by Changepond Posted on January 18, 2016
The client is a non-profit organization that supports the efforts of patrons who work towards promoting the achievement of Africa’s Renaissance.
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the efforts of patrons who work towards promoting the achievement of Africa’s Renaissance. This was launched by former President Thabo Mbeki when he ended his service to the South African Government in 2008. The focus is to create platforms for dialogue to promote the birth of a continental Movement driven by a new cadre of thought leaders dedicated to Africa’s political, social and economic renewal. The foundation aims to serve as one of the intellectual homes of the continental African Renaissance Movement.
With experience in delivering innovative, effective and value e-governance solutions, Changepond designed a Web3.0 portal through which patrons & guests can share their views & speeches on various topics related to Africa’s renaissance, share up-to-date coverage of important events, share multimedia content and much more. This portal helps publish content, communicate and transfer document in a safe and secure manner. A wide spectrum of knowledge transfer is facilitated through this portal for spreading awareness of Africa’s rich heritage and value system. Patrons also share information on topics like leadership skills, strategic decision making and much more for the benefit of the youth population.
Changepond deployed Microsoft SharePoint for Content and Document Management. The Content Management feature works behind the portal enabling the administrator to publish, edit & modify content. The integrated Document Management feature enables content storing, sharing and collaborating among the portal users. The Podcast component within the portal enables a series of episodes on various topics in both audio and video formats.
The SharePoint solution helped the client to establish themselves as one of the premier African centers’ for highlighting the renaissance of the continent through various dialogues, research and publications. This solution majorly helps in training the African youth to become change agents and to be consistent with the vision of this Movement.