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Samantha Barnard

My story of helping Nonprofit Organisations use technology for social impact.

Samantha Barnard is the Development Lead of Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC and has been teaching Corporates, SMEs and Civil Society on Social Media Marketing & Management since 2008.

As a trusted partner to both Google and Facebook, Samantha helps professionals build their online marketing capacity by means of face-to-face training sessions and virtual workshops. Samantha is also recognized as a trusted content moderator and assists social media companies and media monitoring agencies across the African continent with moderation services.

In November 2019 Samantha partnered with Google Africa to roll out an online safety roadshow in South Africa and has since trained over 1000 people on an accredited Online Safety Programme.

For three years running, Samantha has been a guest panelist at the Trialogue Business In Society Conference and has shared the stage with Gauteng Provincial Government; Vodacom; Microsoft and Facebook.

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For three years running, Samantha has been a guest panelist at the Trialogue Business In Society Conference and has shared the stage with Gauteng Provincial Government; Vodacom; Microsoft and Facebook.

Samantha holds the following certification: Social Media Marketing Diploma (Shaw Academy) | Google AdWords Search Professional (Google) | Google AdWords Video Professional (Google) | Twitter Flight School (Twitter) | Blueprint by Facebook (Facebook) | Digital Skills For Africa (Google) | Digital Citizenship and Safety Online (Google for Education) | Outlook 101 (Microsoft) | Digital Security 201: How To Make Your Organisation Safe (TechSoup) | OneDrive 101 (Microsoft) | CyberSecurity 101: How To Be A Human Firewall (TechSoup).

Trialogue

2018; 2019; 2020

Facebook NGO Day

2019

NetSquared

2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

Live Streaming

2019; 2020

Quotes

Media quotes from 2018 to date.

Samantha Barnard

“Social media offers so many great opportunities to create, engage and share online. By focusing on Internet safety, we can help the youth really enjoy these benefits while keeping safe from the risks of the online world.” Samantha Barnard

Facebook Partners For Safer Internet Day 2020

Samantha Barnard

“Barnard highlighted the imbalance of power and lack of transparency between government, NPOs and corporates. NPOs are often doing grueling work with minimal resources to enable them to focus on operational costs, making them vulnerable in relationships with government and corporates.”

Building Healthy Relationships In Development 2019

Samantha Barnard

“Adding her thoughts, Samantha Barnard, deputy director Phambano Technology Development Centre commented: “Watching Facebook further connect non-profits in South Africa with their initiatives (e.g WorkPlace) has been inspiring!”

Facebook NGO Day 2019

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I assist nonprofit organisations, schools, libraries and faith-based organisations in Southern Africa use technology for social impact.