- 10 innovations
- Open Innovation with Social Media
- Technology Hubs
- Startup Innovation
- Africa's Mobile Revolution
- Open Organisation
- Learning by Sharing
- Commons-Based Peer-Production: A New Way of Learning
- 'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities
- Empowering African IT Companies
- How Peer-to-Peer Learning Advances Global Transformation
- Empowerment, Ownership and Sustainability
- The Global Knowledge Commons: Triggering Scaling Up
- Global Knowledge Sharing: Justice as Fairness
- Find Hubs for Commons-Based Peer-Production
- References & Further Reading
- Taking Down Barriers To Social innovation
- Impact in the Age of Context
- Internet of Things
- Study: Data for development
Discussion on Digital Society
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Balthas Seibold is a senior project manager for ‚Global Knowledge Sharing & Learning’ at GIZ, the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH’. He focuses on open knowledge cooperation to foster the freedom to learn and innovate in developing countries. Balthas has a special interest in the knowledge commons and social networks and their potential to build human capacities, link up people and foster open learning worldwide. Before 2012 he led capacity building programs with GIZ that promote the open source IT-sector in Asia and Africa such as ict@innovation. Balthas has also worked at InWEnt – Capacity Building International, UNESCO’s bureau of strategic planning, the GTZ and the UNDP.
The author would like to thank the following persons for invaluable input and detailed comments (any errors and misjudgments are of course his own): Philipp Schmidt, Andreas Meiszner, Susanna Albrecht, Kader Ekici, Christian Gmelin, Petra Hagemann, Claudia Lange, Sarah Malelu, Sabine Olthof, Natalie Maria Stewart, Lennart Stoy, Miriam Unverzagt.
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