This is no small feat; in fact it has taken the combined efforts of the NPCA staff and an untold number of advisors, developers, designers, assistants, interns, strategists, moderators and many other helping hands. After months of labor, hours and hours of meetings, and literally 40 days and 40 nights of Web development, our ARC is at last being launched (pun intended).
What’s even better is that with the help of all of these individuals we have taken the simple concept of an online idea-sharing space and in a short time turned it into a full-blown high-tech online community, soon to be home to thousands of likeminded people, looking to share their own innovative ideas and similarly turn them into real-life, applicable, practical initiatives. So, even before the ARC website goes live, we already know one thing for sure: collaboration works, and it works well.
A special thanks to all those who were involved in the creation of ARC, and we hope to see everyone on July 15 www.AfricaRuralConnect.org, where you can post your ideas, comment and build on others’ ideas, or vote on which ideas you think have the most potential as implementable projects. Remember, the success of this network depends on YOU. Your connections, your input, and your help to get out the message to anyone and everyone who should be involved.