02 Sep 2004 | Developing a development portal

The Jesse residence

Spent the evening together with Jesse and Sander. Sander's working for XminY, a development aid organization from the Netherlands. They plan on building a development portal with reviews of development related books and articles.

We met at Jesse's house, in Bloemendaal, of all places. Walking from Bloemendaal station to his house, I came accross two young guys working on their car, a convertable. It was a rather posh neighbourhood, so allthough they looked like they had just returned from a good night of clubbing, they still had to greet me as if I was their next door neighboor.


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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is a traveling web guru with a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.


Babak is currently in Colombia.
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January/February 2015