This second 1%EVENT equals two firsts for me: first time I attend and the first time ever Iâ€™m guest blogging. So Iâ€™m very excited and really honoured I was asked to be your fly on the wall and report back to you during the event.
Iâ€™m GisÃ¨le Mambre, e-coordinator @ Oxfam Novib, a partner of 1%Club. At Oxfam Novib we co-operate with anyone who believes in peopleâ€™s own initiative: private donors, governments, businesses, the organisations of people in developing countries. And we are looking for innovative ways to help them (people in developing countries) develop themselves. We are especially interested in International Co-Operation in combination with Web 2.0, the so called International Development 2.0. Where we use ICT tools, techniques and models to achieve our number one goal: a world without poverty. Hence our partnership with the 1% CLUB, Butterfly Works and the other organisations of the IMPACT alliance.
What do I expect of the 1%EVENT?
Of course I should say that Iâ€™m especially looking forward to hear all the inspiring speeches. And I do. But mostly Iâ€™m interested in what the participants have to say. So I expect to be inspired by the massive collaboration and crowdsourcing that will be going on during the day. And I hope I can inspire some of you with my own stories, experiences.
What can you expect of me?
My objective is to make sure you miss as little Â as possible. Iâ€™ll be (together with my co-bloggers) your eyes and ears and report back to you. If Â there is anything specific you want to know or hear more about? Let me knowâ€¦
Really looking forward to Friday! And to meet you there!
PS I solemnly promise to keep the Dunglish to a minimum