ICTs play an important role in socio-economic development of a country through job creation and entrepreneurship. ICT based business can be a powerful tool for economic growth.
Keeping this importance in mind, ITU, TRCSL, Department of Agriculture and FAO initiated further training courses around “Innovation & Application Development for E-agriculture” in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
This training is the second training, after the first training which was carried out from 12-15 September, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The main objectives of the training course are to:
- A greater capability within the Department of Agriculture to innovate using emerging technologies;
- A greater ability to design, develop and deliver technology solutions to meet the development goals and challenges of the agriculture sector;
- Learn the processes and skills to design, develop and deliver a prototype application for Android devices
- Learn the processes and skills to design, develop and deliver a prototype web application using Ruby on Rails.
The training will consist of three components.
Training 1: 1.5 days (approx. 30 participants)
Innovation and emerging technologies instruction
Training 2: 1 day (approx. 20 participants)
Design, develop a simple Ruby on Rails application
Training 3: 3 days (approx. 20 participants)
Design, develop and deliver a prototype application for Android devices
Training 1: This training is for a general audience of Department of Agriculture employees.
Training 2 & Training 3: This training is designed for a technical audience who have experience with designing and developing software.
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