John Dada 'speaking' during the weekly UK-Nigeria typed online meeting 5th January 2016:
"Nikki’s return was transformative in terms of Fantsuam Foundation’s global visibility. Her blogs have been a major help for almost all the funding proposals I wrote."
Demonstrating the need and importance of telling the stories of the Changemakers.
The post below was written by Dadamac Foundation Co-Founder, Pamela McLean in March 2014 but is still relevant to today.
Written by John Dada, CEO of Fantsuam Foundation, Oct 07th 2015.
- Build on experience of Nikki Fishman telling the John Dada / Fantsuam Foundation Story.
- Work face-to-face in UK (Croydon changemakers club) and work online via Kabissa forum and Dadamac website.
- Find information agents to help tell the stories, and to find useful “external” information for changemakers.
ICT4D = Information and Communication Technology for Development.
ICT is like a ‘three-legged stool” = if no leg is wobbly it stands firm on rough ground.
Effective ICT4D needs more than “the technology”.
T = Technology = Tools for Talking to each other (if we know how, and they are affordable, within reach and working properly).
I = Information we share through ICT (our Interests and Initiatives).
- Explain we’ve been developing “Dadamac style” teamwork - which involves people in the UK and people in Africa and it can only happen because of the ways we use the Internet.
- Share what Nikki Fishman and Pamela McLean have learned by helping John Dada, the team at Fantsuam Foundation, and others who are doing good work in Africa.
- Explain that work to date is like a working prototype, and we want to replicate it, but need additional people and financial resources.
Early 2000s: John Dada of Fantsuam Foundation (FF) and Pamela McLean (then of Oke-Ogun Community Development Agenda 2000+ ) started helping each other (hence the name “Dadamac”).
Late 2000s: Nikki Fishman joined Pamela in London, helping FF and incidentally creating the role “information agent”.
2009: UK registered charity CAWD renamed Dadamac Foundation (no fundraiser or donors)
The recent report by ICAI demonstrates why Dadamac matters.