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Darfur: Building a Movement to End Genocide Phillip Djwa, Agentic Communications August 26 th , 2008

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Presentation given at NetTuesday here in Vancouver.


  • 1. Drupal & Darfur: Building a Movement to End Genocide Phillip Djwa,Agentic Communications August 26 th , 2008

2. Agentic Communications

  • Agentic Communications Incorporated has the skills, tools, experience, and service excellence to assist progressive organizations to better serve their communities, constituents, and customers online.
  • Services include web development and strategic planning

3. Phillip Djwa

  • Phillip, as a career-long social entrepreneur, has more than 15 years experience in the high-technology industry.
  • Worked on a wide range of technology and web-integrated communications projects for Fortune 500, high-tech start-up, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Phillip has a BA from Simon Fraser University in Fine Arts with a concentration in electronic music, and an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4. What can be done online

    • Audiences (expandsphere of influenceand engage existing audience)
    • Engage them into taking specific action ( mobilize )
    • You canorganize(volunteers, movement)
    • Inform audience about the issue ( education )
    • You can developcampaigns

5. MovementVS Campaign

  • A movement has many campaigns i.e. the movement is to prevent genocide, but the specific campaign is Darfur
  • The web is good at supporting campaigns as it is an excellent tactical arena

6. Campaign Tools

    • Content Management System
    • Newsletters/Email Listservs
    • E-cards
    • Donations
    • Advocacy Toolkits
    • Petitions/Letters to the Editor/ Pledges
    • Conference Support
    • Membership/Customer RelationshipMgmt/Databases
    • Facebook/ Myspace/ Flickr/ Youtube
    • Widgets/ Banners

7. Genocide in Darfur

  • Ongoing genocide launched by the Sudanese government more than four years ago.
  • Hundreds of thousands have been killed and more than 2.5 million have been displaced. 250,000 were displaced in 2007 alone.
  • Ongoing bombing and burning villages, looting economic resources, and committing crimes against humanity, such as the murder, rape, and torture of innocent civilians.

8. StandNow

  • Built in DRUPAL 5.9
  • Google Mapping
  • Organic Groups
  • Panels/View
  • FCK Editor
  • CCK

http://StandNow.org 9. Thank you! Questions, please contact Phillip Djwa [email_address] Phone 604-255-2131

  • Creative Commons Photo Credits:
  • Kris Krug
  • http://flickr.com/photos/hdptcar/788600770/
  • http://flickr.com/photos/wickenden/2069581821/