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L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

This parallel session on the Raise of mFarmers in Africa (MOB25) was conducted during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference in Windhoek Namabia on 30th May 2013 from 16:45 to 18:15. The session was chaired by Mr. Giacomo Rambaidi of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) of Netherlands and two speakers managed to turn up for their paper presentations and these were John Gushit of University of Jos, Nigeria who presented a paper on “Facilitating the Optimal Utilization of Pesticides by peasant Farmers Using Mobile Technology” and myself (Robert Kibaya) of Uganda who presented on “Mobile Telephony Technologies That Support Communication and Fundraising Needs of a Rural Community Development Organization: A KIRUCODO Live Experience”. For more details about this session please visit this link.

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Participants during  Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development

Participants during
Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development

On 29th May 2013 during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference,  I (Robert Kibaya) conducted a full-day training workshop on Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for development from 09:00am to 05:00pm. The participants had access to all the training material uploaded at this blog link.  More information about this particular training session can be accessed from this link . All together there were 13 participants from nine countries pulled from different work sectors as you can have a look at this List.

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By Robert Kibaya, Director Communications Without Borders Ltd and Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization; P.O.BOX 705 Mukono, Uganda; E-Mail: robkib@gmail.com, Twitter: @rob_kib, Skype: rob_kib; Blog: www.ruralafricafacts.wordpress.com

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This is one of the interesting sessions that one has not to afford to miss! It will showcase live innovative practices from real practitioners on the ground based in different locations of the world.

Okay, just a little bit of this session:…..From the optimal use of pesticides to mobile banking opportunities for cocoa farmers, this session highlights a range of concrete examples of how mobile phones support small and large scale African farmers in facilitating communication and access to information.

You feel you can join us at E-Learning Africa2013 in the same room (Etosha) at Safari Conference Centre Windhoek Namibia this week on Thursday May 30th 2013 from 16:45 – 18:15 or follow remotely, just consider to utilize the following below:

  • You can follow on for the next four days @eLAConference, #eLA13, #MOB25 and #web2icm

 

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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WEB2.0 Training Sessions

The morning of 28 Sept. 2012, all trainees, facilitators and CTA managers had a Joint CTA Ink4Dev Lessons Learned, Action Point & Closing Remarks session at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.

Remember, The CTA  organised two side events during the RUFORUM Biennial Meeting –

  1. Scientific Writing for shortlisted participants of the Women in Science competition – managed by JAF, and
  2. InK4Dev Week – consisting of 3 parallel sessions on

The sessions were sub-divided as follows below:

(a)  Training of Trainers on ICM Strategy development at ARD institutions – including pre-launch of the ICM Strategy development Facilitator’s and User’s manual. Discussions will also be held on best approaches to making use of the manuals (Wiki of manuals for flexible updating)

(b)  Training of Trainers on Monitoring and Evaluation of Information Projects, Products and Services, using the Smart Toolkit as reference material. Discussions will also be held on best approaches to…

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