NABUUR history

NABUUR, the Global Neighbour Network, turned 10! To celebrate this fact, we've put together a timeline with NABUUR milestones, newsletters, videos and stories from the ground - showing NABUUR's development over time. Enjoy a walk down memory lane!

2001-10-30 00:00:00

NABUUR Foundation officially registered

Siegfried Woldhek started the NABUUR foundation with Philipp Kauffmann at the end of 2001. Hear him tell the story in his own words.

2002-02-01 00:00:00

NABUUR has started

NABUUR's first newsletter

2002-02-21 00:00:00

Work in progress

NABUUR's second newsletter

2002-03-15 00:00:00

Work in progress

NABUUR's 3rd newsletter

2002-04-12 00:00:00

Work in progress

NABUUR's 4th newsletter

2002-05-01 00:00:00

Introducing NABUUR

Brochure explaining the NABUUR idea

2002-06-01 00:00:00

Nepal - Women empowerment program

A real life story from Nepal

2003-03-01 00:00:00

Progress first months 2003

NABUUR Newsletter march 2003

2003-05-01 00:00:00

Work in progress

NABUUR Newsletter May 2003

2003-10-01 00:00:00

On Track

NABUUR Newsletter October 2003

2003-12-01 00:00:00

And now: time to scale up!

NABUUR Newsletter December 2003

2004-04-01 10:39:32

Recent developments

NABUUR Newsletter April 2004

2004-09-01 10:39:32

Many new locations

NABUUR Newsletter September 2004 - growth from 12 to 35 Villages - workshop for Local Representatives organised in Burkina Faso

2004-12-01 10:39:32

Results for Zapotillo, Ecuador

Setting up an IT-centre to keep the community alive

2004-12-01 10:39:32

Results for Cochiraya, Peru

Selling Alpaca products to keep the community alive

2006-04-30 10:39:32

NABUUR brochure 2006

NABUUR & Clinton, Milk for Khunti, Beekeeping in Gbongay, IT-centre for Zapotillo

2006-12-06 02:22:54

Bill Clinton about NABUUR

Former President Bill Clinton spoke about during his visit to the Netherlands. Bill Clinton: "We need to find ways to come together, organize, to do things. NABUUR has been a big part of the Clinton Global Initiative and the work they do is wonderful. I appreciate the fact that you support them and their work with villages around the world".

2006-12-31 10:39:32

NABUUR results 2006

18 result stories from Villages on NABUUR

2007-05-25 02:22:54

Khunti dairy project

With the help of online volunteers a community in Khunti, India set up a dairy project over the last two years. Visit Khunti on

2007-08-01 02:22:54

Become a Neighbour on

Raul Alberto Caceres, honoured by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and its Online Volunteering (OV) service as one of ten "Online Volunteers of the Year" in 2006, is going online to encourage more people to become online volunteers.

2007-08-07 02:22:54

Vadgam Sports & Youth Club

In Vadgam, India, a group of dedicated young men is working for a better future for their village. Through their Sports & Youth Club they offer better opportunities for the youth.

2007-10-09 02:22:54

Bees in Gbongay

Listen to the people in Gbongay who finished a bee keeping project and hear what it means for them. Thanks to the online volunteers on and the support of

2007-10-16 02:22:54

Special Friends in Sadhana

In Sadhana (India), lives a community of adults with developmental disabilities including epilepsy, autism and other neurological impairments. The people of Sadhana call them their 'Special Friends'. They live together with co-workers, house parents and volunteers. Two online NABUUR volunteers (Julia Schönberger and Many Schinke from Germany)went to Sadhana for three months to share their knowledge on special therapies for these friends.

2007-11-13 02:22:54

NABUUR promotion video 2007

NABUUR promotion video

2007-12-31 22:23:23

Developing stories 2007

What makes NABUUR different? The method: NABUUR leverages the internet to enable people around the world to connect and collaborate.

2008-12-31 22:32:01

NABUUR Stories 2008

A selection of developing stories on

2009-02-21 22:21:06

Meet2Connect Kampala

On Saturday 21 February NABUUR and ICU organised a Meet2Connect event in Kampala for local representatives of community development projects. Here's a short impression!

2009-06-24 05:26:58

The Blog Comes Home!

It's an exciting day - the NABUUR blog is finally home! Starting today, you'll read regular updates and announcements from NABUUR, including featured success stories in villages and projects.

2009-11-27 16:56:03

Three Ways You Can Help Build The Future of NABUUR

NABUUR exists so people like you can make a real difference for communities worldwide. With your contributions, you have improved the lives of countless others. You have proven it works. Now, your talents and time are needed to take the next step: make NABUUR itself self-supporting and driven by a global community of volunteers.

2009-12-22 22:21:06

Join the BarCamp to bring NABUUR to the next level! Febr 13-14 in Amsterdam

The first NABUUR BarCamp will take place during the weekend of February 13-14. It will convene ca. 30 website developers and volunteers from different continents to the beautiful city of Amsterdam. The goal is to bring NABUUR to the next level.

2009-12-31 00:00:00

NABUUR Stories 2009

A collection of NABUUR Stories from 2009 (Warning: PDF file of over 3MB, do not download from a slow connection!)

2010-01-25 08:14:46

TakingITGlobal and Nabuur Launch New Action Guide on Online Volunteering

*A free digital guide for youth interested in becoming online volunteers and learning more about the rich world of online volunteering.*

2010-02-16 22:21:06

A True Community Gathering - NABUUR Camp 13-14 February 2010, Amsterdam

The NABUUR Camp has come to an end. It has been an extraordinary and productive event thanks to the 25 participants who came from different corners of the world (13 nationalities present) to jointly move NABUUR forward.

2010-05-03 08:14:46

Twittering mosquito nets

25 April – World Malaria Day. Appeals to donate mosquito nets pop up every minute on twitter. Amongst big campaigns such as Malaria No More or Roll Back Malaria, a couple of Nabuur volunteers twittered “Tweet A Net”. Malaria is still endemic in 95% of Uganda and accounts for 70,000-110,000 child deaths annually in Uganda.

2010-10-21 16:56:03

NABUUR has a new board and director

On Wednesday October 13, the NABUUR director and supervisory board handed over their responsibilities to a new generation.

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