kabissa, space for change in Africa

  • Kabissa (our name means completely in kiswahili) is a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999.
  • We help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities.
  • We do this by providing an online platform where people and organizations working in Africa can showcase themselves and connect with each other … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap (with books and links);
Organizations; Blog; Promote; Donate (via Global Giving);
Address: Kabissa, Space for Change in Africa, Network connecting people and organizations for Africa, 9874 NE Yaquina; Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA;

About 2/2: … Who we are and where we work:

  • The 1500+ organizations in the Kabissa network are active throughout Africa…  

Northern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Islands … and are working in a range of crucial issue areas:

  • Advocacy and Policy, Arts and Culture, Conflict Resolution, Direct Social and Humanitarian Services, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Education, Environment, Gender, Governance, Health, Human Rights and Democracy, Media and Journalism, Microfinance, Technology, Training and Capacity Building, Youth

You can also find organizations via the interactive map and database search.

  • Kabissa’s organizational headquarters are on Bainbridge Island, WA in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, although the organization operates mostly online and boasts contributors from all over the world. The founder of the organization is Tobias Eigen from Germany/USA who led Kabissa together with Kim Lowery from 2002-2007.
  • Tobias currently leads Kabissa from Berlin, Germany while he works on his PhD and is returning to Bainbridge Island next year.
  • The Membership Manager is Ghislain Siewe from Cameroon in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Georgene Scott on Bainbridge Island is in charge of book keeping.

Benefits of Kabissa Membership

Personal Account: Sign up for free at kabissa and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Maintain a Personal Profile page
  • Subscribe to Kabissa e-mail Newsletters and special mailings
  • Exchange private messages with other people on the site
  • Post to your personal blog and add your comments to blog posts by others
  • Create as many Organization Profiles on Kabissa as you need (see below)
  • Join and participate in Kabissa Groups, or create your own (see below)
  • View transcripts from the Kabissa Chat Room on IRC (see below)

Kabissa Organization Profiles: Adding an organization to Kabissa is free, and takes only about 10 minutes if you have all the information ready. Organization Profile features:

  • Logo or picture, full contact details, mission statement and description
  • Unique web address based on the acronym/shortname you provide (e.g. http://newtactics.kabissa.org)
  • Reachable via the Kabissa map and database search

Once your Organization Profile on Kabissa has been approved, you can:

  • Update your profile information whenever you want
  • Add more people to be listed on your profile who can be empowered to make updates
  • Add your own Kabissa Groups to your profile for sharing your content, blogging or team collaboration (see below)

Kabissa Groups: … (full text).

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