Archive for the ‘ICM’ Category

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 320 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content wereGoogle ReaderStumbleUponDiggDelicious… you know all the big names.

Also read: The top 100 Twitter Tools of 2012 (Categorized).

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This Selected Conference Panel is currently accepting Paper Abstracts for the upcoming  Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies which is organised jointly with the Third Istanbul Human Security Conference on: 24-27 October 2013. Below is more information about this panel:

Title Is the Development of Information and Communication Management strategies for Disaster response and Disaster risk reduction in Developing Countries be of great benefit?
Authors Kibaya Robert
Abstract Reducing disaster risk is thus critical to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and addressing underlying risk drivers is also vital to climate change adaptation, especially in the short- and medium-term.The 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction pointed out that for any decision to invest public resources in disaster risk management (DRM) involves trade-offs with other priorities in which the same resources could have been invested. At present, most countries do not systematically account for the cost of recurrent disaster losses, let alone the cost of indirect impacts on health, education and productivity. Even fewer comprehensively estimate the maximum losses they may incur.
As such, governments are poorly positioned to assess the trade-offs implicit in their public investment decisions, and have difficulty justifying increased investment in DRM. By navigating in a sea of risks without a compass, public resources are constantly being diverted to rehabilitate or reconstruct damaged or destroyed assets, and disasters continue to surprise governments without adequate contingency measures in place.

The panel will discuss and seek ideas on how to establish and implement institutional repositories of disaster information and how to facilitate the development of institutional and national Information and Communication Management (ICM) strategies and policies as frameworks for addressing issues that are critical to content development and information exchange, and supporting development of human capacity in disaster ICM.

Theme Politics and Practices of Natural Disasters and Disaster Respons

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Training Workshop in Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development (E-Learning Africa2013 Pre-conference training session on 29th May 2013)

  • You can follow on for the next four days @eLAConference, #eLA13 and #web2icm

Abstract
Looking for, Identifying, Linking with and coordinating collaborations easily and cheaply with potential donors and groups worldwide has always been a great challenge to majority of rural community Development Organizations in Uganda and Africa in general. On the other hand, the utilization of modern communication tools that are mostly hosted on the internet has always been hindered in rural communities by lack of: connectivity and electricity, access to affordable ICT equipment and technologies, among others.
Passing on the web2.0 practical skills by CTA and partners has once more restored hope to majority of hopeless Rural Organizations’ managers who for the first time can be able to coordinate most of their respective organizations’ activities online through blogging and group innovative online collaboration
with the utilization of group wares. The workshop will explore, share live experiences and provide practical hands-on training in innovative utilization of blogs and online group collaborative tools for fostering local organizations’ community development programs.

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