samedi 11 janvier 2014

Young professionnals, it is your time to be familar with ICT tools

Young professionnal receiving his certificate in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Today, ICT has prouved its potential to suatainable contribute for agricultural development. there is a lot of application can can be apply in agricultural sector. Many farmers in Africa daily use at least one ICT  tools but do not known that tose tools can help them for their agri-bussinesses. Due is mostly due to ignorance, lack of information. We also observed that young people are those who are very familar with social networking to collaborate with their frainds and relative but mostly just or fun. that is why CTA via ARDYIS project decieded to build youth capacity on web2.0 and social media for agricultural development. Many training session took place around Africa since 2011. Today Zimbabwe and Botswana accept to deal with this challenge.
In collaboration with local organization or institute such as The National University of Science and Technology (NUST), The  Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA), The Botswana Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) , these Learning Opportunities 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 networking. 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 organisation.

 Programme of the Learning Opportunity

·         Introduction to the participatory World Wide Web (Web 2.0) and to social media;

·         Search Magic: How to conduct advanced multilingual online searches;

·         Information Self Service: How to get selected information served to you via alerts and RSS feeds;

·         Remote collaboration: How to develop content remotely using wikis and Google Docs;

·         Online mapping: How to locate your organisation and your projects on an online map;

·         How to communicate voice over the internet at no cost;

·         Online publishing (micro-blogging and blogging);

·         Professional / corporate social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook);

·         Web 2.0 self-instruction (introduction to IMARK).

 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 in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;

·         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; and
 be resident in the country concerned (Zimbabwe or Botswana).


- Zimbabwe: National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.from  26-30 May 2014 and
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), Bindura, Zimbabwe from  21-25 April 2014.
- Botswana : Botswana College of Agriculture, Sebele, Botswana.from 17-21 February 2014
If your are interested just vist ardyis website or click direct on:
- Buse to attend to the first session of training in Zimbabwe or NUST to attend to the second session in Zimbabwe 
BCA in you are Botswana resident

Young women are highly recommanded to submit their application. Good luck

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