Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities Across Africa 2014 : Apply Now.

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Available Trainings:

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    National Library Service (NLS)
    Lilongwe, Malawi , 01-05 September 2014
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    Department of Information and Communication Studies, University of Namibia
    Windhoek, Namibia , 08-12 September 2014
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    National University of Lesotho (NUL)
    Roma, Lesotho , 08-12 September 2014
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    Mananga Centre for Regional Integration and Management Development
    Ezulwini Campus, Ezulwini, Swaziland , 15-19 September 2014
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
    Aiyura, Papua New Guinea , 22-26 September 2014
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity
    Bowen University
    Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria , 22-26 September 2014

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.

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.

Programme of the Learning Opportunity

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
  • Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
  • Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
  • Photos for the web;
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
  • Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
  • Online mapping (New Google Maps);
  • Blogging (Blogger or WordPress);
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter);
  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
  • Online Communities of Practice;
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.

Participants – Eligibility and responsibilities

Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.

Eligibility criteria

  • be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
  • have regular access to a computer ( ownership of a computer is an advantage);
  • be competent in the use of the English language;
  • have an active e-mail account;
  • be 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;
  • be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
  • be a resident of the Country where the Training will take place(Africa)

Entitlements

During each event, the organisers will provide lunch and refreshments and distribute copies of CTA publications and instructional material.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity

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About Author

Lanre Dahunsi is the Team Lead of OpportunitiesForAfricans.com, an online portal that connects Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities such as Internships, Scholarships, Fellowships, Contests, Volunteering and Career Opportunities around the Globe. Lanre is the Chief Digital Strategist at Cnergy Media (A Digital Marketing Consulting Firm), he is an Entrepreneur, Change Agent and Avid Reader. E-Mail: [email protected]

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