Agriculture is the conerstone for economic development in Africa. it have been identified that Information and communication technologies can assure sustainable support to rural livelihoods. this blog is create to improve the capacity of all stakeholder involved in agricultural sector. our mission is to diffuse, all innovation for agricultural development in Africa.
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
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
in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance
by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.
·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 anactive e-mail account;
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 inthe 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.from17-21 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