Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online technologies known as Web 2.0 and ‘social media’ enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information.
A 5-day Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity will be held in Port Moresby from 24-28 March, 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using wikis and Google Docs, using VoIP, online mapping and social media.
Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation. This Learning Opportunity forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively.
This is an initiative of the PNG National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in collaboration with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA), the National Research Institute (NRI), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL).
Those actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media are encouraged to apply.
Find more information here: http://www.web2fordev.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/257-web2lo-nari-png-01