Wiser.org - The social network for sustainability

A free and open community with groupware for NGOs, activists and changemakers around the World


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Steuart Tower 1 Market St, Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94105 États-Unis
US United States
Web http://www.wiser.org/


About the project Edit

This is a free and open group for all those interested in creating connections among West African NGOs/nonprofits and those interested in using technology to help support social and sustainable change in West Africa.

WiserWestAfrica is about using technology for social change in West Africa. We organise informal gatherings for change makers in West Africa.

Participants of WiserWestAfrica are using these face-to-face gatherings to:

- exchange and learn about best practices especially related to using technology for social change
- share what they are working on as well as their passions and ideas for changing the world
- build friendships and alliances with like-minded people and with others working on similar issues
- work on initiatives or projects together.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

This project offers a a chance for all those interested in social & environmental change to exchange stories, build new relationships between changemakers and collaborate through groups,events (WiserLocal gatherings) and online exchanges. Find out more at: www.wiser.org

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Anyone working on or interested in environmental and social change issues around the World (people working for or with nonprofits, consultants, associations, coalitions, social entrepreneurs, web experts, IT gurus, students, professors...)

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Wiser.org's vision is to empower individuals to create change in the World through face to face events, online collaboration and project creation.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The nonproject is the vision of Paul Hawken, well-known environmentalist, entrepreneur and writer. Wiser.org is managed and run by the nonprofit WiserEarth, which launched the project on Earth Day 2007. The global network now includes more than 74,000 members and 114,000 organizations.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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