Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Conference: Participatory Web for Development

CTA, FAO, Euforic and other development organizations are joining forces to hold an international conference on the use of so-called 'web 2.0' applications to facilitate networking, collaborating and exchanging knowledge in agriculture, rural development and natural resource management.

The conference will be held at FAO in Rome from 25 to 27 September 2007, with pre-conference seminars on 24 September.

The conference will serve as a meeting point for the whole community interested in 'web 2.0' approaches in development. The organizers conceived and designed the event as a breeding ground for new partnerships and collaborations. The presentations and case studies presented during the conference will focus on the following areas:
  • Shared virtual spaces remote collaboration and knowledge sharing like remote file sharing, social networking, social bookmarking, wikis and more
  • Appropriate technologies for on-line publishing like web publishing, blogging, wikis, etc.
  • Online Information retrieval and access like search engines, alert services (e.g. RSS, selective dissemination of information, and open access journals and more
Updates on the event and announcements will be posted on

This event is also part of the Euforic web2share initiative that supports our members in using the new web tools and services and working collectively. To know more, visit Euforic's projects page.

See also our dossier on information, knowledge, communication.