In the run-up to the World Congress on Agroforestry (#WCA2014), we ran a blog competition. The purpose was to provide agroforestry researchers, practitioners, students and farmers a platform to showcase their projects on our blog. We also used this opportunity to encourage people to discover the power of blogging -and social media as a whole- (…)
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Someone once told me, we can do all the science we want, we can do all the agricultural research for development we want, unless if our findings get “out there”, the research is a useless spending of public funding. And “getting it out there” is not just publishing in scientific journals, but “getting it out (…)
More and more conferences and workshops use social media to report live from the event. “Live Tweeting” is the most interactive social media tool used to broadcast live snapshots and to moderate online discussions.
Are you familiar with things like “Twitter”, “Facebook”, “blogging”, “vlogging”, “podcasting”,…? Join us! Or if those words sound like gibberish to you, well… You are welcome too! Experienced social media users, professionals, volunteers, journalists as well as beginners are equally welcome in the social media team of the World Congress on Agroforestry (WCA2014) held in (…)
We are organizing a Social Media Boot Camp for experienced social media coordinators at the COP19 conference. Apply now!
“It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts.” —Ella Fitzgerald Few young people raise to a position, early in their career, where they can inspire others and make a change. For those who do, even fewer dare to take the risk then, to stand up, and push for changes. Idowu Okheren (…)
Once upon a time, there was an organisation, that ran a single day event at RIO+20, the big sustainable development conference in June 2012. The event was well attended (around 600 people), and had a good coverage in the “traditional media” (newspapers and magazines). Apart from publishing some post-event blogposts, pictures and videos, social media (…)
Social media can be more than “a means”. It can be “a goal” too. The story of a dream, a nightmare and a wish… A few weeks ago, I was privileged to coordinate the social media outreach at an international conference, called GCARD2 (The 2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development). From the start (…)
I coordinate the social media outreach for two events at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Qatar next week: ALL-5 (Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day – Dec 3) and ForestDay-6 (Dec 2). Our social media outreach does not only concentrate on the “standard” advocacy mechanics (webcasting, spread of links and content, video interviews etc..): (…)
I have been fortunate to coordinate the social media team for the 2012 Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD), one of the side events of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The ARDD is organised by a consortium of a dozen organisations working on sustainable agriculture and food security. On (…)
Barely two months have passed since we published a post, asking for volunteers to cover the forum via social media. By now, we have gathered about 20 social reporters who will “report” live from the Forum itself. Another 80 (!) social media volunteers spread all over the world will be helping to “propagate” the content (…)