Author Archives: Anna Bon


About Anna Bon

Member of the W4RA team; Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Exploring value chains in rural Mali

The W4RA team, together with partners from the AOPP  (Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes) in Mali have just completed a project in the  framework of Orange Knowledge Programme to enhance the value chains for cereal seeds in rural areas of the Sahel. This short video shows the highlights of this project, which is the fourth […]

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At Radio Sikidolo in Konobougou, November 2012.

Eight new SDG-oriented master research projects on ICT4D at VU

The longstanding collaboration between the VU Centre for International Cooperation and the Computer Science Department of VU on the research theme ICT for Development – the Digitizing Society in the Global South, has again led, this year again, to a fruitful result. We can harvest seven interesting theses and one conference paper at the Web […]


Connecting Worlds Conference – an inclusive south-south-north research event

Connecting Worlds Conference – an event in the framework of the VU profiling theme, the “Connected World” took place on 30 June and 1 July. This international event has brought together academics from south and north, from various disciplines and different continents, to discuss relevant research  topics & challenge-based education on important societal challenges, as […]


Cyber Security project by Universitas Indonesia and VU successfully completed

Last week CYBER – an educational project on Cyber Security in Indonesia, implemented by Universitas Indonesia and VU, was celebrated with the inauguration of the first multi-disciplinary Cyber Security Student Hall & Multidisciplinary Lab in Indonesia. Cyber Security education in Indonesia is an example of 21st century challenge-based multi-disciplinary education. The topic brings up many […]


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Radio Interview of W4RA team and Réseau MARP in Réo, Burkina Faso 2022

Radio l’Espoir – la Voix du Sanguié made a reportage about the workshop of VU and Réseau MARP. Interviews were broadcast on the radio disseminating the work of women, producers of *Non-Timber Forest Products*. Non-Timber Forest Products are the local answer to healthy and affordable nutrition in rural regions of the Sahel, to women entrepreneurship and empowerment, and to a cleaner and healthier environment. Moreover, non-timber products are the key to African regreening initiatives, for more trees of farmland, for soil restauration and a for better, healthier and greener environment.


The journalist Yvette Zongo wrote an article in Le Faso.net journal about our workshop. See Le Fasonet.

A quote from this articlem which appeared on Wednesday 9 February 2022:

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Commercializing regreening in Burkina Faso with women innovators

W4RA’s action research program,  together with Réseau MARP, with support of Nuffic in the Orange Knowledge Program help a workshop from 7 to 11 February 2022 in Réo, Sanguié province, Burkina Faso.  The workshop participants were 18 women, all producers of non-timber forest products. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are defined as “any good of biological […]


Read the book “Perspectives on Digital Humanism”

[Crosspost from http://dighum.org Digital Humanism] The Book “Perspectives on Digital Humanism” has been published. It is available as printed book and as open access publication at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-86144-5, in addition to the online version on the Digital Humanism website: https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/perspectives-on-digital-humanism/ The book is edited by Hannes Werthner, Erich Prem, Edward A. Lee, Carlo Ghezzi : Join […]

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Cyber Security in and for the Global South

Cyber Security research and education in the Global South, for example in Indonesia, has many (research) challenges. The legal, political and technological landscape in Indonesia is different from the European. Design of Cyber Security education in Indonesia raises many questions, for example: what are  legal or policy frameworks and technological solutions that can protect citizens […]