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Agknowledge Africa Share Fair: The show is on the road

Posted by Roxanna Samii Sunday, October 17, 2010

It is months that we've been planning the Agknowledge Africa Share Fair - and now finally the show is on the  road!!!

We're seeing the ILRI complex getting busier and busier by the hour. It is so nice to see old friends and colleagues. There is a nice feeling of anticipation about the event. Everyone is looking forward to meeting new people and to learn and share with each other.

The organizers met earlier today to go over the agenda and to iron out the last logistical issues before the big day. The social reporters will be meeting in less than 20 minutes to organize themselves. Make sure you follow us on the blog and on twitter. The hastag to follow is #sfaddis.

We're going to start tomorrow with what is now known as day zero. Day zero is a learning and sharing day, where a number of colleagues from various organizations will host different sessions on a range of topics such as:

  • blogging
  • collaborative writing
  • knowledge sharing methods
  • Google geo products
  • journalistic reporting

The big show starts on Tuesday and it promises to be an super EXCITING event. One of the great attractions of this event is the Ethiopian style market place, followed by the learning pathways - inspired by IFAD-funded PROCASUR programme. The learning pathways will focus on:
  • water
  • livestock
  • land
  • climate change
The event will also benefit from 5 thematic focus discussions on topics such as:
  • Young people
  • Documenting farmer knowledge
  • Writeshop process
  • Telecenters
  • Mobile devices
  • Storytelling
  • Make knowledge travel
  • Radio
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Value chains
  • Reporting agriculture
  • Spoken web
  • KM impact assessment

So keep tuned on this channel. We'll be reporting live. If you have any queries, want to know more about the share fair please use this blog or twitter (#sfaddis) and share your thoughts with us!