Dadamac Matters

Testimonial for Dadamac Foundation

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.

Dadamac Foundation and ICT4D in 100 words

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).

Strategy for Dadamac Foundation 2015 in 100 words

  • 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.

History of Dadamac Foundation in 100 words

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)