We need more consciousness. AI is not the problem. We are.

by Stephan DOUKHOPELNIKOFF, leadership and mindfulness coach.


Enjoy your holiday by connecting to what is, not based on data!

Is humanity destroying itself by becoming just data to be fed to algorithms?

If there is no data, it doesn’t exist.

Sharing some thoughts to think about when you go on holiday before returning to the system. 

Don’t worry in case you might feel uncomfortable leaving your comfort zone, mostly your holiday is part of the system too.

The busy therapy, the system.

This is the time that many international organisations are publishing the results of their efforts.
The period of worldwide diarrhea of reports.

The question remains: ” Where is this all leading us as humanity?”

Burundi would be a forest when you count all the trees that are planted in reports and on social media. Reality is different though.

But it is getting worse. We made ourselves not more than data too.
And if there is no data, it doesn’t exist…

Mental health, an open mind and connectedness.

How much time do people ‘in the field’ spend effectively in the field?
How many visitors really bond with local people in the field (not in offices) and other parts of the whole?

‘In the field’ means for many years ‘the local office’. Visitors are restricted in their movements because of data.
But. Isn’t an office is still an office and a field is still a field? There must be some data somewhere confirming this.

And how much time do people spend in the ‘real’ field? How much time they spend on analysis, preparation, reporting and evaluation and on ineffective, useless meetings?

Are so called specialists connected to the field or are they connected to the system? Where is the balance? What are the consequences?

What is their mental health as a consequence of all this?

What is their bond with what they really should be busy with? I mean the reality and not what papers papers are telling you?

Lack of harmony. Egoism.

In life everything is interconnected, nothing exist by itself.

All organisations have their own focus and their own programs. Nothing is ever cross-border or cross-organisation coordinated or harmonised. As everything is interconnected and balance is needed, what is the use of this disconnected and lack of harmonised way of working?

On paper everything is fine. In the field? In reality?

How can you expect harmony, balance and well-being for all with these approaches?

The whole.

In life everything is always part of a whole.

When you prioritise parts without taking care of, or harmonising with, all the rest, there can’t be sustainability.

When you invest millions in #development, if it is not sustainable, you create more bad than good.

Certainly in the heads of unconscious people. They get used to receiving without any reflection and lack of proactive action towards sustainability. Their focus will be on what you give them: money, income. With all consequences for their mindset and attitude.

Generalist v specialist

Blind people always need specialists. The system knows this. So algorithms will decide who is fit to do a job. People learn not to take responsibility anymore because the system is doing ‘it’ or telling you what to do. In the field I have too many examples of that. It is just paralysing and sickening.

What do you expect to come out of so-called specialists without a generalist approach?

When you analyse how organisations recruit, you understand that their results will be results on paper.

People and facts are considered as just data. ‘The whole of reality’ doesn’t count, it is all about fractional data. 

Nobody cares anymore about reality. As long as the system accepts the data everything is fine.

And we all keep accepting this? The unconscious bosses leading those systems have no interest in changing or adapting their systems to changing realities. They are manipulating reality.
“The proletariat” who were factory workers in the past are now, preferably, university graduates.
Did the system really change?
As long as people think that they did something important that fits the system it is fine, no? As long as they adapt to the system. Why is there so much conflict in the world while we consider ourselves civilised?

Data isn’t reality. It is a very small fraction of it. And we get further away from reality each day. We live on screens!

That says it all. No?

Humans becoming blind.

Do you need market analysis, field studies for what you can see with your own eyes?

Most consultants that are ‘imported’ here to Burundi never lived here. They are not connected. They are connected to the data systems. They check and compare to what they know through reports and they compare. I am not blaming them. I am showing the absurdity of the system and the dangerous consequences.
You really think you can connect coming to a society for two or three weeks every year or even for a month? How long does it take you to connect to a person and to really know a person? If you have the illusion that you can really know a person.
What do you do when you are here? How many days are you in the field? How many days you are really connected to the field? Are you connected to the people? Or are you a bureaucrat who is busy with generating an income but you don’t really care? Maybe you gave up because you can’t change the system? Of course that is your right. I am not judging you. But your attitude has consequences for the well-being of all. Whether you decide to do something or not.

And when you are here, what do you do? You are send by people and organisations that send you with a mission. That mission on what is it based? On reality or on other reports of other people in offices living in residential areas for away from local society.

Yes. You don’t start from what ‘is’, but from what you think that is. 

From what is explained or told to you from people in positions or with references that were there before you. With experience and with knowledge. But what experience and what knowledge? Seriously.
And this go on and on.
So what is even the use of coming here if you are already preconditioned and the system doesn’t allow change?

One thing is sure. Systems are blind for reality. And if the people cannot even see for themselves any more they will feed the system with whatever to get paid.

What is fed to the system become then references.

Because also: if there is no data, it doesn’t exist.

We live in the office reality!

But what about the reality in the field? The reality in the field is not the fractional data about the field! It is not the impressions we have.

Life, existence, is about the whole.
Life is beyond thinking and intelligence!
Thinking, feeling, experience, smell, taste…

Who lives in the field and not in the office or residential area?

Imagine all these reports full of numbers and texts. Further and further away from reality. Isn’t that becoming a little bit ridiculous?

Humanity and nature are being destroyed step by step by outdated, disconnected systems and views.

We are ruled by systems instead of us ruling the systems.


Because we live in offices, in separation, disconnected, glued to our screens.

Disconnected from reality, from other people, from nature, from all other beings.

We made ourselves data, we are becoming more and more data.

No wonder there is a danger that AI will take us over.

We are focused on programs and results. They lead us where exactly?

How much are we focused on well-being instead of for example money or income? Yes there is another way!

As long as we don’t change our mindset to the well-being of all beings, we are on the wrong path.

Humanity and all beings need an all-inclusive renaissance of consciousness and compassion for the well-being of all.

Enjoy your holiday!

Don’t forget to connect to what really ‘is’ not to what you think that is, based on ‘your’ (?) data.

#unconsciousness #leadership #sustainability #innovation

From the Hills in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Stephan. Love, enjoy life!

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International entrepreneurship consultant,
lawyer, mediator,
leadership, entrepreneurship, performance and mindfulness COACH,
digital, innovation, internet and creativity.
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10 avantages de l’apprentissage en ligne des compétences du lieu du travail au Burundi.

Avec BiDigital.one nous avons crée le premier portail en ligne, www.prepakazi-ULT.com, avec des formations sur les compétences du lieu du travail au Burundi.
Mais pourquoi? Quels sont les avantages?


Les portails de formation en ligne sont accessibles de partout, ce qui permet aux étudiants de se connecter à partir de n’importe quel endroit par internet. Ceci est aussi une raison pour créer des points d’access (centres des jeunes) dans le rural du Burundi ou les jeunes peuvent suivre des leçons par internet en groupe sans devoir se déplacer vers la capitale.


Les étudiants peuvent suivre les cours à leur propre rythme et selon leur propre horaire, ce qui leur permet de concilier facilement leur vie personnelle et professionnelle.

Réduction des coûts

Les portails de formation en ligne permettent de réduire les coûts liés aux déplacements, à l’hébergement et aux frais de scolarité.

Apprentissage personnalisé

Les portails de formation en ligne permettent de personnaliser l’apprentissage pour répondre aux besoins individuels de chaque étudiant.

Formation axée sur les compétences

Les portails de formation en ligne sont conçus pour aider les étudiants à développer les compétences requises sur le lieu de travail.

Formation continue

Les portails de formation en ligne offrent une opportunité de formation continue pour les employés en poste.

Mise à jour des compétences

Les portails de formation en ligne permettent de mettre à jour les compétences des employés pour s’adapter aux changements technologiques et aux demandes du marché.

Apprentissage interactif

Les portails de formation en ligne offrent des outils interactifs pour améliorer l’apprentissage et rendre la formation plus engageante.

Apprentissage collaboratif

Les portails de formation en ligne permettent aux étudiants de collaborer avec des collègues et des mentors pour améliorer leur apprentissage.


Les portails de formation en ligne offrent des certifications reconnues sur le marché du travail, ce qui peut aider les étudiants à se démarquer dans leur recherche d’emploi.

Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas de nous contacter.

Voici la vidéo de la création du portail:

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leadership, entrepreneurship, performance and mindfulness COACH,
digital, innovation, internet and creativity.
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10 sectors to focus on innovation in developing countries.

Our experience in Africa taught us 10 sectors to focus on innovation in developing countries such as #Burundi.

Innovation can refer to any new or improved
– method,
– process,
– product,
– service,
that addresses the challenges and needs of the local population.

1. Mobile technology innovation.

In many countries in Central Africa, mobile phones are becoming a popular way for people, also in rural areas to access financial services, healthcare, educational resources and other essential needs. For instance, the use of mobile money platforms and mobile banking services has become commonplace in countries like Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya.

2. Innovation through in sustainable agricultural practices.

Agriculture is the backbone of many Central African economies, and innovative farming practices such as precision agriculture, use of organic fertilisers, and water conservation techniques, can help farmers increase their productivity and incomes while reducing their carbon footprint. Seed varieties, irrigation systems, and pest control methods that can improve crop yields and food security.

3. Innovation through renewable energy.

Many developing countries in Central Africa are heavily dependent on fossil fuels which are expensive and contribute to air pollution. Therefore, innovation in renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydropower is crucial for expanding access to electricity and promoting sustainable development. Even to remote communities.

4. Healthcare innovations.

Healthcare in Central Africa is plagued by a shortage of skilled personnel, underfunded facilities, and limited access to drugs and medical supplies. Innovation in this context, includes the use of telemedicine, mobile health (mHealth) technologies, and community health worker programs to improve access to healthcare services. Water sanitation and hygiene innovations to reduce water-borne diseases.

5. Education technology innovation.

Access to quality education is a major challenge in many developing countries in Central Africa. Therefore, the use of education technology (edtech) tools such as e-learning platforms, gamification and augmented reality can help to improve the quality and accessibility of education for women, children and youth. 

To make education more accessible and affordable, and provide training and professional development opportunities for teachers.

In Burundi Doutti created with Bidigital.one the first online e-learning portal with online courses to develop the skills of students for the workplace: www.PrepAKAZI-ULT.com

6. Social entrepreneurship innovations.

Entrepreneurship opportunities and access to credit.

7. Transportation innovations.

Improve mobility and infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and public transportation systems, to enhance access to markets, healthcare, and education.

8. Environmental innovations.

Address issues like deforestation, pollution, and climate change, through sustainable practices and technologies.

9. Financial innovations.

Promote inclusive and affordable finance, such as microfinance, mobile banking, and blockchain technology, to improve access to credit and financial services for underserved communities.

10.Urbanisation and architecture innovations.

Also in Burundi the population in urban areas is increasing with all consequences. There is clearly a need for innovative approaches in urbanisation and construction. The way houses are built is a reflection of a copy-paste mentality that doesn’t contribute to any innovation or adaptability to the local environment.

There is no integration or connection to the beautiful environment. Locals don’t recognise or integrate local assets.

Please contact us for more information.

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