Liz Ngonzi | Project Diaspora

Liz Ngonzi

Why You Should Vote for Africa, Tech & Women SXSW Panel

August 22, 2011

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Why You Should Vote for Africa, Tech & Women SXSW Panel I decided to write this blog post as a way to help prospective voters and supporters to understand the thinking and passion behind our Africa, Tech & Women: The New Faces of Development SXSW panel submission.  We believe this panel will help to change […]

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The Fact That Britain’s Brainiest Family is African Shouldn’t be a Surprise…

May 21, 2011

Britain’s Brainiest Family is Black and Has 9-Year-Old High School-Bound Twins — what a catchy title for a compelling story about the British-based offspring of Nigerian immigrants — Chris and Ann Imafidon — blessed with what is seen as extraordinary brains.  I discovered this and another related compelling article, during my routine search for blog post content […]

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What We Can All Learn from a Japanese Woman Affected by the Disaster and an African Woman Off-the-Grid

March 12, 2011

I dedicate this blog posting to all the victims and survivors of natural and man-made disasters. Yesterday morning I woke up to the horrifying news about the earthquake in Japan, which as if that wasn’t enough, was followed by a tsunami, possible radiation exposure and forecasts of another, and most likely, more devastating earthquake.  As […]

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Rebranding Africa: Let’s Simply Start by Connecting the Dots for a Kid in Podunk!

March 2, 2011

My last couple of blog posts on Project Diaspora have focused on best practices to improve service delivery on the continent and mobile solutions to potentially improve visitors’ experiences when they travel to Africa. As I contemplated this current blog post, I looked through my notes to find an inspiring idea. I wasn’t inspired by […]

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Africans Are Hospitable, But What’s Up With Service in Africa?

February 23, 2011

I received a letter last week from a young African woman (whose identity I’ve omitted, in deference to her privacy), currently a graduate student in a leading hospitality management program in Europe.  What first struck me about her was that she had taken the time to send me a letter, when she could easily have emailed me, […]

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HOPSTOPping Through Uganda…When Will That Be Possible?

February 11, 2011

One of my favorite iPhone apps is HOPSTOP, founded in 2005 by US-based and Nigerian-born entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo.  Why I love this app is that it enables me to easily map out my travel route (by foot, rail or bus) when I’m visiting places across the US, with which I’m unfamiliar and provides me with […]

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It’s Amazing What 140 Characters Can Give Birth To!

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As I write my first blog posting for Project Diaspora, I do so with the backdrop of change being fueled in Northern Africa by various social media, at the core of which are the 140 characters at a time on Twitter that have enabled those affecting and directly affected by the change to mobilize support […]

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