Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online technologies known as Web 2.0 and Social Media applications enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications and Social Media represents a great opportunity for meeting it.
The Eastern Africa Grain Institute (EAGI), a specialized training division of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), in collaboration with CTA, will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on.