Monday, June 14, 2010

Social Reporting at IAALD Congress 2010

Euforic has been closely associated with IAALD for over ten years, and their blog is a great example of how small, voluntary organisations can use web 2.0 tools to create a professional and dynamic online space.

The 2010 IAALD congress was held in Montpelier and we were there to support and facilitate the event with social reporting. We also participated and covered with blogs and blips some specific sessions

m-agriculture & CTA
We also supported the m-agriculture workshop organised by CTA, as a follow up to the Observatory held earlier in the year. A report from the Knowledge Cafe at IAALD was published on the ICT/KM blog and there are three posts on the IAALD blog featuring a range of ICT4D specialists reflecting on the impact and role of mobile devices:

Interviewed at the IAALD Congress 2010, Michael Riggs of FAO gives some background to the work of FAO, CTA, IICD and others in developing a new conceptual framework for ICT4D. He also gives a measured view of what he sees as the role and importance of mobile devices.

Interviewed at the IAALD Congress 2010, Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director of APC (Association of Progressive Communications) reflects on the characteristics of mobile devices, their impact and the need to maintain a balanced view of their potential.
For both the CTA events we helped in the planning, facilitation, social and final reporting. CTA is organising a second m-agriculture observatory later this year, probably in Southern Africa.