About Africa Rural Connect

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What is Africa Rural Connect?

Africa Rural Connect, a program of the National Peace Corps Association, is an online global collaboration network where knowledgeable people work together to communicate and respond to the needs of African farmers. The community includes members of the African Diaspora, current and returned Peace Corps volunteers, development workers, academics, rural farmers, and many others who are interested in ideas for Africa. The ARC platform allows you take an active role in building development initiatives that can directly affect the lives of rural farmers.

When you comment on, improve, or endorse an idea on Africa Rural Connect you aren’t just investing in a digital concept - you are helping bring these projects to life. Every time you contribute your opinions, expertise, and experiences to a posted idea you are building valuable connections with like-minded professionals and organizations across the globe.

Since its launch in 2009, thousands of people joined the Africa Rural Connect community - posting and collaborating on hundreds of ideas. Active users benefited from engaging in the Africa Rural Connect community and many watched as on-site discussions turned their ideas into detailed and practical project plans. They made expansive connections and garnered significant investments and some even received free resources, requests to volunteer for their projects, and international exposure, all to support their project.

Now it's your turn.

Africa Rural Connect is a resource of innovative and informed information on rural Africa as well as a source of skilled collaborators. This year Africa Rural Connect is launching a new round of contests and we are ready for your ideas!

Make your voice heard on the Africa Rural Connect site by posting your ideas, commenting on others' ideas and sharing your insights.

The current contest runs from September 15 - November 30, 2012. Participants are encouraged to post ideas and remixes that help engage people in the rural communities of sub-Saharan Africa. 

For more information about Africa Rural Connect, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Africa Rural Connect Team:

Media Relations Manager: Alison Beckwith

Website Development Consultants: Ernesto Gluecksmann and Mickey Panayiotakis, Infamia


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