foundation.

Global Philanthropy Fourm - 2008

I’ll be speaking on a panel here tomorrow called “Early Warning: Listening, Technology and Activism“. My fellow panelists are:

  • [M] Mitul Shah, Senior Director, Technology Partnerships, United Nations Foundation
  • Mark Smolinski, Director, Predict and Prevent Initiative,
  • Erik Hersman, Web Strategist,
  • Jan Chipchase, Human Behavioral Researcher, Design Team, Nokia

In the evening I’m heading off with Jan Chipchase (who I happen to be a big fan of) to an Adaptive Path event about using mobile phones, design and development called, “Street Hacks and Long Wows“. Should be a lot of fun! If you’re in the area, come and join us.