Thursday September 13th and Friday September 14th it is going to happen again…. the 1%EVENT! The 1%EVENT is the event that connects smart ideas with people, knowledge and network from around the world. It’s the event where our community meets, connects and shares. In 2009 we organized the 1%EVENT for the first time. In 2010, it was organized in both Amsterdam and Naroibi. In 2011, 1%EVENT took place in 7 cities around the world. In these years we achieved amazing, innovative and creative results, so we are excited to see what the teams come up with this year!
This year young professionals in 9 cities from around the world will work on challenges and questions from our project owners. In every foreign city we have a partner organisation who is helping to make it work! This week our partners will introduce themselves. Monday we had the kick off with Active Spaces from Cameroon and the Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship (TCSE) from Tunesia. Today it’s time for Let’s do it Palestine from Palestine and ExtendedBITS from Somaliland to introduce themselves.
Let’s do it Palestine (Ramallah, Palestine)
Last year the 1%CLUB thought it would be cool to involve an innovation lab in the Middle East. They used the World Wide Web to locate one: Bazinga in Palestine! Unfortunately, Bazinga is no longer operating, but all those great people that were involved last year, will be joining the 1%EVENT this year under the name of Let’s do it Palestina.
About their participation in the 1%EVENT they say the following: “We always considered that one of the best things to be done is working on something that has a positive effect somewhere else in the world. We believe this is a great chance for us – globally aware citizens of earth – to create a network that brings change and this change will happen one person at a time.Being part of the biggest family ever – The Earth – and work on making it better is one of our long term goals.”
Do you want to know more about Let’s do it Palestine?
For this 1%EVENT ExtendeBITS is Strengthening the Forces with ADO Holland, which is a Dutch NGO working in Somaliland (northern part of Somalia). The organization is setup by Dutch Somali people living in the Netherlands. The organization works with local NGO’s and CBO’s in the field of development. The organization took part to the realization of more than 30 primary schools, health facilities and others development projects. The organization have a local office in Somaliland in the city of Borama.
ExtendedBITS is a Dutch IT company based in the Netherlands with a local office in the city of Borama, Somaliland. The company provides IT services
for Dutch companies and organizations. The company is specialized in the
field of web building and testing of software.
The organizations have together selected 10 team members to take part to the event. The team members are different expertise and knowledge. Chairman of ADO and co-director of Extendedbits will be present in Amsterdam to give a acte de present and also to coordinate the participation of the ADO/ExtendedBITS team.
Those organizations are taking part in the 1% EVENT to share knowledge and
expertise with others participants. The organizations believe that there
is much knowledge and know-how in every organization. They also believe
that experiences can be shared to make certain work more effective and
Do you want to know more about ExtendedBITS?
Do you want to know more about the 1%EVENT? Visit our 1%EVENT website at http://onepercentevent.com/