Zimbabean blogger Sir Nigel introduces on his blog the hashtag #263Chat, an informal chat organised weekly on social network Twitter, to allow zimbabwean users to discuss pressing issues related to the country:
Earlier this year, I suggested we organise a regular informal chat on Twitter regarding our beloved – Zimbabwe. The discussion mainly revolves around Zimbabwe’s interesting past, the future but more importantly focusing on the actual solutions going forward. I’ve always felt that identifying problems is 25% of the actual issue.
#263Chat is designed to focus on the important 75%. I also believe local challenges tend to require local solutions. I like the idea of crowd sourcing and #263Chat is designed to do just that. I firmly believe that Zimbabweans abroad and those in Zimbabwe can both play a vital role in Zimbabwe’s development. Talking about these issues is the first step.