Another summer, another wiki! UN INSTRAW Gender Training Wiki. INSTRAW Tech, Take 3.

In what’s becoming an annual tradition, Anna and I have launched another Wiki within the United Nations, the UN INSTRAW Gender Training Wiki! This is intended as a resource for a wide community, and features such technical nicieties like integrated mapping and calendaring of all articles. I encourage you to check it out for yourself, … Continue reading Another summer, another wiki! UN INSTRAW Gender Training Wiki. INSTRAW Tech, Take 3.

Consultant Position for WaterWiki! Get Paid to Wiki…

Last summer we worked on a great Volunteer project for the UNDP .. WaterWiki .. likely the first Wiki in use within the United Nations. I’ve written about it here. Today it’s up to 700 articles, and has been used in a number of activities, like collaboratively drafting the UNDP’s Regional Water Strategy. Now WaterWiki … Continue reading Consultant Position for WaterWiki! Get Paid to Wiki…

Not presenting at Etech: Wiki Anarchy in the United Nations

Not presenting at Etech: Wiki Anarchy in the United Nations Around the time proposals for this year’s Etech were due, I had just wrapped up the WaterWiki project at the UNDP, and I put together a quick submission. WaterWiki was a very very satisfying project, and it looks like the concept will soon start replicating … Continue reading Not presenting at Etech: Wiki Anarchy in the United Nations

Open Source Social Networking at the United Nations.

This project is about helping people at the United Nations do their job better, with the introduction of just a little technology. Two years ago I was just starting to thinking about how to build a set of tools UNDP “Eastern Europe and Central Asia” office in Bratislava .. to help them collaborate better inside … Continue reading Open Source Social Networking at the United Nations.

Wrapping up UNGIWG

UNGIWG concluded with another half day of openness. In the morning we heard about the geo activities of our hosts in Vienna .. UN Office of Outer Space Affairs, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The CTBTO presentation was especially fascinating. They conduct one of … Continue reading Wrapping up UNGIWG

UNGIWG, helping the United Nations to share its geodata

Last week I was in Vienna for the 9th plenary meeting of UNGIWG, the “United Nations Geographic Information Working Group”. That meant muted but real celebration of Obama’s victory in UN chambers. Good stuff. UNGIWG is a group of UN professionals working together to solve problems and cooperate on all manner of things concerning maps … Continue reading UNGIWG, helping the United Nations to share its geodata

Pune, Day 1

Hello from OpenStreetMap Pune! High on the Deccan Plane, refuge from the heat and crowds of nearby Mumbai, it’s only a small Indian city with just 5 million people! “Oxford of the East”, with scores of universities, and India’s fastest growing city freshly imprinted with the physical manifestations of globalization and computers and consumerism (my … Continue reading Pune, Day 1