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
The Technical Centre for Agricultural
and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access
to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and
rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the
Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications
represents a great opportunity for meeting it.
The Busoga Rural Open Source and
Development Initiative (BROSDI), in collaboration with CTA will host
a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on September 24 - 28, 2012.
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 organization. This
Learning Opportunity forms part of CTA initiatives that support
development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating
information more effectively.
How to apply: If you are interested in
applying, please complete this online form.
Deadline for application: 22 August,
(Source: Web2 for Dev)