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Online communications for nonprofits: the current trends

Jun 13th, 2014 | By
Online communications for nonprofits: the current trends

The art of communications, is to stick out from the crowds. Offer your public new and enticing communications, both in content and in form. The world of online communications is now moving faster than ever before. We have more tools at our disposal, which provide new opportunities to bring our messages and interact with our (…)

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A blog competition shows the power of social media

Feb 24th, 2014 | By
A blog competition shows the power of social media

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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The adventures of a reporter in Social Media Wonderland

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By
The adventures of a reporter in Social Media Wonderland

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 (…)

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The Art of Live Tweeting

Dec 30th, 2013 | By
The Art of Live Tweeting

More and more conferences and workshops use social media to report live from the event. Dubbed “Social reporting”, this live crowdsourced reporting is a mesh of live blogging, podcasting, vlogging, webcasting and real time online discussions. Social reporting has become THE way to involve an online public, with onsite events.



Join our #WCA2014 social media team!

Dec 16th, 2013 | By
Join our #WCA2014 social media team!

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 (…)

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Social Media Boot Camp at COP19 – Now open for applications!

Jun 25th, 2013 | By
Social Media Boot Camp at COP19 – Now open for applications!

We are organizing a Social Media Boot Camp for experienced social media coordinators at the COP19 conference. Apply now!



African conference on agricultural science looks for social media volunteers

Jun 21st, 2013 | By
African conference on agricultural science looks for social media volunteers

“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 (…)

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Using social media at events: Are you missing opportunities?

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Using social media at events: Are you missing opportunities?

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 (…)

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When social media becomes a goal by itself…

Dec 23rd, 2012 | By
When social media becomes a goal by itself…

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 (…)

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Going to COP18? Join our social reporting team!

Nov 24th, 2012 | By
Going to COP18? Join our social reporting team!

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..): (…)

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Social reporting from RIO+20

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By
Social reporting from RIO+20

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 (…)

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