Progress Report 28/09/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench Next moves 5,500 children die every day in Africa before the age of 5. This initiative could save thousands and thousands of children’s lives through positive engagement between the private and NGO sector. Field trip to Zambia in October […]

Progress Report – 30/4/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration […]

Progress Report – 30/12/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Open Sourcing Project 10^100?

Do you remember Google’s Project 10 to the 100th? In the autumn of 2008 Google asked us all to submit ‘ideas that would change the World’. More than 170,000 of us did just that across 170 countries. We submitted the ColaLife idea. The plan was that Google would select the top 100 ideas and ask […]

ColaLife has introduced me to some great people

Today I met two more people face to face that I’d hooked up with online through ColaLife. At lunchtime I met Maria Diaz. Maria is part of the team at CTT. CTT is led by William Hoyle who has been a great ColaLife supporter and evangelist from the very start and he has infected the […]

Progress Report – 26/8/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Edging towards incorporation

The ColaLife Campaign has achieved amazing things but the consensus of the Google Group is that it is time to incorporate for several reasons: To provide supporters, particularly potential funders, a mechanism to engage To enable ColaLife to inject further pace into the campaign which is totally dependent on Coca-Cola as the moment To enable […]

Giant AidPod installation at NESTA

Isn’t this fabulous?! It looks like the giant ColaLife AidPod is off to spend some time on display at NESTA whose strapline is: ‘making innovation flourish’. This is a mock-up of the installation that I received last night from Mark at theWorkshop who have put a lot of time (and money) into the production of […]

ColaLife Video snuggles up to Google

Views of the ColaLife animation topped 6,000 today and in a search for ‘Project 10 100’ in Google the ColaLife animation is now second only to the Google Project itself! You can view the animation here. If you’ve got a YouTube account please give it 5 stars and make a comment if you have time. […]

Google Project 10^100 Voting Campaign planning meeting

Just a quick note to say thanks you to everyone who came to tonight’s campaign planning meeting. It was great to shake hands with so many people I’d only met online. The room at Global Tolerance was brimming with ideas and the talent to actually implement them. We focussed ruthlessly on “how we might get […]