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Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity

The Botswana Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on 17-21 February 2014 at the Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA). Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity 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.Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.Accepted participants will be responsible for all costs related to their travel to and from the venue at the Botswana College of Agriculture, Sebele, accommodation, breakfast and supper, daily subsistence allowances, and for bringing their own WIFI-enabled laptop to 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 Botswana.
If you are interested in applying, please click on this link to complete the online form.Deadline for applications: 19 January, 2014